The Italian eyewear producer Blackfin has celebrated its 50th anniversary with a special event on 13th October, at the company's headquarters in Taibon Agordino. The event, which was also a celebration for the inauguration of the company's new Black Shelter headquarters, was attended by representatives from the local and regional authorities, Blackfin's skilled artisans, employees, VIP guests, press and friends of the company.
In addition to Nicola Del Din, CEO, and Giancarlo Recchia, CFO, also participating in the ceremony was Maria Luisa Pramaor who, in 1971, had the courage to open a small artisan eyewear finishing workshop, setting in motion what today is a firmly-established local business with turnover forecast to reach 12 million euro by the end of 2021.
“Today, we are celebrating madness,” said Del Din, in a presentation at the event, “the madness many credited us with for deciding to build our headquarters here, on this spot, and the madness of Giancarlo for deciding to believe in this company that, in the opinion of many, seemed on the brink of financial ruin.” Recchia echoed those sentiments, “Even with the initial difficulties, our enthusiasm never failed; we looked for it even in the smallest daily activities in order to then share it with all of our staff. Staff, I say, and not ‘’employees’ because I have always believed that we, as owners/employers, are dependent on their work. We are specifically committed to continuing in this direction with the same passion and enthusiasm that have always been our trademark. Today, these 50 years and this new headquarters are not a milestone but rather mark the strengthening of a company that is valuable to the local economy and the point of departure for an exciting new challenge focused on excellence – a word that is often applied to us, that we feel we deserve and that we are proud of.”