DUNDEE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bertazzoni, the Italian manufacturer behind the fastest growing brand of high-end cooking appliances in the North American market, announced today the appointment of Pinnacle Express, Inc. as its distributor for the Southeastern U.S. and the Caribbean. Catering to the decorative plumbing, specialty appliance and indoor air quality categories, Pinnacle will extend Bertazzoni product availability to its Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Puerto Rico and Caribbean customers effective May 1, 2010. Bertazzoni’s product offering―a full line of freestanding appliances available in all-gas and dual fuel, stainless steel and vibrant colors, with design ranging from classic to contemporary—was a key factor in Pinnacle’s decision to partner with Bertazzoni.
“We are excited about the opportunity to offer Bertazzoni’s high-quality appliances to our customers,” said Ron Avery, president of Pinnacle Express, Inc. “The Italian tradition of the Bertazzoni brand is a bold addition to our portfolio of lines and will provide unmatched quality and a distinctive set of style options to the Southeast region.”
Bertazzoni currently offers a complete line of freestanding ranges, each with its own unique image. The Professional Series gas ranges combine professional cooking performance with contemporary Italian design finesse. Classic glamour meets modern convenience with Bertazzoni’s Heritage Series, which lends unique character and cooking functionality to the kitchen. For those customers looking for more traditional American Professional style, the Master Series represents the ideal solution. The Bertazzoni offer is rounded out with Professional style cook tops available in either a four-, five- or six-burner option and a diverse set of ventilation options, including both decorative professional hoods and powerful liners.
“A carefully-selected group of outstanding distribution partners forms the backbone of Bertazzoni’s success in the U.S. market,” said Paolo Bertazzoni, the company’s fifth generation president. “Pinnacle’s proven track record for success, outstanding sales team and dedication to excellence creates the perfect atmosphere to further expand Bertazzoni’s presence in their region.”
Bertazzoni is a fifth generation family-owned company, specializing in the production of ranges and cooking systems characterized by elegant, ergonomic designs, performance, professional quality, and incomparable value. Throughout its 128 years of operation, Bertazzoni and its stoves have been synonymous with Italian culture, style and engineering. Available first in Italy in 1882 and now sold internationally in more than 60 countries, with the latest being Dubai and Brazil, Bertazzoni products have become an affordable indulgence for the inspired chef—combining streamlined architectural sophistication with precision-engineered cooking performance.
In the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy where cooking is culture in the home of balsamic vinegar and parmesan cheese, the original Bertazzoni factory can still be found. Today, under the vision and leadership of Paolo Bertazzoni, the same quality craftsmanship and family legacy of entrepreneurial spirit endures. Bertazzoni’s complete line of freestanding ranges, built-in cook tops, ventilation hoods and other design-coordinated accessories are represented through regionally-exclusive distributors and sales offices throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, visit www.bertazzoni-italia.com or call 1-866-905-0010.
About Pinnacle Express, Inc.
Pinnacle Express, Inc., has provided professional sales, logistics and additional marketing services for manufacturers of fine kitchen and bath products since 1980. Pinnacle covers sales for the Southeastern United States and the Caribbean with a staff of 19 full-time, inside sales, outside sales, and marketing professionals. Pinnacle’s primary office and warehouse facility is located in Central Florida. In 2009 Pinnacle was chosen by DPHA as its Large Sales Agency of the Year. For more information, visit www.pinnacleexpress.com or call (800) 292-8374.