But in 1938 Luigi Zaini died unexpectedly. His young and fascinating wife, Olga, already a mother of four, took over running the company and proved to be an extremely capable businesswoman. Not even the Second World War could stop her; Olga rebuilt the bombed-out premises and expanded production.
In the 50s, she was joined by her sons, Piero and Vittorio, who launched out into exports and technological development. A food science division and pharmaceutical laboratory were set up, with a new plant in Senago and a logistics platform in Pavia.
Luigi and Antonella, Vittorio’s children, now continue the business, which still has its characteristically local roots and its passion for quality products. Zaini is internationally renowned, as evidenced by its distribution of its products in 75 countries and its forging of major partnerships as its continues to marry tradition with the contemporary.