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.
Silvio Colombo is founded
as a hardware and technical articles shop
The firm becomes
distributor of the FAG brand.
The firm becomes
distributor of the KOYO brand for the Italian market.
The firm becomes
exclusive distributor of the KBC brand for the European market.
Coltrade Silvio Colombo is founded
as the firm’s branch in Shanghai, China.
Silvio Colombo's flagship brand COL
is born with the production plant in China.
Joint Venture constitution
with Chinese production partner.
Silvio Colombo acquires Intervolventi
a firm which is specialized in the distribution of bearings from a complementary market.
The firm focuses on COL brand
stopping the distribution of other brands.
New production plant
for the manufacturing of COL bearings.
Silvio Colombo celebrates
an important milestone: 75 years of activity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.