The Nice Group History

  • 1993

    Lauro Buoro founded Nice, creating remote controls and accessories for the automation of gates and garage doors, proposing to the Home Automation sector a new way to produce and communicate. In the early 90's the market for industrial goods was characterised by a rather elementary offer, presenting products through anonymous communication, concentrating exclusively on functional characteristics (still very basic).
    The Nice business idea proposed integrated automated systems, created not to be cumbersome, but easy to use and quick to install, functional, friendly for both the implant project designer, the installer and the final user.

  • 1995

    Nice increased its offer, putting the electronic and electromechanical products side by side to offer the market complete automated solutions for gates and garage doors.

  • 2000

    Nice expanded its range by the takeover of a company producing automation systems for awnings, rolling shutters and solar screens, becoming in this way one of the few companies in the world able to offer a complete range of integrated automation systems for any kind of residential and industrial building, controlled by only one transmitter.

  • 2006

    Listing on Borsa Italiana S.p.A. Ready to accept new challenges Nice became listed on the STAR segment of the Italian Stock Exchange.

  • 2008

    Nice entered new market segments: alarm systems and industrial doors. Nice entered the USA market.

  • 2009

    Nice extended its offer of Home Automation and wireless alarm systems through a new NiceHome business line.

  • 2010

    Nice acquired the majority share capital of FontanaArte, the Milan-based company recognized in Italy and abroad for having marked the "history of lighting and furnishings".

  • 2011

    Nice acquired the elero Group, leader in the manufacture of automation systems for sun protections and venetian blinds.
    Nice entered the South American market with Peccinin and acquired a specialist in gate automation, KingGates.

  • 2013

    Product enlargement: presentation of the NiceEra range marked by cutting-edge design and technology.

  • 2014

    Open Innovation approach: collaboration with the start-up venture incubator Digital Magics and the Italian design-oriented furniture manufacturer Lago S.p.A.

  • 2015

    Nice acquired the South-African company specialized in gate automation E.T. Systems.
    Nice created the ThePlace, an area of 3,000 sq. m. next to the Headquarters in Italy: an inspiring location, open to new experiences and participation, where everyone can be active protagonist, contributing to the development of innovative ideas and growth opportunities.

  • 2016

    Nice confirmed its focus on the Home and Building Automation reference sector and achieved a new important goal in the framework of its growth on a global scale with the acquisition of HySecurity, a leading player in North America specialized in the design and manufacture of automation systems for industrial and commercial gates, characterized by the highest security standards.