The “First Family of Fireworks”
Fireworker Antonio Zambelli ventured from Italy in 1893 to establish the Zambelli Fireworks Manufacturing Company in New Castle, Pennsylvania, which was to become a center for America’s fireworks industry. Building on the grand tradition Antonio began, subsequent generations of Zambellis are now known worldwide for setting the industry standard in design and technology – then exceeding it. Today, that Zambelli family heritage continues under the guidance of Antonio’s grandson, George Zambelli Jr., M.D., as Chairman.
The dreams, dedication and precision infused into the business by the Zambelli family has been displayed in a variety of venues from presidential celebrations to small town weddings. Indeed, with both outdoor and indoor extravaganzas of all scopes and sizes, Zambelli Fireworks has changed the face of the fireworks industry.
When Antonio Zambelli emigrated from Italy to the United States in 1893, he carried a big dream and a little black book full of his family’s fireworks recipes. Through the stewardship of his late son, George Zambelli Sr., Antonio’s dream has grown to include some of the most creative and innovative pyrotechnics in the world.
The 124 year Journey of Zambelli Fireworks
We invite you to tour our history and see the amazing journey – from Italian immigrants to the US to putting on the world’s greatest pyrotechnic displays for presidents and historical events.