Our story

Falorni Glass Furnaces: the value of customization since 1958

The history of Falorni Gianfranco Srl is the story of a family that, for three generations of dedication, has enhanced a business philosophy that finds in the passion for glass its signature. It was Gianfranco Falorni who founded the core of a family-run company that today has two divisions, one for the artistic glass ( Falorni Glass Furnaces ) and one for the industrial sector ( Falornitech) both active worldwide

The Company was established in Empoli (southwest of Florence, Tuscany) in 1958: the Empoli region was a glass-manufacturing site and it is thought that glass production in Empoli began during the 13th century, with the creation of “Verde” glassware. The typical green coloured glass was a consequence of the mineral content of the local sand, which was used in the creation of much glassware in the region consisted in everyday objects, bottles, flasks, decanters and glass items used for dining.

The Company is leader in the manufacturing of continuous and discontinuos furnaces with pre-heated air/natural gas and with oxygen/natural gas, for the production of soda-lime glass, lead crystal, borosilicate and special glass. All the furnaces are handmade and tailored on the glass maker needs: you will never have a furnace like another one because every furnace is unique. Falorni Glass Furnaces have been building more of 300 furnaces and all of them are still in operation all over the world.

Starting from a counseling service, Falorni Glass Furnaces provides consultancy, design and ‘turn-key’ solutions for glasswork and glass studio: in addition of melting furnace, it can be provided equipment, raw materials etc.

Our History

1958
Refractory material distribution, pre-assembling and finishing for the local glass manufacturing market
1958
1980
Start of internal production facility for combustion units and control systems
1980
1985
Design, Production & Installation of complete glass melting furnaces for manual production
1985
1990
The company start working abroad and Falorni furnaces are developed for many different applications
1990
2001
The company reach the target of 200 art glass furnaces installed in the world
2001
2009
The technical team is improved, the company knowledge is enlarged to the glass making machines and several equipment to work the glass in manual and semiautomatic way
2009
2014
First turn-key glass studio is installed
2014
2022
The company has more than 300 installation in the world. Falorniglass is a well known worldwide brand in the art glass field
2022

Our Management Team

Riccardo Scarselli - CEO-2

Riccardo Scarselli

CEO

A leader who is focused on success strives for the development of the company and creates not only his own mood, but also the goals of the whole team.

Simone Scarselli -1

Simone Scarselli

Deputy General Manager at Falorni Glass division

We make sure that your company has the best glass melting technologies and engineering solutions.

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Andrea Zucconi

Commercial Director

Commercial and Marketing Director of Falorni Gianfranco s.r.l. with over twenty-five years of experience in the glass industry. An inspired strategic thinker developing new ideas and innovative solutions in line with the Company product strategy that deliver results.

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Biagio Bifano

Head of technical office

More than 20 years of experience in the production of glass melting furnaces and equipment for the production of glass products. Production planning and preparation: formation of plans and schedules for the fulfillment of factory orders, tracking the supply of the required raw materials and equipment, scheduling the loading of production sites.