TempoTest

Our Story

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Italian Heritage & Expertise

For three generations our family company, the Parà Group, has been producing textiles with outstanding aesthetic and technical qualities. Since 1921, all of our fabrics have been proudly and exclusively made in our state-of-the-art production plants in Italy. Our hallmark Italian style and unparalleled quality and service have earned the Parà Group a distinguished reputation within the high-end fabric category. Our fabric was even used to decorate the White House for President Barack Obama's family.

The Parà Group is now offering its entire line of Tempotest® fabrics for awnings, marine, and outdoor furniture to the North American market. We are a vertically-integrated company, closely controlling the entire production cycle from the spinning to weaving stages, printing to dyeing, and coating through finishing. Our six manufacturing plants provide fabric to customers across the world, both directly and through distribution.

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Respect for the Planet

Cogeneration Plant

Cogeneration Plant

In order to further protect the environment both locally and globally, the Parà Group has invested in a modern cogeneration plant. The purpose of this plant is to generate both electric and thermal energy using three, 8-cycle endothermic engines powered by methane gas. Cogeneration is used to recover the hot water (steam) by-product from the manufacturing process and the fumes produced by the primary engines running on either methane gas or biomass. This process leads to considerable energy savings when compared to the conventional production of electric and thermal energy (via electric power station and thermal engines).

Water Recycling

Water Recycling

Respecting and protecting the environment have always been cornerstones of company operations at the Parà Group. We are very proud of our cutting-edge wastewater treatment plant located in Pontirolo Nuovo (Bergamo). This single-stage biological plant utlizes a large settling pond that works in conjunction with the various stages of purification, including the treatment of nitrogen-based compounds and the drainage of sludge. The plant treats approximately 530,000 gallons of water per day with a 94% yield.

Solar Roof Panels

Solar Roof Panels

For a company so well known for offering sun protection, you may be surprised to learn that the Parà Group also relies on the sun as a major energy source. In fact, there are currently over 215,000 square feet of photovoltaic solar panels installed on the roofs of our Pontirolo Nuovo and Sovico plants. These panels are able to produce approximately 1,000 kw/h of clean, renewable energy.

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