Luciano Dalla Bona, a retired Italian road cyclist, was a cycling champion from 1964-1970, winning an Olympic silver medal in the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo as an amateur in the 100 km team trial, two world championships in Albertville, France in 1964 and in Lasarte, Spain in 1965, as well as finishing third in Germany in 1966. He raced as a professional from 1967 until 1970 for Salvarani at Gimondi's side, in the unforgettable Eddy Merckx years. Among the various races, two worthy of note are two editions of the Tour de France and two of Giro d'Italia, in which he won a presitigious leg arriving in Rome in 1968. He placed first in the GP Ezio del Rosso in 1966, in the GP Camaiore in 1967, a race in the Marches in Italy in 1968 and a criterium in 1968. He retired from cycling in 1970 and immediately went to work in the fabric sector at 27, with the help of his siblings.
Maglierie FDB a local family company that was established in Cologna Veneta, a small town in Verona, specializes in the production of underwear. During the eighties and nineties the company grew an now has a production plant of 10.000 square meters. The production activity is organized in various departments:
- Weaving, which is our strenght, where various types of fabrics are produced in a wide range of sizes to guarantee seamless sewing in all sizes;
- Cutting and sewing, with ezperienced Italian staff that are specialized in the care of our models,
- Ironing and packaging, highly automated with furter controls to guaratee our strict quality of "Made in Italy" products.
The only process done externally, dyeing, is certified OEKO-TEX, in compliance with the European rules on this subject (no harmful substances). The company also has a ready-to-carry warehouse with shipping in 24-48 hours from the time the order is made to meet the immediate needs of customers.
The company's strategy revolves around constantly researching cutting edge technology and selecting the best raw materials to offer a vast array of high quality products, to supply the most important wholesalers and distributors throughout Italy.
Today, Maglierie FDB serves as an example of excellence in the Italian market, one of the rare companies that has been able to keep its production and jobs within Italy, through significant investment and process optimisation, working to extend its sales to the most important European markets, which are more and more willing to reward quality in the products they import.