ABOUT US

We are proud to be an Indiana-owned, family-run company that has been in business since 1956, and as a family business, we understand the importance of partnerships.

ABOUT US

We are proud to be an Indiana-owned, family-run company that has been in business since 1956, and as a family business, we understand the importance of partnerships.

LEARN MORE ABOUT DELCO

Delco Foods, a specialty and Italian food distributor, offers customers throughout the Midwest premium products sourced from around the world as well as locally. We are proud to be an Indiana-owned, family-run company that has been in business since 1956, and as a family business, we understand the importance of partnerships. Delco is committed to the success of our customers and employees, and promotes that success by building and nurturing strong relationships.

We use nothing but the best products. Before we call it a Delco product, we taste it, our in-house chefs test it, the owners sample it, and then we test it again. With state-of-the-art temperature controls in our warehouse and on our trucks, all products are stored and delivered in their ideal state to the customer. Not only do we pride ourselves in our service to our customers, but also in the cleanliness of our warehouse. Every year, we elect to have an AIB audit to ensure our warehouse surpasses expectations.

While there are several broad line distributors, we are one of the leading independent Italian food specialists in the Midwest and are focused on what our customers do. No one else carries the full breadth of products to meet customers’ custom needs. We import directly, by the container load, items such as olive oil, prosciutto, Greek olives, balsamic, and imported cheese. Those items that are domestic are the best possible brands you can find in a kitchen – including Vermont butter, Nueske’s bacon, fresh local Amish chicken, Tribeca artisanal breads, and La Quercia specialty meats to name a few.

In addition, we process custom cheese blends daily without additives and print custom pizza boxes, and our beverage division offers specialty LaVazza Italian coffee and espresso as well as artisanal teas and coffee/espresso/tea equipment.

We look forward to learning more about your business and creating a successful partnership with you.

OUR HISTORY

Delco takes its name from Delaware County, Pennsylvania, where the original Delco Foods made its mark. In 1956, founder Buddy Robins brought the business to Indianapolis and introduced area restaurants to his high-quality pizza products.

There was a demand for accessible and affordable premium foods, and Buddy’s business approach won him the respect and loyalty of customers around the city. In 2000, raised in the tradition of serving others, the second generation of Delco family moved the company to a new location on the Northwest side of Indianapolis. In 2020, the company  made another move, this time into a new facility located in the Indianapolis suburb of Whitestown, Indiana.  The new facility features state-of-the-art storage technology, two high-end test kitchens and a convenient location just off of I-65. 

Our business continues to change and grow as we constantly pursue premium quality, value, and service for our customers.

Want to learn more? Click here to read an article about Delco’s roots that we published on our 60th Anniversary.

A HISTORY OF SERVING YOU

Delco takes its name from Delaware County, Pennsylvania, where the original Delco Foods made its mark. In 1956, founder Buddy Robins brought the business to Indianapolis and introduced area restaurants to his high-quality pizza products.

There was a demand for accessible and affordable premium foods, and Buddy’s business approach won him the respect and loyalty of customers around the city. In 2000, raised in the tradition of serving others, the second generation of Delco family moved the company to a new location on the Northwest side of Indianapolis. In 2020, the company will commence the next chapter in its history with another move, this time into a new facility located in the Indianapolis suburb of Whitestown, Indiana.

Our business continues to change and grow as we constantly pursue premium quality, value, and service for our customers.

Want to learn more? Click here to read an article about Delco’s roots that we published on our 60th Anniversary.

SERVICING CUSTOMERS THROUGHOUT THE MIDWEST

We serve customers located across the Midwest. Our standard service area is highlighted in red on the map displayed to the right, but our coverage may extend beyond many of the boundaries in red. Please contact us for specific service areas, delivery information and more.

The Bellissimo Advantage

STRENGTH (AND SELECTION) IN NUMBERS

As a founding member of Bellissimo Foods, a nationwide association of Italian food distributors, we find the most popular, the newest, most unique, broadest selection of ingredients and food-related products available. This collective buying power grants us access to the world’s finest, freshest ingredients.

Sustainability

Delco Foods is committed to providing high-quality products with the highest level of service while being stewards of the environment. Our sustainability efforts/initiatives include:

  • Fleet Management: We converted nearly half our fleet of trucks from diesel fuel to natural gas and partnered with GAIN Clean Fuel to open a compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel station on the Northwest side of Indianapolis. With so many Delco trucks on the road each day, we are continually focused on reducing our fuel emissions’ footprint where practicable.
  • Energy Management: High-efficiency lighting is used throughout our office and warehouse operations. All aisle lighting in the warehouse operates on a LED motion-sensor system, and all office lighting runs on LED bulbs. We converted all warehouse refrigeration to an eco-friendly system (any emissions will not damage the ozone) and installed energy efficient HVAC systems throughout the building.
  • Recycling: Extensive plastic and cardboard recycling programs are in place across the company. Both our pizza box printing and cheese processing operations use only recyclable corrugated boxes, and our pizza boxes are part of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (“SFI”) Certified Sourcing program. The SFI label certifies that materials are sourced from recycled content or from a certified forest.
  • Food Bank Donations: We maintain ongoing relationships with local food banks and make frequent donations to ensure minimal food waste.
  • Local Products: We source locally and regionally whenever possible.
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