With 15 direct subsidiaries throughout the world, Ficep is the world's leading manufacturer of the automatic steel processing equipment and software.
INAUGURATION OF THE ACADEMY
The unique idea of extending Ficep’s knowledge to the niche industries in the steel fabricating and forging is achieved.
OPENING OF CROSIO DELLA VALLE UNIT
Whilst facing aggressive competition in terms of prices, Ficep has made the most of its own internal organisation in planning a logical network of companies, with satellite, highly-specialised and flexible firms, which enabled it to make management savings without renouncing the highest standards of quality.
DIRECT DRIVE TECHNOLOGY
Ficep presents the revolutionary permanent Direct Drive linear motor technology for new screw press lines, a ubiquitous product that enables energy requirements to be lessened while maintaining productive capacity.
The first Ficep overseas subsidiary is established. Since then, other 14 subsidiaries have been settled worldwide.
FICEP BECOMES A LIMITED COMPANY
During years of deep social change, in 1974 Ficep changed its company name to become an "SpA" (Limited company), to come into line with the international requirements of the market.
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 the steel fabrication machinery division.
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. The Ficep’s first factory in the heavy mechanical manufacture is inaugurated.
MANUAL AND MOTORISED SHEARS MANUFACTURING
Ficep starts to produce manual shears, motorised punching and shearing machines, which soon will be followed by scrap-metal shears manufacturing.
THE HYSTORY OF FICEP BEGINS
In October, the "Fabbrica Italiana Cesoie e Punzonatrici" is built.