Household linen production since 1949
COGAL INDUSTRY® is a family business of household linen manufacturers. COGAL INDUSTRY® has a great experience and technical knowledge in houselinen production, handed down from generation to generation, as true handcrafter. The result is a mixture of craftsmanship and industrial technology, where research and advanced production techniques meet.
Truly Made in Italy
That is, aesthetically pleasing, tidy, resistant, with tangible quality, distinguished by details that recall the attention of the craftsman who works with passion and dedication to his business.
High quality raw materials
Cotton is a natural, renewable and biodegradable fiber. It is grown in many areas around the world, but COGAL for household linen uses only the best quality: American cotton from COTTON USA®.
More than 30,000 sqm of industrial plants are located in Leffe (Bergamo), in the textile district of Val Gandino, with an integrated production system in which every thought is shared in real time within the company's specialized departments: weaving, cutting, dyeing, packaging.
Our focus is the quality standard of our products, so that our customers know they can always trust on COGAL INDUSTRY®.
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We invest in linen production
INNOVATION AND EFFICIENCY
We focus on research and innovation to ensure products and services that are always ahead of market needs.
We apply competitive prices, obtained also thanks to important investments made in the field of automation, production and organization. We have a fast and efficient delivery service and a state-of-the-art logistics platform. We support team spirit, working together to achieve the best results.
Sustainable linen production
RESPECT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
We promote respect for nature and the environment. We save productive resources such as energy and water. We recycle and use clean resources such as solar energy.
History and origins of household linen manufacturers.
The COGAL INDUSTRY® company has always been innovative, although has solid traditions from its territory. The story begins in a land where the company still maintains its production, Val Gandino. Back at the time of Middle Ages, there are the first historical documents on the strictness in the work that had the inhabitants of this land, and this way of working has been handed down to the present day. The "know how to do well", flanked by the creative component typical of the Italian character has made the land of Val Gandino famous as one of the major Italian textile poles. COGAL INDUSTRY® was founded in 1949 by Edoardo Galizzi, who married Liliana de Ruschi in 1957. Together they worked at the company's development during the years of the Italian economic big grown. The three sons Rodolfo, Emanuela and Francesco entered the company during the '70s and' 80s. Today they have fully taken over the management of the company and successfully lead the family business, preserving the ideals and spirit of the founder. The third family generation has been active since 2012, with Francesco's son, Edoardo. The great history of linen production is destined to continue .
The production chain: from cotton to the finished product
COGAL INDUSTRY® controls the entire textile supply chain with all stages of production: purchase of cotton and raw materials, weaving, dyeing, finishing, packaging and marketing of the product. All this has led to the achievement of a high degree of flexibility to react fast to the changing demands of the market and customers. COGAL INDUSTRY® houselinen are entirely processed in Italy in one of the main capitals of the national textile industry: COGAL INDUSTRY® is synonymous with Made in Italy. We are aware that it is not enough to be able to create a product in a workmanlike manner: in fact, it is also necessary that the production process be rapid, always maintaining the same quality standards. This goal can only be achieved by combining meticulous and artisanal processing with the most modern industrial management tools.
Weaving is the stage of creating the fabric by weaving warp threads with weft threads. All COGAL INDUSTRY® looms are air-jet electronic: this means that in the working process the weft yarn is introduced into the warp with an air flow, to guarantee a much smoother fabric thanks to the millesimal position control of electronic control units. In terms of product innovation, COGAL INDUSTRY® has introduced, in the production of terry towels, a special yarn: the American cotton cotton usa® which has superior yarn performance in terms of water absorption, due to to the air increased inside the wire itself. Using the microscope it is clearly visible that the fibers have a more irregular position and have more space between them: this is the secret of the exceptional performances of COGAL INDUSTRY® towels. The weaving technique, the choice of the right type of yarn and the subsequent finishing stages of the fabric, are the key to the production of the best fabrics in the world.
Usually, at the weaving stage, the dyeing process follows, in which there is a high use of water for the whole processing time. Being on saving and recycling means, first of all, reduce every resource consumption. Among the most important goals achieved in the last 20 years, COGAL INDUSTRY® considers the investment made for energy saving. COGAL INDUSTRY® has worked to develop a specific machine to reduce the consumption of liters of water per kilogram of product: from 12 l / kg to only 6 l / kg. This innovation led to savings equivalent to 50% of the energy cost and 50% of the water need; of course, the advantage also benefits the following phases since the amount of water that must be cleaned after the operations is reduced. Thanks to this machine, which works with an unconventional dye, different from the most common on the market, COGAL INDUSTRY® has had an impact both on saving resources and on improving the product features. This new process has led to new goals for the volume of absorbed water in the sponge, a lower stress of the fibers during processing and therefore greater longevity of the product. COGAL INDUSTRY® has also developed a custom drying unit that uses in the finish of the fabric surface to give maximum volume and softness.
COGAL INDUSTRY®'s attention to energy saving also emerges from the installation of a solar cell system, in 2010: a total power of 600 kW was obtained on 4,500 m2 of roofing, sufficient to supply all the energy consumption of the factory, saving fossil resources and making an important contribution to the fight against enviroment pollution. From the time of the installation until the end of 2017, 3,725,657 kWh were produced, which made "saving" an equivalent of 2,487,692 tons of CO2 and 16,290 trees. The mission of COGAL INDUSTRY® is to continue in this direction, seeking continuous production improvement and, at the same time, environmental sustainability by investing in the modernization of plants and using more and more clean energy.