In a loft in downtown Padua, Martino Schiavon began a story full of tenacity, spirit of initiative and courage, bolstered by the strength of his own ideas.
In 1979, the company moved to its new headquarters in Casalserugo. In 1995, production reached 5 million saddles and the internal R&D laboratory was constructed.
Selle SMP, convinced that local productive fabric should not be deprived of the experience and skills gained through years of work and sacrifice, decided to continue production in Casalserugo to compete on the Made in Italy innovation and quality level.
4 international patents accompanied the presentation of Pro, the first model of the SMP4BIKE saddles. Selle SMP's DESIGNED ON YOUR BODY philosophy was a trailblazer in the revolutionary concept of bicycle saddles.
The Journal of Sexual Medicine published the results of a study conducted by prestigious medical team: the scientific world of cially recognized Selle SMP's superiority in promoting cyclists' health and well- being.
July 22, 2006, 60 years after starting the Selle SMP business, we lost Martino.
Over the years, the "helm" of the company had been taken over by his sons Franco and Maurizio but Martino remained President and showed up to work daily until his dying day.
Selle SMP introduced the first new Tourism city and touring line models.
The SMP4BIKE line models awarded the prestigious Eurobike Product Design Award.
Introducing Carbon: the first carbon model manufactured by Selle SMP
Selle SMP participated in the world's three most important multi-stage races.
Selle SMP developed an innovative saddle production system with a self-modeling Gel insert, guaranteeing a level of comfort never seen before!
The SMP4BIKE Triathlon, saddle line designed to meet the triathlete's specific needs, enters into production.
Selle SMP revolutionized the bicycle saddle concept, becoming an icon for technology and innovation. Today, it sells its products in over 65 countries and is the world leading producer of high range ergonomic saddles.