PIXEL, INK AND DESIGN

We became enthralled with the digital sector, even before Google was founded.

In 1993, if you spoke of pixels, enthusiasts of the traditional analogue system, looked at you with suspicion. As if you were an ungrateful nerd or a day-dreamer with a lack of practical sense. And yet, we all took photos with a Polaroid camera, appreciating black and white images on glossy paper as well as the smell of acetic acid in the dark room. While some people saw this process as a duel between vinylphiles and digital aliens, what we managed to see was simply that the world was changing.

For each change, we have always acknowledged that there is a breeding ground for development and opportunity that requires cultivated without any reticence. We have worked in the field of photography, printing and colour for several years and we have taken the opportunity to exploit the full potential of digital media to ennoble the concept that would have become our mantra: digital decoration.

In the era of Facebook and YouTube superstars, today Ghelco can walk on ground that has been, by now, accepted by everyone: pixels are now icons of our daily life, blending natural tastes with virtual ones has done nothing but confirm our concepts.
Technology has undergone a hyperbolic evolution and today’s new challenge is to introduce technologies that are more oriented towards the future than the present.

Design originated as industrial design and we have learnt that it is not simply a question of taste, but a way of life. In terms of functionality and communication.
To do this, we have combined the power of chemistry with technology. The former has enabled us to produce our top- quality inks, the latter has made it possible to make the most of mechanical and software engineering.

Today, we have achieved a concrete, tangible and greatly appreciated result. It is called Valjet, a line of machines designed to decorate, even before printing on an incredible range of materials.

We are driven by the belief that living and working in pursuit of strong values is the basis on which to make an enterprise flourish. For this reason, our values, together with our daily commitment, are at the heart of every decision we make.

OUR STAFF

OUR STAFF

We put people before machines. We are professionally attached to our chemists, mechanical and software engineers. Our Staff represents the real laboratory of this Team.
SATISFACTION

SATISFACTION

This is one word that we have decorated on our hearts. Satisfaction is a primary need to do your job well, an objective without any compromise for our customers.
INNOVATION

INNOVATION

We innovate to grow, increasing the perfectibility of our products and transforming our experience into 60 million coloured emotions.
SAFETY

SAFETY

We work under safety conditions fully complying with European standards.
TRUST

TRUST

Our partnerships and collaborations are rigorously selected, preferring those enterprises that put Trust and Loyalty first in their interpersonal and professional relationships.
ETHNICALITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

ETHNICALITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Part of our expertise derives from the respect we have for the environment while complying with legal provisions and ethics and environmental sustainability protocols.

OUR STAFF

Luciano Canova

Luciano Canova

CEO
Roberto Tugnoli

Roberto Tugnoli

Research & Development Technical Manager
Luigi Dorella

Luigi Dorella

Marketing Manager

Umberto Bono

CFO

Joan Corbella Planella

Export Sales Manager

Paola Pavarini

Backoffice

Andrea Chiaramida

Technician

Emilio Garufi

Sales Manager Italy

Gianpaolo Carbone

Technician

Ugo Boari

Logistics Department

Gianna Rolle

Administration Department

OUR COMPANY HISTORY

1993

Ghelco is born Exclusive distribution for Italy of “Michelangelo”

1995

Creation of the first experimental center aimed at the research and development of our aerography and digital technologies

1996

Introducing the Italian market of the first polystyrene 3D cutting plant with hot wire technology

1999

Realization of paints specific to the glasses sector. Partnership with Siasprint Group S.p.A. for the creation of the world’s first flatbed digital printing plant with UV inks, with XY axle handling on the print head

2002

Opening of the German, Spanish and Portuguese market through local distributors, creation of the TCG Group with foreign partners in Switzerland and Spain

2003

Creation in Italy of the production network of polystyrene artifacts (building and visual communication) called “Sienergia”

2004

Launching the research and development phase of the new Valjet installation for flat glass printing and other interior design materials

2006

Introduction of the Valjet plant in the market for the decoration of glass, aluminum and wood

2007

Start of a research and development project to develop a digital process copying system in collaboration with the Politecnico di Torino

2008

Development of the second generation Valjet with new system engineering and application software

2010

Design and implementation of the new innovative TCG Avant wire cutting machine for 3D polystyrene machining. Establishment of production companies, Synergy One, for manufacturing polystyrene, with TCG Avant system. Opening of the Polish, Czech and Slovak markets through local distributors

2011

  Introducing the Valjet 1600 H2O plant for water-based paints   Launch research for the creation of non-toxic paint for decoration toys named MASNÀDEK and design of dedicated micro-painting systems

2012

MASNÀDEK gets the official certification for application in the toy market released by the Italian Institute of Toys of Milan

2013

Partnership agreement with the GLASTON multinational for the marketing of Valjet systems in the glass market on the world market

2014

Development and design of the Valjet 1600 Spedwood system, researching new water based baseboards for the wood area

2015

Presentation of the Valjet system and first installation at an important Italian company

2016

Conclusion of Ink Project for the toy world

2017

Design and implementation of the prototype of a new Valjet Business 1.6 with dedicated inks