Our Brand

We light up your and our most beautiful moments, since 1892

Identity A company's identity is outlined by its values.

Tradition, innovation and respect for the environment are the firm values on which our company has built its history since 1892. Tradition because for 130 years we have been using only top quality ingredients, made in Italy and each candle is handmade and produced with a long working process.

Innovation because we use the best and latest generation technologies. Respect for the environment because earth is the place where we live and more than others it must be protected.

Technology and tradition are the starting points for a brilliant future full of research and innovation. INNOVATION

The tradition of Cereria Pernici is combined with the most brilliant technology, as we are convinced that style must keep abreast of the times. All our collections have always stood out for their great refinement as far as both design and type of decorations and their application are concerned.

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The tradition of Cereria Pernici is combined with the most brilliant technology, as we are convinced that style must keep abreast of the times. All our collections have always stood out for their great refinement as far as both design and type of decorations and their application are concerned.

A perfect example is our use of a CO2  laser, one of the most frequently used machines for processes of an industrial nature, and others, as it ensures quality and high precision. With a fashion-inspired cut, we decorate sheets of metallized wax, creating airy, graphic fairy-tale shapes and forms.
The skilful hands of our craftsmen then have the task of wrapping the candles, one by one, with these magic sheets: the Pernici avvolto (wrapped candle).

A fascinating technique that is added to other more classic ones which have never been forgotten, such as silk-screen printing, embossing and inkjet printing.

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Teaching, learning and passing on – this is how the Traditions of a company and a family are kept alive. Tradition

New machinery and new technological trends make Cereria Pernici an international company to all effects, able to meet a considerable demand with its output. However, what distinguishes us is the tailor-made approach with which we treat every single item in our collections. From the original idea to realization, at each stage care is taken with the smallest details, not to mention the packaging.

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Imagine the life of a Pernici candle: firstly, it’s thought up by our creative department, then some prototypes are observed to check workmanship and quality and, lastly, the shape chosen is realized with a die; then in our workshop it is either coloured manually or wrapped with the laser-cut sheets of wax, all carried out with scrupulous passion by our expert craftsmen.

One last touch and the candle can be carefully placed in its packaging, ready reach your homes. From us to you.

The scrupulous passion by our expert craftsmen.
Flowers, plants, spices, whoever works with the fruits of nature must be “green”. It is above all respect for the raw materials that requires this. GREEN INSTINCT

Another fundamental value that Cereria Pernici has always believed to be very important is respect for the environment.
This is why we say “yes” to innovation and new technology, but with the care we have always had for the environment. Since 2011 our buildings have been equipped with high-tech photovoltaic panels for the generation of electricity with a reduction of CO2 emission.

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The vegetable wax  we use, free from by-products of animal origin, always ensures the best burning, longer life and total non-toxicity; our wicks are made from pure cotton, with no lead or nylon (or from wood), whereas the essences and fragrances are obviously selected with great exactitude.
Clear thoughts, a steady hand and clean energy: that’s how our candles are made.

Clear thoughts, a steady hand and clean energy: that’s how our candles are made.

1892

1892

THE BEGINNING

Everything began here, when Giovanni Pernici founded the Cereria Pernici candle factory, in his home town of Alzano Lombardo, in the Italian province of Bergamo.

1892

1936

1936

WELCOME DOMENICO

The years passed, and the management of Cereria Pernici passed on to young Domenico Pernici, the son of founder Giovanni.

1936

1950

1950

THE PATENTS

Domenico, who was always committed to innovation and very creative, invented and patented the “Reggicandela”, a cake candleholder that coould be dismantled and transformed into a place card holder. The patent was registered in Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Canada and the USA.

1950

1960

1960

DOMENICO'S MACHINE

Domenico had another success: he realized and patented a compressed air machine for manufacturing candles.

1960

1965

1965

CRISTIANO, THE SIXTIES

Cristiano, Domenico’s son, followed the family tradition and joined Cereria Pernici.

1965

1972

1972

THE CITY WORKSHOP

Cereria Pernici moved from Alzano to Bergamo, opening its first workshop there.

1972

1980

1980

PASSING THE BATON

Domenico Pernici, after having happily dedicated years to his work, entrusted the firm’s management to his son Cristiano and daughter-in-law Evelina Donati.

1980

2000

2000

A NEW MILLENNIUM

With the new millennium a new story began for Cereria Pernici: Cristiano and Evelina’s son Antonio Pernici joined the company, in the important position of sales manager.

2000

2001

2001

BERGAMO, A HOME FOR THE CERERIA

The new Cereria Pernici headquarters was inaugurated in Bergamo (in Via Correnti).

2001

2004

2004

ALWAYS INNOVATIVE

In this year there was a collaboration with Milan Polytechnic on the study and design of a machine with cutting edge computerized technology for forming sheets of metallized wax, printed with water-based colour and embossed.

2004

2005

2005

ELENA, A NEW OUTLOOK

Cristiano’s daughter Elena Pernici joined the firm in the role of marketing manager, a key figure for the brand’s image.

2005

2008

2008

NEW HEADQUARTERS IN SHANGHAI

A new headquarter with showroom in Shanghai in China is opened

2008

2012

2012

CERERIA PERNICI: A 120-YEAR HISTORY

The company reaches the historic milestone of 120 years

2012

2017

2017

PRIVATE LABEL

The new company branch dedicated to Private Label projects is born

2017

European Candle Manufacturers Association

ECMA brings together European candle manufacturers and their suppliers. It promotes the safe use of candles and is committed to ensuring that the interests of candle manufacturers are protected.