The company committed from its starts to the invention of innovative and courageous solutions with talent, intelligence and farsightedness that grant to the company a cutting – edge position in the international sockknitting machines market.
The founder Cesare Colosio revolutionized the market of the singlecylinder machines and made a name for itself in the national and international scenario.
Fabiana and Gianfranco Colosio have been leading the company for 30 years with the same expertise and passion of their father, they keep on inventing and patenting original models, designed and created thanks to the skills of the different professional figures developed inside the company.
The Colosio cutting – edge machines still represent a reference point in the sock knitting machine industry.
The sockknitting machines industry founded by 22year old Cesare Colosio in his father's farm overhauls at first old models and then starts producing new machines with the passion and willingness to work hard that characterized the Italian economical rebirth.
Cesare Colosio, an entrepreneur with spirit of initiative and a genial inventor, was able to anticipate trends and future needs and to convert his ideas into futuristic and efficient machines. His ambition has been inherited by his children and was essential to overcome the latest economic crisis.
Fabiana and Gianfranco Colosio target the research and the development of their products with the help of the priceless expertise of the people who have been working in the factory for fifty years. Fabiana and Gianfranco have strengthened the family brand and invented the closed toe system and the revolutionary S1M, both Colosio's exclusive patents.
The handover of the business to the younger generation has been marked by the restyling of the communication and company image.
1978 the first Colosio patent, the “C410” machine for the production of the diamond pattern (argyle) Burlington style socks, makes the Colosio brand famous all over the world.
Cesare Colosio keeps on researching and transforms his machine in a new one designing the “Magica” the first fully electronic sockknitting machine in the world.
In the 90's the innovations are: the remote control through modem connection and the new system of needle selection through electromagnets still used today on all the models in production.
The younger Colosio generation keeps on researching, realizes the “closed toe” system and starts the women production with the “Panty” machine.
The circular argyle machine for the production of seamless uppers is Colosio's latest goal.