With the wind in our sails and the future in our eyes.
This is how we could define Gruppo Franza’s visceral attitude towards innovation. An inclination that is revealed in its constant tendency to invest in non-traditional sectors from an entrepreneurial point of view, developing assets in each different business area.
The story of the Franza family is one of choices, courageous choices that time has always rewarded. Starting in the world of construction, where through the creation of technologically-advanced residential complexes in line with the latest design trends, they have earned themselves the label of an innovative company, becoming a point of reference for the entire hotel and real estate sector in general.
The impetus that gave the Group the courage it needed to believe in an intuition: to invest in shipping, quickly becoming the first real alternative to the Ferrovie dello Stato state railways in crossing the Strait of Messina.
Underlying this is a higher standard of passenger services, ranging from more new routes and shorter crossing times to new ticketing systems; with a strong propensity to invest in new propulsion technologies with low environmental impact and every sensitive aspect related to the shipping world.
In the same vein is its commitment to the world of real estate, with buildings all built to the latest generation standards, and hotels, where it manages accommodation facilities throughout Italy under the prestigious Framon brand, effectively representing the first Sicilian hotel chain with a national reach.
The entry into the world of telecommunications came about thanks to the Franza family’s intuition towards the use of new technologies to develop infrastructure in Sicily’s digital device areas.
Decades of relations with the productive and administrative fabric have enabled the creation of the first totally proprietary radio network with 5G technology in Sicily.
Gruppo Franza’s latest gamble is called ESI – Ecological Scrap Industry: a company operating in the field of lead recovery and recycling from spent batteries.