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Piatti – the Swiss Kitchen Manufacturer

The Piatti brand stands for Swiss Tradition and is the nation’s most popular kitchen. No wonder – hardly any other kitchen is as versatile or can adapt so well to suit your own individual lifestyle. Piatti also stands clearly ahead of the competition in its outstanding consultancy skills, flawless designs and state-of-the art kitchen technology combined with Swiss Quality. For these reasons, over 98% of all customers would choose a Piatti kitchen again at any time.

The Piatti brand has stood for kitchen design since 1948. From design via planing to installation: this market leader is impressive all the way from A to Z, combining over 60 years of experience with quality, competence, passion and innovation. Piatti has been part of Alno since 2014, and joined Forster Steel Kitchen to form AFP Kitchens AG. More than Four hundred dedicated employees are committed to the satisfaction of their customers, producing 14,000 kitchens of the highest quality every year. 13 kitchen centres and more than 60 specialist retail partners cover every region of Switzerland.

Market leader since 1980
Piatti Kitchens suit Mr and Mrs Switzerland very well. Thanks to quality without compromise in consultancy, planing and installation, this brand has been chosen more often than any other in Switzerland since 1980, making it the nation’s favourite. All Piatti employees work towards the same goal: the sustainable fulfilment of our customers’ dream kitchens.

Piatti - die Schweizer Küchenmacher

Milestones of history

1948
Bruno Piatti sets up the company in the barn at his parents’ house at its current location in Dietlikon. Starting capital: three motivated employees.

1963 
A workforce of 176 heralds the age of industrial production at Piatti. Modern machinery takes over most of the manual tasks. Processes are optimised and costs reduced, leading to significantly lower selling prices.

1968
The expansion and development of the network of specialist retailers throughout Switzerland is in full swing. An extensive distribution network improves the accessibility of Piatti show kitchens.

1980 The Dietlikon business establishes its position as the clear Number 1 amongst Swiss kitchen manufacturers. Its strategy of producing high-quality kitchens at reasonable prices is proving to be a success.

1992 Piatti gains the ISO 9001/EN 29001quality certificate, the first kitchen manufacturer in Europe to do so. Only those companies that operate a quality management system in accordance with strictly prescribed guidelines receive this certificate.

1998
Piatti opens the new competence centre for kitchens in Dietlikon. 24 kitchens are presented across a floor area of 1000 m2. Two consultancy areas and a large range of samples support the personal advisory service.

2001
Piatti inaugurates the most up-to-date kitchen production facility in Europe. Throughput times and costs are both optimised. The high level of automation in the production system is unique throughout Europe. Customers benefit from short waiting times and greater flexibility.

2002
Piatti introduces a completely new range, involving more than 1500 colours. The extensive variety of colours, materials, handles and accessories allows practically any dream kitchen to be brought to life.

2004
AFG Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG in Arbon takes over Bruno Piatti AG. This leading European supplier to the construction industry recognises the great potential of the Swiss market leader.

2006
The new AFG Kitchen Centre in Chur presents the 3 brands of Forster, Miele Die Küche (now known as Warendorf) and Piatti all under one roof for the first time.

2007
Piatti is awarded the ISO 14001 certificate for exemplary environmental management.

2011
The AFG Kitchen Centre in Bern opens.

2012
Merger of the Forster and Piatti brands with AFG Kitchens AG.

2012
Piatti installs a new and highly efficient cabinet assembly line. 2013 The AFG Kitchen Centre in Bussigny opens. 

2013
The AFG Kitchen Centre in Bussigny opens.

Piatti History

Back in the day

Even then, Walter Roderer, the Swiss star of the 1980s, knew full well where to find the best kitchens. Smile to yourself over the old Piatti TV ads, featuring Roderer.