Our first 95 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:
Alfredo Grassi establishes itself in Busto Arsizio (VA) as a technical textile manufacturer
In addition to the production of technical fabrics, the company also begins to produce technical clothing
The plant moves from the historical site of Busto Arsizio to the modern and present headquarters of Lonate Pozzolo (VA)
Certification of the first personal protective equipment (PPE) in Italy with the CE marking
Obtains the ISO 9001 Quality Management system certification, still in force
Opening of the production unit in Romania
Establishment of the Grassi France branch
Obtains the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certification, still in force.
Obtains the SA 8000 Social Accountability certification
Obtains the GoreTex Gold Level certification
Opening of the production unit in Tunisia
Construction of the photovoltaic plant at the Italian headquarters in Lonate Pozzolo with a production capacity of 450,000 kW per year
Establishment of Grassi Spain
Obtains the NATO AQAP certification, still in force
Construction of the photovoltaic plant in Romania with a production capacity of 6,000,000 kW per year
Opening of the production unit in Albania
Obtains the CradleToCradle certification, still in force
Obtains the STeP by Oeko-Tex certification, still in force
Obtains the BS OHSAS 18001 occupational health and safety management system certification, still in force
Establishment of the Gr10K sustainable start-up that produces garments for the fashion world using unsold dead stock fabrics
Establishment of an innovative weaving process made in Italy which creates high performance and sophisticated technical fabrics
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
Establishment of a collaboration with Humana People To People Italia Onlus for the reuse of items in stock and for an organic farming project.
ZTECH TEXTILE Romania is born: 40 looms for a production of 1 million meters / year of fabric.
Our company TTT participates in the TRICK project, the European blockchain for a traceable and sustainable textile sector