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German Cerezo
Business Development USA
Tel: 818-539-5194 (USA)
Mob: (502) 40021435
Email:
gcerezo@fontanadetrevi.net



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Testimonials

Tommaso Ravanesi

Tommaso Ravanesi
General Manager
Aeterna s.r.l.
Amandola (fe), Italy

"We have over 20 years collaborating with the company Fonanta de Trevi, S.A. and in the last 2 decades we have acquired over 300,000 caskets. Fontana de Trevi, S.A. It's a company that has the capacity of constantly re-invent itself to be in tuning with the seasons and respond to the market needs in a continued evolution. Even though the geographic distance that sets us apart, they have always satisfied all our requirements rapidly without compromising the quality that always has characterized their products".

Tommaso Ravanesi

P.H.C. van Wyk
Director
Van Wyk Uitvaartkisten
Netherlands

"As the distributors for the Benelux and Germany we can proudly say that its a privilege to work with Fontana de Trevi, S.A.. The Italian eye for detail is reflected in all there coffins. There Elegant Design and high quality coffins are an absolute added value for our costumers.".

José Mauricio García

José Mauricio García
General Manager
Cofani S.A. de C.V.
El Salvador, Central America

"As Fontana de Trevi´s clients we feel satisfied and grateful of the commitment, responsibility, and service that the company has provided us. They supply high quality products, at excellent prices, and a wide variety caskets line. This close relation is what has turned us today in one of the main casket suppliers in the Salvadorian market".

"With Fontana de Trevi we have found a great support, as they have an excellent customer service and a staff that is always available to help to any need we might have. Our Orders always arrive on time".

"We have worked with Fontana de Trevi for five years now and I feel very satisfied with the service they offer".

Lic. Francisco Valencia

Lic. Francisco Valencia
General Manager
Memorial
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

"We are a proud customer of Fontana de Trevi products; their high quality caskets have made a wonderful and outstanding difference in our market. The impeccable finish throughout their inside and outside of each and every piece is remarkable".

"Capillas Memoriales in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is a proud provider for the families that we serve using Fontana the Trevi´s high quality caskets. I personally foresee a long-term relation with these products that satisfy a growing and demanding customer in my market".

Lars C. Barckhausen

Lars C. Barckhausen
General Manager
Productos Funerarios
Costa Rica

"We are Dealers for the past five years and never had a problem regarding quality. Our clients like the variety and finish of the coffins. We appreciate that they keep re-designing their products, that’s why we are always ahead of our competition. Their customer service is excellent, we get an immediate response through What’s up regarding any concern we have".

Solange Li Engelhardt

Solange Li Engelhardt
Managing Director
Agencia Funeraría El Consolador
Curacao

"To me, Fontana de Trevi is something that fell off the sky. It could sound strange, but was something never visualized by me: a nice casket, elegant, for the owners at an accessible price. And, who does not like something of higher quality at a good price?".

Ing. Francisco Escobar

Ing. Francisco Escobar
Operations Manager
Funerales del Recuerdo
San Pedro Sula, Honduras

"We are grateful for the prompt assistance, quality, and prices of Fontana de Trevi caskets. This allows us to compromise without being afraid of failure with our clients; making sure they will be pleased with the provided assistance thru these products. We feel we are leaders in the distribution and commercialization of the caskets in all of Honduras thanks to the fine details and finishes".

Carlos Roberto Belloso

Carlos Roberto Belloso
General Manager
Capillas Memoriales y La Auxiliadora
Parques y Jardines de Cuscatlán S.A de C.V. / Brillat S.A. de C.V.

"We have worked with Fontana de Trevi, S.A. for more than 12 years, it has been a great experience because with their products we introduce new types of casket to the El Salvador market, which was very traditional, but the quality of the caskets had great acceptance. Our company serves more than 200 funeral services per month, and 35% of those services use Fontana de Trevi´s caskets. They not only act like your suppliers, they advice you on how to sell the benefits of the caskets to your personnel and the families. They are a company that knows the concept of their business. Fontana de Trevi, S.A. caskets are of high quality for different niches and very important is a company you can rely on, honest, and responsible".

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Technical Aspects

Product Characteristics
70 year of family tradition and experience in the manufacturing, engineering, and construction of Italian technology, allows Fontana de Trevi to produce caskets of the highest quality for each of its markets. The company offers an elaborated wide variety of designs with the best raw materials, cutting-edge technology, and highly specialized labor.

Production Flexibility
Fontana manufactures custom made products; from the selection of the design and wood, to the selection of fabrics for its interiors and finishes.

Its experience in this sector and technological capacity allows them to produce handcrafted high quality caskets for three important markets served over decades such as Italy, Northern Europe, and Latin America. Currently, the company is making important and strategic plans to cover the United States market.

The products manufactured by Fontana de Trevi meet and exceed the yield, quality, and durability of the industry´s highest standards worldwide.

Italian Technology Developed and perfected over 70 years of experience

Technical Specifications
For the proper elaboration of each casket, Fontana carefully selects the best woods grown in Central America and the United States.

The company uses a kiln drying process in specialized ovens to guarantee that the selected wood will maintain its natural firmness, desired moisture content, and stability in its final form; avoiding future possible deformations.

A unique construction and assembly process is conducted that has been carefully designed and perfected over decades, to guarantee that the original product will last over the passing of time; maintaining a beautiful and detailed casket.

Perfect Corners

  • Perfect cuts are made with high speed and precision machinery to assure that the surfaces will match to perfection.
  • Two channels in “T” form are produced to guarantee better resistance, when compared to straight channels used by competitors.
  • The corners are fixed with plastic accessory inserts specifically designed for Fontana to perfectly fit in the “T” channels.

Precise Assembly and Resistant Joints

  • All joints in the casket production are made with a high performance technical system that guarantees a stronger bond and mechanical resistance.
  • The technology and quality standards used by Fontana are able to perform in a complex assembly, even in the dome curved part of the casket, especially for the US market; this is one of the most critical aspects of the engineering providing the best stability.
  • In caskets of other manufacturers there are often splits and cracks in critical areas of the casket as they only join the sections with metal attachments that fail over time.

The difference between Fontana de Trevi and others manufacturers, is that our caskets have a solid wood bottom made with Yellow Pine with a final minimum thickness of 1 inch; guaranteeing a higher resistance to humidity and carrying capacity.

Additionally, the company uses a unique system to join the bottom of the casket embedded at the time of assembly and tightening it to the molding in all its perimeter; providing a high stability and durability.

Depending on the model, the moldings are 1.6” or 2.4” thick; strengthening the general structure of the casket. Other manufacturers use much thinner compounded pieces.

The bridges that hold the tops, are joined to the lid before they are divided into two parts or halves, obtaining a much better esthetic and structural result.

Rubber Gasket Fontana de Trevi uses rubber on the entire surface supporting the top, securing a smoother closing, and protecting the varnish film in an elegant manner.

Excellence in the Finishing
Fontana de Trevi is particularly an expert in the surface treatment of the wood finishes of the highest quality worldwide. The wood is carefully and delicately polished in each corner of its beautiful caskets perfecting its appearance, keeping their smoothness intact and providing a high resistance and durability.

The last 20 years of Research, Development, and innovation (R&D + i) on coatings and films have reached a significant impact on the products used today. Fontana de Trevi imports and uses only products manufactured by the Italian company ILVA of IVM Chemicals Group. Their varnishes and dyes are of the highest quality manufactured with European norms that are friendly to the environment, health and safety to the users. For more information on this company and their products please visit www.ilva.it and/or www.ivmchemicals.com.

To apply these varnishes, the company uses cutting-edge equipment of Italian technology such as pressurized rooms in clean states, with absence of dust and pulverization windless systems, to assure the absence of air bubbles and a perfect finished film.

Fine Interior
The interior is finished with high quality satins, trilobal silk and velvet fabrics that enfold all the interior of the casket. The designs are clean, elegant, and hand stitched by experienced hands that carefully look after every detail; finishing with a soft and comfortable sensation. For more information on its fabric suppliers visit www.isertessuti.com and www.lacetex.com.

Accessories
Each accessory has been carefully chosen and used to embellish each casket guaranteeing functionality, reliability, accessibility, and durability. For more information regarding the accessories visit www.caskethardware.com, www.langenau.com and www.spaf.it.

Geographical Position
Guatemala is located in a strategic geographical position very favorable for shipping to the entire American Continent. Ocean transport transit times vary between 5 to 15 days to any destination in the US depending on carrier, shipping ports, and selected route.

Upon approval of Purchase Orders, the manufacturing process and delivery time is 8 to 10 weeks for the first order. The company offers storage services as per customer requests for just-in-time inventories and immediate deliveries. This option offers the customer reduction of inventories and storage space to minimum levels; resulting in financial advantages.

Available Woods

American Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera)
This species is well known for its durability, similar to oak, with a substantial reduction in weight and cost. It has flexibility and its close pores provide a balance that has made it, for generations, highly desirable for a number of applications.

It is considered a common species between the quality hardwoods and is usually softer than pine. The Poplar trees grow in humid areas with natural water drainage systems.

The supplier of this lumber is Lawrence Lumber Company and more information can be attained at www.lawrencelumberinc.com.

American Red Oak (Quercus rubra)
The sap of Red Oak varies from white to light brown and the heart is reddish pink to reddish brown. The wood grain is similar in appearance to white oak. Mostly the wood has a straight grain with a texture that is slightly rough that is used in interiors, doors, cabinets, floors, and furniture.

Oaks belong to a large group of species that grow in the hardwood forests of the East Coast of the United States. The majority of the oaks grow in humid low lands and some species grow in higher and dryer sites.

The supplier of this lumber is Lawrence Lumber Company and more information can be attained at www.lawrencelumberinc.com.

American Yellow Pine (Pinnus palustris)
This species grows in a wide geographical area from the East of Texas to Virginia. The denomination of Yellow Pine includes four main species: large leave, short leave, loglolly, and slash. The sawn wood of these four species are traded together under the same name.

One main characteristic that distinguishes Yellow Pine is as the most versatile and durable construction material, their values being among the highest of coniferous trees. It has earned a reputation worldwide as the best wood for structural use with a high durability for resistance.

The US supplier for this lumber is McShan Lumber and more information can be attained at www.mcshanlumber.com.

Guatemalan Santa María (Calophyllum brasilense)
This species grows East of the Indies and from Mexico through Central and South America. Some common names are: Barí, Leche de Maria in Mexico, Calaba in Panama, Aceite María in Colombia, Edaballi and Kurahara in Guyana, Balsamaría in Bolivia and Guanandi and Jacareuba in Brasil. It is located in all kind of soils: wet, humid, and dry.

Also Mahogany, Cedar and Santa Maria are wood widely used in the tropics for the manufacturing of furniture, boats, and high end constructions. It is recommended as a substitute of Mahogany (Echenique).

It is used for structural purposes, interior and exterior construction, wood shops in general, doors, windows, floors, cabinets, fine furniture, ship masts’, and columns. It is also used for veneer and was used by the Mayans for construction.

The color of its heartwood varies from pink to yellowish and pink to brick red or brown reddish. It poses a shiny color and its texture is medium and completely uniform.

The supplier of this material is Gibor, S.A. located in Guatemala. More information can be seen at www.gibor.com.

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Our Commitments

Commitment with its Values
Fontana de Trevi is located in an area that has a cluster of companies dedicated to the wood products industry, with excellent access to wood products and surrounded by people with valuable woodworking experience and ethics. Furthermore, the company has the benefit of several generations of dedicated men and women professionals working over several decades with the Company.

These combined conditions provide the ability to offer its Clients more options, better raw materials, and years of experience in casket manufacturing that culminate in cutting-edge high quality products at competitive prices.

Commitment to Excellence
The products are carefully inspected during all parts of the manufacturing process, to assure fulfillment of the expectations of quality standards and requirements of its Clients. Fontana de Trevi has built its business, reputation, and relationships with its Clients based on its commitment to excellence.

For these reasons, Fontana has in its portfolio dedicated customers for over 40 years and is the main supplier to Clients in a very demanding market such as Italy. The Company is committed to quality, on-time-delivery, and meeting its obligations with government entities, customers, suppliers, and employees.

Commitment to the Community (Corporate Social Responsibility)
Italians by nationality, and Guatemalan residents, the founders of Fontana de Trevi possess a deep understanding of the culture and commitment of the surrounding community. The Company values the labor force with the understanding that they are the main pillar of a company. The company operates and complies with all health and safety labor laws for the good of its employees and society in general.

With more than 120 full time employees, Fontana de Trevi is one of the largest employers in the region and attracts the best employees financially. The Company also offers financial assistance to its employees and aids the “Guatemalan Burn Children Foundation”. Donating a fixed percentage of its monthly sales. The company operates with full compliance to the health and safety labor laws for the good of its employees and community.

Commitment to the Environment
Fontana de Trevi is a leader in Guatemala for the promotion of environmental friendly practices. Operating with absolute respect of the country’s environmental laws, the company is committed to the use of sustainable woods authorized and supervised by the Forestry National Institute (INAB). The company also imports lumber grown in US plantations from suppliers that are committed to environmental sustainable policies.

During 2015, the company Green Development, S.A. initiated the necessary studies to measure Fontana de Trevi’s Carbon Footprint which would later be used to implement a strategy to reduce its environmental impact (www.greendevelopment.com.gt).

In 2013, the Company started its first phase of installing a photovoltaic plant with a power capacity of 135.24 kwh. Today, the plant has saved 460 Mwh and prevented some 350 tons of CO2. With the start of the second phase, planned over the next few years, the company expects to reach double the currently installed capacity and double the CO2 preventing capability. This will further reduce its Carbon Footprint; offering its Clients a low environmental impact production.

All the varnishes that are used are imported from Italy from the well recognized brand ILVA from IVM Chemicals group; the largest technologically advanced coatings and Polymers producer in Europe. All of its products are of the highest standards and comply with European norms; friendly to operators, users, and the environment. The construction methods used in the casket production take into consideration the value of the raw materials, maximizing their use. The yields of the raw material used are among the highest in the industry in the Central America and Caribbean regions.

Photovoltaic Plant

Commitment with its Employees Fontana de Trevi understands the value added generated by the employees working within the company; this is the essence of the company itself. It is through joint efforts between employer and employees that dreams can be made real. Fontana de Trevi invites you to make a personal visit and experience the important element of human touch.

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Information

German Cerezo
Business Development USA
Tel: 818-539-5194 (USA)
Mob: (502) 40021435
Email:
gcerezo@fontanadetrevi.net