In the 19th century Francesco Bertazzoni made precision weighing machines for the local cheese-makers in Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy. Observing trains arriving in Guastalla, Italy, from Germany, he noticed they were heated by a new type of wood-burning stove – used to cooked for the train crew as well as heating the carriages. This innovation appealed to his entrepreneurial instincts and his love of food, family and engineering. His approach has been passed down through six Bertazzoni generations and remains at the heart of what we do today.
With its roots in the manufacturing of appliances for the enjoyment of food, Bertazzoni knows where its heart and soul lie. For Italians – perhaps more than in any other culture – there is a natural fusion of design and engineering. Precision engineering ensures your products function perfectly – but an inherent affinity with design means Bertazzoni products also look stylish and elegant. Form and function become one. Bertazzoni has always been a leader in production techniques, applying the most modern methods in its factories throughout the company’s evolution. We take inspiration from the world-class engineering and craftsmanship that is ingrained in the Emilia-Romagna region.
Bertazzoni believes that a kitchen is at the heart of every home. But it is also true that food is at the heart of every kitchen. The company is located in the Po Valley in the north of Italy, in the region called Emilia-Romagna traditionally known as the bread basket since Roman times. It is steeped in the ingredients and recipes that have made Italian cooking famous worldwide, from Parmigiano Reggiano to prosciutto di Parma and balsamico di Modena (balsamic vinegar), not to mention the fine wines, local pasta varieties and an abundance of fresh produce. All the ingredients you need for the perfect meal.