EY Family Business award winners 2019-20 - Italy
The Zanetti family’s quality cheeses have global appeal.
We are delighted to celebrate the recipients of the EY Family Business Award of Excellence 2019-20, an honor that recognizes excellence in family businesses. Congratulations to this year’s winners for Italy:
Attilio Zanetti - Vice President and Executive Member of the Managing Board, Zanetti S.p.A.
Matteo Zanetti - Vice President and Executive Member of the Managing Board, Zanetti S.p.A.
Paolo Zanetti - Executive Member of the Managing Board, Zanetti S.p.A.
Founded at the end of the nineteenth century, Zanetti has grown into a world leader in the production and trade of Italian cheeses. Based in Lombardy, each generation of the family has preserved the region’s traditional approach to making quality cheeses, a strategy that has seen it become the number one Italian exporter of Grana Padano and Parmigiano Reggiano.
Zanetti was one of the first Italian companies to start exporting cheeses in the post-war era and the company has led the way in international expansion from its seven production units in Italy. Zanetti exports directly to more than 80 countries across the world. Its export sales now account for 55% of turnover.
Attilio and his family have placed sustainability and innovation at the heart of their growth ambitions. They were first movers in building a fully automated maturing warehouse and have incorporated sustainable, local practices into each step of the cheese-making process.