The company was established in 1963 under the name of ASTER di Adalberto Fontana and specialised in the production of rotogravure and screen printing inks, plastisols and ancillary products for the plastics industry. In 1970 and 1971, the company won the Premio Qualità Lombardia (Lombardy's Quality Award) for the best inks and paints manufacturer. In 1992 the company changed its name to Fontana Fratelli S.n.c. and although it continued to work in the aforementioned sectors, it expanded into other sectors such as GRP as a supplier of ancillary products and services, pigment pastes, special products and third party manufacturing.
Fontana Fratelli has been certified ISO 9001: 2008 since 1999.
In 2013 the company celebrated its 50th anniversary.