Our Story

Manufactured in Italy since 1954

Our parent company Paini began in 1954 as a small artisan company with roots in Pogno, Italy — the heart of the Italian design tradition.

Here, founder and president Mario Paini and his brother began apprenticing at a small workshop producing faucet components.
A spirited entrepreneur, Paini embarked on a journey to realize his vision of becoming a global leader in the decorative plumbing industry by combining the very best of Italian design and craftsmanship. Today, Paini’s vision lives on under the leadership of his son Marco.

We have continued to uphold our founding principles for over 60 years, remaining crafted in Italy while serving as the inspiration for the full range of FORTIS™ products.

FORTIS faucets made in Italy

Each FORTIS™ fixture and faucet is exceptional. Expertly designed for luxury kitchen and bath, the high-fashion appeal of FORTIS’s collections is undeniable. From the elegance of the Abruzzo Collection, to the transmodern styling of the Brera Collection, FORTIS’s portfolio continues to innovate and grow. Committed to research and design, FORTIS continues to craft luxury items that punctuate your home’s style. Cutting-edge technology ensures that each piece performs to the highest standards in the industry. It is then hand-inspected, as has been the tradition for over 60 years.

FORTIS Luxury faucets

When FORTIS™ products adorn your home, they evoke the heritage and craftsmanship that’s unique to the Italian tradition. Owning a FORTIS piece means owning a product that’s designed from equal parts luxury and history. For those with discerning taste, FORTIS offers an unparalleled design experience.