History

The story of Pastamato began in 1898 when Cosimo Amato (formerly Antonio) revealed the operation of a small mill in Santa Maria a Vico, in the province of Caserta. In a few years, his son Pasquale took over the technical and administrative direction, promoting its expansion with the construction of an adjacent pasta factory.

In 1908, the business moved to San Benedetto di Caserta, to a small milling plant inactive for over twenty years, specializing in the production of flour, semolina, and pasta, predominantly from Italian wheat.

In 1930, Pasquale established the Società Anonima Industria Molitoria, and in 1935, he started another plant in Casoria, where more than a hundred workers were employed. For them, a recreation center was inaugurated, equipped with radio, billiards, a library, and a company mutual fund for health assistance.

By the late 1930s, the Amato pasta factory had productive facilities covering over 6,500 square meters and employed over three hundred workers, with a daily production of 1,200 quintals of milled products and pasta. It became a supplier to foreign royal houses and obtained the patent from the Royal House of Italy, culminating in great success at the Leipzig Exhibition in 1940.

Pasquale Amato, a prominent figure in the Neapolitan industrial landscape, was appointed a Knight of Labor in 1942 and led the company until his death in 1949. After his death, the management of the company passed into the hands of the eldest son, Alfredo, who led the company in the immediate post-war period.

Alfredo initiated a new relaunch of the company and, in turn, was appointed a Knight of Labor in April 1962, at the age of only 51. Alfredo Amato would prematurely pass away just a few months later, in October 1962, leaving the company in the hands of his brothers Antonio, Egidio, Tito, and Umberto.

The Amato pasta factory experienced a period of prosperity coinciding with the Italian industrial boom, extending into the 1980s when the Amato family chose to diversify their industrial activities. However, they did not halt the commercial activity of pasta. The brand was acquired in 1988 by a company associated with Alfredo Amato, born in 1963.

Since 2022, thanks to Alfredo’s vision, Pastamato has been undergoing a phase of revival and new development. In 2023, the production of pasta resumed after a long process of rediscovering ancient manufacturing techniques. After over a century of history, the Pastificio Amato has become a point of reference for lovers of quality pasta worldwide.

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