Veneto Economic Development Award | Second edition

The President of Unioncamere Veneto Mario Pozza at the Santa Margherita Auditorium in Venice at the award ceremony of the Chamber System - Economic Development in Veneto

Events - published on 10 February 2022
Source: Unioncamere Veneto press office
The event “Premio Sviluppo Economico in Veneto | Sostenibilità e sviluppo” organised by Unioncamere Veneto was held on Wednesday 9 February at 10:45 am at the Auditorium Santa
Margherita in Venice (Dorsoduro 3689) – Ca’ Foscari University.
The event was an opportunity to take stock of the path that is being taken in Veneto towards innovation and sustainable development.
During the event, the award ceremony of the “Prize for economic development in Veneto” edition 2020-2021 was held, promoted by Unioncamere del Veneto to reward and promote companies
that have contributed significantly to the economic and social growth of the region.
Presentation of the award-winning companies:

Corporate Social Responsibility Section – Objective 5 (Gender Equality)

Paoul s.r.l. – Villatora di Saonara (PD)
Paoul s.r.l., an artisan company founded in Villatora di Saonara in 1967 by Paolo Pizzocaro and his wife Maria Teresa, is a leader in the production of dance shoes. Today the company,
which has become a limited company, is run by Maria Teresa and her daughters Katia and Cinzia who, not yet 40 years old, have been able to gather the company’s wealth of knowledge in the “art of
making” and give it a new impetus, also towards the international market.
Paoul exports to Europe, Asia and North America and has segmented its production into 4 different lines: the historic line for dancing, the Wedding & Gala line for ceremonies and important
events, the Theatre line, and the Tailored line.
Oriented towards continuous development and convinced of the value of craftsmanship, the brand pushes creativity to the highest levels to create innovative and original products entirely Made in
The company, with three female partners, two of whom are under 40, bases its management on Goal 5 of the UN’s 2030 Agenda – Gender Equality. The members have always been sensitive to social
issues, such as the creation of the “Visioni” calendar to support the IOV – Istituto Oncologico Veneto.
It is worth mentioning the company museum that Paoul, aware of the weight of its history, wanted to create to tell the story of its path in over 50 years of knowledge and, indirectly, the
historical evolution of footwear craftsmanship and a district, that of the Riviera del Brenta, which made it famous in the world.
Paoul employs 22 people with a production value in 2019 of around €1.3 million.

Business Innovation Section

Carretta s.r.l. – Quinto di Treviso (TV)
Carretta s.r.l., founded in 1990 as a de facto company by Romea Carretta and Massimo Pavanetto, based in Quinto di Treviso, is specialised in the creation of flexible industrial
solutions, robotic systems and automatic plants in general. It is led by the Pavanetto brothers: Massimo, Giancarlo and Renato, the company’s president.
Carretta operates both in Italy and abroad, designing everything from standard electrical panels to automatic machines made to specific customer requirements. It produces solutions for
machine and plant builders, for the steel, cement and aggregates industries, for the milling sector, for energy and the environment, software for industrial process automation, handling and
palletising and robotic islands.
Innovation is at the heart of Caretta’s mission to “provide automation and robotics solutions that improve its customers’ performance”. This commitment derives from the fundamental
values that distinguish the company: utmost attention to the customer, excellence and reliability. It is the company’s philosophy that interaction with the customer is constant and that briefing
is the key tool for planning operations, managing schedules and developing control software.
Carretta’s strength also lies in its collaboration with local partners, which has enabled the company to expand the market segments it serves with a range of solutions dedicated to process
engineering and industrial plant management.
The company, which has a factory of 2,000 square metres, employs 46 people and has a production value in 2019 of almost €5.5 million.

Business Innovation Section

Irial s.r.l. – Noventa di Piave (VE)
Irial s.r.l., based in Noventa di Piave, is a one-man company founded by Iris Tiberio in 2013. It designs and manufactures decorative surfaces, mainly in aluminium, which find application
in various sectors: architecture, industry, interior design, naval and contract. With its three employees, it is an artisan microenterprise registered in the special section of the register of
companies as an innovative SME.
Since its establishment in 2013, the Company has undertaken an important growth process, entering in just two years prestigious markets such as high fashion with collaborations with Prada,
Pierre Cardin, Versace, Jeager Le Coultre
. Since 2016 it has entered the large-scale retail market thanks to an important collaboration with IKEA.
Growth and innovation are the objectives of the investments that the Company continuously makes. The first innovation came in 2004 with Mosal, the revolutionary aluminium mosaic in the field of
mosaic, aluminium and interior decoration in general.
Irial continues to design and develop new products, working not only on design but also on the analysis and study of production processes, in partnership with large multinationals. At the
moment the company is working on the creation of innovative decorative panels, antibacterial with silver ions inside.
The use of ecological materials is also innovative: aluminium is 100% recyclable. In addition, Irial proposes the innovative process of reusing industrial waste (the scrap from punching) to
propose new artistic creations.

Business Innovation Section

Migross S.p.A – Bussolengo (VR)
The Fratelli Mion company, founded in 1974 and based in Bussolengo, has been operating in the distribution sector for 40 years. Since the 1970s, the company has grown from the family shop
in San Zeno to become the current Migross Group, which brings together four brands: Migross Superstore, Migross Supermarkets, Migross Market and Migross Market Consorzio.
The group’s mission is to be ever closer to the customer, through a widespread territorial development, respecting the best value for money, constantly focusing on quality, innovation,
environmental sustainability and the protection of consumer health.
Our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of quality is reflected in the innovative destruction of goods handled in the logistics platforms, carried out with differentiated means for
fresh (dog, fruit and vegetables, fresh produce in general), frozen and various kinds of goods. This ensures maximum efficiency of the cold chain, punctual deliveries and management of unloading
flows at points of sale.
A key point is the protection of the environment, in accordance with the principles of sustainable development. The Group promotes these values and ensures that all those who interact with the
organisation adopt the same principles.
The Group currently employs more than 1,000 people, has 8 superstores, 30 supermarkets and 16 smaller shops with a production value in 2019 of more than €430 million.

Corporate Social Responsibility Section

Favini s.r.l. – Rossano Veneto (VI)
The company’s history dates back to 1906 when the Favini family bought the Rossano Veneto plant. Since the 80’s the company has been growing and today it is a world leader in the design
and manufacture of release liners, i.e. creative and technical moulds used in material production processes.
It produces innovative graphic specialities and paper products based on mainly natural raw materials (cellulose, algae, fruit, nuts, leather, etc.) for the packaging of products made by the most
important international groups in the luxury and fashion sectors.
Favini’s sustainable development path respects objective 12 of Agenda 2030 – Responsible consumption and production and objective 7 – Clean and accessible energy.
The principles of circular economy are applied to produce ecological paper with low environmental impact thanks to the creative reuse of by-products and entering into industrial symbiosis with
other supply chains.
The products are environmentally friendly and manufactured in an environmentally friendly way, paying particular attention to the use of resources, for example by monitoring energy consumption
and using sustainable sources such as FSC-certified wood and hydroelectric power, cogeneration plants, high-efficiency lighting and the use of the EKOenergy label for some product lines.
Favini employs more than 490 people spread across its two plants in Rossano Veneto and Crusinallo and in 2019 recorded a production value of almost 157 million euros.

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