A company’s success depends on many things: competence, reliability, professionalism. All of this is true for EMMETIbut still not enough to be able to follow its history completely. What such a picture lacks is something else, the relationship of friendship and strong cooperation between the members.
First and foremost, between the two founders, Cantadori and Colli, to strengthen the existing shareholders framework: Claudio Cantadori, Mara Colli (Mr. Colli’s daughter), Giovanna Costi (Mr Colli’s wife), Fausto Savazzi, Iames and Francesco Tesauri as well as long-term collaborators, such as Maurizio Chiari.
EMMETI’s story starts with Claudio Cantadori, who was urged to start working for himself by his uncle. Cantadori developed a relationship with Livio Colli based on friendship and professional understanding. Colli helped his friend until they decided to leave the company and work together, founding their company in 1973. The offices were in a country house where the partners worked in what had been some stables. They were difficult years but the order book grew and assistants were needed, such as Maurizio Chiari, taken on in 1976. The book-keeping was pretty rudimentary but the 800 square meters factory in Via Volta was established and this enabled them to organise better. Colli got in touch with a young technician whom he had only recently met, Iames Tesauri, who decided to join the group.
Colli proved to be determined and convincing, according to Tesauri himself, had extraordinary charisma: he knew how to choose and motivate people. In the early 1980s the new name EMMETIcorresponded very well to the requirements of being recognised in the market and was adopted as the name of the new company which came into being in 1983 when Iames Tesauri joined Cantadori and Colli.
The 1st depalletizing machine became a commercial fly-wheel of unsuspected value: a technician from the glassworks group AVIR of Milan saw the machine working while it was lifting layers of bottles from a pallet and transfer them onto a receiving table and then to a filler. He saw the possibility for a reverse process: place layers of bottles on pallet. Collaboration with AVIR would be long (it is still active nowadays) and would open doors to a number of important orders.
Company growth was extraordinary in the 1980s with 50 employees. The owners divided themselves up between the main areas of activity: Tesauri concentrated on technical area, Colli on commercial area and Cantadori on production area. In the meantime a new factory was built in Via Galvani, EMMETIspecialises in glass but orients itself specifically on foreign markets. The initial idea of a custom made product proved to be a winning one, despite the competitive market and high quality standards. Operations followed in Spain, Germany, Japan and United States.
A sad note was struck by the sudden death on Christmas day , 2001, of one of the founders, Livio Colli. But the company’s structure consists of a youthful management team which is proud of the company’s past and only hopes to improve on it in the future..