The company was born as a family run enterprise named Gnutti Bortolo Srl fu Andrea. It was started in the town of Lumezzane, in the province of Brescia. The very first business line was galvanized products and cutlery, but the business quickly moved onto suppling factories and foundries in the area with technical and mechanical products which has become it's core business.
In those days the Trompia Valley, particularly the Lumezzane area was heavely populated with mechanical factories especially foundries, armouries and cutlers, and Gnutti Bortolo Srl were their first tool supplier. The first goods traded were hand tools, cutting tools, chemical products and hardware.

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The company was renamed "Gnutti Bortolo Brothers". In October of the same year the business moved to its present site in Monsuello Road.


The founder Bortolo Gnutti died. After which there were company name and legal changes which were resolved in 1985 becoming Gnutti Bortolo spa.


The first raw material codification began. At the end of the 80's a new professional approach was introduced which overcame contrasting views brought about by generation gap opinions. A whole young philosophy was created in the shadow of what was becoming anachronist.


A new operating system was introduced which enabled all stock to be subdived and computerised. The 90's were a time for constant review and changes were constantly being made, resulting in a younger and more vibrant work force.


The first form of partial cataloging (not of the suppliers) of the articles treated on CD-ROM has begun.


The plan for building and layout of the new site started.


Gnutti Bortolo has a its own digital catalogue of all ready-in-stock items.

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The new site and stock for the business started to be built and in the meanwhile, the owner Gnutti Giambattista died. The wife Antonietta with the two daughters Giulietta and Federica continue the business.

Of him, we will always remember his precision, his honesty and his work devotion, all values that will be a guide for carring on the business.


Changing and updating of internal codification.


Catalogue on paper begins to be printed, category by catagory.


In June the Management for Quality System of Gnutti Bortolo SPA was certified according to UNI EN ISO 9001:2000 standard (updated later in 2008 to UNI EN 9001:2008), for application field (EA 29a) "Durable and consumption technical goods trade for mechanical industry".


Definitive print of complete 900 pages paper catalog.