ALPHA TOPS, Geneva while having only limited trading activities, have the role of group headquarters where most of the group administration is consolidated. Supervision of finances and assigning them in the most efficient manner is another important task. More importantly, information is collected and in co-ordination with the managers of the various offices used to form a general policy for the group.
The founder chairman, Francis O. Patthey, started the company in 1979 together with Pino Alvigini. Mr. Patthey has for most of his working life been involved in speciality fibres, particularly Alpaca and built up a successful business in Arequipa, Peru (Inca Tops).
The company is managed by Mathias Nobs who started working as a trader with Mr Patthey in 1978. After building alpaca business outside Italy he started mohair topmaking and trading in 1981. With the acquisition of Samil in 1992 he became involved in organization and finance. He is chairman of the board since 2010.
ALPHA TOPS S.A.
10, Chemin Château Bloch
P.O. Box 25
1219 Le Lignon
Phone +41 22 344 09 40
Fax +41 22 345 01 08