|Founded||1958 in Mantua, Italy|
|Founder||Claudio e Carlaberto Corneliani|
Number of locations
|90 single-brand boutiques and 700 multi-brand boutiques worldwide|
|Services||Made to Measure suits|
|Revenue||€110 million (2015)|
Corneliani is an Italian menswear manufacturer best known for its suits and sportcoats. The company distributes its products in over 70 countries worldwide through multi-brand stores and around 90 single-brand boutiques; Corneliani also manufactures and delivers made-to-measure suits worldwide. Its revenue in 2015 was €110 million. In June 2016, Arab investment group Investcorp acquired a majority stake in Corneliani for an enterprise value of about $100 million.
The family-owned firm stretches back to the 1930s when Alfredo Corneliani, set up a craft business making raincoats and coats, which was then put on hold due to the outbreak of Second World War. Alfredo's sons Claudio and Carlalberto later set up Corneliani S.p.A. in Mantua in 1958. In 1985 the company set up Corneliani USA Inc. in New York to distribute its ranges throughout the US and Canada. In 1997 Corneliani opened its flagship store in Via Montenapoleone, in Milan. In 2005 Corneliani received the Leonardo Prize for Quality, awarded by the President of Italy to Italian companies which promote Italian-made goods. In 2008 Corneliani opened a mono-brand boutique on London’s New Bond Street. In 2012 Corneliani Shanghai Ltd was founded and in 2013 a directly-owned flagship store in Shanghai was opened.
In 1991 Carlalberto Corneliani, Group President, was awarded the Cavaliere del Lavoro honour for captains of industry by the President of Italy.