What is now a thriving manufacturing industry, market leader in Italy and in several European countries, was born many years ago in a difficult and tragic historical period.
Two years after the outbreak of World War II and after one year from the Italian entry into the war, Francesco Rivadossi, a small business owner in the transport field of Valtrompia in the Italian Pre-Alps region, has been deprived of its own trucks because of their seizure by the army. He then opened a small laboratory for the production of brass’ and alpaca’s cutlery with the fusion technology.
All the large family was involved into the challenge and contributed with enthusiasm, commitment and spirit of sacrifice.
During the first years they were forced to work at night because during the day the electricity was suspended, often lacked even overnight and the Rivadossi brothers remained in the laboratory next to the machines to be able to resume working.