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HERITAGE

The origins, the history and the success of a family business.

1876
Zaffiro Borgomanero founds the company “Z. Borgomanero & C.” in Desenzano sul Serio, in the borough of Albino (Bergamo – Italy).

1890

Giovanni Albini, grandson of Zaffiro Borgomanero, inherits the company and establishes itself on the local economy scene.

1919
His children, Riccardo and Silvio, respectively inherit the spinning mill, Industrie Riunite Filati, and the weaving mill, which took the name of “Dr. Silvio Albini & C.”.

1930
New forms of organization and large investments in production facilities make it possible to face the 1929 crisis with a positive outcome.

1962
Installation of a new weaving room. The company management is handed down to the fourth generation: Giancarlo, Marino, Piero and Gianni.

1984-1990
Gradually enters the company the fifth generation of the Albini family, composed of Silvio, Stefano, Fabio and Andrea. In these years a great international development begins, accompanied by important investments for the modernization of the productive structure.

1992
Three historic British brands are taken over: Thomas Mason, David & John Anderson and Ashton Shirtings, along with a historical archive of over 700 volumes.

1996
The path of vertical integration starts with the acquisition of the finishing plant of Brebbia (North of Italy).

2000-2006
It is during these years that the Albini Group starts to take shape. Manifattura di Albiate and Dietfurt S.r.o. (in Czech Republic) are purchased. In 2003, the production site in Mottola (South of Italy), an exceedingly modern facility for fabric preparation and weaving was inaugurated.

2008
The new Logistics Centre is built in Gandino (Bergamo-Italy), which also carries out final controls and chemical-physical tests on finished fabrics.

2009-2010
The Mediterranean Textile weaving mill and the Delta Dyeing dye facility in Egypt become operational. In 2010 Albini Group begins the innovative project of cultivation of the finest cotton in Egypt called Giza 87 and Giza 45.

2011

Albini Trading Shanghai is founded and the finished fabric laboratory of the Group receives the prestigious ACCREDIA accreditation.

2012

Albini Energia and I Cotoni di Albini are established and Albini Donna is born: a collection dedicated to the female universe.

2013-2014
Albini Group becomes an increasingly global reality and opens two new sales offices, one in Hong Kong and one in New York.

2017
The company invests in digital media through influencer marketing projects and launches the “Fabric Butler by Albini Group” app.

2018

In January the memorable President Silvio Albini suddenly dies. Stefano becomes the new President. The Brebbia production site is awarded ISO 14001:2015 environmental certification and the “Traceable Fashion” project is born, in collaboration with Oritain.

Today

Albini Group is now lead by the fifth generation of the family. The company’s offer currently includes over 20,000 fabrics every year and is capable of satisfying the diverse demands in more than 80 countries. As the leading European manufacturer of shirting fabrics, Albini Group’s export turnover is over 70%.