Made in Italy

Made in Italy

With five production units located in the upper Novara province, indoor facilities covering a total of 35,000 sqm and over 250 employees, CRISTINA Rubinetterie takes great pride in it’s ‘Made in Italy’ production. Two of the sites are located in Gozzano, housing CNC machining centres, numerically controlled bar lathes and centralised logistics. Additionally, the complex is the location of the company’s intensive warehouses, focused on the preparation of components, semi-finished products for assembly lines, and the use of marking lasers.

The Gargallo site encompasses the cleaning and polishing departments with both robotic and manual grinding found alongside cleaning islands. The surface treatment department utilises galvanic electroplating, nickel plating, chrome plating, gold plating and other galvanic finishes, while the assembly department oversees taps and fittings as well as the shipping of finished products. The Fontaneto location incorporates the plastic moulding department (with injection moulding presses), the laser welding island for stainless-steel shower heads, marking lasers and the SILFRA finished product assembly lines.

CRISTINA Rubinetterie Behind the scenes

Thanks to its Made in Italy credentials, CRISTINA Rubinetterie has become a leader in its sector, boasting five production units located in the upper Novara area covering 35,000 sqm and retaining over 250 employees.

From hot moulding and galvanising to the mechanical processing of brass, production is kept in-house in order to maximise quality control.

Industrial expertise meets artisanal know-how – these are pillars on which the company was formed. Born and raised on Lake Orta, the “taps district,” continual development and technical advancement lie at the heart of this storied company.


Discover CRISTINA Rubinetterie’s exceptional production facilities.

Patents and Certifications

Certifications and patents are an integral part of every company's mission. They testify to its continuous and constant ability to research and innovate in order to achieve competitive production and quality standards in a global economy.

The confirmation of the Health and Safety Management System certification according to BS OHSAS 18001 (KIWA Cermet certification) became an important goal. Both are instrumental in understanding, predicting and anticipating the markets in which CRISTINA operates. With a "risk-based thinking" approach capable of transforming even complex situations into opportunities, the company will continue to pursue customer satisfaction with every means and resource available. Optimising company processes and their measurement and continually protecting the health and safety of all employees remains at the centre of the project.

Patents
THERMO UP
THERMO UP

Designed in collaboration with Makio Hasuike & Co, THERMO UP is a thermostatic mixer for concealed showers and baths. The metal plate (in 11 finishes or stainless steel) with its essential and minimalist design, offers an easy-to-read interface thanks to the control’s laser-printed indications. THERMO UP offers the possibility of managing two or three water outlets at the same time. Included in the box is a kit of 4 screen-printed buttons for personalising the product, which at the time of installation allows you to choose the desired two or three-button combination. With horizontal or vertical orientation, it has a temperature-regulating knob, round or square, in combination with the hand shower kit. A high-quality product, THERMO UP combines an extremely clean design with exceptional comfort of use, both in the home and hotel environments. The innovative operating system is currently patent pending due to the inventive and innovative aspects the product brings to the sanitary tapware sector.

UP&DOWN
UP&DOWN

Introducing the Up&Down opening mechanism: a device for opening and closing drains, allowing the sanitary fixture to be filled whilst guaranteeing the aesthetic "purity" of the tap. The mechanism guarantees durability and reliability. Certified through testing across over 1,000,000 working cycles, it is made of high resistance thermoplastic material, allowing with minimum effort, the smooth closing and opening of the drain plug. This particular mechanism is protected by an invention patent certifying the design’s innovative character. Numerous attempts to imitate have occurred over the years, the mechanism often identified with the term "click clack," recognising the sound made during use. However, in the spirit of continual invention and advancement that has always distinguished the company, CRISTINA has designed a new Up & Down system, also the subject of an invention patent, that is silent during opening and closing. Remaining one step ahead of the market.

FOLLOW ME
FOLLOW ME

FOLLOW ME is comprised of a tub edge support with draining drain. A stainless steel spring mechanism allows the user to neatly return the hose when finished. The device itself drains the water that, during and after normal use of the hand shower, traditionally runs down from the hose into the area below the tub, often creating an annoying and unhealthy stagnation of water. With this patented system, the water is channelled directly into the under drain of the drain column through a plastic pipe that connects the lower part of the drain to the tub drain. Reliable and durable, the device is completed by a flexible plastic hose available with a range of covers to match the bath edge unit finish.

From Yellow to...Green!

2021 is another important year for CRISTINA Rubinetterie that continues the path started last year with the rebranding activity.

Significant investments are planned to improve the production performance of the establishments, as optimization of logistics but also in terms of implementation of machinery.

The investment also involves aspects of product communication and in particular packaging.

We have modified the graphics of the containers but we are also starting a process of improvement that involves packaging disposal.

In synthesis, we want the consumer's experience to involve him beyond the reception and installation of the product itself: the purchasing process will continue beyond the emotion of the product's arrival, its presence in the bathroom and the daily experience of its use to give him a clear indication that the company accompanies him even at the moment of the disposal of the packaging that allowed the product to arrive at its destination in the best possible condition.

The increasing sensitivity to environmental issues and attention to the world in which we live, have led the company to invest in ways to improve the container boxes.

But that's not all.

Other interventions are in operation, less visible to those who do not live the daily life of the company but equally important for the respect of the environment and the improvement of the widespread quality for employees.

Below there is a summary:

PACKAGING
PACKAGING

From February 1st we will introduce, progressively, an internal component to packaging boxes, made of cardboard pulp. A material chosen for its excellent cushioning properties, which protects the product during transport ensuring its integrity until destination, it is sustainable, 100% recycled and recyclable, biodegradable product, easily stackable (thus allowing a reduction in storage volumes). The molded fiber, meets the requirements for modern industrial packaging but, at the same time, helps to reduce the impact of the life cycle assessment of the entire finished product on the environment by meeting precise dictates and obligations of continuous improvement of the environmental management system according to ISO14001. The product, deriving from recycling processes and being recyclable again, allows a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, is therefore eco-sustainable and meets the standards of European green points.

PACKAGING DISPOSAL
PACKAGING DISPOSAL

The QR code on the outside of the boxes allows you to identify the materials used for packaging and its disposal.

INDUSTRIAL WASTE
INDUSTRIAL WASTE

Production waste is being sorted with increasing attention to allow more specific disposal by type.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION
ENERGY CONSUMPTION

Low-energy LED lamps are progressively used in all plant lighting systems.

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