In the spring of 1979 an energetic 40 year old secondary school teacher decided to help a friend in need. He assisted him in the artisan production of master alloys for the gold jewellery industry as well as providing support for sales and analysis of market requirements. This pioneering business idea coincided with a time of unprecedented growth in the Vicenza gold district. It was the charitable and gracious spirit that set this success story in motion, characterised by genuine values and authentic principles.
Gianni Poliero, who was the teacher at that time, is now the Chairman of Legor Group, a multinational company based in Vicenza specializing in metallurgy.Initially, Gianni’s wife, Teresa, and then their seven children were carried along by Gianni’s entrepreneurial flair. All they played a significant role in the running of the company, but it was his second son Massimo who had a real passion for research and technology. Since 1992, after studying metallurgy and gaining years of technical experience in goldware production, Massimo became head of the family firm, creating the important and advanced Research and Development laboratory and introducing a managerial approach with an international outlook.