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History

Salice holds a well-established position worldwide by virtue of its natural talent for innovation, careful attention to quality, efficiency of customer service, and reliability earned during more than 80 years of experience.

400 employees, a range of more than 3.000 products, an export ratio of 65% of turnover to more than 65 countries, 8 overseas subsidiaries and a network of sole agents and distributors covering all industrialised countries, are some of the reasons why Salice is one of the most valued brands among the small, medium-sized and large companies in the furniture industry.

The genesis of this enviable leading position goes back to 1926 in Cantù, when the founder, Arturo Salice, started the retail distribution of hardware produced in Italy and abroad. The distribution, initially restricted to the local area, became a thriving business that, with ability and perseverance, was extended to the whole of Italy.

At the end of the fifties Arturo Salice started the production of his own line of furniture hardware at the new factory built at Cantù. At the same time, his sons Giorgio and Luciano entered the company and started to work together with their father in the management of the new venture, sharing with him the same value of perseverance, hard work and inventiveness.

In those years, the far-sighted decision was taken to specialise exclusively in the production of furniture hinges.

On February 22nd 1957, Salice registered its first international patent covering a concealed, self-closing furniture hinge: an event that marked an incomparable technological milestone for the whole industry.

Thus Arturo Salice S.p.A. was born.

The factory at Cantù proved insufficient to accomodate the rapid growth of the company, which was favoured by the increasing success of the Salice hinges among the furniture industries in Italy and abroad.

The construction of new and bigger production facilities able to meet the development of the company and a progressively growing demand could not be postponed.

In 1975 the huge new factory at Novedrate, the present home of the company, was inaugurated.

All production, the technical and administrative offices, warehouses, computer-based forwarding centre, and the Salice Technological Centre are centred in a building complex of 60.000 square metres which itself is set in a green landscape of 240.000 square metres.

Salice is active in all the industrialised countries of the world through its network of subsidiaries, exclusive distributors and agents. 1971 saw the opening of the first two subsidiaries in Neckarwestheim, Germany and Antibes in France. A third was opened in Huntingdon, UK in 1985, followed in 1988 and 1989 by the opening of the Mississauga, Canada and Charlotte USA subsidiaries. Additional support and a stronger presence in the German and US market was provided in 1993 by the opening of branches in Lohne and Los Angeles. In 2011, Salice consolidates its presence in the Iberian peninsular with the opening of Salice Espana in Barcelona.

Now, as in the past, the company pursues a policy of constant investment aimed at keeping the production facilities up-to-date, improving production systems and rationalising production processes, all of which enable the company to meet the demands for quality, quantity and punctuality from a continuously growing market. Salice owns around 600 patents for furniture hinges and opening systems, many of which are recognised as real innovations in their specific industry.

Since 1993, Salice’s quality management systems have been certified to ISO 9001. In 1998, the company’s environmental management systems were certified to ISO 14001, confirming the absolute compliance by Salice with the laws that guarantee the safety and integrity of the environment.

The product range of the company was completed by the acquisition in 2000 of Adar SpA, now SALICE GUIDE SpA , and in 2010 by the company BORTOLUZZI SISTEMI, manufacturers of sliding door systems.

PRIVACY AND POLICY

POLITICA SULLA PRIVACY DEL SITO WWW.SALICE.COM
Ai sensi dell'art. 13 del D.Lgs. 196/2003 - Codice in materia di protezione dei dati personali, si rende informativa agli interessati circa le modalità di trattamento dei dati personali eventualmente conferiti tramite l interazione con i servizi accessibili per via telematica a partire dall indirizzo www.salice.com.

IL TITOLARE DEL TRATTAMENTO
A seguito della consultazione del sito, possono essere trattati dati relativi a persone identificate o identificabili. Il titolare del trattamento dei dati è la società Arturo Salice S.p.A. con sede in Via Provinciale Novedratese, 10 (CO). I trattamenti hanno luogo presso la predetta sede della società, e sono curati solo da personale incaricato del trattamento, oppure da eventuali incaricati di occasionali operazioni di manutenzione, purché con le garanzie stabilite dal d.lgs. 196/2003.

TIPI DI DATI TRATTATI
Dati di navigazione
I sistemi informatici e le procedure software preposte al funzionamento di questo sito web acquisiscono, nel corso del loro normale esercizio, alcuni dati personali la cui trasmissione è implicita nell’uso dei protocolli di comunicazione di Internet. Si tratta di informazioni che non sono raccolte per essere associate a interessati identificati, ma che per loro stessa natura potrebbero, attraverso elaborazioni e associazioni con dati detenuti da terzi, permettere di identificare gli utenti. In questa categoria di dati rientrano gli indirizzi IP o i nomi a dominio dei computer utilizzati dagli utenti che si connettono al sito, gli indirizzi in notazione URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) delle risorse richieste, l’orario della richiesta, il metodo utilizzato nel sottoporre la richiesta al server, la dimensione del file ottenuto in risposta, il codice numerico indicante lo stato della risposta data dal server (buon fine, errore, ecc.) e altri parametri relativi al sistema operativo e all’ambiente informatico dell’utente. Questi dati sono utilizzati al solo fine di ricavare informazioni statistiche anonime sull’uso del sito e per controllarne il corretto funzionamento e sono cancellati immediatamente dopo l’elaborazione.
Dati forniti volontariamente dall’utente
L’invio facoltativo, esplicito e volontario di posta elettronica agli indirizzi indicati su questo sito comporta la successiva acquisizione dell indirizzo del mittente, necessario per rispondere alle richieste, nonché degli eventuali altri dati personali inseriti nella missiva. In caso di invio volontario del proprio curriculum vitae, esso sarà utilizzato unicamente al fine di valutare il possibile interesse alla futura costituzione di un rapporto contrattuale da determinarsi nel contenuto, e non sarà in ogni caso trattato in assenza di una esplicita autorizzazione al trattamento resa dall’utente nel corpo dello stesso curriculum vitae.

FACOLTATIVITA’ DEL CONFERIMENTO DEI DATI
A parte quanto specificato per i dati di navigazione, l’utente è libero di fornire i propri dati personali tramite richieste o messaggi agli indirizzi e-mail riportati nella pagina dei contatti. L’eventuale mancato conferimento di tali dati potrà comportare l impossibilità di ottenere quanto richiesto dall’utente alla società.

MODALITA’ DEL TRATTAMENTO
I dati personali sono trattati in piena ottemperanza al d.lgs.vo n. 196/2003 unicamente per il tempo strettamente necessario a conseguire gli scopi per cui sono stati raccolti. Specifiche misure di sicurezza sono osservate per prevenire la perdita dei dati, usi illeciti o non corretti ed accessi non autorizzati.

DIRITTI DEGLI INTERESSATI
I soggetti cui si riferiscono i dati personali hanno il diritto in qualunque momento di ottenere la conferma dell’esistenza o meno dei medesimi dati e di conoscerne il contenuto e l’origine, verificarne l’esattezza o chiederne l integrazione o l’aggiornamento, oppure la rettificazione (art. 7 del D.Lgs. 196:giugno 2003). Ai sensi del medesimo articolo hanno il diritto di chiedere la cancellazione, la trasformazione in forma anonima o il blocco dei dati trattati in violazione di legge, nonché di opporsi in ogni caso, per motivi legittimi, al loro trattamento.
Le richieste devono essere rivolte all indirizzo e-mail ru@salice.com.



WEB-SITE WWW.SALICE.COM PRIVACY POLICY
Under Article 13 of the Legislative Decree no. 196/2003, regulations with regard to the Protection of Personal Data, this is an informative report to all interested parties on the modality of the treatment of personal data, arising from interaction with our website www.salice.com.

THE PRINCIPAL FOR DATA TREATMENT
During site consultation, personal data referring to identified or identifiable persons can be processed. The principal for data treatment is Arturo Salice S.p.A. with head office in Via Provinciale Novedratese 10, Novedrate (CO). The data will be mainly processed at the mentioned head office by the people responsible for the website or by other people appointed for occasional maintenance operations, provided that their actions conform to of the guarantees enshrined in the Decree Law 196/2003

KINDS OF DATA TREATED
Web navigation
The information systems and software procedures required for the functioning of this website, acquire some personal data during their normal service, the transmission of which is implicit in the use of web communication protocols. This information is not collected with the purpose of identifying interested parties, but due to its very nature, the information could lead to user identification through processes and relations with data held by third parties. In this data category there are IP addresses or domain names belonging to computers used by users who connect to the site, addresses with URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) notification of the requested resources, time of the request, used method in submitting the request to the server, dimension of the file obtained in replying, the numeric code mentioning the reply status given by the server (successful reply, error, etc…) and other parameters referred to the operation system and to the user’s information environment. This data is used with the sole purpose of obtaining anonymous statistical information on the use of the site and to check the correct functioning; immediately after processing, the data is erased.
Data voluntarily supplied by the user
The voluntary optional and explicit e-mail transmission to the addresses mentioned in this site implies the subsequent acquisition of the sender’s address, necessary to reply to the queries, as well as the other eventual personal data registered in the message. In case of voluntary transmission of a curriculum vitae, this will exclusively be used to evaluate the possible interest in a future contractual relationship and in any case it will not be treated without an explicit authorization to the treatment given by the user in the curriculum vitae itself.

OPTIONAL PERSONAL DATA SUPPLY
Except for the above mentioned navigation data, the user may be asked to supply his own personal data through queries or messages to the email addresses shown in the contact pages. Failure to provide such data may be the cause of the inability to obtain the requested information from the company.

TREATMENT MODALITY
The personal data is treated in compliance with the Decree Law no. 196/2003 and held only for the time necessary to achieve the aim for which it has been collected. Specific safety measures are taken to prevent any data loss, illicit or incorrect use and unauthorized access.

RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES
The data subjects are at any time entitled to obtain confirmation as to whether or not data relating to him are held, to know the contents and the origin, to check the correctness, to ask for integration, updating or change (art. 7 Decree Law 196:June 2003). In accordance with the same article, they are entitled to obtain the erasure, conversion into anonymous form or freezing of all data used in breach of the law, to object, on legitimate grounds, to the processing of data relating to him.
All requests have to be transmitted to the e-mail address ru@salice.com.