Historical Description

Pomme Manifatture was founded over 40 years ago (1979), in Villa Lempa, a hamlet of Civitella del Tronto (Teramo), by Rosetta Firmani and Ugo Pomponi, who set up their own company for manufacturing women’s and men’s bags, suitcases, big bags, trolleys and small leather goods on behalf of third parties, according to the most rigorous and skillful tradition of “Made in Italy”.

In 1989, the company, a collective partnership, following a strong increase in work and a consequent increase in personnel, built a structure with a covered area of 1,300 square meters and an uncovered area of 1,000 square meters (still used today as logistics), which guaranteed the proper spaces for the required productions.

The expertise, combined with undoubted ability, has led the company to carry out productions for the most prestigious high fashion brands, both at a national and international level, in a short time.

Samsonite, Mandarina, Tod’s, Burberry, Pucci, Hogan, Diesel, Kenzo, are some of the many brands that have entrusted their productions to Pomme, with always excellent results. Therefore, the company has achieved a very high level of know-how, as well as a reputation for seriousness and fairness.

Mrs. Firmani’s two sons (she also has a daughter), Amedeo and Antonio D’Ottavi, were part of the company almost from its very beginnings, (they were hired at a very young age, after the High school diploma). Over the years, through studies and the support of professionals, they have both acquired high-level skills. The former (Amedeo) became an expert and valid modeller, and the latter (Antonio) a skilled specialist in the whole production process. The daughter (Maria Pia), on the other hand, was hired after obtaining a degree (in Political Science with a specialization in economics) and 2 master’s degrees in business management. She has been covering different tasks and acquiring a solid preparation for business management.

In 2016, historic partners Ugo Pomponi, and Rosetta Firmani left the company definitively, in favor of the D’Ottavi brothers (Maria Pia, Amedeo e Antonio), who became owners and so associates.

The new management, which led to the change into Pomme Manifatture, from a Collective Partnership to a Limited Liability Company, decided to establish and consequently to entrust the governance of the Company to a Board of Directors, as follows:

  • Amedeo D’Ottavi, Chairman;
  • Maria Pia D’Ottavi, Chief Executive Officer;
  • Antonio D’Ottavi, Director
  • Maurizio Corini (Business Consultant), Supervisory board; single member.