It was Felice Colombo’s ambition which shaped Co.Ge.Fin. Since his youth he has always chosen to ‘think big’, in spite of or, maybe, due to his far from well-off origins. Hence, he decided to ‘start his own business’, Zincatura Colombo, inaugurated with the economic support of his father, Riccardo, who invested his termination payment in a oven for the production of zinc by-products. Shortly thereafter, the zinc coating business got stronger and also his brothers, Angelo e Carlo joined the company.
“When we started, we were mainly led by our values and by each other’s firm support”
“Zinc was our starting block, but we soon realized we had to diversify which confirmed to be a winning strategy”
In the short period of ten years, the Colombo brothers obtained very favorable results. In 1965 Fratelli Colombo – for the molding of plastic products.- got inaugurated while in 1969 they acquired Smir, thus widening their range of activity to the bath furnishing and plumbing fitting sector. In the meanwhile, the zinc coating branch was growing with Zincol Marchigiana in Monsano (AN) for pipe coating, Zincol Lombarda in Bellusco (1972, still flourishing) successivamente Zincol Ossidi, in Bellusco (1987) and finally with Zinox in Vado Ligure (SV) (1988). This way the Group entered a new phase characterized not only by zinc coating but also by zinc oxide production. There were already solid bases to build a holding: Co.Ge.Fin. became a reality in 1977.
“We get involved into getting a business straight and giving it a new lease on life. Then, most of the times, we fall in love with it”
Co.Ge.Fin.is a constantly growing Group and in its history it has never stopped acquiring new areas of competence such as the treatment of steel dust one with Pontenossa or the building scaffolding systems and the structures for sporting and entertainment events one with Ceta. Moreover, at the end of the ‘90s, the Holding enters the Sports and Free Time sector acquiring and revamping Golf Club Brianza in Usmate and, just ten years later, creating Golf Club Camuzzago, in the Borgo Antico di Camuzzago, rehabilitated by Co.Ge.Fin. which, in 2011, also acquired Gio’Style and Ordinett.