About us

GRANDSOLEIL is a business unit belonging to the IGAP group. IGAP is an Italian group (150 milion Euro of consolidated turnover in 2009, that is about 200 million USD$), owned by the Pezzi family, and was established at the beginning of the sixties. It has been operating successfully across Europe, thanks to some direct subsidiaries in France, Spain, Greece, Germany and Portugal, in the gardening, leisure and camping articles, outdoor furniture, open space and toy business. In particular, the Igap group has being consolidating its European leadership and is at present supplying almost all the relevant european chains and groups. In 2003 Igap entered the european market of working clothes & shoes, establi-shing since that period, through its business unit SVC, an industrial partnership with one of the most important chinese companies in this market segment, being located in Suzhou (Jangsu province- PRC).
The Igap group has its headquarters and main warehousing facilities located in Cogozzo di Viadana, close to Mantua (Northern Italy), and is operating there on a surface of 370.000 square meters, in order to guarantee the best service and a quick and efficient response to the market requests. The ultimate technological possibilities, the young management, the professional expertise and the loyalty to the customers allow IGAP to be a reliable partner. In 2005 the Igap group took over the Grazioli Grand Soleil company, being Gran-dsoleil the leading umbrella brand in Italy for outdoor furniture, gardening, open space and toys, mainly manufactured out of polypropylene, in the production facili-ties located in Canneto S/Oglio, also belonging to the Mantua province.  More about