Our courage and determination are underscored in a book dedicated to the stories of tens of entrepreneurs, large and small alike, who have placed their trust in the values of work and of entrepreneurship. Leading to major achievements
Thank you, Luca Ponzi, for choosing to write about us!
The following is an excerpt about us.
Companies, credit, targeted consultancy for growth – this is how we beat the crisis… And à propos spirit of adaptation, did it ever occur to you that there may be a link between those marvellous Guzzi motorbikes and the tubes for tomato paste you might buy at the supermarket? At first glance, there’s no link at all, but it’s there nevertheless. The common denominator is innovation. Sixty years ago, an industrialist and engineer, Ing. Guzzi (world-famous thanks to his motorcycle manufacturing concern located at Mandello del Lario in Lombardy), reckoned aluminium was the most suitable material to meet food, pharmaceutical and industrial packaging needs. Now, DBN Tubetti has acquired its production plant in Anzio, in the province of Rome, and is currently Italy’s fourth largest sector player. Its tubes in aluminium are produced for tomato paste, mayonnaise, anchovy paste and jam, hair dyes, creams, shoe polishes and even glue traps. As the people at DBN Tubetti point out, “End consumers encounter aluminium tubes at practically every turn – in their kitchens and bathrooms, and in the drawer holding their medicines. The great advantages of this packaging form are perfect dosing, longer product shelf life, full use of the product with no waste, and above all, a readily recycled packaging format. All that is required of users is that they separate the closure from the tube itself for separate waste disposal purposes”. Production cycle quality is at the top of the company’s list of priorities. Processing and recycling of aluminium packaging forms brings the used product back to its raw material form using only 5% of the energy that was required when the packaging was originally produced.
In the 1970’s DBN Tubetti became a market leader. Then came the failure. Only recently (2009) did a new entrepreneur, Maurizio Mattioli, revive the company’s fortunes: “I was perfectly aware of the difficulties and of the deep economic and social crisis, but I and my wife saw the potentials, so we took the company over. It’s been anything but easy, but we now take great pride in our firm. We started out with four employees, but now there are forty of us. In 2014 we foresee an increased turnover of 200% and further job opportunities”.