“Olive oil is the fruit of dedication, passion and love of who produces it. Only in this way can its taste be unique, authentic and unforgettable” - Vincenzo Bono This is the spirit that leads to the accurate work of Bonolio olive oil company, which was born in 1934. Throughout more than half a century, it has succeeded in turning the passion for tradition and a balanced and healthy nourishment in a very impressive reality, within the entire Sicilian area. While at the very beginning the group supplied small and average size Sicilian traders and packers, after the ‘60s it started working with the main Italian companies, dealing exclusively with olive oil packaging, thanks to the huge increase of interest of the valuable Sicilian extra virgin olive oil. Passion, love and dedication not only constitutes the attitude of Vincenzo Bono towards olive oil but were the main pillars of the company itself, that could not exist without the precious and irreplaceable help of his devoted wife Carmelina. After Vincenzo’s death, who was the real forefather of the company, his wife and their four sons, Michele, Damiano, Giuseppe and Salvatore, made treasure of his fundamental advice. They decided to continue what Mr. Vincenzo had started and working in synergy and dedication to make their efforts for the company succeed in reaching important goals even in the international field. Bonolio Company’s establishment is in Sciacca, a land in the southern part of Sicily. It’s very famous for its agricultural vocation, perfect for the cultivation of high quality olives. Its land contains several particularly superior varieties used for the production of very precious oil. We refer to different olive varieties such as Biancolilla, Nocellara del Belice and Cerasuola, from which excellent oils are produced, to satisfy every palate’s request to join in the love for this unique product. It’s characterized by a true and authentic flavour that still exists, thanks to the maintained respect for the original natural heritage. The constant research for high quality and for its maintenance, constitutes a must for the Bonolio Company, that not only is needed to evaluate its own product, but also without any doubt distinguishes it from all the others. In order to get these results, the Company has activated a number of strict supervisions and authorizations that could somehow certificate the effective quality standard maintenance during every single step of its process, monitoring that the passage from the raw material to the final packaged product takes place respecting high quality parameters. Today the Bonolio olive oil factory includes the biggest oil-mill in Sicily, with an olive oil production capacity of 5 tons per hour distributed on four production lines, two bottle/can machine lines of a capacity of 6000 bottles per hour and an olive oil stock capacity of 5000 tons. This system allows the company to export its own product not only throughout Europe, but also to U.S.A, Canada and Asia.
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To meet growing demand for its award-winning extra virgin olive oil across the U.S. and in international markets, Bono is expanding beyond its home base of Sicily for the first time while also doubling down on its investments at home.