For over 25 years we’ve endeavoured to spread the culture of healthy living and good shape around the world. Find out who we are and what the Wellness Company means.
Driven by an insatiable entrepreneurial ambition and a passion for mechanics, some 20 years ago at the age of 22, Nerio Alessandri created Technogym – The Wellness Company.
Now the world leader in products and services for training and rehabilitation, the company also promotes the Wellness lifestyle, a way of living that incorporates regular physical activity, balanced diet and a positive mental approach.
Wellness as a way of life, an improved quality of living, is an approach that embraces the individual and also contributes to better productivity while lowering health care costs.
Nerio Alessandri is at the helm of what is now an international company.
Headquartered in Cesena , Italy, where 1000 of the 1400 employees worldwide are based, the company also has 12 direct branches worldwide including North America, Europe, and Asia, and exports 85% of its equipment to 100 countries across the globe.
With innovation, design and human centric technology as all-embracing themes, Technogym is a company that shares its vision across the board with all employees and collaborators — so much so that in 2003 the company was awarded “Great Place to Work,” praised as one of the top in Europe for company culture and growth opportunities.
In less than 20 years Technogym has gone from its modest beginnings in a “small-town garage” to the Olympic Games in Sydney, Athens and Torino, where they were the official exclusive suppliers.
Technogym has also been appointed as the official and exclusive fitness equipment supplier also for Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, representing the gateway for a new era in China.
Technogym also supplies numerous European and international sports teams, like Ferrari Formula One, several premier professional soccer clubs in Europe, and the most prestigious sailing teams for America’s Cup, including Alinghi and Prada.
To date more than 50,000 installations around the world are used by 30 million Technogym enthusiasts, both in fitness and wellness facilities and at home.
Since the late 90s, Alessandri has been walking his talk and laying out plans to give watershed for his dedication to “corporate social responsibility.”
He continues to support projects that help improve mobility and functionality for active aging populations and people with disabilities, as well as those struggling with obesity and the health problems resulting from it.
In 2003, the Wellness Foundation was formed to propose and promote a lifestyle for better and lasting health.
In 2001 Alessandri was nominated ‘Cavaliere del Lavoro’ (Italian industry knighthood), becoming the youngest recipient in the country’s history.
In 2003 he received the Entrepreneur of the Year award by Ernst & Young.
In March 2004 Alessandri joined the Italian Industrialists Association – Confindustria – as part of the governing advisory board.
In April of the same year he received an honorary degree in Motor Sciences from the University of Urbino and was presented with the Leonardo Award for Italian Quality in the president’s palace — the Quirinale — in Rome.
In 2005, Bologna University awarded Alessandri with an honorary degree in Biomedical Engineering and the Bocconi University presented him with the “Results Award” for his continual-growth enterprise.