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1980

THE ORIGIN

Francesco and Gianbattista Rastrelli, after the Pharmacy studies at the University of Milano, followed by cosmetology specialization courses and several years of apprenticeship alongside the most well-known and authoritative Italian researchers and cosmetologists, make the decisive step by founding their first company: an activity producing cosmetic finished products, as subcontractors.

2004

THE FOUNDATION

Kalichem Italia foundation by the Rastrelli family: the company specializes in the research, development and production of cosmetic raw materials. The focus is on R&D activities, to develop the products portfolio with the first patents.

2008

FIRST STEPS OUT OF ITALY

Beginning of the internationalization process by creating an international sales organization, starting in the main markets of Europe, the Americas and Asia.

2012

AN INTERNATIONAL COMPANY

Kalichem continues it global expantion by reinforcing its international presence through new worldwide collaborations.

2014

BECOMING BIGGER

The company expands its headquarters, building a new plant in Brescia (Italy) with modern and technologically advanced laboratories and production facilities for the research, development and manufacture of exclusive and innovative raw materials for the cosmetics and medical device industry with the highest quality standards.

2016

JOIN VENTURE WITH LAMBERTI

Kalichem joins Lamberti group in a partnership.
Lamberti is a big Italian company with a global presence, long term experience and historical skills in the production of chemical specialties for many sectors, with a wide range of applications among which PERSONAL CARE.

Today

THE WAY TO GO TOGETHER: A SYNERGIC PARTNERSHIP

Today Kalichem represents a modern reality of scientific innovation for the cosmetic and medical device market. The ever-denser network of collaborations combined with the winning and motivated team and the vast scientific skills will take the company towards the future!