FILATURA OROBICA
di Facchi Giampietro & C. s.n.c.

Filatura Orobica is a spinning carded wool company; its production line takes place on the surface of about 5000 m2. The production focuses on yarn counts between NM 1,500 and NM 5,000, with single head or twisted in more heads, using different materials: wool, acrylic, polyester, viscose, nylon and tencel.

1962

ESTABLISHMENT

In that year the company was established by 3 partners. The building is seated in Vertova, a small town in the province of Bergamo, in Lombardy. Just between the 50s and 60s in the middle of Valle Seriana, where is also located Vertova, developed spinning, weaving and dyeing businesses of wool and other fibers.
Filatura Orobica started its business using synthetic fibers for the production of blankets.

1970s

ENLARGEMENT

The business developed successfully and it was necessary the extension of productive area, that from the initial 1,500 m2 arrived at a coverage of 5.000 m2. During that period, the production was mainly for the domestic market.

1980s

GROWTH

The company was taken over by one of its founding members: Servilio Corlazzoli, who gradually entrusted the management to his children Gian Paolo, Gabriella and Gianpietro. Also in this decade, the company continued its growth on the market, by reorganizing and modernizing the plants. From the initial use of synthetic fibers, the company introduced the processing of natural fibers in particular wool. This new stage allowed to propose its products successfully also on the northern European countries markets.

1990s

FOCUS OF THE PRODUCTION

The company mainly focused the production on needs of foreign markets, specializing in the processing of all-wool used for the production of carpets and fitted carpets.

Today

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

The modernization continued until today by improving the selection of raw materials, mainly wool, and production processes. Particular attention has been adopted to meet the needs of refined customers, who are always more interested in a high quality product, both in the production of yarn and in its shades of colour. Therefore, Filatura Orobica established a strong and forthright relationship with its customers, developing samples that are approved by them before producing the entire batch. Up with the times, production and management were as much as possible automated and computerized.