the age of 15, having finished his studies at the technical
high school, Piergiorgio Dettin moved to Milan with his father
to work as a manual labourer in a paper factory. The working
hours were long and hard for a boy of his age. He only returned
home to Schio on Sundays with his father on a Vespa.
After he had completed his 18 months of military service
(in the artillery of the Alpini), he started to manufacture
boilers using the experience he had gained from working in
Milan. And so the firm F.lli Dettin di Attilio was started
in a shed he built himself in the garden of his home.
Years went by and in 1956 the first workshop was opened.
In 1959, at the age of 24, he married Silvana and four children
were born from the marriage.
In the same year, the firm moved to Via Pio X where the head
offices are currently located, increasing in size to 100 units.
The production of boilers was abandoned to concentrate on
the paper and stainless steel machining industries. In the
seventies, Piergiorgio Dettin was also a founder partner of
the company Demainox based in Zanè. Around the same
time he founded the firm D.I.Z.M.A.
He has always managed to anticipate events and aim at expanding
markets, leaving behind those in difficulty. The firm changed
its business name to Dettin S.p.A. and aimed at the chemical,
petrochemical and pharmaceutical markets, honing its experience
in machining stainless steel and special alloys.
In the eighties, as a confirmation of its trend to diversify
its markets, Dettin launched a revolutionary model of hydroextractor
for package yarns called “BERTA”, in remembrance
of the bronze statue of “Berta spinning” located
in Schio and later stolen. At the moment this centrifuge,
the founder member of a family of equipment and installations
for the textile industry, suitably updated over the years,
is established worldwide and is exported to over 40 different
To date Dettin S.p.A., consolidated by the experience accumulated
in over forty years of work and presence on the market, counts
major Italian and international companies amongst its customers.
Piergiorgio Dettin is also a Founder Partner and Chairman
since 1992 of General System Pack, a company working in the
He was awarded the title of “Cavaliere della Repubblica”
in 1994 by Berlusconi/Scalfaro.
He has been Chairman of Tecno Pack since 1998, further strengthening
the Company’s position in the food packaging industry.
Today, flanked by his son, Luca, he manages Dettin SpA which,
during the course of 2002, invoiced 8,000,000 Euros and filled
over 500 orders.