THE COMPANY DI BARTOLO S.R.L. HAS BEEN PROCESSING FRESH FRUIT AND NUTS INTO INGREDIENTS FOR THE FOOD INDUSTRY FOR AS MANY AS 70 YEARS AND THREE GENERATIONS
In 1951, in Sicily – a land of tradition known for its citrus fruits – the grandfather of the family, Carmelo Di Bartolo, set up his own business to produce semi-finished food products. His son Rosario, born and raised amidst these agri-food products, with their exquisite fragrances and flavours, worked in the family business along with his father and brothers for many years until 1989, when he became intrigued by the indigenous crops grown nearby and decided to open a production plant specially dedicated to processing nuts into food ingredients.
And so, out of curiosity and out of a desire to experiment, Rosario opened a processing plant to process nuts into ingredients – by drawing on the experience gained in his youth – which were destined to become world renowned.
The company has since specialised in the processing of fresh fruits and nuts, and is now a benchmark player in domestic and foreign industries, supplying quality ingredients and offering a service focused on satisfying all customer needs.
Rosario puts his heart and soul into the family business and has passed this passion onto his children, all of whom work at Di Bartolo: Carmelo, the current Sales Manager, Cristina, Administrative and Financial Manager, and Valeria, Purchasing & Marketing Manager.
It has therefore become known for being a company that combines modernity and tradition, experience and experimentation, thus reaffirming and ensuring, now as then, the authenticity of its semi-finished products and the professional service it offers.
Over time, the only thing that has changed about these products is the processing tools and industrial machinery used, which are now more state-of-the-art and technologically advanced than ever before, with the sole aim of always offering products and services of the highest quality; production control and an efficient workforce, continuously monitored by a family-run business, which sets itself increasingly challenging growth targets with the only goal that really matters: to always keep pace with and meet ever-changing market demands while remaining true to its values.
Today,Di Bartolo, with its two plants, 5,000 square metres of indoor space and 32 employees, is a unique company both nationally and internationally for its versatility and the ingredient solutions it produces, specifically intended for the Gelato, Beverage, Confectionery and Bakery industries. It is a family business that strives to keep up with the times and to innovate and experiment while ensuring a constant level of product excellence and quality. With its expertise, it is able to assist customers when it comes to researching and developing new products, offering customised recipes and product standardisation through a production process employing high-tech systems and specialised, regularly trained staff.