Farfalli company is located in Maniago, a town which is famous worldwide for its production of knives and cutlery in general.
Farfalli was founded in June 1950 by Marino Farfalli, who had previously worked in a big cutlery. The production began with the manufacturing of pocket knives (gadgets for tourists): pictures of the most important Italian cities were printed on those knives, as tourism was developing a lot in Italy after WW2. Within a few years, the reference market expanded from Italy to the whole worlds; production was diversified and other promotional articles began to be manufactured, including pocket and waiter’s corkscrews.
The request for these goods was growing and, in the 1970s, corkscrew manufacturing became the main activity of the company. Farfalli began specializing in this field by studying innovative solutions and new models, and it now features a wide selection of corkscrews which range from plastic to wooden to stainless steel products. The company was later managed by Marino’s sons Giovanni, Mario, Germano and Armando. From year 2000, Farfalli is managed by Marino’s nephew Daniele.
Farfalli exports its vast range of products worldwide (from promotional articles to professional quality corkscrews, from professional sommelier’s tools to precious gifts).
A galvanic field developed as well inside the company. At the beginning it was just the nickel-plating of some products, and now it’s a separate activity of workings on customer’s drawing. This field of Farfalli, which operated with the NichelChrom trademark, is in constant evolution. As a warranty of the improvements in the services offered to its customers, the company reached the UNI EN ISO 9001-2000 quality certification in year 2000 and is maintained to this day.
Farfalli’s philosophy has always been to provide a quality and useful product. This is achieved by always keeping the production process monitored, from the purchase and selection of raw material to the design of the dies, to the assembly system and to the finish of the corkscrew, in order to always guarantee the quality of the final product.