RadiciGroup celebrates the 30th anniversary of Radici Chimica SpA.

1986-2016: this year RadiciGroup celebrates thirty years in the Chemicals business.  Indeed, 1986 was the founding date of Radici Chimica SpA, the Group’s Novara chemical facility, which, together with the German Radici Chimica Deutschland GmbH – headquartered in Zeitz – and the Chinese sales unit RadiciChem Shanghai Co., Ltd., makes up RadiciGroup’s Specialty Chemicals business area.  A thirtieth year anniversary party was held on Friday, 27 May, at Sala Borsa in Novara, in the heart of the city, where Radici Chimica SpA celebrated its anniversary with all its employees, accompanied by the music of Novara Jazz. 

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Radici Chimica SpAAn important stage, a goal and a starting point for new objectives: this year RadiciGroup celebrates thirty years in the chemicals business. The Group wanted to commemorate this important anniversary with all employees of Radici Chimica SpA, the Novara company that was founded in 1986 and thus the focus of the event. Hosting the evening of festivities was Sala Borsa in Novara, where the guests enjoyed a company dinner and a jazz concert, Hallo Louis. The latter event was part of this year’s international Novara Jazz festival, which Radici Chimica SpA has supported for many years. In welcoming the numerous guests to the evening’s celebration, Stefano Loro, CEO of RadiciGroup Specialty Chemicals, said: “First of all, I’d like to thank all our people in Chemicals, our employees who make a valuable contribution to our Group every day. Specialty Chemicals is a leader in the production of polyamide 6.6 polymers and chemical intermediates and today has a staff of 513 at our various sites in Italy, Germany and China. In 2015 we achieved consolidated sales revenue of EUR 370 million.” Also offering his thanks to the employees and collaborators was Angelo Radici, president of RadiciGroup, who attended the event with his brothers, Maurizio Radici, vice president and COO of RadiciGroup, and Paolo Radici, member of the board of directors of Radici Partecipazioni SpA. Among the guests at the event were Andrea Ballarè, mayor of Novara, Aureliano Curini and Gianni Canazza of Confindustria Novara [Novara Manufacturers' and Service Companies' Association], Emanuela Allegra, Concillor of the Province of Novara, and Paolo Lamberti and Andrea Piscitelli of Federchimica [Italian Chemical Industry Federation].
During the evening, which concluded with a jazz concert, Hallo Louis, featuring Alberto Mandarini and Daniele Tione, presentations were also dedicated to the people and history of Radici Chimica. Firstly, there were the employee awards: twenty years of service to Radici Chimica was attained by Franco Colli, Maurizio Campari, Davide Re, Massimo Colella, Mario Tommasini, Massimiliano Fungo, Fabrizio Invernizzi, Bruno Gentilcore, Diego Mazza, Luca Tognoli, Lorenzo Banda, Giuseppe Lentini, Paolo Zanotto, Andrea Manfrinato, Fabrizio Cattaneo, Giovanni Genio, Davide Tessarin, Massimo Rinaldo and Rita Barbaini. The people of RadiciGroup Chemicals were again the leading players of a special moment when the Group presented the book Chi fa chimica, uomini e soluzioni [People in chemistry, men and solutions]. In this book – or more appropriately photo-book, as described by the author, Bergamo artist Leone Belotti – fantasy and reality intertwine and become confused; words and images lead the reader to discover a cross section of the history of RadiciGroup and its chemical companies.