25 October 2016
25 October 2016
Tessiture Pietro Radici (TPR) (ancestral RadiciGroup company) was founded in 1941 as a manufacturing company engaged in the production of textiles and today a market leader in the production of spunbond nonwovens (Dylar) and synthetic grass yarn (Radigreen) – and is now celebrating its 75 years in business.
According to RadiciGroup, the initiatives for the celebration of this important anniversary include a series of events dedicated to employees and their families, as well as a special publication ‘Come Tessuto Non Tessuto’ (Like nonwoven fabric), which traces the history of the company within a ‘global’ economic context. It is a sign of the company’s respect for the people who have always had the ability to evolve, seise new opportunities and promptly respond to an increasingly competitive market – the people who have made TPR a great company.
RadiciGroup explains that today TPR has 130 employees with proven skills and know-how – a guarantee of the company’s competence and reliability – and is led by managing director and engineer, Enrico Buriani. Production is concentrated in Gandino, the province of Bergamo, as are the research and development activities that support production to ensure continuous innovation, excellence over time and the sustainability of the Dylar and Radigreen products.
To mark the 75th anniversary, Angelo Radici, President of RadiciGroup, announced a EUR 10 million investment in a new nonwovens production line with the specific objective of strengthening TPR’s presence in the construction and agriculture markets. This business decision shows RadiciGroup’s determination to expand in the nonwovens market and confirms the great affection existing between the company and the members of the community where it is based.
“To us, Tessiture Pietro Radici is a symbol of the strong bond that has connected us from the beginning to the community where our Group was born and has grown,” said Maurizio Radici, Vice President and COO of RadiciGroup. “TPR is the ‘oldest’ Group company, but it is also a business carrying on the production of innovative products developed to meet the needs of markets, like construction, that are demanding more and more energy efficient products.”
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