Costa Group was born from a prescient idea to innovate the bakery format.
From Riccò del Golfo, a small town in the quiet Ligurian province, he crossed the five continents,
and today it exports its ideas all over the world.
“It all started when I went to school” – says Franco Costa – “and to earn a little money I sold flour and bread machines.
From there, I started designing furnishings for bakeries that were little more than wholesale stores at the time.
It was the early 80s; a suitcase, a drawing table, a car and many dreams. Our story starts here.”
This was followed by the entry into the company of his brother Sandro, who will play an important role in the growth of the company, with the expansion of the workshop and the creation of a real industrial area in the hinterland of La Spezia.
The speed increases up to a record-breaking 2015: almost one venue designed and produced per day, of which 51 just for Expo Milano.
Costa Group’s recipe is simple: to “ferry” ideas from one part of the world to another, exporting Italian tradition and culture, overcoming everything that is normal, common, classic and not very original.
Curiosity and liveliness have accompanied the Costa Group’s professional career since its inception.
The headquarters are spread over 13,000 square meters surrounded by greenery with various factories specialized in the processing of wood, steel, marble, glass and fiberglass.
In this way all stages of production are integrated, which is an indispensable condition
for the supply of a “turnkey” product.
A fundamental feature of the company is the total design and construction of the venue in-house: from the study of the format to the simulation at the factory to get to the assembly of the venue, and subsequent assistance to the customer.
“Developing a container that lives is our mission.”
The container must be shaped on the customer, it must be a real “sponge”, it must know how to give and know how to receive, improve every day and transmit emotions.
Costa Group has made this aspect a real creed. “To create a container we usually study: the customer, the location, the history, the personality of the operator and the product, the urban context and much more…”
After touching the world of food across the board, today a great game is being played between design, marketing and management.
Blending the whole is the goal; the heart is the people, authentic subjects of design.
“We are able to provide our customers with a complete supply chain, which starts from the design and ends with the communication planning of the spaces we set up.
The collaboration allows us to offer, in the spaces we take care of, a service of conception, planning and organization of high-profile events, the objective of which is to guarantee a service that satisfies the communication needs of customers, from startup
until completion, ensuring an immediate communicative feedback.”
So whoever turns to Costa Group does not find a single designer, but a real partner to whom he delegates a feasibility study capable of materially realizing his dream.
It is precisely this completeness in the service offered that allows Costa Group to make a difference on the market and to experiment and develop formats for particular venues that may also be of interest to large industry.
“Fantasy has always supported the desire to do and motivations have never been lacking.
Today we look at the road ahead of us certain that dreams will continue to run after the fantasy.”