Fabio Perini

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Fabio Perini (born 1940) is an Italian entrepreneur and inventor, founder of Perini Navi shipyard (1983) and of the machinery company Fabio Perini S.p.A. (1966).


Perini was born in Capannori, in Tuscany.

His entrepreneurial activity started in the paper machinery industry, a relevant economic sector in Lucca,[1] the area where Perini is born. At the age of 20, in 1960, Fabio Perini patented machinery for automatic cutting of tissue paper.[2]

In 1966 Perini founded in Lucca the Fabio Perini company, an individual mechanical engineering business specialized in design and manufacturing of industrial machinery for the paper making industry and the tissue converting industry.

In 1994 Perini sold the company to the German multinational group Körber PaperLink to devote himself to his business Perini Navi, which he had founded in the 1980s.


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