HIstory

from 1859

History

The first knowledge on the activity of the builders of the family Pallotta is obtained from the Chapter Sessions of the Bishopric of Terni that speaks of a “significant renovation of the bell tower of the Cathedral realized with great ability by the foreman Pietro Pallotta for the requested sum of 59 “scudi” and 32 “baiocchi”, in June 1859.
Since the activity continues without interruption, it have been handed down in direct line for six generations and counts, among other things, in the 30s, one of the first women entrepreneurs throughout the country.
During this long time, some of the most significant works of the city in civil and industrial buildings have been realized, these will be briefly illustrated below.
We believe that the key elements of such a permanent business presence have been, and we hope they will always continue to be, the transparency and clarity in dealing with customers and clients, as well as the seriousness and sincerity in relations with the trade unions and the workers.
Currently, Pallotta S.p.A. is one of the leading construction companies in the region in terms of sales volume and number of employees, and it is probably the only one to be entered in the third century of its history.

Edilizia Civile

Company Pallotta S.p.A. is born as executor of civil construction works, both public and private. Unfortunately, most of creations of the first decades of activity have been destroyed, together with a great part of the city, during the 2nd World War, when the allied bombardments martyred Terni in order to strike down some strategic objectives.
However, there remain some valuable examples of buildings of the 10s and 20s such as the former institute for surveyors, the former clinic Bemporad, the Piazza Manni (it remain perfectly intact, while a bomb destroyed the adjacent twin building), the house of fighter and some buildings in the district of Sant’Agnese. In the following 50 years the company was an active part in the reconstruction of the city, creating dozens of buildings including the village “Pallotta,” the council building for 60 apartments in Via Vico, the building in via della Stazione n.26, the building of Corso Tacito n.83. At the same time, the residential village of Metaponto Basin-Basilicata was built, in this way an entire village moved from impervious areas to more fertile plains, and, always in the same region, the bridge over the river Bradano, where for the first time, mobile wooden scaffold driven by falcons swinging Blondin cranes were used.
In the 60s and 70s, a period of tumultuous expansion of building, the company built buildings in Via Battisti, via Pacinotti, via Radice, piazza Corona, Market Square, via Galvani, via Mentana, via Liutprando, via Pratesi, the new headquarters of Cassa di Risparmio di Terni, the nice building of via dell’Annunziata, the Infectious Disease ward of the Hospital Santa Maria of Terni, the complex of via XX Settembre, the council buildining in the neighborhood Italia, while outside the region realized the district of Campoloniano, Villa Bombardini in Rieti and residence “Le fioriere” in Porto Santo Stefano and many other ones.
After stagnation of building construction of the 80s and early 90s, a period in which Pallotta S.p.A. has focused itself in the industrial sector, the company started again to work in the civil sector, realizing the Operative Services Centre for the Municipality of Narni, the sport complex of Mazzelvetta form the Municipality of Terni, the new headquarters of Special Construction workers’Found and building school of Province of Terni, the renovation of “Villa Torricelli” for Ilva SpA, the complete renovation of the former clinic “Bemporad” of Terni, a new underground garage in via Antonio Pacinotti, conservative restorations in via Galvani n.20, in via dell’Argine, in via Campomaggiore etc., the civil works for the new wine-receptive center “Le colline” of San Gemini and the commercial-industrial complex of via Flaminia (under construction).

Edilizia Industriale

Already in 1877, as reported by the chronicles of the time, the company Pallotta combined the works of house building to those related to the industries present on the territory; in that year Pallotta obtained the construction of the canal for the supply of water to the arms factory, a project of Ing. Sconocchia, for the amount of Lire 6559. At the same time born the relationship with the Company Terni who began its production of steel destined to change the face and the history of the entire city. In the early decades of the ‘900 the company built, among other things, most of the artworks related to the canal that conducts water from the waterfall of Marmore to the village of Piediluco and the factory of company Prodotti Espodenti Autarchici (S.P.E.A.) of Narni Scalo. With the reconstruction of Second World War and the consequent economic “boom”, the company began to produce remarkable works as the canal of “Recentino” of Narni, the derivation works and the artworks of the channels of company Terni and the new NEOFIL factory by the former Polimer, most of the civil works in the factory TERNINOSS, while in the meantime took part into the construction of the big plant ITALSIDER of Taranto realizing the foundations of one of the cold rolling mill, Pallotta will become more and more specialized in this type of work in the next years. In the 70 Pallotta took part in the industrial relaunch of the city of Rieti building a dozen of factory including Lombardini Motori, Verbania, DEAR-BON, BEVILS, REPLAS, AIMA Derivati, COATS, DOROTY Calzaturificio, etc..
With the industrial restart of the 90s, the company continued to realize significant works such as new factories ILSERV, TITANIA and NOVAMONT in Terni, the renovation of the factory COMERIO of Varese and of part of SOMMER of Narni Scalo, special foundations for the factory HIMONT of Ferrara. Moreover Pallotta executed, on behalf of AST S.p.A., the relevant civil works of three “Sendzimir” rolling mills in Terni and two in Turin, of grinding machines “Pomini”, of the new plant “strip casting” and of the revamping of the cold rolling mill for stainless steel “LAC.2”, all these works were finished in record times. Other important works are the special foundations for lathes and grinding machines of Società delle Fucine and the civil works of all new department “Extrusion” of MONTELLI of Terni, the construction works of renovation and seismic adaptation inside plants Cartiere Miliani Fabriano SpA of Pioraco (MC) and of Fabriano (AN).