Pellini was founded in 1974 as a producer of 50-mm venetian blinds, folding doors, mosquito nets and sunblinds.
In 1984, Pellini became a Hunter Douglas licensee in Italy for the production of interior Venetian blinds, featuring slats from 16 to 25 mm. Initially, the company only supplied the local market but later became a national supplier, particularly in the Northern regions of Italy. In 1989 Pellini reached a major goal with the supply of almost 10.000 blinds for one project – the 5th Office Building in San Donato, Milan.
In 1990 Pellini started technical collaboration with Nichibei Co. Ltd., (a leading company for the production of technical blinds in Japan) and Verosol BV (a Dutch producer of fabric with high technical performances and innovative features for solar and heat refraction). In the same year, Pellini commenced development of a new range of products for the Insulating Glass Industry, achieving the raising and lowering of a blind integrated within a double-glazing unit whilst maintaining the unit integrity. All their efforts were rewarded in 1992, with the introduction of the Pellini patented ScreenLine® system - a system based on a rotational transmission obtained by the coupling of internal and external magnets.
The pioneer of this magnetic principle was the SL24P system, a tilt-only blind installed within an insulating glass unit, which was the forerunner of a wide range of products that Pellini currently market today.
In 1994 the two historical production lines for sunblinds and mosquito nets were decommissioned in order to maximise capacity for the exclusive production of technical blinds for interiors and IG systems. At this time, the Pellini strategy of promoting the ScreenLine® mark by expanding its sales area through insulating glass manufacturers, both in Italy and abroad, was born. ScreenLine’s manufacturing expertise, together with their knowledge of the insulating glass production systems and requirements, enabled a greater understanding with their customers and their needs.
The introduction of a specialised consulting service regarding component product assembly reduced the need for extremely expensive transportation costs of finished integral blind units.
The design of the patented magnetic transmission allowed ScreenLine® products to meet unit certification in a number of European countries, which resulted in the formation of important alliances with certified insulating glass producers - such as Pilkington (France) in 1997, Saint Gobain(UK) in 1998. Sanco Glas, Schwabenglas and Glas Trösch in Germany and Switzerland in 1999, Saint Gobain Glass in 2001, Pilkington UK in 2004 together with a number of companies in Spain, the Netherlands and many other European countries.
Licensees were created for all other countries outside the European Community. This allowed companies to produce and distribute within their own market the complete product, by using the technology and know-how of ScreenLine®. These licensee agreements made it possible to market ScreenLine® in countries such as Croatia, Poland, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, and other nations such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, United States, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia and Taiwan.
Furthermore, Pellini blinds have recently been introduced into the Marine sector: they now furnish yachts and prestige boats in partnership with the major Italian and international shipyards and with the best-known architects at worldwide level.
Pellini - from a regional operation to a worldwide one - with the continued desire to grow.
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