Obituary – Luigi Taborro, founder of Scatolifico Sios

We are sad to report the passing of Luigi Taborro, who died at the age of 98. He was a ‘Knight of Labour’ and founder of Scatolificio Sios, based in San Severino, Italy.

Taborro lived a long life amidst the years between the first and second world wars, then also after the Second World War. Like many in Italy, he emigrated to Argentina, but in 1955 he returned to Italy, because he was too tied to his land.

The spirit of autonomous initiative, together with other partners, led him to start a workshop for the production of wooden clogs, subsequently converted into the production of flip-flops, so much in use in the 1960s. But that job did not give him satisfaction and so, in 1969, in a basement in the town, he started a workshop for the production of corrugated boxes. Thus was born Scatollificio Sios, a company that the second generation has grown and developed, thanks to his sons Gualtiero and Sante.

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