Four decades since the creation of the first mixed foreign company (Romanian-Italian) were marked in a festive atmosphere in Savinesti.
The event was attended by numerous personalities, including Minister for SMEs, Business Environment and Tourism Maria Grapini, well-known Romanian and Italian bankers, representatives of local authorities, journalists.
In an emotional speech, Luigi Bodo, the director of Rifil, recounted the whole history of this company, from the moment it was set up until now, and the way in which it managed in order to become a landmark not just within the Romanian textile industry but also within the European one.
In the name of the government, Minister Maria Grapini, who has an impressive professional experience in the textile industry, underscored the importance this company’s impressive activity had and still has for the Romanian economy.
A special message was transmitted from Bucharest by Premier Victor Ponta, who had been expected to attend the event. The company’s founder and leader offered his congratulations and good wishes, while at the same time handing out awards to all the Italians and Romanians that contributed to the important results obtained by Rifil.
Rifil Srl, a mixed Romanian-Italian company, was set up on April 24, 1973, in Savinesti, Neamt County. Rifil is the first foreign capital production company set up in Romania after 1945 and the first such company among Warsaw Pact countries. Rifil is active in the textile industry, in the production of dyed and non-dyed acrylic fibers, being a European leader in this domain.
In the future edition we will publish a extensive report on this event.