Inventors of the kitchen hood

The Faber story – and with it the story of the kitchen hood – began a long time ago in a small workshop. Quite a few years have passed since then. Decades in fact, during which we have concentrated on improving the design, functionality and quality of our hoods. And it looks as if we have done a good job, because today we are one of the world’s top hood manufacturers. Faber was the first company ever to make kitchen hoods, and we still are the number one today, in quality and quantity.
In Italy one out of every two hoods is a Faber hood.

PIONEERING A BETTER WORLD

We pioneered a whole new world when we invented the kitchen hood. Since then, we have transformed the hood from a humble furnishing accessory into an essential item of kitchen equipment – safe, stylish and functional. Pioneering is in our DNA. We want the future, and we want it now!

That is why we are constantly exploring new ideas, acquiring new knowledge and investigating new markets.

The Faber Group of industries is already present in 8 countries and on 3 continents so we can honestly say that our leadership is global. And thanks to our commitment, tenacity, passion and dynamism, we are still growing too.

FABER, LEADERS
IN AIR QUALITY AND WELLBEING.

PUTTING THE YEARS TO GOOD USE

The Faber story is one of achievement and growth over the years. Sixty years, in fact, that have given us unique experience and brought us unrivalled success. In this time, every new product has taken us one step nearer perfection, and given us new vision and understanding. Faber’s quest for quality and innovation has been a breath of fresh air for the home.

  • 1955
    1955

    In 1955 Abramo Galassi establishes Faber Plast srl. He wants to invent something new and to grow. With three partners and the work of a single worker he turns plastic into objects for the house.

  • 1958
    1958

    Faber produces the first plexiglas hood in 1958. The response is immediate: Abramo Galassi has hit the mark.

  • 1963
    1963

    Faber produces the first extraction hood in 1963. The company starts to grow: in the late sixties there are about one hundred workers and the company is ready to tackle foreign markets.

  • 1972
    1972

    Faber plast becomes Faber SpA in 1972. Investors have confidence and the activity gets under way. Faber is the name for hoods in Italy. The hood’s sector is now an industrial reality

  • 1982
    1982

    In the early eighties heavy investments in technology to automate production and to modernize the plants make Faber’s rise unstoppable. Flaminia Deutschland becomes operative.

  • 1987
    1987

    The holding FinFaber SpA is established in 1987 to manage investments in Faber SpA and to promote growth of commercial branches in the UK, USA and Canada.

  • 1990
    1990

    JV’s with leading companies in air treatment characterize the first half of the 90’s: Mepamsa in Spain, Spar in Argentina become part of the Faber Group and Flaminia Aspirator Turkey opens.

  • 1996
    1996

    Faber looks at the Asian markets and in 1996 establishes Flaminia Nanjing in China and in 1997 Faber Heatkraft in India.

  • 1999
    1999

    In 2001 Faber takes over Futurum SA, the first Swedish company of the sector as well as Mepamsa. It establishes Faber Luki, a strategic JV in Russia for the Eastern European markets.

  • 2001
    2001

    The Faber Group strengthens its position in Europe taking over in 1998 Roblin SA in France, and opening in 1999 Faber Flavia, a commercial agency based in Athens, Greece.

  • 2002
    2002

    The choices are right and Professor Abramo Galassi is awarded Entrepreneur of the Year 2002 “for the most effective business action in international markets”.

  • 2004
    2004

    The Swiss Franke Group becomes main shareholder of Faber SpA in August 2004 and confirms the common vision and strong synergies between the two groups

  • 2005
    2005

    In 2005 Faber becomes totally part of the Franke Group, in which it plays an important role as Business Unit.

  • 2013
    2013

    2013 – The success achieved in more than 50 years of history are a great source of satisfaction which spurs us to more important goals. Today we imagine, design and realize our future.

DESIGN

IN THE WORDS
OF THE GREAT AMERICAN ARCHITECT
LOUIS HENRY SULLIVAN,
“FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION”

QUALITY

AT FABER, TECHNOLOGY,
DESIGN AND QUALITY
SERVE ONLY ONE PURPOSE.
OUR PRODUCTS.