The history of our business dates almost as far back as the history of paper in Europe itself. Over the years, we’ve consistently been at the forefront of our industry, pioneering the techniques and processes that make paper the beautiful, versatile medium it is. It’s a tradition of sustained growth and innovation we’re proud to continue to this day. Building on the past. Delivering the future.
1264 - First record of the production of carta bambagina – an early form of cotton-based paper – in Fabriano, according to a document from the Historical Archive of Matelica.
1717 - Giuseppe Fedrigoni founds the San Colombano paper mill at Trambilleno (Rovereto).
1888 - Giuseppe Antonio Fedrigoni sets up the Fedrigoni paper mill in Verona.
1938 - Gianfranco Fedrigoni (Giuseppe’s grandson) takes over the Varone paper mill.
1945 - Shortly before the end of World War II the mill at Verona is completely destroyed by air bombing. Family and workers contribute their own money to help with the reconstruction, without waiting for state aid or the Marshall plan.
1963 - A third paper mill in Arco is set up to produce the first punched cards for IBM machines, ushering in the dawn of the computing age.
1977 - The first trial batch of Post-It™ notes is produced by 3M with paper from the Varone Mill.
1987 - The first European distribution companies are opened in Germany and Spain, followed in 1993 by Fedrigoni UK and Fedrigoni France.
1989 - Arconvert is founded to make self-adhesive products.
1993 - The Group takes over ownership of the Spanish adhesive paper firm Manter.
2002 - The Euro is introduced as a single European currency. The Group acquires ownership of the historic paper company Cartiere Miliani Fabriano, which is licensed to produce paper for the Italian Euro notes.
2004 - Fabriano Securities is set up, specializing in security and anti-counterfeiting systems.
2006 - Founding of the Fedrigoni Asia office. The converting plant of Castelraimondo in Fabriano is also set up.
2009 - The group sets up Arconvert Brasil, its first overseas production plant.