The company was set up in 1930 and, Pininfarina’s business was based on constructing special bodywork designs, made in one-off pieces or as part of a very limited series. After the end of the Second World War, with the introduction of mass production, Pininfarina knew exactly what was needed to expand, resulting in the introduction of the latest structures and technological means.
Today, Pininfarina is an industrial group with more than 2,700 employees, a production level of approximately 50,000 units per year and a turnover of around 1,300 billion lira. The Chairman of the Group is Cavaliere Del Lavoro Sergio Pininfarina, the second member of the family to receive the Italian Compasso d’Oro Award for his career.
In 1986, the Pininfarina Group opened a new associated concern, Pininfarina Extra, run by Paolo Pininfarina, expressly dedicated to Product Design, which carries out research into the various fields of industrial design without ever losing sight of its cultural and industrial roots. It is precisely from this long experience that the origins of two series of products “Daytona” and “Tank”, designed for Colombo Design, derive.
COLOMBO DESIGN STRENGTHENS PARTNERSHIP WITH CESANA
Colombo Design and Cesana continue on their development path by strengthening the strategic
partnership that already links the two companies from 2014 for the production and marketing of
shower boxes in Italy and on all the main foreign markets. Colombo Design has acquired a
corporate participation of Cesana srl, supporting the founding partners in the management of the
company and giving modern production and logistics help, one of the most modern and efficient in
the sector at a European level. Important news that will follow in the coming months. The
production of the shower enclosures will be integrated into the production unit of Terno d'Isola
(BG) starting from the month of September. The commercial and distribution structure will be
strengthened and supported thanks to the physical opening of a prestigious exhibition space in Via
Solferino 18 in Milan. The investments foreseen for the development of products are also
significant and only few will be part of the exhibition at the Salone del Bagno 2018 stand.