1971-2021: Blackfin Celebrates 50th Anniversary and Opens Black Shelter

Blackfin celebrates 50 years in business and the inauguration of its new Black Shelter headquarters ‒ a futuristic building that nearly triples the space in the existing Taibon Agordino location, surrounded by the Belluno Dolomite mountains.

This win-win was proudly celebrated by Blackfin during an event with local and regional authorities, its skilled artisans, employees and friends of the company in attendance. 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.

A company whose history exudes consistency, confidence and tenacity, but was not spared hard times, and they peaked in 2007; that’s when Del Din met Giancarlo Recchia, who believed in him and in his entrepreneurial vision.

“Today, we are celebrating madness,” began Del Din, in his words to the guests, “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.”

The new headquarters, named Black Shelter, is a further expansion of the original building, which was renovated in 2016. Today, it houses about 100 employees, between offices and production, where everything is done in-house, more than doubling the production area to cope with growing market demand.The building itself is a true green facility, the first in the Veneto region to be certified as a Casa Clima Work & Life structure, certified to meet the three pillars of sustainability – ecological, economic and socio-cultural – in other words, workplace wellbeing.

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