A family story, of taste and success.
The story of Bertoncello begins on the hills of Marostica in the Pedemontana Region, a small settlement in North-Eastern Italy, approximately 90 km from Venice. In the eighties, Angelo Bertoncello and his wife Nadia developed their small restaurant into a full-scale catering business. The well-known restaurant became very successful thanks to their specialty, Italian’s traditional filled potato gnocchi. This accomplishment gave the Bertoncello family the idea to start a small company, preparing gnocchi during the night, and selling them the following morning. It was indeed during this period that a semi-manual system was designed for the production of conventional and filled gnocchi, to further expand the business and meet the growing demand of consumers. In a short time, this new business outsold the restaurant, which was therefore closed. The Bertoncello family decided to concentrate all its energies into production, moving to a new workshop where they started expanding their range, thanks to meticulous
research on raw materials and processes, and the constant update of their industrial equipment. Bertoncello s.r.l. was established in 1999, when the couple’s three children, Fabian, Lisa, and Riccardo joined the company as part of the management team taking over important commercial, administrative and production roles.
Bertoncello s.r.l. currently employs over 100 people and has a consistently growing turnover of 20 million Euros, 30% from the production of mixed flours and 70% from the production of gnocchi. The company guarantees the best quality fresh products every day, thanks to no pasteurization. They are still able to offer an artisanal result while the large quantities produced (over 8,500 tonnes per year) always place them one step ahead of the competition.
Bertoncello s.r.l. is a very proactive and flexible company, where even daily orders are managed swiftly and meet high production standards. They offer a wide assortment of fresh, frozen, and shelf stable potato gnocchi, cold or hot kneaded and blanched, in a vast array of choices and several packaging solutions to create a competitive product, tailored to the customer’s needs. Thanks to rigorous internal quality control and the support of a qualified R&D lab and a Product Analysis Centre, Bertoncello has obtained many important certifications of the organoleptic and health properties of its products, such as IFS Higher Level, BRC, Kosher, and Organic.
Bertoncello s.r.l. works with the most important customers of the national and international Large-Scale Distribution, Large Retail Chain, Discount, Wholesale and Ho.Re.Ca sectors, including Conad, Coop, Carrefour, Salling Group, Unes, Pam, Despar, Spar Austria, Tigros, Bennet, Gigante, Unicomm, Alì, MaxiDì, Seven, Eurospin, Lidl, Prix, Aldi, iN’s, Netto, and many more. The company also serves some important pasta factories with the semi-finished product of mixed flours.
Two production sites, equipped with the most advanced manufacturing and packaging technologies, and the recent acquisition of 7,500 square meters of additional space, witness the growing vitality of the company, focused to achieve new goals on the European and US market.