2017 An Ambulance for the Italian Red Cross

Not only art, culture of packaging and recycling: our focus is also on the needs of the territory and its inhabitants.

That is why we have decided to help the Italian Red Cross in Bresso, financing the purchase of a new ambulance.

The choice of the territory of Bresso it’s because is the city of origin of  Meana’s family.

“For us it is important to be able to help the territories to which we are connected, not just as a company, but also as a family and as persons; We believe that the added value of a company is giving more attention to people than products”, these are the words by which shareholders explain their commitment to social.



FAI Spring days

We deeply believe in the importance of Italian culture and as a company we feel we have to support the beauty that Italy has to offer; For this reason, we started to sponsor the organization of the “Giornata di Primavera” organized by  FAI  in the town of Tradate last spring.

Among the countless open spaces open to the public on the weekend of March 25 and 26, 2017,  FAI managed to give the right visibility to the palazzo Pusterla Melzi, a fascinating and very artistic palace, rarely open to the public, that nowadays is a youth institute for girls.

We had the pleasure of visiting these spaces and discovering an unexpected place whose history is interspersed with that of the territory: the Pusterla family took over the ancient chateau in the 15th century and turned it into a large residential villa during the 17th century.

Reminding of the importance of the Pusterla family, remains the grandeur of the complex, the large Italian garden, some frescoed salons, among which is distinguished the Salone delle Feste, where the most important personalities of the family are depicted: a grandiose work due, according to tradition, Federico Bianchi or Salvatore Bianchi, Varese painters active between the end of the sixteenth and the beginning of the 18th century. The church of Santa Maria in Castello, which preserves the fourteenth-century tomb of Tommaso Pusterla, is a work of champion masters.

By the time he passed from Pusterla’s family to the Melzi’s family. The last heir, Barbara, destined it as a reception center for the elderly and educated for young girls. In the last years of the 19th century, the Pusterla Castle became “Institute Barbara Melzi” still active today thanks to the leadership of the Canossian Sisters.

On the ground floor to see: the Eagle’s Hall, which houses a fresco in the ceiling with the victory of the Faith, at the top of the walls the portraits of late-17th century European rulers. and a great canvas depicting Archbishop Federico Visconti visiting the Tradate castle.
But it is above all on the third floor that the most beautiful rooms in the building are located: first of all, the Salone delle Feste, with its walls entirely frescoed by artists such as S. Bianchi and G.B. and G. Grandi, active in the second half of the sixteenth century. In the upper part of the lounge, enclosed by a decorated wooden ceiling, runs a wrought iron balcony that introduces three frescoed rooms with bucolic scenes and noble family life.






2016 Change of name for The London Fancy Box Co Ltd

We are glad to inform that The London Fancy Box Co Ltd has changed its name to Pusterla 1880 UK Ltd.

This change is part of the evolution of the company following its purchase by Pusterla 1880 SpA and full incorporation into the group family.

The legal and commercial status of the company is unchanged


2015 Pusterla 1880 awarded with “La Vedovella”

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Last November, <strong>Pusterla 1880</strong> it was awarded with the “Best Cartotecnica” of the XXIV edition of <strong>La Vedovella</strong> – The Oscars of the Press.

In addition to the breadth of the range, the strong specialization, the continuous pursuit of the highest quality in product and service, the jury decided to award <strong>Pusterla 1880</strong> for the capacity for innovation, a continuos growth of experience, both internally and  and through complementary acquisitions.

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2015: new italian acquisition

Pusterla 1880 Spa (Pusterla) is pleased to announce the signing of an agreement for the acquisition of a minority stake in Scatolificio Cristina Srl (Cristina).

The agreement enables the gradual exit of the founder Giorgio Galimberti from the shareholder structure and the simultaneous transition to majority of Pusterla , with Maurizio Galimberti taking the position of CEO. Maurizio will hold a minority stake in the company.

With this operation Pusterla supports the generational change of a strategic partner by strengthening its future development and expanding the Group’s range of products through the integration of the European leader in the production of transparent packaging.

Cristina was founded 45 years ago near Milan and is currently one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of packaging in transparent APET , PET , PET- R and PP; its products today are oriented to the food market (thanks to the BRC – LOP for direct contact certification) , to cosmetics , perfumes , pharmaceuticals and the spirits market and are exported to more than 70 % .

Cristina is the only player with full integration in all production and printing stages, which allows for direct management of quality, cost and timing even with the most complex products; moreover, over the years, thanks to partnerships with major customers in the food and para-pharmaceutical market, has developed a unique know-how in the development of products for automatic packing lines.

The combined expertise of the Group will offer customers fully integrated solutions with flexibility , quality and innovation .

Roberto Marini said : “CRISTINA fits perfectly in our group with a complementary market position; we are thrilled to have reached an agreement with this prestigious and well- established family business “.

Maurizio Galimberti (AD CRISTINA ) comments: ” This is the best business opportunity of a generation ; the Group will have an unrivaled capacity to offer the best solutions for all needs , even the most sophisticated of our customers”.

2014: Pusterla 1880 reaches England

A combination of experiences in luxury paper-making, skill and history: in October, 2013, Pusterla and The London Fancy Box Co Ltd (Dover, UK) tied a strategic allegiance from which one of the largest paper-making groups in Europe will be born, focused on premium paperboard packs.
The agreement implies that in 2014 LFB will fall under the total control of Pusterla 1880, and that Christopher and Matthew Lawson – members of the family that has been leading the glorious English company for 115 years and current majority shareholders – will work alongside the Meana family with minority shares in Pusterla 1880.

2012: Supplying for ourselves

Cartografica Pusterla - Vista aerea

In the course of the year 2010 we started facing the issue of decreasing our dependency on the supply of electric energy from external sources, albeit renewable, thanks to an independent energy production that could exploit the southern exposure of the buildings in which we operate.
For this reason, we chose to install a system that uses the sun as a renewable source of energy.

The ideal surface for placing the solar panels was identified in a part of the roofing did not host skylights and cooling and/or air extraction systems.
Initially, the parabolic shape of the roofing tiles was an obstacle, since it does not allow the panels to be uniformly hit by the rays of the sun.
After in-depth research we found the solution to our problem in CIS technology panels, the Powermax SGS modules produced by Saint Gobain.
This technology exploits a wider light spectrum and is highly performing on East-West exposures, which is the lateral inclination of the slopes of our roofs.
In order not to weigh down the building with a strong overload, due to the fact that the wind’s action on the panels needed to be contrasted, we chose to place the panels parallel to the roofing surface and to fix them with a system based on the VELCRO principle that guarantees high resistance, easy fixing and weight reduced to only a few hg. per square meter.

Moreover, this type of placement does not interfere in the least with the architectural design of the buildings, since it is not visible from outside.
The photograph you see is in fact an air view.
The theoretical power generated by the panels is equal to 159 Kw, which on an annual basis corresponds to 12% of our yearly consumption.
The system started working in February 2012, and up to today we can confirm the validity of the project both in terms of energy savings, especially in the summer months when cooling is required, and in terms of the satisfaction it gives us to produce energy without emitting polluting substances.