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Carpigiani UK

Carpigiani UK is a direct trading subsidiary of Carpigiani Ali Spa, the undisputed world leader in the manufacture of gelato, ice cream and pastry equipment
for over 60 years. From our centrally located head office in Hereford, we co- ordinate a nationwide team of sales and service experts, while our passion, experience and dedication ensures smooth delivery, installation and on-going training as standard.

1944

Brother Bruto and Poerio Carlo Carpigiani Created the “Gastecnica S.a.s dei frateli Carpigiani”, producing and patenting a gelato machine, named “Autogelatiera”

1946

Poerio Capigiani launched new company ‘Carpigiani Bruto’, named after his brother who died prematurely and who also invented the vertical batch freezer

1950

Authentic Italian Gelato is at the height of food fashion

1959

Carpigiani attend the first ever event for artisan gelato in Longarone, North East Italy

1960’s

Carpigiani becomes global leader in ice cream machinery with the invention of the Hard-o-Matic

1963

Revolutionary pasteurising machines are developed to guarantee food safety

1967

Soft ice cream machines combine art and automation to offer a new express style ice cream

1970

An Explosion in in ice cream and gelato popularity sees iced cream parlours develop as a worldwide trend

1989

Carpigiani becomes part of Ali Group, one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of equipment for the foodservice industry

2003

Carpigani establishes Gelato University and expands worldwide

2006

Carpigiani UK formed as a direct trading subsidiary

2010

Carpigiani’s Scottish Development Centre opens

2015

Carpigiani’s London Development Centre opens

2016

Carpigiani UK move into their new headquarters at Carpigiani House
Carpigiani continues to be at the forefront of innovation in the supply and manufacture of Gelato, soft serve ice cream, drink and display equipment.

Carpigiani House

Coldnose Road
Rotherwas
Hereford
HR2 6JL



“When it comes to producing gelato, sorbetto, pastry cream and many other desserts, there is nothing that performs better than a Carpigiani machine. I’ve used a number of these machines throughout my career and have always been impressed with the quality and consistency of the end result.”

James ‘Jocky’ Petrie, Gordon Ramsay Group