Ezio Cristina founded CRISTINA Rubinetterie in Gozzano, in 1949. The stages of the company follow the tradition opened by the founder until the arrival of his sons, Alberto and Riccardo, who lead the company towards a transformation on an industrial level. At the end of the 1980s, the acquisition of Silfra takes place, a company specialised in the production of soil pipes, electronic and time-controlled taps and fittings. With this operation, CRISTINA Rubinetterie moved onto an industrial dimension, strengthened in June 2017, when the brand became part of the Caleffi Group, leader in the manufacture of heating, air conditioning, plumbing and drainage parts. An operation that intended guaranteeing the continuity of the brand and its growth at an international level. Besides, the proprietary showroom was inaugurated in Milan in 2017, with the aim of implementing the dialogue with designers and architects, with business and design meetings, but also to propose events and strengthen the company's image.
CRISTINA Rubinetterie was among the first to introduce the thermostatic mixer in Europe in 1968 and to propose a range of 100 surface colours. In the 1980s, the company was among the first in the world to introduce the single lever mixer consisting in a single lever to regulate the water temperature. In 1994, the decision to produce the cartridges of the single lever mixer, an important investment in technology, allows a high degree of safety in the control of the production process and in the quality of the products. The use of stainless steel (guaranteed by the quality mark issued by Centro Inox) was introduced with the company dedicating an entire division to it in 2003. And then the expansion of the logistics centre of Gozzano in 2007, where a fully automated warehouse operates. Today, with four production sites located in the upper area of Novara, a total of 35 thousand square meters of covered area and 250 employees, CRISTINA Rubinetterie continues to stand with a totally Made in Italy production. The export turnover share exceeds 60%, and the company is present in over 60 countries. The company is a member of the Green Building Council Italia that uses the Leed rating (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) as an evaluation system of the sustainability of buildings.
In 2020, CRISTINA Rubinetterie renews its strategy to determine the company's path in the near future, oriented to design, the relationship with the project and the hotel sector. In addition to a wide and diversified range of products in its catalogue, the company confirms the development of tailor-made solutions (in terms of dimensions, finishes and types of use) to meet design requirements.
The range, intended for bathrooms, kitchens, wellness and outdoor, is designed to be functional, durable and aesthetically in line with contemporary interior design projects.