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Lonati Group

INSIGHTS BECOME THE FUTURE.

The Lonati Group is a diverse business of significance embedded within the local production network, and the company has understood how to go beyond national borders to become a solid and dynamic international business.

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TEXTILE
Leading the sector
MECHANICS
Tecnologia e know-how d’avanguardia
ELECTRONICS
Ready for new challenges
EDUCATION
Training to continue growing
STEEL
Tradition and competence at work
REAL-ESTATE
The edifying value of a safe investment
AGRO-FOOD
Culture for agriculture
SERVICES
The future is served

HISTORY OF THE LONATI GROUP

LONATI GROUP: DO WELL TOGETHER

The Group established by Francesco Lonati represents the commitment, flexible mindset and hunger for growth, characteristics typical of the founder.

Rooted in industrial foundations, LONATI GROUP benefits from absolute world leadership in the textile machinery sector, a position supported by reliability and efficiency, the best know-how, ongoing innovation and unsurpassed standards of quality for products and services. With an extensive sales network that reaches more than 70 countries,  Lonati Group is a true point of reference, accessible and open to every market, from emerging to European, Asiatic and American. Concrete management principles, skilled labor, team work and family tradition are the basis and reason for a commercial operating success that has lasted more than 60 years. Incorporating several independent companies with different characteristics and functions - from industry to agriculture, from real estate to education - the Group expresses a single will and a single way of operating that is summarized by the three words that identify Lonati style: reliability, efficiency and organization.

HISTORY OF THE FOUNDER

CAV. FRANCESCO LONATI: THINKING AHEAD.

When you can rely only on your own strength, you learn quickly that changing is the only way to take advantage of every opportunity to build a better future.

The Commendatore del Lavoro Francesco Lonati, born in Botticino on 28 February 1911, orphaned at the age of 9, started working at the age of 12 and by helping himself step by step he also helped many other people. Like other businessmen in his area, he made his professionalism a true passion, a way of exploiting all of his intellectual skill and will. At 35, he founded the company that still bears his name. In 1956, Lonati company presented to the world the first ‘dual-feed’ machine for the production of women’s stockings and in 1971 a new model of the double-cylinder circular machine for the production of men’s socks. In the 80s Lonati became world leader producing 90% of machines for stocking factories. As Francesco Lonati said with typical humbleness and irony: “My generation is the only one in the world that has experienced both starvation and diets”. Work and family - the two great values that develop in harmony - created his biggest success and represented his very reason for living. Today the family Lonati continues this tradition of growth and progress.

COMPANIES

THE COMPANIES IN THE GROUP

The constant commitment in finding new solutions that are more beneficial for everyone and at the same time respecting the environment in which we live is the common denominator of the companies within the Group

AGRO-FOOD

BRANDS OWNED

  • DINEMA LIGHTING
  • MATEC
  • MEC-MOR
  • SANGIACOMO
  • SCALO MILANO
  • VIGNONI
  • NO PROFIT

    ACTIVE AND SUPPORTIVE ON THE TERRITORY

    The primary commitment is to school education and vocational training. The Fondazione Lonati also supports assistance to children and the elderly, health and culture, with many activities and donations.

    Growing up together, three words that encapsulate the true essence of the Fondazione Lonati, an institution designed and intended to commemorate those who have believed in this idea throughout their lives. Cav. Francesco Lonati and his wife Adele shared growth and success in the family and in business, finding in cooperation with others and in the traditions of their homeland the reason to believe in seriousness, commitment, work and the search for a better future for everyone. The Fondazione Lonati operates according to this philosophy of solidarity-inspired development, investing both in higher technical education related to textile knowledge, that is its reference sector, and in charitable activities of solidarity and assistance with special attention to children and the elderly.