ALPI is a family run promotional products supplier that has been in the importing and promotional products business for over 35 years. With humble beginnings, Alpi began in the San Francisco garage of founder, Francesco Indrio, importing desk accessories from Italy. After some modest success, he turned to China to begin importing larger quantities of different products. In China he discovered stress relievers and was able to disrupt the existing industry by inventing the first ever non-ball stress reliever shape. It started with a simple Dolphin shaped stress reliever and soon exploded into 100’s of shapes and characters. Today Alpi’s line of stress relievers, Squeezies®, is well known throughout our industry. Initially focusing on retail, Alpi created characters from major licensing companies like Disney, San-Rio, Coca-Cola, Pokemon and beyond!
After years of great success, Alpi shifted full time into the promotional products market. We wanted to bring the creative energy from retail and translate it into unique items for the promotional products industry. Fast forward to today, Alpi is continuing with the creative drive to design, source and import unique, fun, and affordable products. The father son sourcing team of Francesco and Marco has proven successful since Marco joined the company a few years ago after graduating from USC with a degree in Business Administration. Working together they are able to provide unique items in a changing marketplace with the reliability of over 35 years of importing.
Most importantly, the family sticks together! All three members, including Rebecca, are present in the company and work hard on growing the business. As you can see in the picture they enjoy being together and working on other projects like their family winery and olive oil production. If you are curious about this please visit buffaloridgewinery.com.
This family culture translates through the entire organization. We take care of everyone to ensure that you enjoy working with us. We look forward to working with you and continuing to bring fun into the industry. Salute!