Our story from 1970 to the present day

20TH CENTURY


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The adventure begins with the launch of a sole proprietor company.



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The company is acquired by the well-known Christen + Tobler company, located at Via Chiosso 12 in Porza – still to this day the location of the Gehri headquarters.
The premises are renovated and the administrative area is expanded.



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The company name is changed from “Gehri SA già Christen + Tobler” to “Gehri Piastrelle SA”.
The premises are further extended with the construction of a workshop for processing natural stone. It’s a big step for the company, which no longer deals exclusively in “tiles, terracotta and mosaics” and opens up to the world of natural stone.

A new showroom is created with a sales area spanning over 500 m2, while public opening hours are extended to including Saturday mornings from 08:30 to 12:00.



21ST CENTURY

2000-2010

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On 3 March, the company’s Board of Directors is formed.



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Significant investment is made to renovate the exhibition space and extend the workshop following the purchase of new machinery.



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The first outlet store is opened in Ticino.



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The reception and entrance of the showroom are completely restyled and stunning mosaics are added.



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The company name is changed from Gehri Piastrelle SA to Gehri Rivestimenti SA, giving the corporate image a complete makeover.

In accordance with the company philosophy, the workshop is further extended after the purchase of numerical control (CNC) machinery.



21ST CENTURY

2011-Present

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A brand-new, exclusive exhibition space dedicated entirely to natural stone is launched.



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To stay on trend and ensure we can always offer our clients the very best, our traditional showroom is renovated once again.



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For the first time, the company takes part in the EDILESPO construction event in Lugano.



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We purchase a WATERJET for our workshop – becoming the only company in Ticino to have one.



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We take part in EDILESPO for the second time.



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1 October: fully renovated main showroom opened to the public.



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Extensive restyling project for the main showroom: new lines and finishes of porcelain stoneware.



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We’re celebrating our 50-year anniversary. Stay tuned!




Headquarters and showroom

Via Chiosso 12
CH-6948 Porza



Postal address

Casella postale 4036
CH-6904 Lugano



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