Manifattura di Domodossola S.p.A.
was established in 1913 when its founder, Giuseppe
Polli, purchased a factory that produced large ropes for ships,
braided products and ribbons. He was a very far-sighted man and was
one of the first to register the company with the American Chamber
of Commerce in Italy in 1918. He was also one of the founding
members of the local Industrial Association immediately after the
First World War in 1919. He continued to lead the company up to the
Second World War, when the company grew to over 300 employees, and
then left it to his sons Angelo and Gianfranco.
His grandsons, Giuseppe and Mauro, took over in the Seventies, and
his great granddaughters, Giulia and Silvia, now also take an active
part in running the company. This is clearly a typical family-run
Italian company, with a strong sense of tradition. Its ongoing
efforts to produce innovative new products have allowed the company
to survive two world wars and numerous recessions, including the
Manifattura di Domodossola has changed significantly over the past
thirty years, having developed its production of highly
sophisticated articles aimed at the higher end of the market.
For example in the Eighties, after great effort, the first
machine-made braided elastic and leather belts were produced; this
was something that could previously be done only by hand. The true
masterpiece was the tubular leather belt, which was given the name
PRIMA since it was a world first. It is still one of the key pieces
produced by Manifattura di Domodossola. Other items produced on
large looms were made along with the braided products in the
Nineties, such as leather woven materials and textile and copper
fibres. For the first time they reached sizes of 140 cm.
innovation and development of new products, along with the study of
new production processes, have called for the construction of a new
plant, a few kilometres away from the historical one in Domodossola.
Inaugurated in 2007, it is one of the most beautiful examples of
industrial architecture in Italy. Completely made of steel and glass,
the building covers an indoor area of 8,000 sqm surrounded by a
10,000 sqm garden.
In 2013 the company celebrated its first 100-year anniversary. Its
history is characterized by an obsessive search for
environmental-friendly raw materials and exclusively in-house
production processes, which have become the key to a successful 100%
Made in Italy product.
looking to the future, while still anchored to the values and
traditions of its local territory, at the beginning of its second
century of business the company inaugurated two new corporate
divisions which lend their names to its brands:
This fine leather goods brand offers an
exclusive collection of belts, bracelets,
small accessories and luxury purses,
business and travel bags.
This furniture brand is specialized in the
production of luxury materials that are
perfect for lining the walls of yachts,
aircrafts, private residences, stores and