SILCA was founded in 1917 by Felice Sacchi just outside of Milan, Italy. They were the first company to produce a true 'high-pressure' frame pump after the end of WWII. More recently, the company was first with a valve controlled CO2 inflator.
By 2013, SILCA was the oldest company in the bicycle industry to have been continually owned by the same family. It was sold in August of 2013 Joshua Poertner and he moved SILCA headquarters and manufacturing to Indianapolis, Indiana, USA where they still are today. Each and every SILCA component is designed for beauty, function, strength, durability, and longevity before it is carefully produced by hand to the highest standards. They take great pride in upholding the 101-year history of this brand.
Their commitment to their fellow cyclists is what they will continually strive to design and build the most perfect products possible.