WHO WE ARE

Pavan Ernesto & Figli S.p.a. is a family COMPANY located in Arcade near Treviso, rich in history and traditions.
It is the only Italian manufacturer which designs and produces all the components of a wide range of building tools, including trowels, scrapers, brushes, knives, finishing trowels and fine arts tools: a core business which has been run for over 140 years and represents a guaranty of the “made in Italy” high quality with its “Ancora” trademark
Ernesto Pavan, the founder of Pavan Ernesto & Figli, with his cleverness and enterprise transformed a small workshop in a well established factory.
Nowadays the “Ancora” trademark is leader in the Italian market of builders tools, and besides Europe has extended its presence also in America, Asia and Oceania.
Six cousins Gianfranco, Romeo, Elvi, Nello, Lucio and Valerio Pavan represent the third generation which runs the company: they are so fond of their job that since their young days they have been interested and took part in the various stages of evolution and renovation of the company. Their experience has grown year after year and now they are proud to be producers of the whole range of the Ancora trademark, and not just traders.
In the plant of production, located at Arcade, 60 skilled workers, most of which lives nearby, work on modern machines; still a workshop for the production of special handcraft fine-arts tools is fully operating.
Technological research and investments play an important role in the creation of strong, ergonomic and lasting tools at Pavan Ernesto & Figli. The focus on customers’ feedback ensures the production of tools that meet precisely the end-user expectation. All the items are individually inspected to guaranty the highest quality to our customers.
With a sale network covering all Italy and an export office serving a wide international market (America, Asia and Oceania), Pavan Ernesto & Figli tools can be found in the professional shops, building stores and fine-arts studios around the globe.
The Pavan company maintains a professional image associated to a quality and traditional experience, that offer builders and craftsmen a safe "anchor" for their work.