Calicantus is confirmed as one of Europe’s 1,000 fastest-growing companies according to the prestigious annual ranking compiled by the Financial Times, in collaboration with Statista. Compared to 2019, the Veneto-based company founded in 2007 grew by 251%.

Again in the prestigious Financial Times ranking of the 1,000 fastest growing companies in Europe, climbing an impressive 300 positions compared to last year, Calicantus – the Veneto-based leading Italian company in ecommerce management – has seen the solidity of its business model reaffirmed, together with its ability to take on new challenges and seize opportunities.

An ever-evolving path

With an absolute growth rate of 251% and a compound annual growth rate of 52% from 2019 to 2022, the company from Quarto d’Altino in the Province of Venice is close to EUR 23 mln in revenue in 2023 with another increase of 35% compared to 2022. In recent years, the number of employees has increased, with the creation of a ‘Fab Working’ system of customised flexibility depending on the work group, tasks and assignments of staff.

“This recognition is a clear indicator of the continued commitment and outstanding work done by the Calicantus team,” emphasises Valentino Bergamo, Calicantus CEO. “We will continue to focus on maintaining our high quality standards, expanding our business, and offering innovative solutions to our customers. Special thanks go to all those who have contributed to this achievement: to our team for their commitment, dedication, and trust; our Partners for their fruitful cooperation; and to our customers for their continued loyalty.” he concludes.

The FT-Statista annual ranking of Europe’s fastest growing companies, now in its eighth edition, reflects the changing dynamics of companies as they strive to recover from the consequences of Covid-19.

The road to post-pandemic growth has been hampered by rising inflation and declining purchasing power, exacerbated by the energy crisis triggered by the conflict in Ukraine. While many companies have struggled or even failed to survive, others have shown remarkable resilience, successfully emerging from the storm and thriving despite adversity. The result of a collaboration with the German research company Statista, The FT 1,000 showcases those European companies that have achieved excellent growth despite the challenges they have faced. 

This year, a minimum average growth rate of 36.3% is required to be considered in the ranking.

An omnichannel strategy, the generational factor and, no less, the pandemic, were the variables that led the ecommerce world to rapidly accelerate its development – an evolution that continues today at twice the rate. Consumers’ familiarity with the web has thus become tangible, as has their increasing trust in online sales channels. Reviews, free returns, customer service, efficient delivery services and increased security levels for payments, with passwords, fingerprints and connected devices have all enhanced consumer perceptions.

For over 15 years at the side of Brands and excellences of Made in Italy

Calicantus Srl is the Merchant of Records of important companies such as Flos, Elica, AS Roma (Roma football club), Pampers, Segafredo, Consorzio Parmigiano Reggiano, Smemoranda, and Selle Italia, for which it takes care of all e-commerce operations: it attends to the most delicate aspects such as customer care, logistics, shipments, returns and administration, all in full outsourcing. In the last 15 years, Calicantus has developed a structured ecosystem of people, processes and technologies that simplify integration with pre-existing business systems, thereby accelerating go-to-market for omnichannel online brand sales.