caring for excellence - home - news - about - pvm at a glance - about - pvm in italy - about - pvm in the world - about - pvm in numbers - about - principles and strenghts - about - history - about - perfetti history - about - van melle history - about - chupa chups history - products - brands - products - how candies are produced - products - how chewing gum is produced - products - production ingredients - products - candies: keybenefits - products - gum: keybenefits - products - advertising - contact us - respect the environment: watch the video - powered by miller HISTORY OF PERFETTI The story of this large company began in Lainate, a township just outside Milan, in 1946. It was here that the two Perfetti brothers, Ambrogio and Egidio, founded the Dolcificio Lombardo. In the mid 1950's the two brothers had the inspiration that led to their company's first and decisive qualitative leap forward: the production and launch of chewing gum, the legendary American product that was introduced into Italy by allied soldiers.