Year 2016Leonardo Italian Quality Prize Winners
Elica S.p.A. – Chairman Francesco Casoli
The Elica Group is the world’s leading company in terms of units sold in the kitchen hood market. It is also Europe’s number one company for the design and manufacture of electric motors for household electrical appliances and heating boilers. The Elica Group’s production platform is spread across eight manufacturing sites in Italy, Poland, Mexico, Germany, India and China. Elica’s hallmark features include solid experience in the industry, attention to design, elegant materials and above all the use of advanced technologies, developed thanks to R&D investment equivalent to 4% of annual turnover. This has enabled the company to revolutionise the kitchen hood sector and air handling systems in general, by developing new products that are not merely household electrical appliances but also design items that improve the quality of life. Awards made to Group companies include: Great Place To Work, Top Employers Italy and Top Employers Poland, Premio dei Premi, Imprese X Innovazione, Etica e Impresa, Cultura + Impresa, Merito Empresarial, Gazele Biznesu, Red Dot Design Award, Good Design Award, IF Design Award and the ADI Design Index.
Masi is the leading producer of Amarone, and has always interpreted the values of the Delle Venezie wine regions with passion. The history of Masi dates back to the end of the 18th century, when the Boscaini family acquired valuable vineyards in a small valley called Vaio dei Masi, in the heart of the Valpolicella Classica region. For over 40 years Masi has been engaged in an ambitious project to enhance old wine estates, thus enabling it to acquire a collection of Triveneto brands of great significance, historical importance, tradition and innovation. These include the noble estates of Conti Serego Alighieri in Valpolicella Classica and Conti Bossi Fedrigotti in Trentino, and brands that are recognised as pioneers in the development of terroirs and appellations such as Canevel for Valdobbiadene. Masi also owns the organic wine producing estates Poderi del Bello Ovile in Tuscany and Masi Tupungato in Argentina. Masi also boasts acclaimed expertise in the drying technique, practised since ancient Roman times and used to concentrate colours, sugars, aromas and tannins in the wine, and is one of the leading exponents of Amarone. Today Masi produces five different Amaroni, the widest and most specialised range offered in the international market. In 2015 Masi was listed on the AIM Italia market, which is dedicated to small and medium enterprises. It is the first Italian wine producer to be admitted to the capital market.