Year 2016

Leonardo 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.

Gruppo Industriale Maccaferri – Chairman Gaetano Maccaferri
Diversification of the sectors it operates in and seizing opportunities in constantly evolving global markets: this is the mission of the Maccaferri Group, an active business since 1879 with a global presence that offers products, technologies and services to companies operating in the most advanced industrial sectors, and to final consumers. Enhancing people, thinking and acting in a professional and transparent way via a sustainable global approach, and respect for the environment are the underlying values of the Group’s growth. Behind the Maccaferri Industrial Group is a family that still owns the business and guides its strategic decisions. From the foundation of the first company to the present, as well as owning the business, the Maccaferri family has always been a reference point in drawing up the Group’s growth and development policies, together with professional managers who run the individual companies and turn the strategies of the holding company, Società Esercizi Commerciali Industriali (S.E.C.I.), into operating decisions. The Maccaferri Industrial Group operates in various sectors: environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, real estate and construction, energy, food, agroindustry and tobacco.
Veronesi Group – Chairman Bruno Veronesi
Founded in 1958, the Veronesi Group is the fourth largest agri-food business in Italy in terms of revenue, the leading Italian animal feed producer via the Veronesi brand, among Europe’s major poultry producers via the AIA brand, and one of the largest charcuterie operators in Italy via the Negroni and Fini Salumi brands. The organisational structure breaks down into two business units: food and agro-livestock. Recently the Group carried out industrial investment amounting to 92 million euros, aimed at further development of production capacity, improvement of processes, raising efficiency including energy, sustainability, quality and workplace safety. Focusing on experience and respect for traditions, but also research and experimentation of new technologies, AIA currently guarantees the highest standards of quality and safety across large production volumes, via complete control of the supply chain, ranging through egg and animal feed production, raising and butchering livestock, and processing of the product into portions and packing it ready for consumption. Last year Group’s consolidated revenue amounted to 2,774 million euros, including 443 million euros deriving from overseas markets, with a workforce totalling more than 9,600.
Masi Agricola S.p.A. – Chairman Sandro Boscaini

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.


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