Mario Carbognin acquired his VAT registration (I-00305730244) at the age of 26 and on 1 January 1974 he began to rent a 65-sq.m basement at Alte Ceccato in the Province of Vicenza, where he started to produce small transformers and electrical components used in heating appliances and systems.
He had acquired his Perito Industriale (Qualified Industrial Technician) diploma in July 1965 in the specialist field of telecommunications at the ‘A. Rossi’ Technical and Industrial Institute in Vicenza.
In September of the same year, he started working in the technical department of a company specializing in heating systems. This was the first stage of his career. After a few years, he became a technical designer and tester of electrical equipment designed and produced for heating appliances and systems.
It was at this point that he decided – despite a lack of financial resources – to become more directly involved in this activity by starting up his own business.