The GroupNatuzzi Group was founded in 1959 by Pasquale Natuzzi, current Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Group Stylist. It designs, produces and markets sofas, armchairs and living room accessories. Natuzzi is the largest Italian furniture company with 2008 turnover of 666,0 million, and is a world leader in leather upholstery with 8% market share.
In 1993, Natuzzi Group became the only foreign furniture company to list on Wall Street.
90% of the Group’s turnover is generated outside Italy in 123 countries and holds its major market shares in Europe (59%) and Americas (31%).
Customer service and the entire sales network is managed by the Italian headquarter based in Santeramo, Natuzzi Americas located in High Point (North Carolina – USA) and through local Natuzzi subsidiaries in China, Belgium, Spain, UK and Japan.
In the furniture industry the Natuzzi Company is one of the largest investor in research and development.
Pasquale Natuzzi personally manages this strategic activity through the Style Centre located in Santeramo in Colle, where 120 professionals are dedicated to the design, the study of worldwide trends, and the selection of materials.
The Group employed 6.856 people, in Italy and abroad.
Production is vertically integrated through 11 factories in Italy and abroad (China, Brazil, Romania). Raw materials are purchased directly from the primary markets and then finished in the company’s facilities, specializing in manufacturing leather, wood and metal frames, foam and finished products. By controlling 92% of raw materials and semi-finished products, the Group guaranteed ultimate quality at most competitive prices.
Natuzzi Group’s products are hand-made by expert craftsmen committed to high quality standards. A constant effort, confirmed since 1995, throughout the ISO 9001 System of Quality certification, and reconfirmed in December 2001 when the Company received the ISO 14001 Certification for Environmental Control and furthermore in July 2003 with the Certification of the Integrated Management System Quality/environment ISO 9001/2000.
The Group guarantees a high level service to its customers: delivery at retailer’s premises, anywhere in the world, products invoiced in the retailer’s currency, and complete on-line pre- and post-sales assistance.
The Group directly carries out the research and development of its products; plans its new factories; and develops the management information systems and the extranet that allow customers, everywhere in the world, to directly track and manage their orders.