People from Veneto region, Italy, who had worked abroad and then returned home to bring experience, entrepreneurial values, passion and love for things well done. Really well. We are the Pillots, a family of artisans for generations, who has focused on quality, transparency and work ethic.
ICEA consortium, the Istituto per la Certificazione Etica ed Ambientale (Entity for Ethic and Environmental Certification), steps into our company for the Valore Sociale (Social Value) certificate. It checks, monitors and sees firsthand our commitment in favor of healthy products for artisanal gelato and pastry shops. Our commitment has been awarded with the certification of Libera Line, which ensures that all its products are made without using artificial flavors and colorings and with the least possible use of additives, which have been selected amongst the ones that boast a more direct natural origin. Once again we are the first and the only one, in the field, to get such a certificate.
Going from natural to organic is quite easy, for us it has been more of a must, since we feel we can always, ethically, do more. This is why we have gone farther and we show our new Organic Line by Galatea at Sigep in Rimini. These products are ideal for artisanal gelato as the result of years of research in selecting the best raw materials. Our chocolate with Organic Fairtrade cocoa is unique even for its flavor.
During Sigep 2015, Galatea introduced its Vegan Line. It is a whole Line of products for the Gelatiere’s Artisanal Gelato and Pastry and it suits those who follow a Vegan diet and/or a diet free from lactose and eggs. This Line is certified by ICEA, too. All products comprised in this Line are free from: Palm Oil, hydrogenated fats, GMO, cochineal red and artificial colorings. This Line’s Organic products are labeled with the Organic Vegan certificate and they are also free from: synthetic flavors and emulsifiers.
After its annual review, ICEA has confirmed Libera Line’s certificate for its products are free from artificial colorings and flavors, and it also observes and certifies that they are “free” from Palm Oil and Emulsifiers. The Media have carried on a great campaign to raise awareness among Consumers about how unhealthy products containing Palm Oil are. Galatea can proudly affirm that all products of Libera, Organic, Vegan and Organic Vegan Lines are free from Palm Oil.
IS A PLUS.
Do you know when that is the case? Every time innovation means using shared values and acting according to principles that are never called into question because they are part of one’s own history. Then everything gets easier and even daring becomes a habit within the family, so that personal growth, as well as entrepreneurial one, is more natural. And the company ethic gets stronger.
The Pillots’ history starts during the 60s in the Veneto region, a land of ancient gelato traditions. From there, the Pillots move to Germany where they gather and open their first gelato shops. Parents work together and their children help them every day after school, especially Stefano, the eldest. They make gelato and expertise, they take artisanal values to the excellence. Some years later, they go back to Italy to Colle Umberto, in the Prealpi area, between Treviso and Belluno. Stefano understands that it is time to build his company identity creating his own branded products. From this moment on, a new adventure starts for the Pillots: its name is Galatea. Stefano shares with his family the same commitment to give the gelato world new “bases”, which are healthier and safer, for a real artisanal gelato.