Our founder, Cav. Lino Dal Zotto, wrote a short biography; we want to share with you some passages mainly related to the beginnings of his work, to remind everyone of the atmosphere that was breathed at the time, 45 years ago.
“… the desire to start my own business was growing fast in me, so much so that I started working at home equipping the garage, making it a small workshop, with the tools needed to do many different jobs.”
“This has been my life for sixteen hours a day for fifteen years.”
“The sons were still young, but after school they came to help me; Oscar was ten and Roberto eight, later also Luca joined the company; since they were little, at weekends, I gave everyone a tip. (…) on Sunday morning, when I went to the factory to do some maintenance works, I caught the Jeep, took them with me and they were so happy to help me, getting more and more passionate about work. But there was not only work: Sunday afternoon was dedicated to the family and all together we did some nice car rides ”.
“In 1984 I got the Knighthood of Merit of the Republic conferred by President Sandro Pertini and I also received a diploma signed by the then Prime Minister Bettino Craxi.
For someone like me, who started out from a poor childhood and emigration abroad, to see recognized the commitment for an honest and hard-working life has been an important personal gratification, which I also consider a recognition for having created some working places, offered from my business to local employment, so that, with the help of everyone, no one of our young people in the future is forced to take the emigrant’s suitcase again.
“Credits: “Da Emigrante a Imprenditore” (2018)