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Via Pantano 9
Milano 20122

Approximately 5.000 firms located in the Provinces of Milan, Lodi and Monza and Brianza are associated with Assolombarda, which is the largest territorial association of the entire entrepreneurial system in the country. The associated firms employ more than 280.000 workers locally. Assolombarda is also part of Confindustria (Italian Entrepreneurial Association). 

The structure of the associated firms is quite diversified: over 30% belong to the metal and mechanical industry, over 30% to the industrial, innovative and tourist tertiary sectors, and over 10% to the chemical sector. Additionally, the transport industry, the business communication services and the fashion industry play a significant role within the Association.


The mission of the Association is to protect and represent the enterprises' interests in dealing with the political world, with social and political organizations and with local authorities as well as with trade unions.

Assolombarda also provides its associated firms with a great variety of services. For instance, assistance and advice are given and practical handbooks supplied regarding different  management and strategy aspects.

As Assolombarda is an entrepreneurial Association, its principal focus is encouraging the development of the local industry by promoting solidarity and cooperation among its member firms and by fostering and protecting their interests when they face problems related to industrial, social, economic or cultural matters.

Accordingly, the Association:

  • Represents its members’ common interests;
  • Permits the comparison between different entrepreneurial realities; and
  • Supports management regarding the main business functions.