THE HISTORY

THE HISTORY

The Borgioli family have been passing down tradition for generations and have always worked with their customers in mind. Our extensive experience and professionalism allow us to provide wholesome top-quality products, which our clients and consumers love.

Late 17th century

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The Borgioli family lived and worked in a farm in S. Martino in Campo (today in the municipality of Carmignano).

1751

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Leonardo and his family lived and worked in three mills located along the Elzana river in San Michele, Comeana.

1776

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In Campione delle strade e fabbriche of the Carmignano community, GioBatta is indicated as a renter of a mill along the Elzana river.

1879

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Angiolo and his brothers buy a plot near the Via del Ferro in Cafaggio together with the exploitation rights over the water of the Gora della Romita (aka Gora del Palasaccio). Construction of a new mill with two or three millstones that can produce up to 30 quintals of flour a day.

1932

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Purchase of a plot in Prato for the construction of a 70-80Q/24h mill

1933

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The mill in Prato (via Fra' Bartolomeo 151) opens for business in 1933 under the name “Borgioli Gino e F.llo”.

1940 – 1942

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Expansion of the mill

1943

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Inauguration of a modern cylinder section and the reinforced concrete building with wheat silos at the mill in Prato (viale Montegrappa).

1944

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The American bombing on 17 January destroys the part of the mill built in 1932.

1945

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Gino Borgioli buys his brother’s shares.

1952

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Incorporation of the company “Figli di Gino Borgioli”.

1955

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“Figli di Gino Borgioli” becomes “Figli di Gino Borgioli di Franco e Mario Borgioli”.

1963

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Incorporation of “Molino Franco e Mario Borgioli”: purchase of a plot and commencement of the works for the construction of a new mill.

1965

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Construction of today’s Molino Borgoli in Calenzano, Florence.

1967

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Inauguration of the new mill in Calenzano, which grinds up to 1100 Q of durum wheat/24hr.

1974

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Expansion of the mill. 30 reinforced concrete cells are built for the storage of semolina and other grinding products.

1983

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1 kg packs of Borgioli semolina are introduced in the large-scale distribution.

1988

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Expansion of the mill in Calenzano achieving an output of 3200 Q/24h.

1991

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The company changes its name to Molino Borgioli s.r.l.

1993

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The mill starts producing organic semolina in compliance with Council Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91, i.e. from wheat grown respecting the environment and the plants, using natural fertilisers and without using synthetic substances.

1996

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Modernisation of the packaging department with a double automated filling machine.

2003

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The corporate form changes and the mill becomes Molino Borgioli S.p.A.

2005

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The addition of flour completes the range of Molino Borgioli products available in the large-scale distribution.

2007

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The wheat storage capacity is increased by other 6000 tons, for a total of 24000 tons.

2017

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Molino Borgioli revamps its image to communicate its values more effectively.