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"Made" in Le Marche

Many companies born as small family-run concerns now are well positioned on the market. They export the products made in Marches all over the world, thus contributing to the regional economy though keeping the typicality of their products. An excellent example is the Nazareno Gabrielli brand, specialized in the manufacturing of original leather goods. 
The company was established in Tolentino in 1907, and products were at first manufactured in a small workshop, now the company has over 500 employees working in the different premises and being aided by many other companies which work in the field of clothing. The Byblos brand of Ancona is a recent creation; it was born in 1973 from the Genny Moda brand (a consolidated brand in Italian fashion, which has recently been purchased by the Prada Group). Gianni Versace worked in these companies as a young fashion designer, Byblos is now a sound business in the field of casual and high-quality clothing. The provinces of Ascoli Piceno and Macerata boast many companies working in the footwear sector, the leading group is the Della Valle Group. Tod’s, Hogan and Fay are famous brands being exported all over the world. The company is located in Casette d’Ete and is equipped with a nursery and a gym, it is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality footwear and has recently inaugurated an innovative range of clothing, leather goods and accessories. Yet the Marches also boast other less known companies, manufacturing high-quality products, such as Emanuel Jeans in Ostra Vetere or Meg in Staffolo, Centotex in Centobuchi di Monteprandone and Brummel in Civitanova Marche. The list could go on endlessly, to prove the great entrepreneurial skills of the people of this region. 
It is worth mentioning other important companies of the Marches, manufacturing many different kinds of products; these are Merloni in Fabriano (the household appliances they manufacture are well known with the Ariston, Indesit and Scholtès brands), Benelli in Pesaro (a famous motorbikes manufacturer), Fratelli Guzzini in Recanati (specialized in lighting engineering and plastic objects with an appealing design), and the Berloni Group in Pesaro (which manufacture practical unit kitchens and elegant furnishings for the home).
Finally, in an excellent region as for taste and genuine gastronomy, it is worth mentioning some companies linked to the food industry. These include the Azienda Rosiera San Vincenzo in Monteprandone, manufacturing cakes, jams; Pietraviva in Pesaro, producing an excellent olive oil, and Oceanpesca, a large company in San Benedetto del Tronto specialized in frozen fish products). Other companies are Vissana salumi in Visso, the Sabelli cheese producer in Ascoli Piceno, the Campofilone Maccheroncini in Campofilone, the Varnelli distillery in Maddalena di Muccia, and the thousands wine producers. All these companies are working to disseminate the exquisite flavours of the Marches all over the world, protecting their quality in the name of a precious and inimitable tradition.


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