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"This is a story built on commitment, ideas, innovative design and evolution.
It began with a bird cage and has reached the new pet generation.
The story of a company in perfect harmony with the needs of their customers,
Our adventure begins.
We make birdcages for hunters’ purposes in plastic coated wire.
“At that time nobody believed in this product”
Officially, the Ferplast Company came into being in the hamlet called Costo di Arzignano in 1966, in a room of only 50 sq m and was located in a courtyard shared with private homes. By my side was my sister, very precious to me, who would in the future cover very important positions in the Company. Nobody believed that plastic-coated iron birdcages could ever have a future, and if anyone asked me what I was making I would tell them that I was making wire mesh. If I said I was making birdcages they would just laugh. Not even when I was very young did I think that I would become a lawyer, or a doctor, or an airline pilot. I wanted to be a craftsman: I wanted to make something.I thought that eventually I would have a small workshop with a small house and perhaps 10 employees just like many other entrepreneurs around the Venetian region.My goals back then were nothing as grand as Ferplast is today.
Birdcages for hunters were soon replaced by cages for canaries and domestic birds. We start making plastic components by ourselves, such as cage bottoms, feeders, and some accessories for dogs and cats.
“Birdcages for hunters was a sector with limited outlets”
We start exporting abroad. We open our commercial branches in Europe.
“If you don’t export to at least fifty countries, you are nobody”
We open our plastic department for the production of accessories for all kind of pets’ comfort. Our catalogue now comprises accessories for dogs, cats, birds and small animals.
2000 Opening of Ukraine plant.
2005 Opening of Slovakia plant.
The new adventure in the world of aquariology begins.
In just a few years we offer a complete range
of aquariums with stylish design
and professional accessories
to meet every aquarium lover’s need.
We start a cultural revolution bringing to the new trademark and pay-off new pet generation,
spreading awareness of the special relationship between man and animals, whether it’s a dog, cat, fish, bird or rodent.
Our mission: bring the new pet generation into the world, make an ever growing number of pets and their owners happier and feel more comfortable.
It’s time for the generational change.
Nicola Vaccari, the founder’s son, is nominated by his father General Manager for the Ferplast Group.
We celebrate our fiftieth birthday.
We are a Italian Family-Company succeeding in the difficult world of globalization. We are found of high quality products, therefore we follow every step of the production cycle, from the idea to its realisation. We invest in Research and Innovation to offer our customers the most advanced solutions for a full, gratifying and responsible relationship between man and his pet.
You can also visit www.ferplast.com for more information and products details.