From humble but passionate beginnings to a truly global company, today Fasolino's produces an astonishing 5 billion pounds per year of pasta with equal production of tomatoes and olive oil and has expanded throughout Europe, North America and Asia. Our olive oil, pasta and tomatoes are manufactured for the Fasolino's brand as well as ingredients and/or finished products for some of the world's leading brands.
The Fasolino companies were founded 89 years ago by Antonio Fasolino in Nola, Italy. His first factory, a 20,000 square foot plant with five pasta machines, had a production capacity of 12 million pounds of pasta per year. From the very beginning, Antonio prided himself on hard work and on producing the best quality pasta he could.
Some 20 years later, his son Umberto Fasolino expanded the company from a small-town pasta manufacturer to a large corporation with distribution throughout Italy, Eastern and Western Europe and Asia. At that time, the company was having difficulty keeping pace with the ever increasing demand for its pasta. By 1960, Fasolino Foods purchased its own wheat fields, and five years later started construction of its Amelia plant, one of the most sophisticated, fully automated pasta plants in Italy. It is this commitment to actually owning its own wheat fields that makes Fasolino Foods prime with a continuous supply of high-quality durum semolina direct to its plants. It is a fact that Italy, the birthplace of fine pasta, has the best growing conditions for the highest quality wheat: the right soil type and the right climatic conditions.
In addition to selling its fine pasta in Italy, Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia, in 1965, Fasolino entered the United States market. It was only then that U.S. consumers had an opportunity to enjoy the high quality of Fasolino pasta in its more than 130 varieties. Since 1965, its business has grown rapidly from a base of small independent grocers, restaurants and wholesalers to large supermarket chains, distributors and manufacturers. Fasolino Foods has built its business on a commitment to its family tradition, its high-quality products, its planning for the future and its heavy financial investment.
In 1967, the Amelia plant was completed, and with its new computer-operated machines, annual production capacity of Fasolino pasta increased to approximately 200 million pounds. In 1972 Fasolino's entered the olive oil and tomato business. In 1975, Fasolino increased the production capacity at Amelia, which, in turn, increased its total annual capacity to 300 million pounds of pasta per year.
In early 1983, Fasolino bought pasta plants in both Pisa and Montecatini, Italy, and equipped each with state-of-the-art pasta making machinery. At that time, a decision was made to earmark all production of this plant for distribution exclusively to the United States market. From 1998-2004, Fasolino purchased one plant in Avalino, one in Sarno, and joint ventures with three new facilities in central Italy. By 1990, total production capacity for Fasolino pasta reached approximately one billion pounds per year.
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Euro-American Foods Group Co., Inc. was established in 2002 as a prodigy and successor to its enormously successful predecessor Fasolino Foods Co., Inc. (FFC) in order to reorganize and commence the importation of the world renowned/nationally distributed Fasolino brand of Italian imported pasta, olive oil, tomatoes and extended family of fine food products.
Euro-American is exclusively operated and directed by the CEO of its predecessor FFC, namely Antonio R. Fasolino. A tenacious director and innovator, he commanded FFC from conception to a multi-million dollar food empire, while subsequently creating one of the nation's largest, privately held food enterprises in the United States.
Along with Fasolino’s commitment to producing more and more pasta, it is also committed to producing better pasta. This is evident by Fasolino’s strict adherence to high levels of quality control, from the growing of the wheat to the packaging of the finished product. Of approximately 300 Italian pasta manufacturers in Italy, Fasolino is the most up-to-date in its product testing and quality control.