History

Our first 90 years

Founded in 1925 as a technical textiles manufacturer, over the years we have evolved from being a technical clothing manufacturer with about a hundred employees to being an international group. What’s our secret? Working together with passion and creating new innovative solutions to offer stylish and high-performance garments with an eye to the environment and society.

Walk with us through the most important steps that have made a small, family-run business become an international leader in the textile industry:

1925

Alfredo Grassi establishes itself in Busto Arsizio (VA) as a technical textile manufacturer

1934

In addition to the production of technical fabrics, the company also begins to produce technical clothing

1986

The plant moves from the historical site of Busto Arsizio to the modern and present headquarters of Lonate Pozzolo (VA)

1994

Certification of the first personal protective equipment (PPE) in Italy with the CE marking

1995

Obtains the ISO 9001 Quality Management system certification, still in force

1996

Opening of the production unit in Romania

2005

Establishment of the Grassi France branch

2008

Obtains the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certification, still in force.

2009

Obtains the SA 8000 Social Accountability certification

2010

Obtains the GoreTex Gold Level certification

2011

Opening of the production unit in Tunisia

2011

Construction of the photovoltaic plant at the Italian headquarters in Lonate Pozzolo with a production capacity of 450,000 kW per year

2012

Establishment of Grassi Spain

2012

Obtains the NATO AQAP certification, still in force

2013

Construction of the photovoltaic plant in Romania with a production capacity of 6,000,000 kW per year

2014

Opening of the production unit in Albania

2015

Obtains the CradleToCradle certification, still in force

2016

Obtains the STeP by Oeko-Tex certification, still in force

2017

Obtains the BS OHSAS 18001 occupational health and safety management system certification, still in force

2017

Establishment of the Gr10K sustainable start-up that produces garments for the fashion world using unsold dead stock fabrics

2018

Establishment of an innovative weaving process made in Italy which creates high performance and sophisticated technical fabrics

2019

Establishment of the Amici della Grassi 1925 association made up of employees and former employees to develop and keep alive the relationships that were formed in the workplace