The Gabro Family

HISTORY

Oil Mill Gabro has a long family tradition. Its history, precisely, begins in 1909, the year in which Oronzo Brogna began the production, in Calabria, of an oil that will be appreciated all over the world. Over the years, the Company has become the protagonist of important commercial goals thanks to a production process with very high quality standards, as demonstrated by the various certifications obtained.
For over 20 years, the company produces its 100% ITALIAN BIO oil, becoming one of the pioneers in this field.

The growing automation, allows today, to produce around 3,000 bottles per hour. The innovations of the production process, however, leave the organoleptic properties of the product unaltered. After a century, the oil is produced with the same care and the same love for their land, with innovative processing methods that are grafted onto the traditional ones.
The production process, in fact, takes place in full respect of the territory in which the company operates. The Oil Mill, since its inception, has decided to focus on the use of renewable energy sources. Photovoltaic panels were installed on the roof of the building and, to reduce the use of oil and gas for heating purposes and to recycle production waste products, olive-pomace pore-fired boilers were installed, derived from the kernels of the olives and obtained without the use of chemical solvents.
The company is also active in the research sector. In fact, since 2009, the oil mill is conducting a research project in collaboration with the Department of Chemistry of the University of Calabria and other partners. The results of the project have been published in the most prestigious international journal of analytical chemistry.
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THE MUSEUM AND THE TERRITORY

The history of the Oil Mill Gabro shows a particular attention towards respect for the territory and tradition.
The realization of the Museum is the last piece of a complex corporate design that aims to enhance the historical and enogastronomic heritage of Sibaritide.It is a particularly rich territory.
The fraction of Lauropoli, the ancient Cossa degli Enotri, stands in an area that is characterized by the massive presence of cultural and environmental heritage: the Archaeological Park of Sibaritide, just 13 km away and tangible manifestation of the splendor and magnificence of the Magna Greece; the National Archaeological Museum of Sibaritide, which is located near the Park, within which it is possible to admire various archaeological finds from a historical period that starts from the protohistoric era of Magna Graecia to reach the Roman civilization; the Pollino mountain range; the Ionian sea; sandy beaches; the scent of pine forests; the Caves of Sant’Angelo.
A heritage that makes the area in which the Park stands a must for any tourist. The Museo dell’Olio Gabro fits harmoniously in this territory and offers the visitor a privileged view point from which to get in touch with the culture of Sibaritide.