Balma Capoduri - I nostri valori

Our values

“Since 1924… In love with quality”, this is the slogan of a successful advertising campaign by Balma, Capoduri & C., a Company which has aimed at the highest quality standard since 1924, the date of its foundation, and is still nowadays strictly faithful to its original industrial vocation.
Passion for manufacturing, innovation, efficiency, “made in Italy”, social responsibility, respect for the environment… these values have always been reference points of our Company culture, in order to create products that give a concrete contribution to the improvement in the quality of life and of work.
A heritage of values jealously cherished in order to be handed down to a future which is worth of the past.


Balma, Capoduri & C. has always been at the forefront as far as innovation, quality and the extraordinary reliability of its products are concerned.
Our working processes and machinery, which are always updated with the help of new technologies, make our production method unique, just like our articles.
This result is due to the enthusiastic work we make everyday, to the accurate choice of the best raw materials and to our experience in manufacturing, refined over the years.


Experience and capability are the basis of our production and have been combined, during the years, to the most innovative technologies and the most efficient machinery, many of which have been autonomously projected and realised inside our Company. Automation has allowed an excellent optimisation in productivity, keeping and even improving the quality of our products, all rigorously “Made in Italy”.
New quality standards have thus been reached, along with better working conditions, according to a philosophy which has always wanted to concentrate all our production processes in Italy.


At a time like ours of easy and unregulated delocalisation, Balma, Capoduri & C. is still a concrete example of what it means to be “Made in Italy”, proud of this origin and jealously cherished, protected by easy contaminations.

Technology at the forefront and innovation within tradition are the secret of our quality, which allows to face successfully the most demanding challenges everyday.

The trademark “Made in Italy” conveys the excellence of our “ZENITH” and “Coccoina” products. It is present on all our packaging and it certifies the quality, reliability and above all, the origin of our articles.


In our Company the activities of prevention and protection include the risks assessment and the study of the relevant actions to be taken for improvement, along with the activity of training and information for all our staff.
Our production departments and our offices have undergone many deep transformations over the years, aimed at creating a serene and productive working environment. Our plants are daily run with an efficient use of energy and of the materials, with the aim to reduce the environmental impact, the wastes and rubbish.
We are now working to adopt a safety system in conformity with the BSOHSAS 18001:2007 regulation.
The ZENITH Golden Badge is maybe – among the many meeting occasions – the most important one, as it gathers all the protagonists of our Company life, along with external collaborators, Customers and suppliers. An occasion to celebrate together and also to thank our collaborators, in the name of that team spirit which has always been a determining factor of our Company’s success.

Balma, Capoduri & C. has always been committed to respecting professional and ethical principles and values in the various areas of its activity.
In compliance with the Legislative Decree 231/2001 you can find at the following links the Company’s Code of Ethics and the Organization, Management and Control Model.

Company’s Code of Ethics
Organization, Management and Control Model 231
Whistleblowing procedure


The “ZENITH GOLDEN BADGE” is conferred by Balma, Capoduri & C. spa as a seniority prize to its workers and cooperators who proved loyalty, correctitude and high sense of duty.
The price, which is a golden reproduction of the “ZENITH” trademark, is reserved for those who have been working in the Company for 25 years.
On the other hand, people who have been working in the Company for 40 years receive the “ZENITH GOLDEN BADGE WITH DIAMOND”.

Since 1982, Balma, Capoduri & C. has established the prize “FRIENDS OF THE ZENITH GOLDEN BADGE”, for the Customers and Suppliers of the Company, with whom there are kind relationships of correctitude and esteem. The medal “FRIENDS OF THE ZENITH GOLDEN BADGE” is given during the same celebration as the “ZENITH GOLDEN BADGE”.

The party has taken place for many years now during the late spring, in the agreeable frame of S. Gaudenzio Castle, in Cervesina (PV), near Voghera. During the years, the “ZENITH GOLDEN BADGE” celebration has become an occasion to meet people from Italy and abroad working in the Stationery world.

Since 1947, Balma, Capoduri & C. has conferred:
No. 325 “ZENITH GOLDEN BADGE” awards