Founded in 1925 under the name of “Alluminio Paderno” and specialised in the production of aluminum pots and pans for the household, today Paderno is a leading international brand in the manufacture and sale of professional cookware and kitchen items for the restaurant and hospitality industry.

1997 saw the setup of Sambonet Paderno Industrie S.p.A., following the acquisition of Sambonet by Paderno s.r.l.. Since the mid-nineteenth century, Sambonet has been a standard-bearer for Italian excellence throughout the world, producing flatware and holloware in silver-plated and stainless steel, from a classic to a modern and design-driven style.

In 2001, Paderno and Sambonet arrived in Orfengo (Novara), where the headquarters of the group were set up in a new and modern plant designed by architect Enrico Frigerio. This facility houses not only the factory, the warehouse and a modern laboratory, but also the showroom, the outlet store and a recreation area for staff.

In 2007, Paderno USA acquired World Cuisine assets, a California Corporation, to accelerate its presence and distribution in the USA and is now doing business as Paderno World Cuisine.

In 2009, the acquisition of the prestigious German company Rosenthal permited Sambonet Paderno Industrie S.p.A. to enhance its brand portfolio (Sambonet, Paderno and Arthur Krupp) with the addition of leading names in the porcelain sector, such as Rosenthal, Thomas and Hutschenreuther. The Italian group now plays a leading role in the production of top-quality items for the tabletop and the kitchen, aimed at covering all the needs required by the market.

Paderno products are distributed through specialized distributors in all segments of the food industry, as well as the retail industry.
The company's 87-year history and its worldwide presence makes Paderno an indispensable international benchmark for the culinary world. A remarkable range of complementary articles, carefully selected and crafted by highly qualified companies, completes the Paderno produced collection.


Respect for the environment and for the people are relevant topics inside Sambonet Paderno Industrie S.p.A. Business Responsibility. The commitment to sustainable growth on which the group was founded has been maintained and permits both to guarantee adequate working conditions in order to satisfy the changing needs of the staff and to apply solutions aimed at cutting environmental impact.

From this perspective, the management of energy, electricity and water consumption focuses on:
• the use of electrical energy: clean, renewable and in harmony with the environment.
• the use of methane as the sole fuel source.
• the use of groundwater for the manufacturing process, which is then fully purified before being released into the environment.
• the use of an advanced energy-saving technology.
The central importance of these issues, the strong link with the local area and the quality, environmental and safety certifications obtained are indicative of a Company for which environmentally sustainable solutions are a hallmark feature.
UNI EN ISO 9001:2008
The quality certification is compliant with the requisites of the international UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 standard, which guarantees the production and sale of quality products, conceived to fully meet customers’ needs and expectations.
UNI EN ISO 14001:2004
The UNI EN ISO 14001:2004 environmental certification guarantees the results of a policy aimed at the on-going improvement of environmental performance, through minimizing the negative
impact of the company’s activities on the environment.
OHSAS 18001:2007
The OHSAS 18001:2007 safety certification has the objective of protecting the safety of the workplace and the health of workers. Sambonet Paderno Industrie S.p.A. is the first company in Italy to have obtained this certification in its sector.
This prestigious certificate of Excellence, awarded by Certiquality to Sambonet Paderno Industrie S.p.A. for the implementation of an integrated Quality, Environmental and Safety management system, has been granted only to a few number of companies in Italy that have obtained the ISO 9001, ISO 140001 and BS OHSAS 18001 certifications.
In 2006 Sambonet Paderno Industrie S.p.A. received the Award for Excellence for Innovation by Confindustria which is the main organization representing Italian manufacturing and services companies with reference to the framework for innovation of the EFQM–European Foundation for Quality Management.


The articles in the Paderno catalogue are made using top-quality materials and are compliant with all the safety and suitability requisites necessary for sale. Specifically, they are compliant with:
• European Directive 1935/2004/EEC about materials and objects in contact with foodstuffs.
• FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Regulation no. 21CFR 177.2600.
The articles produced and sold by Sambonet Paderno Industrie S.p.A. comply with the following standards:
Metal objects or articles in metal alloy are made in accordance with good manufacturing practices (GMP Regulation EC 2023/2006). In Italy, specific regulations are provided for stainless steel, aluminum, tin plate and chromed plate:
• articles in steel are compliant with the Ministerial Decree of 21 March 1973, updated by Ministerial Decree no. 258 of 21 December 2010;
• articles in aluminum are compliant with Ministerial Decree no. 76 of 18 April 2007;
• articles in tin plate are compliant with the Ministerial Decree of 18 February 1984 as amended;
• articles in chromed plate are compliant with Ministerial Decree no. 246 of 1 June 1988.
Ceramic objects are suitable for contact with foodstuffs, as they are compliant with the specific requisites set out in the Italian Ministerial Decree of 4 April 1985 as amended (which incorporates Directives 84/500/EEC and 2005/31/EC).
Glass and wooden objects meet the requisites set out in the Italian Ministerial Decree of 21 March 1973 as amended.
Products made using plastic materials are compliant with:
• Regulation no. 2002/72 (and subsequent amendments) and Regulation no. 10/2011/EU (PIM);
• EEC Directive no. 93/10 on regenerated cellulose film and subsequent amendments;
• the recommendations from the BfR (Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung – German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment);
• the Italian Ministerial Decree of 21 March 1973, the Decree of 23 April 2009 (additives), Decree no. 220 of 26 April 1993 and Ministerial Decree no. 338 of 22 July 1998.
Plastic materials are made in accordance with good manufacturing practices (GMP Regulation EC 2023/2006).
All the products in the catalogue in which Teflon is used as a non-stick material are PFOA-free.
The electrical appliances featured in the catalogue (unless expressly indicated otherwise) are supplied in compliance with European standards as regards both voltage and plugs. The company is able to provide customers with assistance and specific cost estimates. The company suggests always to request about relevant information, since standards may vary from one country to another.
For a number of products, Sambonet Paderno Industrie S.p.A. has obtained the prestigious NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) certification for compliance with the strict standards applied in the USA for materials in contact with foodstuffs. The NSF mark represents a guarantee for constructors, inspectors and users.
For a number of products, the Company has obtained the Russian certification GOST (GOST R) attesting the compliance with the standards applied on the Russian market and indicating that the products have been awarded the GOST R certificate from the Federal Agency on Technical Regulation and Metrology, better known as GOSSTANDART. The acronym GOST stands for “Gosudarstvennyj Standard”, which means “State Standard” in Russian.
In 2008 Sambonet Paderno Industrie S.p.A. was able to achieve AEO Certification for Customs Simplifications and Security and Safety, valid for the EU. This program provides a framework for governing customs regulations, guaranteeing that the company is able to provide a reliable and secure service within the international supply chain. In addition, in 2011, Sambonet Paderno Industrie S.p.A obtained the mutual recognition of the AEO programme with the Japanese customs administration, thus further improving customs relations with Japan.