Once upon a time…
Arriving in Canada in search of a brighter future, the Saputo family settled in Montréal and planted the seeds of what is now a global company. After modest beginnings, the Company’s founders saw their determination, hard work, passion and vision transform Saputo into an industry leader, both in Canada and around the world.
New beginnings in Montréal, Québec
In the early 1950s, the Saputo family left their home town of Montelepre, Sicily, in order to start a new life in Canada.
A dream is born: the founding of Saputo
In 1954, with only $500 for equipment and a bicycle for deliveries, the Saputo family founded their very own company bearing their name.
A boom in demand for Saputo cheese
In the sixties and seventies, Saputo went through a significant growth period, becoming Canada’s most important mozzarella producer.
Saputo becomes publicly traded
The Company completed its initial public offering in Canada in 1997.
Saputo triples in size
By the end of the nineties, the Company tripled in size and took its place among the Unites States’ leading natural cheese producers through the acquisition of Stella Foods.
Expansion beyond North America
In 2003, Saputo acquired Molfino Hermanos S.A., Argentina’s third largest milk processor.
SAPUTO ADDS NEW PLATFORMS IN AUSTRALIA AND THE UK
Since 2014, Saputo has continued to expand its international presence, growing through acquisitions in Australia and the United Kingdom.
Saputo is one of the top 10 dairy processors in the world, with products sold in over 60 countries. The Company has completed 36 acquisitions since it became publicly traded in 1997.