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In addition, there were the job orders obtained beating the competition, such as that concerning the military and merchant navy and the cruisers from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Greece and Turkey, including the supplies for the buffet cars of the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons Lits.
In 1888 the company moved to the outskirts of the city, to a street named after it. In the facilities on Via Fratelli Broggi, surrounded by orchards and gardens, more than 250 workers worked in perfect synergy with the new technologies. The wonderful shop on Corso Vittorio Emanuele was inaugurated in the same year.
In 1906 Broggi became a limited company but it never lost the family spirit and the true passion from which this adventure, spanning 200 years, was born. Società Anonima Broggi, an instrumental organisation in Italian industry, opened sales branches in major cities to satisfy the needs of an ever growing customer base.
Joint work with the appropriate of cials of the Italia di Navigazione SpA made it possible that marine supplies were more suited to the needs of on-board services. After the World War I, Broggi obtained job orders for steamers Giulio Cesare, Duilio, Augustus, from Navigazione Generale Italiana, for Conte Rosso, Conte Verde, Conte Biancamano and Conte Grande of the Lloyd Sabaudo Line, the Ausonia of the Società Italiana dei Servizi Marittimi.
In 1932 Broggi was in charge of supplying the silverware for the two giant transatlantic ships called Rex and Conte di Savoia and the Società Italia.
But Broggi is not synonymous with silverware only. The company’s avant-garde spirit and love for research opened the doors to a new and signi cant production  eld: Stainless steel, which had been used in the hospital sector for a long time then.
For the Nuovo Ospedale Maggiore in Milan, Broggi built individual food trolleys, boxes to carry bread, trays for drugs, bowls for surgical uses, and  nally, the full set of cutlery.
The same stainless steel cutlery was included in the production starting in 1950.
During the harsh and dif cult times of WWII, Broggi were able to soldier on and, in order not to lay off their work force, they moved to Sesto San Giovanni and adjusted their production to the needs of the times. This is how Fercrom was born, a range of cutlery and set of knives made of low alloys and chrome-plated iron. To help their workers, the company reacted in terms of social and welfare issues and opened care facilities, a nursery for children, a company canteen, a creativity group and a lending library. There were also allowances for the families of the workers that were called to  ght at the war as well as food and clothing parcels for such workers.
The crisis that followed the war was a successfully overcome challenge due to the sharp insight of managers and a huge aid by the workers. After a starting period of stagnation, the economy managed to get back to the road of recovery and so did the main sectors orders came from; the hotel industry that was on hold due to the war and the maritime sector that had been hardly hit were back on the pitch.
Demand increased and Broggi had to build a huge plant to get adjusted to the production required. The new plant on Via Olivari was equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, an ef cient chemical laboratory, a modern system for galvanic baths, and an innovative hard silvering system.
Foreign markets were no longer an impossible dream, and Broggi started to supply the world-renowned hotel complexes- from the Twenty One in New York to the Ritz in Paris, and leading foreign partners in the maritime sector.
In the meantime, Broggi-branded items started to be present on the
most re ned tables across Italy. In 1993 the company was purchased by the Bertoli family, who
already owned the Abert group and whose family tradition has known how
to extol the nature of the
company.
Broggi keep
on their path,
making use of
new structures
and strategic equipment to guarantee the company
is always updated to what the market needs.
Continual search for innovative designs, Made-in-Italy quality and know-how are
once again the pillars of the company’s success, whether at national level, in which Broggi is the leading company, or in the international panorama, since Broggi is present in more than 80 countries where they are working in important projects for luxury hotel chains, starred restaurants and ship companies. The blend between old artisan knowledge and a modern and  exible approach, which adjust to the times and the demand, is the perfect perspective from where to see ahead, into the future.
Just as Gaetano had wanted, the path continues, facing the ups and downs of a market (that in the XX and XXI centuries)
that continuously evolved.
But innovation, passion and constant search for
quality are
deeply rooted in our DNA.
And that is how
for 200 years now
Broggi have been livening up history with the same  are of the bronze candelabra that so many years ago made kings and queens smile before a new and never-seen-before idea of treasure.
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