On the thread of history: since 1889 until today, towards the future
Every day we are committed to promoting Made in Italy textile excellence through the production of cotton system yarns. Resistant like our yarns, Pozzi Electa has reached the fifth generation of the family. Together, we are ready to write new chapters of our history, faithful to Italian tradition, environment-friendly and committed to people’s well-being, from our staff to our customers.
In your hands, we leave the threads of a precious and long-lived weft, for you to discovered and continue to weave.
The Belle Époque of Italian spinning
For us, quality of yarns is proportional to ethics, reliability, and professionalism.
Pozzi Electa has chosen to consistently oppose a market of low-cost imports, exploitation of workers and standardized production. We want to make a difference and honor the authentic Made in Italy, which for us means 100% Made in Val Seriana. A shiny, lively, and resilient thread binds us to this territory, to its community, from which our staff originate. The same thread connects the dots of past and present, projecting us towards the challenges of the future. We have been preparing for decades: find out how.
Our story begins on November 18th, 1889, when the company “Fratelli Pozzi fu Pasquale” buys the buildings with the “Fucina Nuova” in the municipality of Parre, Ponte della Selva.
“Fucina Nuova” corresponds to a land with a mill and the “water rights” of the Serio river.
Here, our ancestors shape their ecosystem. In the first place, they replace the old mill with a brand-new vertical axis Kaplan turbine – the third one built by Riva Calzoni. Then they proceed with the construction of the residential area: houses for workers and employees, a church with rectory and oratory, a boarding school, a kindergarten, and a school.
Our family shapes the small village of Ponte Selva, part of the municipality of Parre. The first plant of Fratelli Pozzi has 6,300 ring spindles and 130 workers, 35 men and 95 women.
Textile development from the years of the world wars to the industrial boom
The First and the Second World War periods were marked by great difficulties and apparently insurmountable obstacles, such as the lack of skilled labor and raw materials.
Despite this, the company increases its production reaching 250 employees and expanding the existing plant: 4 floors for 18,900 spindles. Furthermore, the legal seat is moved to Milan, the strategic point of the industrial triangle. After the Second World War, the company continued its development, which culminated in the construction of a new spinning mill in Clusone.
Lo sviluppo tessile
Dagli anni delle guerre mondiali al boom industriale
I periodi della Prima e della Seconda Guerra Mondiale sono segnati da grandi difficoltà e ostacoli in apparenza insormontabili, a causa della mancanza di manodopera specializzata e di materie prime. Nonostante ciò, l’azienda incrementa la propria produzione fino a impiegare 250 operai e amplia lo stabilimento esistente: 4 piani per 18.900 fusi ring. Inoltre, la sede legale viene trasferita a Milano, vertice strategico del triangolo industriale. Nel secondo dopoguerra, l’azienda continua il suo sviluppo, che culmina con la costruzione di una nuova filatura a Clusone.
A new ethical awareness
From the 1990s to the 2000s
Towards environmental sustainability
Clusone’s enterprise proceeds in grand style.
In the mid-nineties, the increase in its production capacity led to the construction of a new plant.
In the meantime, we have a desire to optimize energy consumption, reduce the environmental impact and improve the quality of life of our community and, consequently, of our customers.
For these reasons, in 2008 we completed the total refurbishment of the Ponte Selva hydroelectric plant by installing a new turbine and a new last generation alternator. Between 2012 and 2015 the roof of the Clusone plant was equipped with two new generation photovoltaic systems. Finally, in 2018 the last hydroelectric power plant built on the DMV (Minimum Vital Outflow) was inaugurated again on the Serio River. In the meantime, production activities continue with over 22,000 ring spindles. We have never stopped innovating machinery for greater customization, versatility, and quality of our yarns. We have combined a constant ethical commitment to technological innovation for a more sustainable future.
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