Marchi family’s legacy is built and defined on the basis of two complementary precepts: managing assets to create value, leave to the next generation more than what you received.
And the same, two are key and essential points from which the Marchis start developing and building entrepreneurial projects: highest quality products, and utmost attention to workers’ health and safety and environmental protection.
These are the principles, never betrayed, which describe the operating ways of the Marchi family.
This approach tells the story of a Florentine family considering economy and austerity basic rules to be transmitted in education, the flaunting of wealth a weakness do not give in to.
All that is appearance lacking of content, all that is form without substance, does not concern them.
Honesty without shadows, Respect and Courage of their actions are the basis of a code of conduct that inspires the act of the Marchi family in both their personal life and in the guidance of the Family Businesses.
These are the Values that underpin the relationship of great openness and sensitivity that the Marchi family has always shared with its employees; in the past as in the present, solutions that meet employees’ needs have been activated, in order to create a relationship in which everyone, within the definition and the respect of their individual roles and individual positions, can feel that they belong to a major project under construction that could not exist without everybody’s work. This is why the company strongly believes in teamwork and consequently stimulates it. Decisions are never taken individually, but discussed and shared. Employees are involved in taking responsibility, as well as in the distribution of the results.
Within this very lucid and clear vision of the Values to be respected, there is space for a mind open-mindednness that does not stop at conventions or more obvious decisions
This nonconformist spirit has featured prominently Carlo Marchi’s personality, Chairman of Marchi since 1979, and has driven him to lead the company with great attention to flexibility and decision-making speed, in order to give concrete and timely responses to threats, seizing the opportunities as soon as they arose.
Carlo has been an entrepreneur who has “used” his solid roots to continue to build and innovate. He was an impatient man, Carlo Marchi, who believed in action and concreteness, in the rapid transition from theory to practice, in the measurement of entrepreneurial activity on the basis of concrete results. From the beginning he was supported in the leadership of the company by Silvano Scarpelli, whose contribution has been critical to the growth of the Marchi Group. Even with different characters and personalities, both recognized themselves in the same code of conduct: they believed in Honesty, in the broadest sense of the term, in Respect for the other people, in the value of Courage and in the importance of taking your own responsibilities.
Carlo Marchi and his company’s strength is expressed in the awareness of being the core of a history that is knowledge handed down from generation to generation. It’s indeed the ability to use all the lessons offered by experience that allows you to look ahead to the future. Indeed in this perspective, in the Nineties Ferruccio Marchi and Massimo Scarpelli join the company to support their parents. They represent the new generation, the ideal custodians of traditional values and of knowledge and experience accumulated through five generations, a precious and rare “knowledge” that through their work continues to exist and to grow more and more.