Our History

Tradition and Continuity

Our company was established in 1919 by a group of traders and producers from the areas around Lucca. These individuals decided to join together to build a single, strong company, created to compete in various markets.

Among these traders were Dino Fontana – the great grandfather of the current generation of the Fontana family, who own Salov to this day – and the heirs of Filippo Berio, which, generation after generation, helped the company grow and expand internationally.


Today Salov represents one of the most important companies in the olive oil sector, able to face the challenges of globalisation and international competition.
The recent partnership sealed with YIMIN FOODS, a subsidiary of the giant Bright Food of Shanghai, confirms the international spirit of Salov, and strengthens its role in “educating and spreading” the culture of oil around the world.
This alliance will allow Salov to grow in terms of production, sales and marketing, in respect of tradition and attention to quality that have always inspired every business in the Group.