BERTAZZONI - A Family Enterprise since 1882 and still today - Made in Italy - Exclusive in Sydney at Prestige Appliances Chatswood!
It all started in the late 19th century when Francesco Bertazzoni, founder of the dynasty, saw wood burning stoves arriving in his hometown Guastalla on a new railroad that connected with the industrial centres of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
These wood-burning stoves set Francesco to thinking, and with his son Antonio, he decided to make stoves like the ones they had seen from the north – just for local use to begin with, and in very small quantities. So in 1882, the Bertazzoni company was born. The new stoves were soon a success, and before long the Bertazzoni name becomes known across Italy.
The family built their first factory in 1909 and expanded again In the 1920s making cooking stoves on a much larger scale. After the upheavals of the 1930s and 40s the family began to grow the company again. The discovery of oil and gas in the Po River Basin in the 1950s brought new wealth to the region.
Recognising that gas was the way forward, the Bertazzoni family began to produce gas stoves in 1955, further perfected with the addition of an oven in 1958. Although the competition was fierce, the company continued to prosper throughout the 1950s and 60s.
A new chapter in Bertazzoni’s fortunes began in 1959-60 when the first exports were made to the Mediterranean area, and then soon after further afield in Europe. By the late 1960s and early 70s, Bertazzoni were selling their cookers as far away as the Philippines and Singapore. The company finally came to the North American market in 2005 introducing the Bertazzoni Professional Series, specifically developed to meet needs and aspirations of the American home.
Paolo Bertazzoni joined the family firm as an Economics and Business graduate in 1981. With his sister Elisabetta, he soon gave fresh impetus to the company’s competitive edge, using top Milan designers to replace the products’ utilitarian look with Italian elegance and finesse.
Large modern plants were built in the 1990s as expansion continued. Constantly improving in efficiency, production has doubled since 1998. Bertazzoni cooking machines are today sold throughout Italy and exported to 60 countries around the world selling at the top end of the market through a quality dealer network. For all its modernisation and global marketing, Bertazzoni respects its roots in the traditions of Italian culture and style, and that it remains a specialist in the very personal craft of cooking.
Italian cooking in the heart of your home with Bertazzoni signature style
The contemporary nature of the Professional Series is highlighted by the signature knobs, the ergonomic handle and the vibrant colours. These distinctive elements blend design and ergonomics in a signature style that has won multiple design awards since its debut.
Engineered for performance and beautifully styled, all freestanding and built-in appliances integrate seamlessly with each other and with the kitchen cabinetry and countertops.
The classic appeal of time-honoured style
The magnificent Bertazzoni Heritage Series suits the traditional kitchen of today, cleverly combining the classic appeal of time-honoured style with all the technology and advanced engineering of Bertazzoni.
This line harks back to the early days of the family company when the energy and imagination of founder Francesco and his son Antonio made Bertazzoni wood burning stoves popular throughout Italy at the beginning of the last century.
The original handles and knobs grace every appliance in this line, and together with the signature matte colours of the freestanding ranges and ventilation hoods create a signature time-honoured style that suits elegantly traditional as well as modern kitchens.
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