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Filippo Berio was born on December 8th 1829,
in the Ligurian town of Oneglia not far from Genoa.
A young Filippo Berio moves with his family to Lucca, a province of Tuscany famous for its olive oils. It is here among the rolling hills, that he is inspired to pursue his passion and become an olive oil craftsman.
Over the years Filippo worked hard to perfect his craft: he chose the finest olives and pressed them with care and attention into pure and delicious oil. Season after season, his reputation grew until his olive oils received national success: sold and distributed throughout Italy.
Filippo’s famous olive oils and high quality standards soon earned him important recognition as one of Italy’s premier olive oil connoisseurs and producers.
Filippo Berio passes away at the age of 64, leaving his legacy to his daughter Albertina and his business partner Giovanni Silvestrini.
Two years after his death, the Filippo Berio trademark is registered in the United States. In the early 1900’s, Filippo Berio Olive Oils becomes Italy’s number one export brand thanks to continuous sales, awards and recognition for its exceptional quality and flavour.
Albertina Berio and Giovanni Silvestrini join forces with other prominent olive oil and wine producers to form a cooperative association named SALOV.
SALOV interrupts all olive oil production activities. Later in the 1950’s, production resumes with the introduction of more modern olive growing techniques.
After the war the Filippo Berio brand name continues to grow and garner success across the globe, thanks in part to numerous studies proving the health benefits of olive oil.
To meet growing demands and market needs in North America, SALOV opens a new subsidiary in New Jersey, USA.
A little over 12 years later, SALOV opens the Filippo Berio UK subsidiary in London, England.
SALOV moves its production facility to Massarosa, just a short distance from Filippo Berio’s hometown of Lucca. The new plant is equipped with sophisticated modern equipment used to uphold strict production and quality controls.
In 2011, Filippo Berio establishes a new subsidiary office in Singapore.
As the keepers of his legacy, SALOV continues to honour Filippo Berio’s
passion, artistry and commitment to excellence today, tomorrow and for
years to come.