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Vision

Laica is a company that wants to achieve and maintain leadership in the production and sale of pralines and other chocolate products at an affordable price.

Mission

Excellent quality / price ratio, assortment, personalization and innovation at the service of third-party companies.

Environment

LAICA is particularly focused to the impact that the production has on the environment both through the reduction and recycling of the packaging used and in energy consumption. In particular on the energy front, Laica has installed a photovoltaic roof of 200 Kwp capable of satisfying, sun allowing, a significant share of energy needs.

 

The present

Andrea, Fabio and Lucia Saini have changed the face of the company. The result is a continuous expansion in the national and international confectionery market. A large factory, fully automated in almost all the production phases of the production lines. The increased productivity has not however affected the deep ethical sense desired by Lino Saini and the goal of LAICA S.p.A. it is still the same: to continue to affirm its products, in Italy and in the world, respecting rules and people.

Andrea, Fabio and Lucia are the first three real ingredients in every Laica chocolate. And like ingredients, each of them brings his or her own distinctive and exclusive flavour, without which the end product wouldn’t be so good.

Andrea Saini

President and CEO

Andrea, with his managerial aplomb, untiring devotion to work and mastery of all areas of the company’s know-how, is perhaps the one who most closely resembles his father. As chairman and CEO, he is now at the helm of the company.

Lucia Saini

Product Manager and CEO

Lucia is nerve centre of production. It is her and her staff who organize orders, production programmes and deliveries in a complex system capable of meeting clients’ increasingly elaborate requirements in both the short and long term.

Fabio Saini

Supervisor for engineering and technological innovations and CEO

Fabio, known to everyone as “the engineer”, is the “machine man”, a calm, smiling presence who listens, reasons, elaborates, plans, contemplates, inquires, and is continually raising the company’s quality bar.

Our history

1946

Lino Saini decided to open a factory in Arona with a product that, as he would have said, was desired by children. At the beginning called Sant'Alberto (in honor of his grandfather), he will change the name to Laica (Italian Chocolate Processing and similar) two years later.

1954

The post-war economic boom and the greater demand of the market linked not only to livelihood, but also to satisfaction and pleasure, made it possible to change location. Laica moves to a larger plant, which allows the introduction of new work spaces and machinery for mechanized modelling and wrapping.

1960

Three chocolates are created that have made the history of the company and which are still in production: Rabbit and Santas (the chocolate little Rabbit and Santa Claus) and the famous coins.

1963

The current headquarters of Laica is inaugurated and with it a new modelling line is introduced, Cav. Emil. 600 of Carle and Montanari of Milan (world leader in chocolate machinery), fully automatic.

1968

Laica begins the production of the legendary " Coins Strips", which were successful in the first Autogrill and then all over the world.

1987

Another important milestone for Laica: the first automatic machine for counting coins and other products was designed, which were packaged in the classic net bags.

1995

The second generation of the Saini family begins to enter Laica. After Andrea, Lucia's turn in 1999 and then Fabio the following year.

2002

The new investment plan begins, which has allowed the range of chocolates produced to be expanded. OPM 1, the new praline modeling line, enters in Laica.

2010

The warehouse is expanded, increasing the storage capacity by 6 times.

2016

Laica is 70 years old. An important goal, celebrated with a second book that looks to the future, to the vision of tomorrow, because having a success story does not mean anything, unless it is a prelude to something more important.

2018

Chocolate is tradition, chocolate is innovation, chocolate is culture. Since 1946 it is Laica.