Nello Dal Tio was born in Vazzola, a small town of the province of Treviso, in the North-Eastern Italian region of Veneto. His childhood and adolescence were passed in a traditional Italian family, immersed in a typical rural world and culture. This traditional environment and culture gave him the personal traits of genuineness, humanity and wisdom which were to characterize his entire life, both from a human and a professional point of view. At the age of 18, together with his two brothers, he set up his first business, a company which manufactured farming equipment: this was the experience which conjugated the practical aspects of running a business together with a knowledge of farming and its profound cultural heritage. Hence, it can be considered the launching-pad for all of Nello’s future entrepreneurial activities.
At the age of 28, Nello started looking around at ways of supplementing the seasonal activities of his business with other types of investment. In fact, if we consider that the production of agricultural equipment was limited to a short period in the year, we can understand that his entrepreneurial spirit needed to be active and dynamic over a full 12-month period, and not reduce itself to the production and sales on a short-term basis. During this search into diversifying his production, he came into contact with what was to become his life blood, his life companion: the espresso coffee machine!
Enthusiastically and with a long foresight, Nello grabbed this new opportunity which was opening up and launched a new company, C.M.A., which, little by little, year after year, with great determination and much strong will, was to become one of the world protagonists in the field of coffee. Today Nello can proudly boast that with C.M.A. he is the world leader in espresso coffee machines, the renowned and respected head of a Company with a global vision, which sees the World as its Home, fully aware that human potential and resources is the indispensible element which lies at the forefront of a company’s success, or has its foundations in each positive result which is reaped.
However, this success has not changed the man and the entrepreneur. He is always the first to arrive at the office every morning; he always finds the time to speak with his collaborators and staff at any level whatsoever; he is always available to try and understand his team’s requirements, to smile and if necessary also to react as any father would for the well-being of his family …
His satisfaction, his ambition is to see that things are going smoothly, that the working environment around him is harmonious, positive-thinking and collaborative, where each individual has his space and equal opportunities.
When Nello first saw the hills of Petrovaselo, back in 2002, it was like going back to his childhood years, to his origins. And thus his great passion resurfaced, with the will to dedicate his time and efforts once again to the earth, not only to possess it, to HAVE it, but especially to make it LIVE by cultivating it, by giving it rebirth.
Roots, solidity, reliability. The possibility of travelling long distances, of flying, without getting lost and without losing the sense of SELF, of ones identity, since the more solid are the roots, the farther one can fly.
This is Nello’s joy and pride, which he has instilled into us.
And this is the pride which we share with him.