Design that celebrates Italian cooking heritage
We provide modern, unmistakable, Italian-heritage design. Our products bring together the know-how of decades of evolution.
Sturdy, easy-to-use appliances
Zanussi Professional provides solid and simple solutions that save your business time and effort.
Brand values: simple, easy, solid, down-to-earth.
Brand promise: we are pioneers of professional kitchen equipment and a reliable partner for your cooking environment. We are passionate about delivering practical, effective, user-friendly solutions. We combine quality and Italian cooking heritage in everything we do.
The Zanussi story dates back to Pordenone, Italy, in 1916, when Antonio Zanussi, a young oven repair worker, opened Officina Fumisteria Antonio Zanussi.
The small 30 m² laboratory with three members of staff soon expanded and by 1936 it covered an area of 30 m² and employed one hundred people.
It wasn't long before the first standard wood-burning range cooker was produced: the magnificent AZP, complete with a cast iron hot plate, which would go on to achieve international success.
The company really took off in 1946, when, thanks to Lino Zanussi (one of Anthony's sons), it became one of the leading manufacturers of domestic appliances, employing more than three hundred workers. It wasn’t long before the first fridges and dishwashers could be found in Italian homes.
In 1962, the Model 700 gas cooker won theprestigious Compasso d'Oro design prize and Italy overtook Germany in the production of domestic appliances, with Antonio Zanussi Industries exporting its products to 70 countries.
In 1968, Zanussi bought F. Zoppas SpA, Italy's second largest manufacturer of electrical, household and catering appliances.
Dating back to 1951, the Zoppas Grandi Cucine division brought a wealth of experience to the company, soon becoming one of its biggest assets and a world-leading specialist.
The Zoppas Grandi Cucine division allowed the company to enter the professional market. In the late 1960s Zoppas began mass production of professional kitchen equipment, manufacturing large cookers compatible with all types of gas.
Zanussi's Zoppas Grandi Cucine brand was also responsible for the production of the first convection ovens, introduced in the 1970s. These ovens provided significant increases in productivity and food quality.
In 2000, the Food Safe Control function for monitoring the microbiological safety of the cooking process in ovens was introduced.
Flower Flame burner technology was introduced in 2003, an exclusive system that allows the flame to be precisely adjusted to fit any diameter of pan.
EasySteamPlus T, Zanussi's new touch technology for ovens was launched in 2010.