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

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


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

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.”.

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

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

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.

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

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

It is during these years that 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.

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

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.


Albini Trading Shanghai is founded.


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

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

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

Stefano Albini 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.

Opens ALBINI_next, the Albini Group think tank dedicated to the acceleration of ideas and technology transfer between science and industry.

The reorganistation phase continues in the new post-Covid19 normal. Great emphasis placed on the progressive digitisation of costumer services. The Albino plant recives ISO 14001:2015 enviromental certification.


The group consolidates its platform European production with the acquisition of the majority of the Maclodio KFT spinning mill
in Hungary.