In 1972 Valentino retired from his place at the head of the firm, which passed to his son, who renamed it “Sangiorgio Elio estrazione del granito Lodrino”.
Today Elio runs the business with his three children, continuing a century of tradition. After graduating in general mechanics, Tiziano wanted to learn about the manual and mechanical extraction of granite at Lausanne, working with renowned workshops in the region. He then obtained a diploma as stonecutter and stonemason, as well as attending courses on mining. After attending business school in Bellinzona, Andrea decided to gain experience in stone working, before devoting himself to the firm’s administration. He subsequently took a degree in leadership and corporate economics. Clara is a sculptor and restorer, with degrees from the Carrara academy of Sculpture and the Geneva School of Fine Arts.
In recent decades the firm has experienced strong growth, thanks to ongoing improvements in production processes, investment in costly cutting-edge machinery, training and safeguarding for staff, and respect for social and environmental requirements. Sangiorgio Elio SA today employs 20 workers, and operates on the domestic market as well as exporting stone blocks to Europe and Asia. Thanks to the many decades of experience gained in the field, Sangiorgio Elio has the ability and the know-how to manage and develop the firm, and to view the future with optimism.