OUR HERITAGE

The company was established in 1933 by the driving spirit and will of the young Achille Pinto, a man of great charisma and extensive expertise in the textiles industry.

The company logo chosen by Pinto represents a bee, symbol of commitment to hard work and persevering tenacity.

In those years, successful partnerships have been introduced with Rhodiatoce and the Japanese multinationals Toray and Mitsui, which have led to the achievement of increasingly ambitious goals, increased turnover and the consolidation of the internationalization process.

THE COMPANY TODAY

TIMELINE

1933 Mr Achille Pinto buys 3 second-hand looms, which he installs in his garage.
1943 Textile output has increased, with 30 looms; production moves to a warehouse in Casnate con Bernate, in the province of Como.
1944 Production is halted due to the Second World War.
1946 As weaving begins again, a dyeing and finishing department is added.
1948 Hand-printing begins with 10 printing tables.
1950 Achille Pinto opens a photoengraving department for printing screens.
1960 As well as silk, the company begins working with innovative artificial fibers such as acetate and terital, significantly increasing production.
1968 Weaving activities are relocated; the dyeing, printing and finishing departments are modernised.
1970 Japanese multinationals Mitsui and Toray buy a stake in the company.
1980 As well as fabrics for ties and scarves, the company begins producing clothing fabrics.
1990 The dawn of the digital print era (ink jet): Achille Pinto invests extensively in technology and human resources.
2002 Acquisition of Franco Ferrari srl, a niche company specialised in sophisticated textile accessories, mainly made of fine materials such as cashmere, silk, angora, fur, and distributed into high-end multi-brand boutiques.
2008 Partnership and subsequent acquisition of Tessitura Biellese for IBiella woolen articles.
2013 Franco Ferrari srl structures the packaging laboratory for ties and scarves in Villaguardia (CO).
2015 Acquisition of jacquard silk weaving mill with 20 looms located in Colverde (CO).
2016 Achille Pinto acquires the weaving department, a niche company specialising in high-end textile accessories.
2017 Publication of the first corporate sustainability report.
2018 Innovation for double digital printing in collaboration with an important French luxury group.
2019 Acquisition of ComoPrint, screen print company.
Establishment of the new Lanificio Corrado line of fine woolen fabrics for men's and women's clothing

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