Ficep. The world, our family

The history of Ficep is also the story of two families brought together by the same entrepreneurial spirit.

Ficep was founded in October 1930 by the Colombo and the Giuliani families in Gazzada As “Fabbrica Italiana Cesoie e Punzonatrici” – Italian Shears and Punching Machines Factory.

Historical dates
1930
The history of Ficep begins

In October, the “Fabbrica Italiana Cesoie e Punzonatrici” is built.

1935
Manual and motorized shear manufacturing

Ficep starts to produce manual shears, motorized punching and shearing machines and scrap metal shears.

1953
Ficep first factory opens

Coming out of the gloomy years of the Second World War, Ficep offered an important contribution to rebuilding Italy’s construction heritage after the war. Ficep’s first factory engaged in the heavy mechanical manufacturing is inaugurated.

1965
The first CNC controlled line is launched

An important technological leap forward is made with the shift to electronics and the production of innovative automatic numerical-controlled lines for structural steel fabrication.

1974
Ficep becomes a Limited company

During years of deep social change, in 1974 Ficep changed its company name to become a “SpA” (Limited company), to come into line with the international requirements of the market.

1988
Ficep France

The first Ficep overseas subsidiary is established. Since then, an additional 16 subsidiaries have been founded worldwide.

1995
Direct Drive Technology

Ficep introduces the revolutionary permanent Direct Drive linear motor technology to the screw press product line. This industry leading product enables the energy requirements to be reduced while maintaining productive capacity.

1997
Opening of Crosio della Valle unit

While facing aggressive competition in terms of prices, Ficep developed a logical network of companies, with satellite, highly-specialized and flexible firms. The concept enabled it to reduce cost without renouncing the highest standards of quality.

2012
Inauguration of the Academy of Technology

The pioneering concept of extending Ficep’s knowledge to the niche industries in the steel fabricating and forging is achieved.

2018
Investment in a new production workshop

Riding the positive trend of the global market, Ficep expanded their capacity with the acquisition of a 35.000 square meter (375,000 square feet) facility. This new machining plant was then equipped with the latest technology in CNC machining.

2022
Ficep today

With 17 direct subsidiaries throughout the world, Ficep is the world’s leading manufacturer of automatic steel processing equipment and supplier of dedicated software for the production management.

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