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Nothing in the world is as beautiful as a beautiful book
Joseph Joubert

WHO ARE WE?

The inheritance Of the Past

We are a team of experts from a pluriennale experience in the field of the bindery of publishing products of merit that we are united in the Zanardi’s Workers Cooperative. We are born as employees of the historical Publishing Group Zanardi, a firm been born in the years ’60 and that in the time it is affirmed both to national level and international thanks to the technical ability and realizzativa of the own maestranzes. We have also developed in really a new structure book, denominated Octavius, of which it holds the rights of brevet. Unfortunately, the depth change of the market, following the 2008 international crisis, it has decreed the decline of the Group that has seen his end in 2014 with the tragic disappearance of one of the two holders.

FOR A NEW FUTURE

Our history could have ended with the liquidation of the firm but we did not want to accept the idea of losing all that had been built in so many years of hard work. Aware of our technical competences we have personally risked there founding in May of 2014 the Zanardi’s Workers Cooperative. Many historical clients, who we thank sincerely, have renewed their trust allowing us to keep on binding books among the most beautiful and exclusive in the market. This encourages us to continue with passion our job, focusing on the love for books, the care for the detail, the punctuality in the deliveries and the client’s satisfaction, even the most demanding ones.

Technology and craftsmanship: a binomial winner

Despite being equipped with a cutting-edge machinery, Zanardi Workers’ Cooperative has preserved its professional characteristics with a strong handicraft connotation, maintaining a range of diversified and specific processes, and investing in the continuous search for new products.

For this reason, next to what the best current technology can offer in the cardboard binding business, machinery built in the company’s workshop are operating in order to unable you to manufacture books of unusual format and  create original products.

The in-house machinery is currently composed of:

  • 3 linear cuting lines (maximum entry 176 cm – 137 cm – 115 cm)
  • 7 benders machines (maximum in cm 102 cm)
  • 2 sewing machines, in line with the collection of 27 stations (Aster 2000, maximum size 32 x 42 cm)
  • 2 sewing machines, in line with the collection of 24 stations (Aster 51 and Astronic 180 maximum size 32 x 42 cm)
  • 2 Magnum sewing machines for off-shapes (Max. Size 44 x 61,5 cm)
  • 2 complete lines for gluing spines and for the casing in of cardboard books. (A bind in boards line, maximum size 27.5 x 35 cm for both round and flat spines, a bind in boards line for low-thickness volumes, maximum size 29 x 38 cm, maximum thickness cm 2.5 cm)
  • 1 Smyth casing in machine (only flat spine books maximum size 32 x 38,4 cm)
  • 1 pick-up machine for extra-large books (This is a custom-made machine that manages to case in up to a maximum size of 43.5 x 60.5 cm)
  • 2 lines of foil wrapping machines (CMC with perimeter closure)
  • 1 full line for Octavius patent concept books. Consisting in a collection of 30 stations and 2 machines for Octavius ​​packaging. (Maximum size 30 x 45 cm)
  • 3 debossing machines (1 Platinum format maximum 70 x 100 cm, 1 Sarolia maximum size 50 x 70 cm, 1 automatic Kolbus maximum size about 50 x 30 cm, 1 manual Kolbus we mainly use for sampling or for small  die-cutting on finished volumes)
  • A complete sample department with is a small stapler, a gluing unit that can work with both hot latex and cold-vinyl glue

Services

Zanardi’s Workers Cooperative can offer the best services in the bookbinding field: A single book or limited edition | A high-print book: embroidered, with flaps, integra / Dutch, cardboard | Extra Large format XL books in automatic: base 320 mm. height 390 mm. width 8 cm. | Extra Large format XXL manual books: base 440 mm. height 610 mm. | The book “Octavius” and “Unbroken” which creates the opportunity to have very large images on small books.

The collaboration with the best printers allows us to offer a complete service in the editorial realization: Graphic design | manufacturing study | Industrialization of the product | Prepress | Press | Printing on difficult products (PVC, canvas, wood, leather, etc.) | Screen printing | Cartoning | Packaging | logistics.

A “know-how” Made in Italy

Our Cooperative offers an activity with high manual content that demands skill and execution care from a long artisan handicraft tradition, of which the “Made in Italy” is rich.
The taste and the capacity to make beautiful works with a finishing level close to perfection is the fundamental point on which the "Cooperativa Lavoratori Zanardi" counts to take back in hand the market that the "Gruppo Editoriale Zanardi" dominated for a long time.

NEWS

clzanardi.it is now available on italbooks (Chicago)

An important moment for the “Cooperativa Lavoratori Zanardi“. Before Christmas we have been inserted on the most famous International website that draws the greatest and most important graphic firms in the World : the website is called ITALBOOKS based in Chicago, and starting today we will be seen in the whole world. We must be proud of this as it will […]

Cooperativa Lavoratori Zanardi - 8 January 2016
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Italian Artisans’ Revival After Economic Crisis Reflects Resilience of Small Industry

PADUA, Italy — High-end printing is an artisans’ job in Italy. For those books, the gluing and the binding of the pages is predominantly done by hand. But at Editoriale Zanardi, a prestige book printer in northeast Italy, even the management fell into its workers’ hands last year, when they bought out the company that […]

International New York Times - Gaia Pianigiani - 8 aprile 2015
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Workers save the Zanardi’s Group in Padua. The firm becomes a cooperative

With an absolute majority – 73 votes out of 103 – and after a long meeting in the headquarters Via Venezuela, Padova, the employees have chosen: the Zanardi publishing group will become a Cooperative, and the workers, from employees, will become self-entrepreneurs. Affected by the crisis (the legal agreement was submitted to the Court of […]

Il Sole 24 ore - Barbara Ganz - 13 maggio 2014
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From the possible failure, to the cooperative among workers

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Tg Telechiara - 15 maggio 2014
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To turn page with innovative ideas. The histories of the Northeast that it withstands

Selft -entrepreneurs? 70 yes, 30 no. But above all, the desire to start. Employees of Zanardi Editoriale group of Padova, affected by the suicide of his patron George in February, a few days ago they decided to start from themselves: the group will become a cooperative and workers from employees can be said to be entrepreneurs […]

Corrieredelveneto.it - Sara D'ascenzo - 19 maggio 2014
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Book industry: The Zanardi leaves again as cooperative

Imprenditori di se stessi Settantatrè sì, trenta no. Ma soprattutto, la voglia di ricominciare. I dipendenti del gruppo Editoriale Zanardi di Padova, colpiti dal suicidio del proprio patron Giorgio a febbraio, qualche giorno fa hanno deciso di ripartire da loro stessi: il gruppo diventerà una cooperativa e i lavoratori da dipendenti potranno dirsi imprenditori di […]

Adnkronos - 27 maggio 2014
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Otto and a half. “The point” of P.Pagliaro

Il caso dell’azienda di Giorgio Zanardi, l’imprenditore che si è tolto la vita per problemi finanziari a febbraio, che ha ripreso le attività grazie all’impegno dei lavoratori che hanno investito sul futuro rinunciando in parte alla retribuzione e costituendo una cooperativa, è lo spunto dell’editoriale di Paolo Pagliaro che invita a scommettere sul futuro. Guarda […]

La7 - 27 maggio 2014
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Zanardi, workers in cooperative to save the firm

PADOVA. I lavoratori della Zanardi si sono ufficialmente costituiti in cooperativa l’altro ieri tentando tutto il possibile per mantenere il posto di lavoro. Sono in dodici, un piccolo nucleo iniziale tra cui è presente anche l’ad del gruppo editoriale Mario Grillo. Lunedì hanno sborsato di fronte al notaio 50 euro a testa per costituire il […]

Il Mattino di Padova - Riccardo Sandre - 28 maggio 2014
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Defeated pain. And Zanardi leaves again

La vita più forte della morte, il lavoro che prende il sopravvento sulla crisi, la solidarietà che si trasforma in mobilitazione quando sarebbe più comodo parcheggiarsi nell’assistenzialismo e, semmai, nella protesta. Il Gruppo editoriale Zanardi, di Padova, si rilancia attraverso una cooperativa di lavoro in cui trovano il coraggio entrare in prima persona 12 dipendenti, […]

Avvenire - 28 maggio 2014
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Publishing Zanardi tries the raising. Employees say yes to cooperative

Il dramma del suicidio del titolare lo scorso febbraio, la ricerca vana di partner o acquirenti, i libri in tribunale per l’avvio della procedura di concordato, persino un maxifurto di rame da 300mila euro: nelle scorse settimane il destino della Zanardi editoriale di Padova sembrava segnato, invece ecco accendersi una nuova speranza. Nessun cavaliere bianco: […]

Venezie Post - Roberta Voltan - 31 maggio 2014
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The first days to the job in the firm that has become yours, and that soon he/she will divide

Lunedì 12 maggio hanno votato a maggioranza assoluta per la costituzione in cooperativa: 73 sì su 103 voti. Il 26 hanno firmato l’atto costitutivo della nuova società nello studio notarile Todeschini di Padova. Ora aspettano che il tribunale della città conceda l’affitto del ramo d’azienda, e intanto sono lì, in fabbrica: rispondono al telefono, tengono […]

ilsole24ore.com - barbaraganz.blog - 12 giugno 2014
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Cooperative Zanardi, Lusetti: “Legacoop there is near. We are with you”

Mauro Lusetti ha incontrato la neonata Cooperativa Lavoratori Zanardi, associata a Legacoop Veneto, nata da un’operazione che vede un gruppo di ex dipendenti rilevare l’attività dell’azienda fallita. La visita si è svolta presso lo stabilimento di via Venezuela a Padova: presenti alcuni soci lavoratori tra cui Pietro Del Popolo, presidente e già general manager dell’ex […]

legacoop.com - 18 giugno 2014
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Zanardi’s Workers Cooperative. The first results

The first invoices after many vicissitudes: the new Zanardi’s Cooperative, founded by former employees of the company, begins to collect the results of the first orders. Watch the video

7 gold telepadova - Tg - 2 dicembre 2014
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Among crisis and opportunity

Un’azienda editoriale padovana, che produce libri d’arte soprattutto per il mercato francese e tedesco, rischia la chiusura. Ma i dipendenti costituiscono una cooperativa e tentano il rilancio. Due aziende emiliane di proprietà tedesca firmano un contratto innovativo rispetto al contesto italiano che prevede, fra l’altro, maggiore produttività e un migliore welfare per i dipendenti. Guarda […]

Rai Tre - Tgr Prodotto Italia - 14 dicembre 2014
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THE RADIO TALKS ABOUT IT

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radiorai1 - "la radio ne parla" - 27 febbraio 2015
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The jewel Zanardi Editore risorg

Padova- Dopo le tristi vicende che in passato hanno riempito pagine di cronaca, il gioiello Zanardi Editore risorge. La formula vincente è quella della Cooperativa che sotto la guida del Presidente Pietro del Popolo ritrova linfa vitale. Assicurati stipendi e rinsaldati i rapporti con i vecchi clienti, sembra che il futuro sia roseo per l’azienda […]

Tv7 - 29 aprile 2015
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From employee to entrepreneur

We speak of a rebirth with Mrs. Paola Galante, Vice-president of Zanardi’s Workers Cooperative, Padua, Italy (Italian language) Guarda il video

7 Gold e 7 Gold Plus Nordest - "Approfondimenti" - 30 giugno 2015
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Zanardi II, the rebirth “the workers’ Worth

I capannoni del gruppo editoriale Zanardi stanno dietro una curva, a Padova zona industriale. Un complesso enorme, oggi in parte vuoto. C’è un parcheggio ampio, vuoto anche quello, che si allarga appena dopo il cancello. Dietro, uffici. Dove però, nel silenzio, qualcosa si muove anche se è pieno agosto. La Zanardi, dopo la tragica morte di […]

Corriere Imprese Nordest - Alice D'Este - 14 settembre 2015
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Zanardi’s Workers Cooperative has celebrated its first anniversary

On the 6th of  November 2015, the Zanardi’s Workers Cooperative  has celebrated its first anniversary of return to activity, after the crisis of the Publishing Group Zanardi. For this occasion a supper has been organized, during which we did not mention the past, because nothing can be cancelled; but it is ok, as for now, to […]

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