Piccadilly is your trusted service station in Ticino, turning every stop into a reason to return.

A family story looking to the future

Ours is a family history that is intertwined with that of the territory and the many Ticino people who live it: it is a journey along the roads of Ticino, which began at the end of 1954, when siblings Bruno and Beatrice Baumgartner opened the first petrol station in Balerna Bisio 1, initially without a brand name and a shop. 

A year later, Raffineria Lombarda Petroli in Villasanta, belonging to the Tagliabue Group of Monza, fuels our dream, providing the station with petrol. CIF Petrol was established in Mendrisio on behalf of the same group, displaying its brand name at the Bisio 1 service station. 

In 1958 came the big breakthrough, born of an intuition of Bruno Baumgartner: open a small shop attached to the Bisio 1 petrol station to enable customers to make small purchases (such as cigarettes and chocolate) for themselves and their families. 

It is the beginning of a new era, enshrined in Mendrisio with the founding of Piccadilly SA. 

1959 marked another important milestone in our history: the withdrawal of CIF Petrol from the Swiss market and the arrival of the Mobil brand opened the door to another prestigious partnership with an international oil company. 

In those years, the pump buzz knew no end: petrol was sold 24 hours a day, becoming a reference point for the first Italian customers who came to fill up even at night. From the beginning, we have been where roads meet, the crossroads of people who stop for a fill-up and find themselves in a welcoming, modern environment where you can find many services designed to make life easier. 

It is to another great crossroads that we owe the inspiration of our name: the then mayor of Balerna, Laim, on his return from a trip to London, noticed a coming and going of cars forming a carousel in front of the Bisio petrol station and likened it to the famous Piccadilly Circus crossroads. 

Today, the Piccadilly brand has 39 service stations throughout the canton of Ticino and an administrative office in Mendrisio.

Airolo 1959
1959 Bisio
1965 Melide
2125 Ascona
2123 Riazzino

The values that drive us

simplicity, reliability, speed, tradition, familiarity, customer focus.

Our Mission

Travellers' time is precious. That's why we work every day to become the point of reference for anyone seeking a quality stopover in Ticino, offering a fast and excellent service close at hand and beyond regular opening hours.

Our vision

We don't want to be just a stop-off point but an essential stop along every Ticino's journey. It is not just a station to refuel but a place to share joys, stories, and small special moments. It's a place where you can always find a smile, special attention and feel part of something bigger: part of the Piccadilly family.

Piccadilly in numbers

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Our strength lies in our team.

Working for Piccadilly means joining a big family. Our strength lies in the smile of those who welcome you in the morning for coffee, in the speed of those who serve you at the checkout while you are late to get to work, in the reliability of those who take care of the back-office and the attention of those who choose the assortments of our shops.

We do not have any open positions at the moment. Please check regularly for upcoming job opportunities at Piccadilly.

The Group

Coronado Hotel

In the southernmost part of Switzerland, on the doorstep of Italy, the four-star meeting place for congress facilities and tourism.

Unicorn Bar

Completely renovated and opened at the end of 2019, the Unicorn pub and lounge bar, welcomes its guests in a truly unique setting in Mendrisio.

Galleria Baumgartner

Bruno Baumgartner's passion for railway modelling led to the creation of the Baumgartner Gallery, one of the most important and well-known railway modelling exhibitions.


The leading company in the oil industry specialising in the procurement, transportation, storage and distribution of fuels, combustibles.



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