BACKED BY HISTORY
In the mid-19th century, the railway was built connecting Parma in Emilia-Romagna with Austria and Germany. On the way, it passed through Guastalla, home of the Bertazzonis. The trains were equipped with the latest wood-burning stoves from the north. These stoves set local weighing- machine maker Francesco Bertazzoni to thinking. The trains were equipped with the latest wood-burning stoves from the north. These stoves set local weighing- machine maker Francesco Bertazzoni to thinking.
LAND OF RICHES
Bertazzoni's home is Guastalla, near Parma in the region of Emilia-Romagna. This is the Po Valley, the great fertile plain at the heart of Italian agriculture once known as 'the bread basket of the Roman Empire'. From here comes the food that gives Italian cooking its distinctive and delectable qualities so famed around the world.
FUEL FOR GROWTH
In 1953, Bertazzoni introduced its first gas table-top units and production of the new gas stoves began in 1955, further perfected in 1958 with the addition of an oven. By the late 1980s demand for La Germania brand stoves was booming. Large modern plants were built in the 1990s as expansion continued.
Advanced production techniques at the Bertazzoni’s factory in Italy increase energy eficiency and reduce pollution. They also ensure materials are reused and recycled.