What’s Online: De Rigo Marks 40th with Employees and Dignitaries in Belluno


Emiliana and Ennio De Rigo with Roberto Padrin, Major of Longarone and President of Belluno Province.

LONGARONE, Italy—The De Rigo family late last month brought together 1,000 employees and local authorities to celebrate the group’s 40th anniversary in an Alpine setting near Belluno here. “Forty years of De Rigo has been my life. Ours is a family-run company, tied to the land and its people,” said Ennio De Rigo, founder and president, as he welcomed guests to the special evening event. Earlier this year, De Rigo was awarded the honorary title of Cavaliere del Lavoro, as VMAIL reported, a special citation made to an exclusive group of Italian entrepreneurs who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the national economy.

Ennio De Rigo was supported by his wife Emiliana and assisted by his son Massimo,

A special cake is presented to De Rigo and the family.

daughter Barbara and son-in-law Maurizio Dessolis, as well as the company’s long-term managing director Michele Aracri at the event which celebrated the people whose work has contributed to the Group’s success.

De Rigo Group closed the year 2017 with a consolidated turnover of €429.5 million euros, up 5.5 percent over the previous year, has developed its business with a global vision even while preserving an authentic connection with the local community, the

Emiliana and Ennio De Rigo and Michele Aracri on stage with ‘Master of Work’ employees. The Masters of Work are decorated with the ‘Star of Merit of Labor,’ conferred by the president of the Republic on the proposal of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security.

announcement said. The group’s large brand portfolio includes licenses from the worlds of fashion and luxury such as Chopard, Carolina Herrera, Furla and Escada, but more than 30 percent of the group’s revenues come from its three successful house brands - Lozza, Police, and Sting.

The event was attended by official authorities such as the mayor of Longarone, the president of the Province of Belluno, Roberto Padrin, and European parliamentarian, Elisabetta Gardin.

The company held the event on its own premises, “to demonstrate its dedication to its roots and origin of work,” with the space outside the factory was transformed for the cocktail party, dinner, a cabaret performance and dancing.