of a major industrial company
Founded in 1973, Silmet is
one of the major Italian operators in the metallurgic industry, belonging to
the Ghidini group that is highly integrated with very old roots: as far back
as 1929 the Ghidini families were already specialised in the machining of
non-ferrous metals such as copper, brass, aluminium and nickel silver.
A historic dynasty that is currently led by Comm. Giampietro Ghidini, the
company produces brass and plastic traps for the plumbing sector, brass
tubes and bars for various industrial applications, copper plates, wires and
cords for use in the building and electrical sectors and copper tubes for
water and gas in sanitary, heating and industrial applications.
The group's factories are on the cutting-edge of technology and are equipped
with sophisticated, modern plants.
Electricity requirements are
met by the group's own hydro-electric power stations and
by a modern photovoltaic power
stations with an installed capacity of 6.32 MW; raw materials are
purchased directly from mines in Chile, the Congo, Peru and Zambia,
guaranteeing supplies with excellent quality standards.
Silmet is equipped with metal smelting blasting furnaces, large extrusion
presses, powerful bull-block and combined drawing plants and very modern
annealing furnaces and metal normalizing. Since 1994, the whole process is
monitored according to standards and in compliance with the international
ISO 9001:2008 standards with certified Quality System. The whole production
undergoes checks, controls and inspections with the aid of its own test and
alloy-analysis laboratories, equipped with the most up-to-date instruments.
Silmet is the world leader in the production of copper tubes for water,
heating and sanitary applications and industrial use in Level Wound Coils;
in 2007, the company started up its production of copper strips for building
and industrial applications. It manufactures its range of products in
conformance with all world manufacturing standards and in accordance with
its customers’ particular needs.
The aim of this site is to
share with our Clients the pride and enthusiasm with which we work on a
daily basis to improve our performance so that we can satisfy the company's
most precious asset: THE CUSTOMER.