The history of V.F.A. srl, from its foundation to the current day

Verstaerkung Fiber Association, manufacturer of building materials since 1988.

Early years in the screed industry

The history of V.F.A. srl, acronym of Verstaerkung Fiber Association, begins with the entry into the European market thanks to the specialization in the production of building materials, specifically the company begins to produce polypropylene fibers, in 1988.
Since the company's foundation, the main sector to which it is addressed has been screeds: the introduction on the market of a fibrillated fibre with a good technical content that, thanks to its high quality from the very first productions, has allowed it to conquer and maintain a constant target of customers over the years. To this day, this fiber remains the leading product for operators in the sector.
Over the years, V.F.A. srl has always pursued growth and innovation through constant research and development, experimenting and introducing the use of new materials, aiming to expand its horizons beyond the production of screeds.
This choice has allowed the company to always be at the forefront from a technical point of view in the polypropylene fibre production sector, especially in comparison to other products on the European market. The technological level reached by the products ensured that almost all production was requested and absorbed abroad and, as far as the European market was concerned, especially in the German market, where it was already necessary to comply with specific regulations and standards in the sector and meet certain quality levels. For V.F.A. srl, this decision has been a success and since its establishment it has exported on average over 94% of its production to foreign markets.
Nowadays, V.F.A. srl is on the market in Europe in almost all states of the Union. The positive response at the technological level has allowed VFA to establish a good sales network that is still present and growing in the civil and industrial flooring sectors, with wholesalers and specialised companies in the sector, also acquiring members of some of the best-known commercial groups in the construction sector, becoming contractual suppliers of many.
This led V.F.A. srl to enter the concrete sector.


The concrete sector

Since the beginning of the 1990s, V.F.A. srl has decided to combine the screed sector with the more complex concrete sector. Following the principle used in its own production, which is to create something innovative and competitive on the market, the company decided to introduce and patent aproduct capable of offering high performance even at low dosage.
After many years of experimentation and testing at leading universities and institutes, V.F.A. has succeeded in developing a fibre that can compete, at much lower dosages, with various steel and macro fibres. V.F.A srl continues, however, to develop its products by adapting to the increasing demands of the safety levels contemplated in the various directives and regulations required in the European market.
Over the years, and in consideration of the results obtained from this new fibre, V.F.A. srl decided to specialise more and more, without however leaving the screed sector, and to begin acquiring special sectors such as special mortars, normal and/or lightened slabs, industrial flooring, and readymix concrete. Some companies also use this product for the precasting of finished concrete parts.
Over the years, VFA has therefore become a reliable supplier with a consistent product quality for various companies interested in improving their products in a technological and innovative manner but with attention to production costs.

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The introduction of new products

Over the years, due to the contraction of the European market, and facing the difficulties of companies in terms of costs, V.F.A. srl has tried to meet its customers' needs by introducing new products with other types of materials, especially in the branch of screeds, specialising in the distribution of 'E' and 'AR' glass fibres.
Thanks to the new materials, the new products are more economical, but just as reliable.
Following the great experience gained with glass fibres, V.F.A. srl decided to introduce hybrid fibres, i.e. a mixture of polypropylene and glass fibres, onto the market.

V.F.A.'s New Objectives

Nowadays, one of the new goals the world is setting itself is sustainable development. V.F.A. srl has decided that this challenge must also be among its new goals, and after conducting research and testing, has decided to include a line of products with a low environmental impact.
This product line is based on basalt, a volcanic rock, present in abundance in nature, which has the advantage of having a high resistance to alkalis, but at the same time being affordable.
The product range will include, for example, chopped fibres in various lengths, meshes and geogrids, rebars and also different types of roving.

V.F.A. srl Corporate Social Responsibility

The right balance between economic, social and environmental objectives

V.F.A. srl's corporate social responsibility involves the right balance between the achievement of economic, social and environmental objectives throughout its business activities. Over the years, V.F.A. srl has always attempted to improve and evolve in order to offer products at the forefront of both performance and sustainability.
The success of the products in its production line derives from the continuous research and development carried out over the years, which has enabled V.F.A. srl to develop products that are environmentally, human- and animal-friendly.
In addition to meeting customer requirements for quality and safety, VFA ensures that its products protect the health of both users and producers and have been manufactured under decent working conditions.

Shared corporate values are the basis of V.F.A.'s corporate social responsibility and vision of business:

1 Ethics and respect for fair business practices and rules
2 Sustainability in business processes
3 Minimisation of environmental impact and ecological footprint during business processes
4 Introduction of recycling, differentiation and waste reduction practices
The main driver in the sustainable development of V.F.A. srl. comes from listening to the needs expressed by customers. Listening to its customers and satisfying them in terms of deadlines, product quality and services is one of VFA's priorities.
The control of the production processes, supply chain management, industrial methodology and maintenance of equipment allows V.F.A. to meet all the requirements set in order to achieve the perfect balance of economic, social and environmental objectives.
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