Driven by passionInnovative by vocation
“Being in C&G Kiel Italia means being part of a unique team, always projected towards new goals, where people are the most important asset.”
It was 1988 when Claudio Cardaropoli, after taking a “International Business” master’s degree in the United States and gaining a decade of experience in the automotive industry as head of production and purchasing department, he undertook his business activity for setting up and supplying of passenger vehicles covers in support of Fiat group.
In 1997 the company started out by own manufacturing seats and aware of the fact that the development of industrial activity requires a modern and structured shareholding, the enterprise launched a joint venture with the German company Franz Kiel, world leader in the field of bus and train passenger seats, but the origins of C&G Kiel Italia are inextricably linked to the life of his founder.
The italian chain
In 2016, guided by the profound intuition of obtaining a full compliance and a total control over production chain, C&G Kiel Italia bought up Botto R.O. Interior and C&C Poliuterani, old-established companies in the textile and polyurethan foam padding industry.
The company is nowadays engaged in major Technical/Scientific/Legislative Committees. It has been also fully involved in the D.M 01/04/2010 development concerning the introduction of seat belts for the safety and regulation of school transport seats.
C&G is currently a member of UNI – Italian Standards Organisation, which takes part in decision-making processes regarding the implementation of directives and railway industry standards. It is also part of AICQ committee for the application of new European regulation about fire-prevention system. The company is partnering closely with major European groups and health laboratories in developing innovative models for passenger transport, including fight against Sars-CoV-2.