The Saviola Group is a vertically integrated industrial system capable of achieving many firsts in the various markets in which it competes, both in terms of production volumes and of technologies employed. The secret of this success begins in 1963. When the word “ecology” was far from being on everyone’s lips, the founder had the pioneering idea of recovering and enhancing scrap wood, i.e. giving new life to what was hitherto seen only as waste, as something to be discarded.
The idea is that even the wood of an old cabinet may become the basis for a new cabinet, through a potentially infinite repeatable cycle. That first idea was followed by others: create a nationwide network for the collection of wood; produce panels using only post-consumer wood; develop resins, unique in the world for their reduced environmental impact; produce clean energy from the processes.
The results are obvious: 10,000 trees saved every day, 14 plants in Italy, Belgium and Argentina, 1.5 million tons of reclaimed wood processed each year, 22 collection centres in Italy and in Europe, dozens of certifications for a production system that many have tried – with little success – to replicate.
Products that are certainly the result of a constant striving towards the improvement of production processes, and that ever since the beginning have taken account of the imprint given by the founder, values such as environmental protection, natural resource conservation, social responsibility – health and safety in the workplace – which for 50 years have made the Mauro Saviola Group “The Eco-Ethical Company.”