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OFFICINE di MARCO POGGIPOLINI S.r.l. was established by Marco Poggipolini, the owner, and his wife, Monica Pratelli.
The new company was opened in November 2006 in order to develop the use of special alloys in the marine field: the Marine Division, a new supplier for components in titanium and other metals. Though the company is new, it incorporates long-standing experience and mature technologies, as proven by the renewed partnerships in the racing sector, with America's Cup designers such as those of Mascalzone Latino-Capitalia and, in the boat-building sector, with one of the most innovative companies in recent years, Wally Europe.
These qualified experiences in the short lifetime of the company were made possible thanks to the personal history of Marco and Monica.
Marco, in fact, was 50% partner and Director of Poggipolini S.r.l. until almost the end of 2006. Working in the handicraft activity of his father, Calisto Poggipolini, which had begun way back in 1950, he was able to personally contribute to the industrial development of the company which achieved high levels of turnover. The company was successful in the sector of processing special alloys (Ergal, Titanium) and became a benchmark as regards technology and development. In the sector of titanium and further afield, the name Poggipolini is a guarantee of skill and professionalism.
Monica, has always loved the sea, so much so that she won Italian competitive swimming championships and was one of the first women instructors to obtain the CMAS sport licence III under the guidance of the incredible Franco Pavone and Duilio Marcante, X MAS frogmen during the II world war.
Scuba diving was the common denominator for starting their “sea adventure” together and for transferring Marco's thirty years of experience and Monica's passion to the marine sector. The prestigious experience achieved with their participation in the America's Cup, during Luna Rossa's debut, strengthened their conviction and desire to continue this adventure: even more so for “choice and passion”.