1950: the company was established by Mr. P. Cantini.
1970: Engineeer Fernando Cantini extended the company and started a new R&D activity and product development.
1975: construction of a distillation plant for vegetable fatty acids.
1980: construction of a spray-cooling plant for the production of Ca, Na, K fatty acids soaps for ruminant and single-stomached species, protected organic acids and rumen by-pass amino-acids. SILO patented a lipid matrix able to ensure an excellent rumen bypass and a complete release of the amino-acid once it has passed the rumen.
1990: construction of a plant for the esterification of distilled fatty acids with glycerol to produce oils with tailored fatty acid composition.
2000: construction of a new glycerination plant for the production of oils with high content of mono- and diglycerides and for the production of short- and medium-chain fatty acid glycerides.
2000-2007: a scientific collaboration with Guelph University – prof. Steve Leeson was developed with the aim to study products able to enhance gut health through natural processes. Glycerides of butyric acids (BABY C4) have been the object of a large and successful experimental program resulting in publications on Poultry Science journal.
2005: became member of the EUROPEAN PROJECT “FEEDING FATS SAFETY” 2005–2007 financed by the European Community and aimed at establishing security standards for lipidic substances employed in animal nutrition.
2009: SILO became a joint-stock company and filed an International Patent for applications of mixtures of monoglycerides of short chain fatty acids to be used in animal husbandry. SILO became the first world manufacturer of Monoglycerides (Mopropionin, Monobutyrin, Monocaprylin, Monocaprin and Monolaurin).
2015: European Patent n° EP 2 410 871 B1: “Compositions containing C1 to C7 organic acid monoglycerides and glycerol, their preparation and use as antibacterials and anti-mould agents” was officially released by European Patent Office.