Over one hundred years ago, Valente Pivetti decided to build a steam-powered flour mill between Bologna and Ferrara, just a few miles from Cento: today as then, the mill is the soul of the Group, the symbol of our solidity and commitment to treasuring and re-interpreting a constantly changing and evolving tradition. The constant research for top quality and the introduction of increasingly new technologies have over the years allowed Molini Pivetti to become an absolute reference for the most demanding professionals in the milling sector.
A success story
Founder Valente Pivetti built a steam-powered flour mill between Bologna and Ferrara, just a few miles from Cento
The founder’s children – Delfo, Abdon and Quinto – decided to build a second mill, in San Matteo della Decima, in the province of Bologna, equipped with a cylinder diesel engine that was ahead at that time
The milling activity was concentrated in the first mill, driven by steam and enhanced by a large boiler
The mill was renovated, and the low-efficiency millstone system was replaced with a high-efficiency cylinder-based milling system
The company became a corporation
The milling activities were extended to a second mill, located in San Giovanni in Persiceto
The Pivetti Group is managed by the founder’s great-grandson Alberto Pivetti, with his wife Marisa and children Paola, Gianluca and Silvia.