Tradition and innovation: a winning sinergy
The Scaglia family were skilled woodwork craftsmen (bobbins, button moulds); from the Imagna Valley they moved to Bembilla in the late 1700. Three generations later in 1868, one of them, Martino, moved to Milan. The main city of Lombardia at that time was the most important market in the whole Italian peninsula, as well as a rapidily growing economic and cultural centre. There in 1881 the Martino Scaglia enterprise was founded and Martino trained his two sons in his craftship: Stefano was put in charge of production and Martino of sales.
During the new century early years, up to the beginning of the Great War, the market of wooden bobbins, spools and pulleys kept growing, so Stefano returned to his home town, Brembilla, and established there a larger production unit in a new building, that was in the next years enlarged and renewed several times and today is still the seat of Scaglia group.
Since the beginning innovation was the leading attitude of Martino Scaglia who right away equipped the new workshop with machinery which were technology advanced for those days, and in 1911 he registered the patent of a device that doubled the lathe work speed.
Innovation attitude that popped up again even stronger after the Second World War, when a technology revolution started, which led to a real upheaval of Scaglia's production materials and methods.
In the years '50 and '60 a worldwide salesnet was established which, for that time, was particularly wide, covering areas such as Russia, South America and Asia. In 1970 Scaglia started to diversify its product range and gave life to different Departments dedicated to new business areas; Scaglia Spa in the early years 1980 started to manufacture the electronic industrial manipulator Liftronic, today produced by Scaglia Indeva spa. Today Scaglia Group is made of three Share Holding Companies busy in three different product markets, yet with the same innovation attitude still in common.
In the valley the sound of a siren
The Scaglias and their Business. two centuriesof industry between Bergamo and Milan