For almost eighty years the wood, the absolute raw material of its art, marks the history of Berti.
Cesare Berti was born in Villa del Conte, in the Padua province. When he was only twelve he was already at work as an apprentice carpenter. In 1929, he branched out on his own and started a small carpentry workshop.
Cesare Berti moved his business to a new location, a bigger one. He purchased a sawmill and for some time he focused on the timber trade.
Season of great building development: Cesare Berti established the “IN.PAR. Industria Parchetti”, a company specialized in the manufacturing and installation of wooden floors. Soon Cesare has to look for new supplying sources of raw material: as a start, he begins the import of wood from Hungary.
The new generation steps forward. Cesare Berti and the sons Giancarlo and Silvano established the “P.B. Parchettificio Berti”, which since the beginning counts over 100 employees and it is the first company in the wood industry to employ the computerized lines for the choice of the wooden floor.
The Company follows the market and the technologies development. Initially it focuses on the production of design floors, with geometric patterns inspired by the floorings of the antique mansion houses of the Veneto region and by other artistic buildings. Afterwards, thanks to the employment of the laser cut technique, it begins the manufacturing of innovative inlaid floors.
Vepal S.a.s. was acquired, a Company that established itself during the years in the Italian market for the manufacturing of melamine-finished floors and of big size flooring boards.
More innovations. The name of the company was changed to “Berti Pavimenti Legno”. The employment of the modern laser technology ensures a very precise hardwood cut, without limits to complexity: it starts the creation of works of extraordinary prestige, as some floors of the Kremlin Palace and the accurate reconstruction of the floor at the Windsor Castle. An exclusive new process was employed, enabling the production of wooden floor with an aged look: the “Antique” line was created.
2002 / 2004
The market takes up toward the pre-finished floor: begins a changeover of the machineries, with the purchase of four new manufacturing lines. In 2002, it begins the production of the big size pre-finished. In 2004 three new machineries for the parquet pre-finished inlaid wooden floor were purchased.
The construction of the new industrial plant of Berti Pavimenti Legno Group begins.
Berti finalized the construction of the new self-supporting warehouse. It contains 12.500 pallet spaces and a warehousing capacity of 1 million sq. ms of parquet flooring. All the loading and unloading operations are fully automated, thanks to Hi-tech hardware and software and the use of four robots moving on rails.
The new water based varnishing system starts working: it’s a 250 meter long lacquering line that allows to produce the whole range of Berti parquet flooring.