PROFILE

ALCANTARA: A COMPANY, A BRAND, A MATERIAL

Founded in 1972, Alcantara S.p.A. is the Italian Company globally producing and marketing the unparalleled material under the registered trademark Alcantara®. The material is a result of a unique proprietary technology.

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Based in Italy, the Company operates globally through two locations: its headquarters in Milan, and its site in Nera Montoro (Terni), in the heart of Umbria, where the production plant and the Research and Development Centre are located, spanning a total area of 586,180 square metres. Over the years, the Company has established a number of prestigious collaborations with global brands operating across a range of different platforms of application and in different areas of design, art, fashion

and lifestyle products. These partners choose Alcantara for their projects  and creations, exploring beyond the traditional limits of usability that apply to all other materials. These characteristics, coupled with a serious and certified commitment to sustainability, mean Alcantara can express and define a contemporary lifestyle, for people who like to fully enjoy the products they use on a daily basis, whilst respecting the environment. Since 2009, Alcantara has been certified “Carbon Neutral”.

THE HISTORY

Alcantara’s creative history spans more than four decades. The invention of this unique material in the 1970s represented a real technological breakthrough that remains unequalled even today, and it is thanks to this that the product has been able to maintain its cutting-edge, unique qualities over time. Alcantara was originally a result of a Japanese patent. Italy was immediately chosen as the location to realize this dream material, which continues to evolve even today, developing new perspectives all the time.

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GOVERNANCE AND CERTIFICATIONS

Integrity, fairness, transparency and quality

For Alcantara, respect for the law and the development of a sustainable business model are fundamental and indeed binding principles, and as such, they are the basis of the Company’s Organizational Model. In order to turn this into a reality, we draw continuous inspiration from our Code of Ethics, of which the principles of legality, integrity, fairness and transparency are essential components.

The daily commitment is also founded on the dedication to the quality of the material produced. This is recognized by millions of users all over the world, and proven by a number of certifications issued by prestigious international bodies.

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