Gigola e Riccardi Spa

Who we are

Gigola & Riccardi S.p.A. is founded in 1986, when the co-founder Antonio Gigola, former entrepreneur in the poultry breeding industry, decides to exploit his handcraft capability to start up a new business, together with his partner Giuseppe Riccardi.

From 1986 till 1990 the focus of the company is the production and installation of agricultural machinery.

In 1995 the company starts producing light traps for breedings and patented an innovative, efficient and easy-to-assemble plastic pad light trap system, which is patented in 1995 and is awarded as the “best invention of the year” from the Atlanta world famous poultry exhibition.

In 1998 the company starts producing cooling pads as a necessary complement for the fans in the poultry segment (70/90 cooling pad) and later on starts producing 50/90 cooling pads which are mainly addressed for providing humidification in other industries, rather than poultry (e.g. industrial, and others). According to the philosophy of the company and its innovative spirit in 2004 a new Cooling & Darkening pad is patented.

In March 2015 the co-founder Antonio Gigola decides to retire from work and new partners (a group of entrepreneurs from Brescia) joined the company. The other former partner Mr. Adino Gritti, chief of pad production and the co-founder Mr. Giuseppe Riccardi chief of fans production are still working within the company. Mr. Pietro Seccamani Mazzoli is appointed as the new CEO.

Our values

Gigola & Riccardi S.p.A. is always willing to keep on growing as a company, by investing on research and development of new products, and to provide its clients with the best production standard in response to the modern requirements.

Our products are still today unique and exclusive all over the world. The success of the fans and the pads production (100% made in Italy) is motivated by the quality of the products provided: robustness, durability, easy maintenance and performance (airflow and energy efficiency) have always been the key drivers on which the company has been building its reputation for more than 30 years.