DELLA TOFFOLA, the Italian-based producer of beverage equipment and technologies for more than 55 years, has established itself as a leader in the U.S. wine, brewing, and international beverage markets.
Founded in the 1960’s by Giacomo Della Toffola, the company began by developing some of the first horizontal stainless steel presses and crushers in northern Italy.
By continuing to embrace and develop new technologies, DELLA TOFFOLA has evolved into a highly successful group that now owns ten world-wide brands, specializing in a wide range of beverage industry needs including filtration, tanks and fermenters, pasteurization, pumps, destemmers and packaging equipment.
In North America, the Windsor-based DELLA TOFFOLA USA, which began in 2009, has experienced exponential growth over the last six years; a trend that is expected to continue.
“DELLA TOFFOLA USA started from scratch with only two people; myself and one technician,” reflects Mariangela Guarienti, CEO of DELLA TOFFOLA USA. “Now we have a staff of 15 and are capable of servicing wineries of all sizes across North America. In addition, we have expanded into the brewing and cider industries, which are both experiencing major growth.”
“Business is good and our products are popular because they are durable, reliable and built on proven technologies,” Guarienti continues. “People trust the DELLA TOFFOLA brand.”
DELLA TOFFOLA owes much of its wine industry success to the development of a unique, central membrane press. The membrane operates on a shaft located down the center of the press, which extracts juice from the grapes through 360-degree channels. The process is more efficient, uses less pressure, is gentler on the fruit and results in a higher juice quality overall. The press comes in several models, from 12hl to 700hl.
The company is also well known for its cross-flow filtration system that utilizes a ceramic membrane to filter wine prior to bottling. Ceramic is a superior, robust material that does not hold colors or flavoring compounds and can be easily cleaned with hot water or chemicals, if desired.
DELLA TOFFOLA’s popular OMNIA high solids cross-flow filter, which was launched in the U.S. last year, uses the same ceramic membrane technology for lees. It has been proven to return clean juice and wine with much higher quality and more safely than DE filtration.
“We have a great product line that can address the equipment needs of small to medium wineries, as well as the large scale wineries for whom we custom build,” notes Damon Dudley, Project Manager for DELLA TOFFOLA USA.
“It is, however, our after-sales service that’s our greatest strength and has contributed most significantly to our growth. All of our technicians are well versed in our technologies and are trained on-site at our Italian manufacturing facility.”
“That excellent level of technical support is what allows us to stand out from our competitors and is what is most appreciated by our customers,” Dudley emphasizes. “With our continued commitment to service, as well as sales, I see this growth trend continuing for at least the next five years.”
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