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Permasteelisa Group Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

The Permasteelisa Group is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The group reaches this milestone through a history of iconic projects that have contributed to changing the face of some of the world's most modern and advanced cities, thanks to innovation, technology and quality.

The anniversary will be celebrated with a logo that will mark the group's communication during 2023. A broken line unfolds upwards to represent a building under construction. The slogan "Building Vision" bolsters this message and defines the company's commitment for the upcoming years: to continue to be a protagonist in the engineering industry and create a harmonious circle among people, buildings and the environment.

The group's history

The origin of the group dates back to 1973, to the founding of I.S.A., an aluminum window company based near Vittorio Veneto, the city that hosts the group's headquarters today. The core of the company soon became the curtain wall. With a skillful expansion strategy that began with the acquisition of Permasteel, the Australian company that clad the Sydney Opera House, from which the name Permasteelisa came, the group began the growth that led to its current place in the industry. The significant in-between milestones record further pivotal acquisitions, such as the Dutch Scheldebouw B.V. and the German group Gartner.

The group's projects

Among the group's achievements are some of the most prestigious, contemporary architectural works in the world, such as the International Commerce Centre, the tallest building in Hong Kong; the Eight Spruce in lower Manhattan, also known as Beekman Tower; the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao; the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles; and the MoMA in New York. More recent projects include the Unicredit Tower and Gioia 22 in Milan, 22 Bishopsgate in London, One Vanderbilt in New York, the UBER Headquarters in San Francisco and 200 George Street in Sydney.

Today, Permasteelisa Group is located in four continents and 20 countries, with three brands and a network of 30 companies, generating a turnover of over $1 billion per year. Right now, there are more than 60 projects underway, including the Google offices in London and the United States, the new Enel headquarters in Rome, and more.