Barilla, originally established in 1877 as a bread and pasta shop in Parma, Italy, ranks as one of today's top Italian food groups. Barilla leads in the global pasta business, the pasta sauces business in continental Europe, the bakery products business in Italy and the crispbread business in Scandinavia.
The Group employs more than 13,000 people and in 2011 had net sales of more than 4 billion euro.
The Company has been managed for over 130 years by one family’s entrepreneurial experience and is now run by the fourth generation siblings: Guido, Luca, Paolo and Emanuela Barilla. Always oriented toward proper diet through exceptionally flavored and nutritionally balanced products intended for daily use, Barilla became popular worldwide due to its attention to the quality of its products, the result of significant investments in research, innovation and technology, as well as communication.
Barilla owns 42 production sites (14 in Italy and 28 outside Italy), of which 9 are directly managed mills that provide most of the raw materials for the production of its pasta and bakery products.
Barilla exports to more than 100 countries. Every year about 2,300,000 tons of food products, with the brands Barilla, Mulino Bianco, Voiello, Pavesi, Academia Barilla, Wasa, Harry’s (France and Russia), Golden Toast (Germany), Misko (Greece), Filiz (Turkey), Yemina and Vesta (Mexico), are featured on dining tables the world over.
Barilla has become one of the world’s most esteemed food companies and is recognized worldwide as a symbol of Italian know-how by respecting its longstanding traditional principles and values, considering employees a fundamental asset and developing leading-edge production systems.