Salice holds a well-established position worldwide by virtue of its natural talent for innovation, careful attention to quality, efficiency of customer service, and reliability earned during more than 80 years of experience.400 employees, a range of more than 3.000 products, an export ratio of 65% of turnover to more than 65 countries, 9 overseas subsidiaries and a network of sole agents and distributors covering all industrialised countries, are some of the reasons why Salice is one of the most valued brands among the small, medium-sized and large companies in the furniture industry.
The genesis of this enviable leading position goes back to 1926 in Cantù, when the founder, Arturo Salice, started the retail distribution of hardware produced in Italy and abroad. The distribution, initially restricted to the local area, became a thriving business that, with ability and perseverance, was extended to the whole of Italy.On February 22nd 1957, Salice registered its first international patent covering a concealed, self-closing furniture hinge: an event that marked an incomparable technological milestone for the whole industry.
Thus b was born.In 1975 the huge new factory at Novedrate, the present home of the company, was inaugurated. All production, the technical and administrative offices, warehouses, computer-based forwarding centre, and the Salice Technological Centre are centred in a building complex of 60.000 square metres which itself is set in a green landscape of 240.000 square metres.Salice is active in all the industrialised countries of the world through its network of subsidiaries, exclusive distributors and agents.
Salice owns around 600 patents for furniture hinges and opening systems, many of which are recognised as real innovations in their specific industry. Since 1993, Salice's quality management systems have been certified to ISO 9001. In 1998, the company's environmental management systems were certified to ISO 14001, confirming the absolute compliance by Salice with the laws that guarantee the safety and integrity of the environment.