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Award to President of Dani Group

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Order of Merit to Giancarlo Dani

The Italian President Giorgio Napolitano awarded on June 2nd the Order of Merit for Labour to Giancarlo Dani, an important recognition for the whole tanning sector.

Dani is President of Dani Group, whose tanneries are specialized in the production of leather for upholstery, automotive, footwear and leather goods. “It is a recognition not for me, but for the Dani family. We worked a lot, being able to create this important industrial reality”.

In favor of Dani Group weighted different circumstances, not least its ability to obtain brilliant results in a time of crisis in the Italian economy. Its growth, driven by the automotive division (making up 50% of turnover) and exports (about 70% of turnover), allowed Dani to double the production facilities and the number of employees, now 600, working in the two Italian premises and different trading subsidiaries abroad.

The other important aspect of its success, is the image of “green” company and environmentally sustainable production that the company has been able to project, through investments in technology and ad-hoc certifications. It managed to enter the top-100 Italian eco-friendly firms in 2012 (Green Italy Report), and introduced its trademark slogan “Sustainable leather, pure emotion”.

By his own account, Dani’s history is one of entrepreneurship, hard work, and respect for the environment, valuing business ethics, personal relations and constant dedication to improving the quality of their production. Thorough these accomplishments he aims at the promotion of the image of Arzignano district as a center of excellence recognized worldwide, and by working as a driving force for other companies, to show that in Italy it is still possible (on the backdrop of a difficult environment ndt) to conduct business successfully.