Pellan Italia Highlights

March 27, 2020

A message from Carlotta Pignatti Costamagna to Pellan Italia companies and their collaborators and partners

Carlotta Pignatti Costamagna wants to express her sympathy and closeness to the companies in the Pellan Group. In the herewith below letter, the Pellan Italia President wants to […]
February 19, 2020

Fiscatech launches the Savewater Project

Water is defined asthe gold of the third millennium and Fiscatech, in the evolution of its Sustainability project, decided to invest in 2020 in the conservation […]

Pellan Italia


Who we are, what we do.


Pellan Italia is the Parent Company of a group of Italian and foreign companies, established on December 31st, 2014. It operates as a holding company for a well developed system of different production entities which move and evolve around three models which are common to all of them: diversification, innovation and sustainability.


Part of the Group:


FISCATECH S.P.A.

Established in 1964 as Fiscagomma S.p.A. and subsequently renamed as Fiscatech after the merger of its to production sites: Fiscatech Vigevano and Sogetec Cormons under a single brand name.


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CERERE 81

Organic farm of Pellan Italia, 500 hectares near Confienza, in the heart of Lomellina.


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CESARE GALDABINI S.P.A.

Worldwide leader in the Precision Mechanics sector (straightening machines, material testing machines, hydraulic presses, automatic lines).


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BEDIMENSIONAL S.P.A.

Innovative start-up born as a spin-off of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), engaged in the industrialization of graphene and other two-dimensional crystals.


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Champions of inovation


"I've always had the best results in my life when I developed something new”.


This is how Achille Costamagna, founder of Pellan Italia, summarizes over half a century of an entrepreneurial adventure, his own, which had experienced both unprecedented success and the recession and a sharp contraction in the traditional leather goods sector, always betting on innovation.


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Fiscagomma represented the affirmation of a fully integrated industrial reality, capable of complete control over a fully integrated production process: from the fibers used for the non woven supports to the coagulated fabrics, the infinite finishings and to digital printing. It is no coincidence that the formula "creative synthetics" interprets the reality of a company which, after starting with the production of latex foams and synthetic leathers for the footwear industry, managed to extend its product range so to approach bags, bookbinding, luxury packaging, upholstery, among technical applications.

In the second half of the 1980s, first in the World, Fiscagomma launches an innovative polyurethane coagulated lining on non-woven fabric, while Sogetec specializes in the production of non-woven fabrics and bases. From those days on, we can still find innovation and creativity today in Fiscatech, a forerunner in the field of new hi performing and fashionable materials from renewable sources.
The theme of sustainability (and related ethical values) - originally affirmed in Fiscatech - today represents the main feature of a new challenge stretching within the group and inspires - as happens in Cerere 81 with the Kyrie farmhouse (2020) - new strategies and new investments for the Group.

With the historic Cesare Galdabini S.p.a. (1890) Pellan Italia approaches the challenges of the future of machine tools, investing more than 7% of its turnover in R&D.

Finally, in BeDimensional (2019), Pellan Italia brings the Group's experience and diversification to a whole new level by taking on the challenge of industrializing new materials (graphene, two-dimensional crystals) and the great potential connected with their transversal qualities capable of revolutionizing the performance of many products and the balance of their markets.

SustainItaly


Up to the present: when innovating means winning the challenge of sustainability.


We talk a lot about innovation for sustainability as well as innovation as sustainability. An ethical commitment which has become an integral part of those who want to approach in a unique and proactive way the market. And win. Technologies, furthermore, which represent as its best a “trend innovation” by product and process. Taking into reality schemes and products characterized by a very original sustainItaly.


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100% Made in Italy needs now to be as creative, as technical, as highly performing, as sustainable. Technology and investments are structured and implement right in the view of granting all of this together, and hey are object on a constant strive for improvement.
Technologies, furthermore, which represent as its best a “trend innovation” by product and process. Taking into reality schemes and products characterized by a very original sustainItaly.

Our wonders


The wonders of Pellan concern the originality of the products, the discovery of new materials, the case history of the markets, its being more and more convincingly bio-oriented.


FROM THE BRAND RINNOVA: SUPER®, ULTRA® and CIRCULAR®

SUPER®


Made with raw materials from renewable sources, and unique production layouts, Super® is the true champion of the SustainItaly paradigm. Dedicated to the sustainable fashion market, with low environmental impact as certified by a specific LCA, Super®, solvent free, with vegetable origin, water-repellent and capable of high resistance, interprets the European directives on chemicals. And it allows the production of customized materials: from small leather goods and belts to bags of different shapes, to footwear and luggage, from bookbinding to luxury packaging, automotive, outdoor-indoor furniture, to the clothing sector.

E-ULTRA®

Besides and together with SUPER®, combining performance with attention to the environment, Fiscatech's R&D has perfected the development of a further variant in the collection of eco-sustainable materials, its complement: the E-Soft ULTRA collection. E-ULTRA is a coated product that offers to the customers an even higher percentage from renewable sources. It also combines a lower weight and a softer and rounder hand, making the material suitable for a wider number of applications, both as regards specific modeling in the footwear and leather goods segment, and expanding the potential field of use to other sectors such as furniture, packaging, clothing.

CIRCULAR®

If plastic is becoming one of the biggest problems for the planet for many, for others it is an incredible resource from which to develop ecological projects. CIRCULAR® is the new non-woven fabric by Fiscatech, a performing, versatile and environmentally sensitive product. The production starts from post-consumer recycled polyester fibers, obtained from the recovery of PET bottles and guaranteed by the Global Recycle Standard traceability path. CIRCULAR® guarantees excellent mechanical strength combined with a pleasant hand, these make it ideal both as a reinforcement for leather goods and as a non-slip for footwear.

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THE MATERIAL

AND ITS NEW CHALLENGES


After years of success in the footwear and leather goods segments, Pellan Italia has extended, as we have seen, the original Fiscatech approach to the new worlds of binding, luxury packaging, labels, automotive and upholstery. Recently, just from an accurate market research, it has started a new partnership with BeDimensional, the only company in the World able to produce graphene on an industrial basis, so pushing its innovation and performance horizons even further. Investing without hesitation in this forward looking startup, Pellan Italia has been able to quickly kick-off a new phase which leads to the industrial production of graphene (and other two-dimensional crystals) of the highest quality.


THE MATERIAL

AND ITS NEW CHALLENGES


After years of success in the footwear and leather goods segments, Pellan Italia has extended, as we have seen, the original Fiscatech approach to the new worlds of binding, luxury packaging, labels, automotive and upholstery. Recently, just from an accurate market research, it has started a new partnership with BeDimensional, the only company in the World able to produce graphene on an industrial basis, so pushing its innovation and performance horizons even further.
Investing without hesitation in this forward looking startup, Pellan Italia has been able to quickly kick-off a new phase which leads to the industrial production of graphene (and other two-dimensional crystals) of the highest quality.


CASE HISTORY

THE HOLY TEXT


Fiscatech has been able to bring its fashion background to religious publishing by daring to create demand for products being equally suitable for automated book printing and offering an attractive and trendy look.

In this way, it manage to become a key partner for publishers in all denominations and confessions, responding in an adequate and proactive manner to the needs, often very differentiated technically, of Christian, Judaic, Islamic publishing.

Millions of square meters to produce tens of millions of Bibles and Korans, a market which is as traditional and prestigious as it is demanding, technical and creative.

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Fiscatech is the result of the fusion of the experiences and technologies of Sogetec and Fiscagomma.


The two companies, since 1964, have been leaders in the production of innovative technical materials and all their products comply with the REACH regulation: printed, tumbled, embossed, non-wovens, coagulated bases, laminated, microfibres, latex foams, coated textile from renewable sources, solvent-free materials and cycles, recyclable solutions.

For Fiscatech, innovation means creativity, competence and product quality, as well as customer service with the proposal of products free of toxic substances.
It also means carefully and constantly analyzing the markets to predict new trends and needs, to satisfy them with successful 100% Made in Italy items, in respect of the environment, human health and the animal world.

The use of clean energy generated by photovoltaic systems that reduce CO2 emissions into the atmosphere are proof of this. Finally, the ISO: 9001: 2008 - ISO 14001: 2004 and OHSAS18001: 2007 certifications guarantee high standards of quality and safety for the environment and health.


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"We sowed the sea, this checkered sea which are our rice fields”. Cerere 81, the Group's farm, 500 hectares near Confienza, in the heart of Lomellina, among the top 20 in Italy, is dedicated to rice farming and is a supplier of major national players.


Cerere 81, the Group's farm, 500 hectares near Confienza, in the heart of Lomellina, among the top 20 in Italy, is dedicated to rice farming, supplying the major players on national bases in this segment.

Based at the Kyrie farmhouse, which houses the church of Sant’Ignazio (17th century), on the Via Francigena along the road to Vespolate, Cerere 81 is a champion of ecological and environmental sustainability. All stages of production from the first water in the paddy field to the grain processed in the company are followed and controlled to respect nature, the environment and the people who work there: reducing waste, decreasing the use of pesticides, using only resources from 100% renewable energies.

The Cerere paddy field is a sustainable environment in itself, where many animal species continue to inhabit it and a large part of the land - not used - is destined for biodiversity. Sustainable also because we protect the people who work in the fields and by guaranteeing fair compensation to farmers we give consumers the best guarantee.
For Friend of the Earth everything we do is compatible with the idea of ​​sustainability. Not only a good practice for growing rice, but also for cultivating a new idea of ​​the future.

The attention to synergies and interactions in Pellan Italia also suggests the study of an industrial process for the recycling of rice waste, mainly straw, in bio-building applications. Cerere 81 then works on the creation of an entire sustainable production chain related to the new demand represented by experiential tourism which finds in Cascina Kyrie and its multimedia agricultural museum (MAM) a testimony of the best Made in Italy. Landscape, food and bio-agriculture. But also an important memory of the peasant culture to be handed down to the Italian school in the sign of Expo Milano 2015.

In 1949 the director Giuseppe De Santis used Cascina Kyriè as a set for some scenes of the film Riso Amaro, with Silvana Mangano and Vittorio Gassman, considered one of the masterpieces of Italian cinema neorealism.


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Since the initial repair and maintenance of machinery for the textile industry (1890), Galdabini immediately oriented itself towards the construction of machine tools. The company strongly believes that innovation in the design and development of cutting-edge solutions make the difference in the market.


Hence the challenge to offer the best and most recent technology: in fact, Pellan Italia's culture about the product has always been extended to the service for the user. Today, as in the past, the goal is to satisfy customers' needs and requests by investing more than 7% of turnover in R&D, and strongly focusing on innovation in the design and development of cutting-edge solutions to make a difference in an market being both highly competitive and saturated with low quality machines/solutions.
The high customer loyalty index and the reputation gained over the years is for Pellan Italia the best testimony to Galdabini quality. By this spirit has been created the Technology Center, a dedicated area of ​​over 600 square meters where the developed technology is available to the customers, who can view cutting-edge machines, test their products and study - together with our expert - adapted solutions to individual needs. Galdabini products are CE certified and the company is ISO 9001 certified.
Finally, Galdabini, fully up to a 360° customer oriented philosophy, offers a calibration service and metrological activities of the highest quality, with the development of innovative technologies and the support of qualified experts.

Since 1986, a Calibration Laboratory has developed new sectors and expanded the sample instruments and measuring fields accredited first as a SIT Laboratory and today as an ACCREDIA Calibration Center.

The calibration certificates issued by the Laboratory are recognized in all countries participating in the multilateral agreement of the European co-operation for Accreditation (EA) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC).



The innovative start-up BeDimensional was born as a spin-off company of the IIT - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - thanks to the work of three researchers from the Graphene Labs of the IIT: Vittorio Pellegrini, Francesco Bonaccorso and Andrea Gamucci.


After two years of "incubation" within the Institute, BeDimensional finally faces the market. The Camponovo Group acquires 51% of the shares at the beginning of 2018. But the definitive push towards the industrialization process takes place at the end of 2018 with the corporate entry of Pellinitalia with the important investment of 18 mln €.

BeDimensional has signed a space / equipment agreement and an exclusive license agreement for some patents with IIT: including one about industrial production of graphene and other two-dimensional crystals.
Producing graphene and other two-dimensional crystals on an industrial scale, maintaining a high quality standard of the product and offering unique and customized solutions to improve and innovate the performance of customer products, modifying the material through the use of two-dimensional crystals and the application of know-how of its researchers and their scientific method: this is BeDimensional's mission, certainly ambitious.



It is a matter of promoting the encounter between research and business cultures, so to conceive and industrialize new materials capable of revolutionizing, improving, the quality of the objects which populate our daily lives. A world of things to do and improve standing in front of us.



In 2019 Pellan Italia allocated funding to non-profit organizations and charities, specifically to the Centro Cuore di Vigevano Association.


Centro Cuore is an ONLUS for the fight against heart attack and cardiovascular emergencies. The Center, active since 1989, works alongside doctors and public health structures, to promote the culture of cardiovascular disease prevention.
In 2018, Centro Cuore offered more than 5000 health services, carried out free of charge: specialist visits, electrocardiograms, electrocardiographic blood pressure holter, vascular ecodoppler T.S.A. and echocardiographic examinations.

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Pellan Italia


Pellan Italia boasts an extraordinary knowledge of the market, plant structures with industrial vision and capabilities: a great reality which expresses technology and industrial potential, with structures that have walked the paths of Italian industrialization with innovative and important investments.
Our cutting-edge know-how is a window on the future and a guarantee of performance, service, partnership spirit and commitment.


Carlotta Pignatti Costamagna

• Chairman of Pellan Italia
• Chairman of BeDimensional S.p.A
• Chairman of Galdabini S.p.A.

President of Pellan Italia S.a.p.a., since 2017, Carlotta Pignatti Costamagna, a very young business captain, born in Vigevano 26 years ago, assumes the Baton by the will of his grandfather: Achille Costamagna.
Carlotta began her training course at the University of Pavia, obtaining a three-year degree in Administration, Control and Corporate Finance in 2014. She will obtain a Master's degree in Business Administration and Legislation in 2017 at the University of Pavia too.
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