Advanced technology to serve the needs of businesses
Since 1963, Breton – a pioneer in the development of advanced technology and materials – has been the international leader in the design and production of advanced industrial machines and plants for processing natural stone, ceramic, and metals, in the development of engineered stone production plants and in additive manufacturing.
Philosophy constantly focused on research
Breton today is a global operator present in more than 100 countries worldwide and with a workforce of approximately 1000.
Over its history Breton has produced more than 417 patented inventions, for a total of more than 1700 registered patents worldwide. The R&D department team consists of around 150 technicians and engineers dedicated to consultancy, design, and development of customised systems in order assure a competitive edge for customers.
A native of Piombino (Leghorn), Breton's founder Marcello Toncelli relocated to Veneto after WWII. He was a man of vision, genius, and intuition.
He was also a hard worker and extremely resolute in pursuing his revolutionary ideas in the industry. He innovated processes and products, contributing to the introduction of industrial machining processes in the natural and engineered stone sector.
Breton's dynamism – source of inspiration for a constantly evolving group
Breton in numbers
Founded in 1963 by cav. Marcello Toncelli. Breton S.p.A., with headquarters in Italy in Treviso (Castello di Godego), and a further two production plants (Campiglia dei Berici and Vedelago), six foreign branches and nearly a thousand employees, has risen to a position of dominance on the world market thanks to its consistently research-oriented philosophy.
- +100Countries in which Breton is present
- 9International corporate sites, with 100% made in Italy production
- +420Patented inventions
- 5%Portion of annual turnover invested in R&D
- +50Scientific partnerships with top universities
- 73.000Production area in m2
- +44Authorised Technical Services
- +250Qualified technicians dedicated to international Customer Service
Individuality as a source of value
Breton believes in individuality as a means to combat uniformity.
In a climate of openness and sharing, the individual’s uniqueness and the power of each idea are the ingredients needed to achieve important, valuable goals together.
Breton builds its uniqueness on the individuality of many.
Innovation as a mission
Breton's mission is to assist its customers, with competences and models consolidated by 60 years of experience, to innovate processes and production performance.
Breton establishes operating synergy with its customers in a climate of openness and sharing. Customisation of products and services aimed at meeting specific company requirements are among the decisive factors in the creation of added value.
To achieve these aims, Breton relies on the union of an engineering spirit – devoted to researching and developing innovative solutions – and a productive spirit, geared towards meeting the needs of customers.
Breton S.p.A., with headquarters in Italy in Treviso (Castello di Godego), and a further two production plants (Campiglia dei Berici and Vedelago), six foreign branches and nearly a thousand employees, has risen to a position of dominance on the world market thanks to its consistently research-oriented philosophy.