Jersey Lomellina
27 September 2012

1962-2012. Carvico S.p.A. celebrates its first 50 years of activity

2012 is for Carvico S.p.A. a fundamental landmark: its 50th anniversary.
The company, then called “Tessitura di Carvico”, was officially established on July 12, 1962 by Giuseppe Colnaghi, one of the first Italian entrepreneurs  who managed to identify the opportunities offered by the textile industry and interpret them with passion, competence and a pioneering spirit, which allowed him to match his name to the one of its business. Over the past 50 years Carvico has consolidated its position in the market and its solid reputation, becoming the protagonist of one of the greatest success stories in the textile field. In order to better celebrate its fiftieth year of activity, relive its achievements and share such an important moment with all those people who, in the past, in the present and, hopefully in the future, have helped and will help in making Carvico S.p.A. the big company it is today, organized, on Saturday 14 July and Sunday 15 July, a prestigious event reflecting the company’s philosophy and future targets.  At the core of such events were Carvico’s employees who gathered together to celebrate the past 50 years of the company. Saturday 14 July – Gala Dinner
The Colnaghi family and Carvico’e smployees met their relatives, friends, authorities, clients and suppliers at the company’s headquarters (in Carvico – Bergamo) to start with them an emotional, moving journey across the amazing world of Carvico, through all the production stages of Carvico’s fabrics.
Different tours and sensorial installations recreated all work stations and made the guests plunge into a surreal and exciting atmosphere. The tour ended when the guests arrived in Carvico’s green area, where they were greeted in an elegant frame tent furnished and decorated with the company’s colours which would then seat all the over 600 participants. The Gala Reception started in the garden with a “welcome cocktail” with background jazz music and then culminated in an exclusive Gala Dinner, which opened with a moving standing ovation dedicated to the company’s founder, Mr. Giuseppe Colnaghi. After the thank you speeches given by Carvico SpA General Manager , Mr Stefano Eretti, and by Carvico Chairman and C.E.O. Mrs. Laura Colnaghi Calissoni, a video interview to the company’s collaborators, shot over the past months, was broadcast so that everyone had the chance to show their gratitude and talk about their company.
Following such opening ceremony and the triumphal arrival of a huge cake, Mrs. Colnaghi, her sons and the Colnaghi sisters (the unforgettable triplets acting in the classic IMEC TV commercial) thanked all those people who have collaborated to the company’s success and then made a toast to the future of the family business. The party then continued and all the guests were invited to go back to the garden to watch un unexpected and amazing fireworks show and enjoy the music which has characterized the last 50 years. On Sunday 15 July, the company turned into the “Carvico’s Magic World”, with an exciting program dedicated to the company’s employees’ families and their kids; these latter had therefore the chance to first see where and how their parents work, and then to spend with them some good, quality time playing games and having great fun.
During the previous night, the frame tent had been turned into a fairy-tale playground: inflatable structures, ball pits, a theatre stage, a face-painting stand, several creative labs with Carvico fabrics being, once again, the absolute protagonists of the day. Children could create clothes, decorations and accessories and then took part in a special fashion show with an enthusiastic audience; they could dance listening to the “Carvico Style” jingle which had been created and recorded for the company’s event. A magic, funny atmosphere which will stay in our minds and hearts for good. People, stories, events and happenings which have marked the past 50 years have then been collected in a special monograph entitled “Carvico 1962-2012. Knitted in history”: an exciting journey describing all the essential factors which have characterized Carvico S.p.A. up to today and which will work as the foundation of our future and more ambitious targets.