Our history

20TH CENTURY


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The adventure began with the foundation of a truly unique company.



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The company bought out the firm then known as Christen + Tobler, located in Via Chiosso 12 in Porza – the address of the current Gehri headquarters.

The administrative premises were renovated and extended.



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The company changed its name from Gehri SA già Christen + Tobler to Gehri Piastrelle SA.

The premises were expanded with the construction of a natural stone processing workshop. This was an important step for the company, as it meant that it no longer just dealt in “tiles, terracotta, and mosaics” but instead moved into the world of natural stone.

The company created a new showroom with a sales area spanning over 500m2. Public opening hours were extended, meaning visitors could also drop in on Saturday mornings between 8:30 and 12:00.



21ST CENTURY

2000-2010

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On 3 March, the Board of Directors was formed.



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Significant investment was readied to update the exhibition spaces and expand the workshop following the acquisition of new machinery.



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The first outlet in the sector was opened in Ticino.



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The hospitality area and entrance of the showroom underwent a complete makeover, including stunning mosaics.



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The company name was changed from Gehri Piastrelle SA to Gehri Rivestimenti SA and the brand image was completely refreshed.

In line with the company philosophy, the workshop was expanded with the acquisition of new numerical-control (CNC) machinery.



21ST CENTURY

2011 – present

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An exclusive new exhibition space dedicated entirely to natural stone was opened.



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The traditional showroom underwent another makeover in order to ensure that we would stay with the times and be able to offer our customers the very best at all times.



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For the first time, the company took part in the EDILESPO construction trade fair in Lugano.



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We bought a WATERJET for our workshop – the only one of its kind in Ticino!



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We took part in the EDILESPO construction trade fair for a second time.



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1 October: our main showroom opened to the public following a comprehensive restyling.