The Filippi family business was founded by Ernesto as a sole proprietor firm for the production of solid wood semi-finished products for the furniture industry. With the recycled material resulting from this activity, we developed the creation of curtain rings.
The company enjoyed a strong phase of international expansion thanks to Ernesto’s sons, Gino and Salvatore, who became increasingly involved in the management of customers and the search for new markets.
Converting the traditional processing of semi-finished wood products and in consideration of the need, owing to radical changes in the markets, to diversify the company’s production, Salvatore and Gino, with his son Guido, started a whole new department engaged in the finishing of multilayer panels mainly destined to the campervan-caravan sector. This was the first time we participated, never to abandon them, in international fairs with global importance that proved to be the key to new markets and for an encouraging growth for us.
Despite the unfavourable economic situation, our company was gradually able to assert itself globally by exploiting the flexibility and professionalism that has always distinguished us. During this period we increased and consolidated our export share through internationalisation initiatives carried out by Francesca Filippi, Gino’s eldest daughter. There was also continuous investment on personnel, technology and production spaces, which allowed us to expand the available range of panel based products.
The collaboration with the Italian businessman Giorgio Levoni, gave further impulse to our business and marked the beginning of a new phase of growth and strong development for our company, which by now was exporting to over 20 countries worldwide. With the creation of the melamine department and commissioning of digital printing, the creation of an entire factory dedicated to carpentry and the presentation of the new flagship product VittEr®, our company reached an extremely wide range of markets and, although historically engaged in the supply for the campervan-caravan industry, new sectors (i.e. residential furniture, contract work, nautical and game tables sectors) accepted our products with great satisfaction. Strongly rooted in its territory and always devoted to internationalisation, we became the European company with the widest range of quality “panel” products: poplar plywood with paper finish lamination, laminated birch plywood panels, many types of panels with custom digital print melamine finishes, VittEr® compact laminate panels made-to-order, up to complete furniture kits… Our flexibility opened a world of possibilities for us that we faced as a family business supported and driven by our values.
The Filippi family, at the helm for three generations.