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“Fapim is a dream, a bet on future.”

Once upon a time… this is the way stories start, but also the true stories, those nice to tell because authentic and positive. Like this one. Once upon a time there were three boys, childhood and school friends, grown up in the postwar period with the desire to do something good.

After the military service, in their early twenties, Paolo Bellandi and Lido Bendinelli founded “without capital” the Bellandi&Bendinelli, a craft company for the production of aluminium windows and doors based in Chiesina Uzzanese. The year was 1967.

A few years later, in 1974, again without capital, Fapim, acronym of Fabbrica Accessori per Infissi Metallici, (Factory of Accessories for Metal Windows and Doors) was founded together with a third partner, Sergio Pacini, a school friend of Paolo Bellandi.

Fapim is a dream, a bet on the future. In the early years Paolo and Lido continued to make windows and doors at B&B, while Sergio kept his previous job. They devoted themselves to their new enterprise after work, in a warehouse located in Chiesina Uzzanese.

This identity between producer and consumer is crucial to understand the worldwide success of Fapim: all the solutions implemented do meet specific fabricator needs. Both simple and ingenious!