For over 60 years, our company has been producing door latches and cylinder locks of the highest quality, for both private and industrial clients
We have chosen to remain artisans because our company philosophy is oriented towards the quality of the final product rather than the quantity of items produced, and we are more than just suppliers for our clients: we are reliable, flexible and trustworthy partners.
In addition to the production of universal latches, we have specialized in the production of cylinders for unconventional applications, or highly specialized ones, like on construction sites, in the automotive sector, in nautical sector, for safety deposit boxes and luxury construction projects.
Our entire organization is oriented to satisfying our clients’ needs to the utmost, through the manufacture of cylinders for locks that will be secure and will deliver perfect performance over time, meeting the need for security and functionality. Over time, the only way to achieve this objective is to continue to invest in machines that reduce the margin of error, select our suppliers well and respect the norms contained in the ISO certification.
A story that starts from afar
The original nucleus of Cortellezzi Primo was opened by its founder, Cortellezzi Primo, towards the end of 1955, who had accrued considerable experience and skills working in large companies in the mechanics sector. In the early sixties the first product that increased the company’s notoriety was marketed. In fact, it was on the occasion of the Rome Olympics that a system was developed to block telephone dials in order to prevent international calls.
Primo’s son Franco joined the company in the early ‘70s, managed to establish collaborative projects with several Italian and foreign companies in need of ‘special’ or personalized cylinders that were hard to find elsewhere on the market. The company went through a tumultuous period of change during the ‘80s. In fact, in those years the company changed its form of incorporation, becoming Cortellezzi Primo & C S.r.l., but remained in the hands of the family. Also during that time, the company began producing a very special line of gate chains, which became very popular and increased the company’s visibility with the public at large.
In the new millennium, when Primo’s grandson Fabio joined the company, new locks were designed in collaboration with partners in the nautical and automotive sectors. In fact, these two sectors often have very special requirements that present stimulating challenges. Starting in 2010, some collaborations and partnerships were set up with established clients, permitting the development of a special catalogue of accessories for wood, glass and aluminum products.