One key word influences everything that happens at Pastificio (‘pasta factory’) Rana. From the production department to the marketing division, right through to the researchers on our innovation team and our restaurants, every single conversation, meeting and business strategy originates from this simple word which captures the essence of the company led by Gian Luca Rana.
So, what does quality mean to Gian Luca Rana? It means always being on the lookout for excellence. With an appetite, mindset and outlook which means you are never fully satisfied, you are always questioning yourself, constantly looking to improve and ready to meet new challenges, day after day.
Pastificio Rana is truly passionate about the search for quality; this search inspires and influences the development and growth of both the business and the people who make it what it is. Above all, Gian Luca Rana believes there is nothing more dangerous for a business than staying in its comfort zone, relying on guaranteed revenue or being ordinary.
Gian Luca Rana and the entire Pastificio Rana family have first-hand experience of this constant search for new solutions and improved quality.
“Our passion for quality means that we sometimes have to change direction,” Gian Luca Rana explains, “and even more so in an international company, which has to adapt to how people view quality in the different countries where we work.”
But when Rana refers to quality, they don’t just mean raw materials, equipment, processes or Rana restaurants recipes. For them, quality comes first and foremost from the people who work for them.
Gian Luca is a firm believer in the value of human capital, which prizes not just skills and know-how, but more importantly, the values that have been and still are so important to Pastificio Rana.
The global success Pastificio Rana enjoys today is born from the passion and love each member of the big Rana family puts into their work every day: this is the only way they can reach the level of excellence their customers have always seen and expected from Rana’s products.
Clearly, quality is not just a question of analytics and measurements – it is the search for excellence and the glue that binds Pastificio Rana together, founded on shared pride in being part of a large company that is attentive to the needs and wishes of all.
“I see a budget as a tool that allows people to develop their abilities and better themselves,” says Gian Luca. “My greatest source of joy and pride comes from identifying and multiplying the talents of every single person who devotes their time to our Pastificio. Our company’s story began with its people: their dedication, passion and love of their work. Along with our excellent products, they are the key to the company’s success. This is why I believe it is crucial, natural even, to invest in our human capital and develop knowledge and skills in a stimulating and creative environment. Creating know-how generates value for the company, but it also helps individuals, their families, and society as a whole, so we can all have a better future.”