Alfi was established in 1962, when Gianni Colombo and Giovanni Ippolito started actively operating in the electronic sector with the objective of developing highly innovative and technologically advanced products. In 1974 the Company distinguished itself for conceiving the first electronic access control system for ski lifts and tows in San Vigilio di Marebbe and the following year it supplied the new-born Superski Dolomiti ski centre with the equipment and materials required for ticket issuing and checking. Starting in 1989, Alfi was one of the very first Italian companies to engage in research & development activities in the RFID technology sector, one of whose main applications was the creation of the first “hands-free” access control system for ski lifts and tows. Alfi subsequently specialised in the development and production of integrated systems for access control in the entertainment-sports sector, while continuing its intense research activities in the industrial and ICT sectors as well as registering several patents for the prevention of the counterfeiting of products and documents and for transponder security.
Research, development and production
Alfi’s products are designed and manufactured in Italy, at the Company’s premises in Borgo Ticino (Novara). The R&D department can rely on a team of technicians and engineers that follow all software development, hardware design & manufacturing, and component selection stages, all the way to the assembly of finished products. Alfi has responded to the major changes and opportunities brought about by the digital era by proposing state-of-the-art products and constant innovation, also thanks to the partnership with leading companies in the high-tech and RFID sectors, and ensuring its customers the best technologies currently available on the market.
Installation, technical support and maintenance
Alfi provides fast, technical support services on a contract or call-out basis. Working in direct contact with the customers and thanks to a constantly available staff of engineers and a remote support system, Alfi can ensure fast responses and highly qualified services.
- Telephone technical support
- Technical support services provided remotely
- Technical support and maintenance activities performed at the customer’s premises
- Scheduled maintenance services