SPI begins its “adventure” thanks to the initiative of the Mangione brothers, with only 3 employees, who are all still within the organisation, as a limited responsibility company distributing semi-finished products in Italy.
Even in this phase, there was already the attitude toward research and innovation that still distinguishes SPI’s philosophy and working ethic today. SPI creates systems and mechanisms for windows and doors of new design and attains several patents.
The company patents an innovative system for aluminium-wooden doors and windows, which is used to manufacture tailor-made, finished products. SPI thus transforms into a manufacturing company, combining the utmost craftsmanship with top-rated industrial production strategies.
SPI becomes a joint company and expands its production range to include aluminium–wooden and aluminium windows and doors, aluminium blinds and shutters and external doors.
Meanwhile, SPI finestre becomes an Italian leader in insulating doors and windows and now operates through 3 production sites which extend over a surface area of 40,000 m2. The workforce is 200 strong, which includes the sales force operating throughout Italy.
The range of windows and doors is completed with the production of highly insulating and environmentally friendly PVC windows and doors in a specific 5,000 m2 production facility.
SPI’s internal organisation is being gradually structured and alongside the traditional departments (Production, Management, Administration, Purchasing Office, Technical Division) there are innovative departments such as: Customer-Care, Logistics , Communication and Marketing and Research and Development.
Highly qualified personnel, graduates and engineers coming from the most prestigious universities in Italy work in each department.