OUR HISTORY

The history of Palagio Engineering

Our history is tied to our territory, it is set on the “know-how” of crafting. It evolves to address new challenges

Chianti

Our factory is located in the Chianti area near Florence, famous not only for its wine production and beautiful nature but also for its terracotta manufactures: indeed this area is rich of unique and prestigious clay which allows to obtain a durable and frost-resistant material with excellent chromatic characteristics.

1974

IL FERRONE, one of the most important and biggest industries in the field of Impruneta Cotto is founded. Terracotta tiles for flooring and paving are being produced with industrial technologies and exportation to international markets starts.

1985

Year of birth of the company IL PALAGIO which, grace to a modern entrepreneurial spirit and to a high-quality production, succeeds soon to make its name in the terracotta market.

1992

IL PALAGIO, first in Italy, opens the innovative idea to use terracotta as external wall cladding of buildings, taking advantage of all its know-how to industrialize the production process of “cladding panels”. The first facade project is being realized in Zurich.

2000

IL PALAGIO acquires Il FERRONE and few years later the company VIVATERRA, unifying the two brands, is founded.

2005

PALAGIO ENGINEERING, spin-off of VIVATERRA, is founded to create a working group completely dedicated to the study and realization of rain screen and louver facade

2009

PALAGIO ENGINEERING adds a laboratory facility of aluminum extrusions for the realization of its own fixing system for terracotta claddings in order to be competitive and flexible in responding to the market requirements.

2011

PALAGIO ENGINEERING realizes a 40.000 sqm facade project in Abu Dhabi, providing engineering and material supply.

Certifications and qualifications

CERTIFICATION SYSTEM QUALITY COMPANY – Certificate N. 11040

PUBLIC WORKS QUALIFIED BUILDERS

Product certifications

The CE mark is the certification of product safety required by the European Union (EU) and its purpose is to safeguard people’s health and the goods in construction works. The new Regulation UE N. 305/2011 entered into force on 1 July 2013. The most important innovation is the introduction of the Declaration of Performance (DOP) used by the supplier to communicate the safety requirements of its materials.