The "grandfather" in this history is Gaetano Delle Vedove (GDV).
(i do think the business started in 1894... )
In 1908, He established the first electric powered factory in the town of Cordenons, in the province of Pordenone, 60 kms west of Udine (Italy).
On this map, you will easily orientate yourself.
Cordenons lies 350 kms away from Milan, about 500 kms from Vienna.