Family

Saclà: a family business

Saclà was founded in Asti in 1939, in the fertile region of Piemonte, Northern Italy. For many centuries the “Astigiano” – the region around Asti – has been well-known for its abundance of delicious vegetables.

Piera and Secondo Ercole, the founders of Saclà, used their knowledge of this region and set about preparing preserved vegetables. Since then, the company’s strategy has been focused on processing freshly picked produce to preserve their authentic taste. At the same time,Saclà worked to broaden its offer and soon established itself as one of the most progressive food manufacturers in Italy. Today it is the market leader Italy in olives, pickled vegetables and antipasti.

We now have the technical expertise to capture the full flavour of local and regional produce picked in season and at the height of perfection. This respect for the seasonality of produce has helped to shape our company culture, protecting and developing longstanding relationships with the local community and especially our suppliers and the farmers with whom we partner.

Today Saclà is still a family-owned company, with Lorenzo Ercole, President, and his daughter Chiara. Their shared passion for irresistible Italian food and for the authentic food of Italy is still the driver for new technologies and innovative product ideas, which has led to the company’s success in over 60 countries covering all 5 continents.