Vittorio Grazioli founds "Grazioli Giochi", a company producing metal-framed pushchairs and prams for dolls in a small factory in Mosio, a hamlet of Acquanegra sul Chiese, Mantua.
Grazioli Giochi moves to Canneto sull'Oglio, staying within the Province of Mantua.
The company purchases a garden furniture company to diversify its production, counterbalancing toys, which are particularly popular in winter, with new summer products. This rapidly developing sector soon becomes associated with the GRANDSOLEIL brand.
Plastic becomes the primary material in the production of garden furniture, allowing the company to introduce new and innovative items and conquer new market shares. The GRANDSOLEIL brand establishes a worldwide reputation for manufacturing "Made in Italy" garden furniture.
Società Grazioli, which has now changed its name to GRANDSOLEIL SpA, is sold to the GioStyle group based in Bergamo.
The IGAP company, owned by the Pezzi family, acquires the GRANDSOLEIL brand and part of the production plant in Canneto sull'Oglio. The first few years are dedicated to restructuring and reorganising GRANDSOLEIL.
The UPON designer line introduces an alternative and creative style, while GREEN BOHEME represents the first 100% eco-friendly outdoor furniture line.
In Canneto sull'Oglio, a significant investment plan gets underway in order to reposition the brand as a market leader following a new mission. The company invests in new presses and new injection moulds, and introduces new materials such as polycarbonates.
To implement the previous developments, the company invests a total of 40 million euros in the factories. The state-of-the-art industrial equipment allows us to work at high speeds while maintaining the same product quality.
IGAP's production and commercial activities improve throughout the entire industrial process, maintaining the highest quality standards.
Our goal is to grow the family business and make the GRANDSOLEIL brand stronger in the market by developing new products with modern and high-quality design.