The Company

A LONG ITALIAN HISTORY: FROM RECONSTRUCTION TO GLOBALIZATION

Founded in 1944, Silvio Colombo is a firm specialized in the production and sale of rolling bearings, competing both in the Italian market and foreign markets.

During its 75 years of activity, the firm has worked to develop the bearing industry in Italy by giving its customers products fitting with the needs of the market.

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COMPANY LIFETIME

1944

Silvio Colombo is founded

as a hardware and technical articles shop

1944

1953

The firm becomes

distributor of the FAG brand.

1980

The firm becomes

distributor of the KOYO brand for the Italian market.

1980

1995

The firm becomes

exclusive distributor of the KBC brand for the European market.

2000

Coltrade Silvio Colombo is founded

as the firm’s branch in Shanghai, China.

2000

2004

Silvio Colombo's flagship brand COL

is born with the production plant in China.

2005

Joint Venture constitution

with Chinese production partner.

2005

2006

Silvio Colombo acquires Intervolventi

a firm which is specialized in the distribution of bearings from a complementary market.

2012

The firm focuses on COL brand

stopping the distribution of other brands.

2012

2018

New production plant

for the manufacturing of COL bearings.

2019

Silvio Colombo celebrates

an important milestone: 75 years of activity.

2019

We interpret and anticipate the requests of the market

The know-how developed throughout the years, together with a leading designing hub and a certified production line, allows a rapid answer, suitable for all customer needs. Research for innovative products enables Silvio Colombo to interpret and anticipate the requests of the market, guaranteeing a reliable and competent service, with particular attention to prices level.

Silvio Colombo was able to set up an advanced system which allows careful monitoring and testing of the products in each phase of production: from the design of the bearings, which happens in the Headquarter in Seregno, specialized in research and development, to series production and customized production in the Chinese factory in Ningbo, where production happens, and to the Shanghai laboratory, where quality check and shipment to Italy and Europe is made.

Tradition combined with innovation allows the firm to offer products for different market segments, covering every field of application and guaranteeing experience, quality, reliability and innovation: these values have always characterized Silvio Colombo, and today they characterize the bearing line COL.

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Quality

The Quality First concept has always guided our strategic choices. Direct control in each phase in the production process ensures high standards, both in the product and in the overall service offered to the customer. In fact, detailed tests are made in the factory, in the laboratory and in the research and development hub, certifying the quality of the bearings with the international ISO standards.



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Logistics

Our meticulously organized warehouses and a team focused on logistic allow Silvio Colombo to manage effective supplying programs and quick deliveries all around Europe. Stock level considers both customer orders and supplying history, thanks to an accurate definition of safety stock. This guarantees supplies to up to three times customer’s average monthly needs.

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Knowledge

Silvio Colombo with 75 years of knowledge in bearings field can guarantee not only high quality standard, but also a wide range of products, for many sectors of the market. Silvio Colombo bearings can be used in various fields and can be produced following customer projects.

ABOUT US

This is the story of a family, of passion, of tradition. It is the story of a company whose team has managed to push itself beyond its borders. 75 years looking to the future.