1945–2015: 70th Anniversary - Message From The Board

Piero Albini

"2015 is a special year for all of us at Albini & Pitigliani.

It was 70 years ago, on August 2, 1945, when my father and Mr. Pitigliani established the Company in Prato, a textile center near Florence.

Initially the Company handled domestic traffic mostly for the south of Italy; then, in conjunction with the economic boom of the 1950’s, the Company grew quickly and developed European and overseas traffic.

In order  to offer our customers a very accurate service, the Company made joint ventures in Europe, the United States, and Asia to reach the present dimensions of 60 associated companies and a staff of about 1500 people.

Our grateful thoughts go to the Founders and to Fabrizio Pitigliani, who have been the engine for such development.

Together with my brother Nando, I support the third generation, who are very concerned about continuing the families’ traditions, not only in terms of feelings and mutual friendship, but also in terms of remarkable developments and success.

They face difficult times and big changes in a world full of contradictions, but they seem ready to hand over the message of the past generations to the fourth one, who seems to be getting ready! 

On behalf of the Board, I want to thank all our past and present employees and associates around the world, and above all, our customers who have trusted us with their business and have enabled us to achieve our goals." 

Piero Albini