OUR HISTORY

A 50 YEAR EXPERTISE IN THE PRODUCTION OF PROFESSIONAL KITCHENS DEDICATED TO THE DOMESTIC MARKET

IIlve was founded in 1969 on the initiative of Eugenio Illotti and Evelino Berno.

The development and industrial growth of the enterprise is down to
the founders’ entrepreneurial spirit and technical and market insights.
Even today, the Illotti and Berno families with the
founders’ children who inherited their spirit and vision, are running Ilve.

TWO FAMILIES, A SINGLE SUCCESS STORY

Ilve has a transparent ownership, operationally involved not just in strategic management,
but also in the daily company operations,
to guarantee the continuity of the company’s founding values.

A COMPANY BORN OUT OF ITS TERRITORY

Ilve was born, grew and consolidated into an industrial reality that has characterized
the Italian post-war industrial development; Veneto, along with Lombardy,
were the driving force behind the Italian revival thanks to a network of entrepreneurs
who worked to give the country infrastructure, mobility and modernity.

As well as the centuries-old agricultural tradition, Veneto concentrated on mechanical machining
resulting in companies which, like Ilve, declared its origin in
its acronym: Industria Lavorazione Veneta (Veneto Manufacturing Industry).

THE LANDMARKS OF A SUCCESS THAT HAS LASTED FOR 50 YEARS

1969: the first Ilve recessed maxi oven
1975: Ilve anticipates trends with the launch of a "Country Side" line of ovens
1999: Majestic is created which will become Ilve’s testimonial product
2003: all Ilve ovens are energy class "A"
2003: the "Quadra Modular" line is created
2008: burners with 4.5 or 5 kW power are available
2011: Ilve’s "Forno Pizza” is created: 400° to cook a pizza in 2 minutes
2014: Ilve enters the all steel furniture kitchen market

ILVE TODAY

Today the company exports 85% of its turnover in over 40 countries,
has approximately 150 direct employees and a range of over 7,500 catalogue items.

There are two business areas: the historical production of cooking appliances and
the Kitchen division, which produces all-steel furniture kitchens.

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