History – Ivas Industria Vernici


La storia del Gruppo Ivas

Gruppo Ivas


From a small painting business Ferruccio Colonna founded IVAS (Impresa Verniciatori e Affini Sammaurese)

The production of paints and varnishes starts.


The scale of production increases, Ivas paints and varnishes start being sold in Italy.

The production process through the years intensifies and is industrialized; a new complex is built with a factory and offices that becomes the present-day headquarters.


Ivas makes the decisive step into the paint industry: Ivas S.p.A. (Industria Vernici e Affini Sammaurese) is officially established. 

One step ahead of the times and trends, Ivas is among one of the first companies to launch the external insulation system on the Italian market, a technology for buildings originated in Germany and of which Ivas becomes the Italian leader.


Ivas starts export: Austria, Greece, Serbia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Russia, Lybia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Tunisia, Algeria, Argentina and Mexico…

Aliva Chimica e Sistemi is established with the aim of designing and industrializing the most complex façade works.


Aliva changes its company name to “Sistemi per Facciate” and specializes in design, production and installation of ventilated facades.

Ivas annual production of paints and varnishes exceeds 10,000 tons.


Tower “powders for the building industry” is established: a new production center specializing in technical mortars for the construction, renovation and restoration is introduced.

Ivas becomes the national leader of external insulationy, outdoing major multinational competitors.


The change of the century marks a turning point: Ivas gathers up its companies in a central coordinated core: Gruppo Ivas is established, with the aim of redefining boundaries and contents of finishes in construction sector.

Ivas celebrates 50 years of business with over 700 guests. Radical changes are presented for the occasion: organization, coordination and global reconditioning of the Group image.


Ferruccio Colonna is awarded at the Awards for Entrepreneurial Merit of the Province of Forli - Cesena.

Ivas exceeds 100 sales points in Italy.


From an intuition of Werther Colonna, Ivas establishes Cortexa: the consortium for the culture of the coat system, involving the major players in the construction market, an entity that will become a national reference, point for quality, assurance and protection certified and recognized. 

Ivas introduces an innovative project: Master G, training center for professionals in construction sector, guaranteeing advanced, reserved, exclusive courses. 


On the occasion of the Milan Design Week the new Metropolis division is launched, introducing the concept of materic decoration on the international scene.

Aliva, now well known throughout the international market, founds Aliva UK and Aliva Engineering,  for the marketing of Ivas Group products and the engineering of ventilated facades in the UK, followed shortly by Aliva Andes, a stable structure in the Argentine market.


Ivas annual production of paints and varnishes exceeds 20,000 tons

Ivas annual production of paints and varnishes exceeds 20,000 tons.


Ivas enters in the Chinese and American market thanks to distributors in Shanghai, Quindao and founds Ivas USA

Gruppo Ivas becomes an extraordinary member of EAE - European Association for External thermal insulation composite systems - the largest European body on the coat system.


Gruppo Ivas wins the Bim Object Awards, category: Developers' choice of Bim Object

Launch of  Termok8 Design line: revolutionary collection of coat insulation systems, finished with decorative effects of high aesthetic value. The technology of insulation composite systems made by Ivas, meets the beauty of Metropolis' decorative systems. 


Acquisition and opening to the public of a network of single-brand retail stores owned, called Ivas Store: Roma, Senigallia, Rimini, Cesena, Cesenatico, Forlì, Lombardia

Ivas consolidates its presence on the Spanish market with the establishment of Ivas Iberica and the relative opening of a distribution hub based in Bilbao


Ivas celebrates 70 years of activity in great style: growing turnover, launch of the revolutionary project Color and realization of the first work of art on public soil signed by the famous designer MARCANTONIO, Great celebrations with employees and a business trip with new and historic customers, as well as the creation of a new 4.0 production facility of EPS.

Inaugurated the new and innovative automated production plant of recycled EPS insulation materials, thanks to which, IVAS becomes the only manufacturer of 90% self-produced KIT Systems in Km0.


The first Italian Green Building Valley is born, the District of Energy Efficiency of the Building Envelope. A virtuous project, which provides training and awareness of citizens and young students on issues as important as energy saving, the health of the environment, but especially the future of the planet and generations to come. 


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