“For over thirty years, with consistency and continuity, we work to improve our products and our production processes, to offer high-level technical and constructive solutions for our customers.”
Ruggero Pederzoli President & CEO Meccanica Pi.Erre
Ruggero Pederzoli went into business as Studio PR; a few months later, the company became Meccanica Pi.Erre.
Meccanica Pi.Erre is one of the first companies which started to use CAD/CAM software and wire EDM work centers
Meccanica Pi.Erre moved to a new plant with a covered surface of 1400 square meters.
he new plant was expanded with a second building, reaching at total of 2,600 square meters. 3D design was introduced with Pro-E, supplemented over the years by Visi CADKey and other software.
A new building with offices was integrated with a surface of 450 square meters divided into 3 levels.
Our company achieved the important milestone of adding trimming machines to its group of products. Trim machines, trimming tools, special purpose trimming machines and special purpose machining equipment allowed us to offer all aspects of trimming & machining technology.
Order number 2,000 was produced.
We achieved the important milestone of adding trimming presses to the product line which, together with trimming tools, dedicated trimming machines and machining machines, allow us to complete our offering for the trimming & machining technology segment. Order number 2000 was produced.
Meccanica Pi.Erre celebrated 25 years in business and to celebrate this our company logo was updated with “TRIM & MACHINING TECHNOLOGY".
Thanks to an alliance with an important die-maker, Unimec was founded: this consists of a technical sales company that offers customers a complete service providing everything from high-pressure casting dies to trimming tools and all aspects of trimming devices. Order number 3000 was produced.
The plant was expanded again to a total of 3,500 square meters. Thanks to an ICT project developed together with Inf-Os skill center of the University of Brescia and Bergamo and after a review of company processes, a new information system was implemented; this now supports our business and offers, production planning and scheduling, measurement and monitoring of production data, industrial accounting and general corporate management. Meccanica Pi.Erre was one of the founders of the FIVE FOR FOUNDRY business project.
Two new CNC machining centers (SIGMA and SIMAK) were purchased. Engineering department was expanded adding a new separate engineering department specialized and dedicated to the design of machines, trimming machines and other fixtures. 3D project design by means of SOLIDWORKS was integrated, this operates in parallel with the consolidated PRO-E Software. Order number 4,000 was produced.
Two new wire EDM machines were purchased (MITSUBISHI).
The machine fleet was expanded further with a new 5-axis CNC machining centre (STS) and also with a new 3-axis CNC lathe (DOOSAN). On April 26th, the FIVE FOR FOUNDRY (of which Meccanica Pi.Erre is a co-founder) was established as an Enterprise Network. The network contract was signed at the Brescia Industrial Association and was widely reported in the Italian press.
Two new CNC machining centres were purchased (SIGMA and SIMAK ) and a new CNC lathe 3-axis (DOOSAN PUMA). Our Engineering Office was expanded with the addition of a dedicated Technical Studio specializing in the construction of Machinery, Presses and Systems. 3D machinery design was supplemented with SOLIDWORKS alongside with the well-established PRO-E package. Order number 4000 was produced.
- An historic step for Meccanica Pi.Erre, currently specializing in trimming & machining technology and a leader on the European market and worldwide for trimming tool production increased our range further in June when Meccanica Pi.Erre acquired Robopres Srl. This strategic acquisition strengthened Meccanica Pi.Erre’s position in the trimming machine field. It also enabled Meccania Pi.Erre to further widen its product range including standard trimming machines and also enabling the machine range to became more flexible. It could also be designed, customized and produced according to customer specifications.
Important three-year period for Meccanica Pi.Erre: integration of new innovative ways of production, large investments in purchasing new large machining centres (5 5-axis work centers DMG-Mori and a 5-axis milling machine FPT) Further plant extension including the building of the 4th hall and extension of office building.
Two different important R&D projects were realized, which were then patented. These regard the use of laser technologies and replacement of the existing hydraulic management with the electric one. In the last two years Meccanica Pi.Erre has also been implementing Lean Manufacturing, this has enabled Meccanica Pi.Erre to optimize and improve of our internal processes.