KONG-Bonaiti is an old, but technologically advanced, Italian company, leader in the production of
carabiners and a lot of other tools used
for safety in climbing, rescue, caving, yachting
and work at height.
KONG s.p.a. started its production – where it is now – during 1977, but its history is much older, having rise in a mechanical workshop that Giuseppe Bonaiti set up in 1830 around Lecco – on Lake Como – with an engineering apparatus that was
unusual for those times.
In that plant, together with other stuff, started the production of those carabiners which brought world-wide fame to Bonaiti company.
In 1977, within the context of a large scale reorganization, the company was named KONG and, with a capital of 2 million Euros, took place in the new factory of Monte Marenzo, with 12.000 sq. yards floor, a staff of about 70 workers, and new machinery in order to achieve higher production rates combined with a leading safety care.