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About us

Artezen was created to serve the professional baker
In 2004, at the request of a leading European oven manufacturer, a special division was set up to develop and manufacture dividers, roll plants and bread plants in the north of Italy, an area renowned for its competence in bakery equipment. During that first decade more than a thousand units were manufactured here and exported all over the world.

In 2015 this technology was acquired in exclusivity by three entrepreneurs with a long history in the bakery equipment business, who created a new company under the name of Artezen. With its Dutch, Swedish and Italian shareholders, a true European company with R & D and manufacturing based in the same premises where it all started more than ten years ago.

At present time Artezen has successfully established continuous distribution in more than 25 countries worldwide with tripled sales numbers as result. We modernised our existing product range and introduced the new Calybra heavy duty divider at the IBA 2018 trade show, ready for Industry 4.0. 

Dino Gasparotto

A Mechanical Engineer by education, Dino is active in the bakery business since 1992. Commissioned by then-famous companies Doge, Treemme and later Pietroberto, he developed equipment for every kind of bakery. In 2004 he stood at the forefront of the new machinery division of Mondial Forni, today converted into Artezen. Not only was he the lead designer, since the very beginning Dino managed the daily operations included manufacturing and after sales.

Dino Gasparotto
General manager

Aram Rijkaart

In 1992 Aram started his long career in the bakery industry as export manager in the newly opened East-European markets, soon expanded into Spain and Latin America. In 1998 he acquired a major share in the Daub group (Netherlands), where he developed the bakery division. This has since grown into a worldwide active supplier to artisan bakers and retail chains. In 2013 Aram retired from that company devoting himself to his passion for sailing and returning to business with Artezen.

Aram Rijkaart
Executive Business Partner

Bengt Gabrielsson

In the seventies Bengt initiated a career in marketing of industrial equipment for the textile industry. Management functions in listed multinational companies followed, when in 2001 he was nominated Managing Director of Sveba-Dahlen (Sweden). In the decade that followed this group grew into one of the major suppliers to the baking industry. Since its sale in 2011 to an investor fund, Bengt is active as Board member and consultant to several Scandinavian companies.

Bengt Gabrielsson
Executive Business Partner

Vania Calzavara

A graduate of foreign languages and literature, Vania was properly introduced to the baking industry over ten years ago through her activities for export driven machine manufacturers such as VMI and Rondo. Not only does she understand the true needs of international customers, she is happy to communicate in English, French, Spanish and Russian. Recognised by many equipment distributors worldwide, Vania looks forward to continue serving the industry and act as the main contact point for Artezen’s clients.

Vania Calzavara
Sales Office Manager

Francesco Tagliapietra

After his graduation in industrial engineering, Francesco worked in several alimentary related industries acquiring a broad range of engineer skills and knowledge of food manufacturing in general. He became active in the bakery business in 2007 and actively contributed to Artezen’s current line of products. Francesco’s ambition is to continuously improve the machinery based on the experience and feedback of his customers, as well as inventing innovative solutions for bread production.

Francesco Tagliapietra
Project Engineer
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Guido Grotto

Guido is a graduate in electromechanical engineering and has worked in the baking industry since 1986. He was one of the pioneers of the machinery unit in Schio and designed the electrical systems of practically any product in the Artezen range. Today his main challenge is the programming of plc and steering modules to respond to the many additional features required by the market.

Guido Grotto
Systems Engineer