IS A PLUS
People from Veneto region, Italy, who had worked abroad and then returned home to bring experience, entrepreneurial values, passion and love for things well done.
We are the Pillots, a family of artisans for generations, who has focused on quality, transparency and work ethic.
The story begins in the 1960s in Veneto, a land of ancient gelato making tradition.
From there to Germany, where the Pillot family got together and opened their first gelato parlours. The parents work together, and their children help them every day after school, especially Stefano, the eldest. They both make gelato and gain experience, they bring artisanal values to excellence. Then, after a few years, they returned to Italy to Colle Umberto, in the Pre-Alps between Treviso and Belluno.
This is where a new adventure began for the Pillots: its name, Galatea.
Galatea is Stefano Pillot’s concrete commitment to a tastier and healthier gelato, the natural way.
More space for excellence
Expansion of the Pordenone factory for the production of 100% natural semi-finished products for gelato making.
Viviò®, the first gelato with probiotics
The first probiotic gelato is born, in collaboration with Synbiotec – a spin- off from the University of Camerino.
Dolcefibra® is born
Dolcefibra® is a product which partially replaces sugar, for a gelato with reduced sugar content.
The Vegan line is born through products named H2020, a tribute to the innovations of the next decade.
A line of bases for a wellness-oriented gelato (organic and with Stevia instead of sugars and Vegan).
Innovation and wellness
Piementina® is born, the mint gelato made only with Piedmontese mint essential oil, of a natural green colour.
Golosa is born
Golosa is born, the line of natural and clean-label line: the 100% natural performance.
Gelinova is born
Gelinova Group is created from the merger between Milk & Fruit and Gelinova, two companies owned by the group headed by Stefano Pillot.
Between 2014 and 2015, Galatea obtained its certifications for its Vegan and Bio (organic) lines and for its compliance with food safety guidelines.
Certifications guarantee that in our production processes we do not use: Palm oil, GMOs, artificial flavourings, emulsifiers, colourings and additives.
The “100% natural” ingredients line is now complete and has become the strategic core of the Galatea range.
Spirulì is born. The first natural ice cream for children with a natural blue colour, thanks to the pigments of the spirulina algae.
For its products, Galatea prefers local ingredients at 0 km.
Production is expanded and the Tezze di Vazzola plant is inaugurated.
We start using only ingredients of 100% natural origin.
Galatea is born, a company producing semi-finished products for gelato- making, ideated by Stefano Pillot.