Grabo as a company was born in 1982. This makes it the most enduring manufacturer in Europe and the first to produce foil balloons. This can help explain Grabo’s intuitiveness and resilience over the years.
As of today, Grabo is the leading manufacturer in Europe with the highest number of balloons produced and largest portion of market share – An institution in the business, a solid and sound certainty for its stakeholders and an overwhelming and unrivalled stimulus for competition.
It all started in the basement of an old farm, where the owner and current CEO of the group Giorgio Grassi grew up, something close to the dimension of a squirrel’s nest compared to its actual size, more similar to a deer’s mansion now.
Foresight and continuous investments – Two key factors to transform a nest into a mansion. From one imported production line, dodgy and unreliable, to the self-production of a whole variety of them; from outsourced printing machines to the best flexographic machines in the business; and all the part of production prior to this that couldn’t even be imagined before embarking on this journey
Currently Grabo has more than 10.000 square meters of production space, 5 separate units, over 30 machines involved in the production and not only is the biggest manufacturer but also the one with broadest capacity yet to utilize.
But it is not just about that: we mix and match experience with hunger, having invested in newcomers in their twenties and brought them along to develop together with the seniors of the business, we have more than 20 artists ensuring that every year we keep on track with the best trends and develop the most refined and edgy balloons, 5 engineers constantly developing new shapes and new materials to push forward our edge.
The big dates, testifying Grabo’s efforts, were surely 2011 and 2017.
In 2011 Grabo went on to complete its growth path: It doubled its spaces and created a personnel friendly environment, transforming a production premise into a home and community for the affiliated, with saunas, football pitches, beach-volley grounds, sun-beds, party-gazebos and a vegetable garden open to all.
In 2017 after having gained experienced, we moved our core business to retail. With great service, unrivalled quality, the broadest selection in the world, the vastest choice of numbers and letters, we certainly were a “group to keep an eye on”, whether we were a partner or a competitor.
Now, with a 350% growth rate over the past lustrum, we are more than ever eager to become the center of gravity of the foil balloon world, bringing wealth to our universe.
We have all the right means to get there and we will do our best to reach our goals.
Yet again, we have another great year ahead of us and we are ready to play our best game.
We love balloons but most of all we love the environment. And what warms the heart more than the sun?
That is the way we decided to use the Sun as our best ally to produce Grabo balloons.
This year we installed a 352 kw photovoltaic system that will allow us to cut down the usage of non-renewable energy sources.
We used panels with the best efficiency in the world!
We converted energy by the combined action of inverter and power optimizer which is the best solution to maximize the production of energy.
In a time of environmental deep needs, we want to pave the way for the future, being the first company in the party sector to introduce this kind of alternatives.
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