Experience and passion. Just that. For more than 60 years we have been working to constantly improve the quality of our products. And the results of these these daily efforts are appreciated every day by our customers.
This is our story.
1953 – The foundation
Calzificio Bombana was formed with headquarters in Casaloldo, Mantova. The company was created from an idea by Andrea Bombana who, with his three children, Remo, Attilio and Renzo, opened up a nylon stocking factory. Production was for the most part dedicated to the Italian market.
Mantova is one of the most famous Italian cities of art, home of the princely family of Gonzaga who helped it become one of the main centres of the Italian and European Renaissance, and which has been included as an official Unesco World Heritage Site.
Its centuries-old tradition of art and craft sprung from the passion of men who devoted great energy to work and to the pursuit of perfection.
1993 – Starts the production of medical stockings
A new company called Mimosa was founded, the brain-child of Ida Bombana, the daughter of Remo Bombana who, along with her husband Alberto Ghelfi, decided to use her experience gained over the years to invest in graduated compression stockings with true heels.
A new organization was thus created, with the grand goal of exclusively producing graduated compression stockings and medical grade stockings.
Production began in a new factory in Asola, after the purchase of some machines able to specifically produce medical items.
1995 – Specialization
New machines were purchased and, most importantly, the company invested in qualified staff with considerable experience with other compression stockings manufacturers.
1996 – The international market
Mimosa immediately demonstrated their strong interest in foreign markets, believing in the possibility of exporting their products.
Alberto and Ida soon took increasingly frequent trips around the world, from Japan to America, not to mention of course the European market.
1999 – Patents
The company focused all its economic efforts on production, soon patenting a new men’s cotton graduated compression item.
All machines purchased specialized in manufacturing compression stockings and medical grade stockings.
The stockings were produced with a decreased “true heel” method, through the classic reciprocating motor system.
At this point, the production facility housed approximately 80 machines.
2006 – Ida
Ida Bombana unfortunately passed away after a short period of illness. We wish to remember her as an honest woman, incredibly determined in achieving her objectives.
Alberto Ghelfi remained at the helm of the company as the sole shareholder.
2007 – Development
Company commitment to participation in new trade fairs around the world continued, increasingly promoting manufactured items.
The company increased its work-force by introducing new and capable staff who take part in this effort within the commercial and technical realm.
The results achieved were progressively more and more encouraging and pushed the company to continue in the direction taken.
2011 – Starts the production of running socks and sports
With the addition of new, experienced technicians, a new and lengthy study for the creation of graduated compression items for sports use was begun.
Stockings that can give support to both competitive athletes and people performing healthy, regular physical activity.
New machines are purchased to meet this new product “challenge”, for a grand total of 110 units as part of the machine fleet.
2014 – Moving into a larger production site
To meet the need for increased production and commercial space, the company moved into new and much larger premises in Castel Goff redo, Mantova.
The new headquarters cover 5,000 square metres, including 600 metres of office space.
All systems were updated with the latest technology to ensure constant temperature and humidity in the production hall. These parameters optimize production, allowing consistently high quality.
Upon transfer, the company changed its name to Sanyleg, with Alberto Ghelfi remaining as sole shareholder and administrator.
2015 – 20,000 pairs per day
Sanyleg invested in new machines to meet the increasingly considerable request for new items. To date, the company boasts 160 machines, working 24 hours/7 days a week, with a production capacity of medical and sports grade stockings of about 20,000 pairs per day.