A major brand, an italian group

Colibrì

“A book is like love. It needs protecting to make sure it lasts longer. Our love for books often ends up consuming them. So, we need to protect books to preserve them better and make them last longer. A book that is protected lasts longer and its content lasts longer too because books are our memory and our identity. Looking after them better is an act of love for our culture and future generations.
Love for books, protection at all times.

(Aldo Farneti – Founder and President of CoLibrì System S.p.A.)

A MAJOR BRAND, AN ITALIAN GROUP

A MAJOR BRAND, AN ITALIAN GROUP

CoLibrì System S.p.A., a company that stems from a deep-seated passion for books and their role in society, a market leader with an exclusive and patented protection system, committed to continuous innovation, CoLibrì System S.p.A. has now grown to become an independent, diversified Italian group with global interests, rooted in the stationery and publishing sectors.

DIVERSIFICATION: WHEN GROWTH BECOMES SUCCESS
DIVERSIFICATION: WHEN GROWTH BECOMES SUCCESS

In addition to its historical business centred around covering and protecting books and publications for families, libraries and companies , CoLibrì Group now also offers the following activities:

  • the manufacture and sale of automatic book covering machines on an industrial scale, with the innovative CoLibrì 500,
  • the manufacture and distribution of stationery items (art carrying cases, exercise book covers, pencil cases and products for gift wrapping and gift-wrapped packages), with the BALMAR 2000 and DISPACO brand
  • The manufacture and distribution of an exclusive automatic machine to create tailor-made gift-wrapped packages with the Perfecta brand
  • book distribution (miscellaneous and school books) through the acquisition of Lario Libri
A REFERENCE POINT FOR A WIDE PUBLIC
A REFERENCE POINT FOR A WIDE PUBLIC

The CoLibrì Group and its products are now a true reference point:

  • for families, with its ethical commitment to safeguard a key common value, by offering services at very affordable prices through the CoLibrì System to anyone who wants to protect school text books and novels thanks to the quality of its stationery products, based on a philosophy aimed at providing access to useful, quality products to all families.
  • for institutions in charge of preserving and disseminating culture, such as schools, universities, libraries and book archives, thanks to the quality and effectiveness of its products
  • for its business partners worldwide, which thanks to its vision and business acumen, spanning twenty years of hard work in over thirty countries, is the driving force behind the generation of work and margins in distribution chains and the sale of its products
ATTENTION TO THE ENVIRONMENT AS A CORE VALUE
ATTENTION TO THE ENVIRONMENT AS A CORE VALUE

CoLibrì machines and covers have been developed for over two decades with the fundamental goal of being recyclable and having a low environmental impact.

From the fully recyclable machines to the choice of polyethylene as raw material for the covers, from the ultra-eco-friendly and safe use for employees, as well as the production choice of installing large-scale photovoltaic systems and the intense and meticulous recycling of PVC and PPL in recently acquired factories. From taking on the role of pioneers on all fronts, by launching a book cover, that has obtained I'm green™ certification, to the exclusive decision of converting to entire production process to certified eco-friendly covers, with a steadfast commitment to meet the growing demand of sustainability around the world.

Everything in CoLibrì is environment-oriented: an innate sensitivity towards the future in a company founded on the clear-cut idea of protecting the future not only of our culture by protecting our books, but also of our children’s future by protecting text books.