Signorini & Ulivelli srl
If one plus one equals three
Merging the people, skills, expertise, and production processes of two thriving companies from very distinct worlds into a single company is deﬁnitely an ambitious move that not everyone would have the courage to achieve.
We are talking about Signorini&Ulivelli, an industrial aggregate in the plains between Sesto Fiorentino and Prato that was recently founded from the merger of two very important companies: Signorini, a prestigious brand of faucets and ﬁttings that has been active for a hundred years, and Ulivelli, a historic company that has produced fashion accessories and metal work for luxury leather goods for sixty years.
An idea that emerged and developed rapidly, thanks to the force with which the protagonists of this endeavour believe in the project.
A way of delivering a strong message to the market but also to its competitors: adopting a system is possible; in fact, it is necessary to safeguard the local business network.
An evolution to adapt to a market, especially that of luxury goods, which is increasingly pointed in an industrial direction.
Artisan dimensions, although continuing to be a ‘Made in Italy’ advantage, are no longer sufﬁcient on their own to meet the performance and
standards required by the international fashion houses that produce in Tuscany.
A bet brought forward with humility by those directly involved, but with the awareness of wanting to raise the bar of expectations by both Signorini and Ulivelli while trying to be an example for other companies in the sector.
With this move, the new Signorini&Ulivelli company aims to develop the services, creation and production times of both companies involved.
Brass is the raw material used for both of the “home” core businesses.
Therefore, by combining forces and the various production phases they have in common, such as the machine shop, grinding, polishing and assembly, all this is now gathered at the Signorini plant in Prato (5000 m² with 80 employees).
The galvanic baths, however, will remain separate since the accessories and faucets require different processing methods and times: the Ulivelli location in Sesto Fiorentino still fully operational.
Remarkable open-mindedness, productive ﬂexibility, experience in their respective ﬁelds of competence: a cocktail of ingredients that sets the stage for a unique experiment, intended to be talked about and hopefully, to set a standard.
To demonstrate beyond any theory, that when there is passion and conviction, one plus one can equal three!