about us

HISTORY

1959 – COMPANY ESTABLISHMENT

More than 50 years ago, the founder Roberto Marchesi established in Milan the first company for importing, transforming, and distributing on the Italian market blocks of polyurethane foam, at that time a very innovative material for cushions, armchairs and sofas.


1971 – HEADQUARTER AND PRODUCTION 

The company transferred its operations to the Venetian region, in Carrè, setting up the first and the main manufacturing plant and Clerprem future corporate headquarter, becoming also one of the first Italian foamer of polyurethane cold cured foamed parts for Automotive seatings.


1978 – FIRST JUST-IN-TIME PLANT

The second manufacturing plant was set up near the Motown Turin, in Cumiana for moulding armrests, headrests, backrests and seat foams for the automotive industry and granting just in time deliveries to local plants of Italian largest OEMS, such as Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Ferrari, and Maserati.


1980-1990 – PRODUCTS AND MARKETS DIVERSIFICATION 

During the 80’s and 90’s Clerprem acquired new know-how and technologies and diversified into other product ranges producing office chairs, armchairs as well as synthetic leather for footwear and travel bags for the fashion industry. 


1991 – FIRST FOREIGN PLANT 

Short after Germany’s reunification, the company took over an East German seats manufacturer of train coaches near Dresden, establishing Clerprem Deutschland and relocating assembly operations in a plant in Neustadt in Sa. for delivering just in time seats to the railway industry.


2000 – METAL STRUCTURES INTRODUCTION 

Expanding its competencies, know-how and product range, the company set up a new plant in Atessa and introduced CNC-milling, tubing, robotized wire bending and MIG, TIG and Laser welding for seat frames and also aluminum die casting and powder coating.


2008 – EXPANDING OUTSIDE OF EUROPE

Clerprem Tunisie was established in Menzel Jemil on the North African coast. The plant is specialized in polyurethane foaming, cutting and sewing fabric and genuine leather covers, robotized wire bending and welding, assembling seats parts for both automotive and railway industries.


2015 – APPROACH TO NORTH AMERICA

Clerprem Mexico was established in Huamantla, in the state of Tlaxcala for just in time delivering to nearby OEMs. The plant is specialized in PUR foaming, cutting and sewing of leather and fabric covers, upholstering and assembling of front and rear armrests and sidebolsters.


2018 – CALIFORNIA DREAMING

Clerprem USA was established in Sacramento, CA, for manufacturing seating systems for train coaches and complying with Buy America’s criteria. The company is specialized in sustainable PUR foaming, cutting and sewing of covers, upholstering and assembling of seating systems.


TODAY

The family-owned business, today at its second generation, now operates in Europe, North Africa and North America and counts around 1,800 employees worldwide, for manufacturing and supplying premium class, seating systems, their components, and services to improve customers’ experience and satisfaction in both Automotive and Railway industries.

History - founder
Roberto Marchesi, founder

major clients

Our partners are the major automotive and railway manufacturers.
Clerprem established a long term relationship based on trust and an efficient partnership.