The group

Fracm S.p.A.

Sheet metal taking shape

Fracm S.p.A. was founded in 1976 as an artisan company specialising in processing sheet metal, steel and similar materials. Fracm has become a leading company in the sector down the years thanks to its continuous technological upgrades and the experience it has gained.

The company has a cutting-edge production system, which allows it to offer customers a comprehensive, fast and efficient service featuring the greatest flexibility in supply times and a competitive price.

Fracm can provide storage for materials ready for delivery to ensure fast deliveries using Kanban logistics.

The company’s main goal is to continuously guarantee its customers competitive conditions and high-quality products, suitable for technological developments and new market needs.

Our timeline

history

  1. 1976 | FRACM IS FOUNDED

    Our story started in Brescello, in the province of Reggio Emilia, where Fracm still runs its business. Our name comes from the initials of our five founding members: Furlotti, Reggiani, Alberici, Campanini and Magnani.

  2. 1980 | A GREAT IDEA

    This was the year when Odino Reggiani came up with his first business idea which allowed the company to diversify its production and lower production costs: a manual punching machine.
    By using a multi-shaped turret, this machine meant it could work at several stations and allowed punching with holes of different and complex sizes in a single operation.

  3. 1981 | NEW MANAGEMENT

    1981 is a historic date for the company.

    Odino Reggiani purchased a 96% share in Fracm from its members. The remaining 4% stayed with Davide Bacchi who shared the role of director with Odino Reggiani.

    This was the start of the success story for Odino and the Reggiani family.

  4. 1988 | PAINTING

    In 1988, Fracm expanded its production site by building a new plant.

    Fracm added a painting facility at this new plant to improve the service and product quality for its customers.

    It was one of the first companies in Italy to support the sheet metal processing procedure with a painting service and still today, even after many years, the company keeps believing and investing in this direction.

  5. 1999 | IP INDUSTRIE

    IP Industrie joined the Fracm group.

    IP S.p.A. was founded as a specialist business in refrigerated cabinets for storing and serving wine. It designs and makes the most stylish and suitable solutions to meet a wide range of needs in both catering and the private sector.

    Its high-tech service, refined shapes and product quality mean that the IP collection truly embodies Made in Italy all around the world.

  6. 2005 | E METALL

    In 2005, Fracm added E Metall to its group.

    This Slovak sheet metal processing company focusing on the electronics sector was added so it could serve the German and Eastern European markets more easily.

  7. 2008 | DIVERSIFICATION

    The 2008 crisis, which badly hit all sectors of the economy, did not spare the heating sector.

    Up until then Fracm had primarily been aimed at boiler manufacturers, but it tackled this crisis by making brave, far-sighted strategic decisions.

    In the meantime Odino Reggiani had been joined at the helm of the business by his sons, Andrea and Alessandro, and decided to diversify its services offered to target a range of customers in different sectors: household appliances, industrial and electrical panels.

    This allowed Fracm to keep growing and investing in production and innovative machinery.

  8. 2009 | FIBRE OPTIC LASER

    While the financial crisis brought most companies in the sector to their knees, Fracm thought of investments for growth and improved production.
    In 2009, Fracm was the first company in Italy, and one of the first in Europe, to add a fibre optic laser to its fleet of machines.
    It was a success: this laser allowed it to offer a better, safer product based on the concept of “safety first” thanks to the lack of cutting burrs previously left by punching machines.

  9. 2010 | MULTINATIONALS

    The diversification implemented over previous years, together with the high level of flexibility in production resulting from the use of new and improved material processing technologies available at the new plants added to the company, brought in major Italian and European industrial companies that found Fracm to be a dynamic, young partner with a strong focus on product quality and reliable deliveries.

    Thus began a series of challenges and upgrades for the company based on the lean concept of continuous improvement, with constantly lower percentages of waste.

  10. 2014 | A NEW PATH

    Its president and founder, Odino Reggiani, passed away this year, leaving the future of the company in the hands of his sons, Andrea and Alessandro.

    The company’s core values did not change. Innovation and thorough customer service still guide the management’s strategic decisions, although it is proving that it can introduce new far-sighted ideas for the company’s future.

    Andrea and Alessandro Reggiani and Davide Bacchi launched a modernisation and optimisation process for production procedures which led to the construction of the new plant.

  11. 2017 | EXTENDED MANAGEMENT AND PANTHERA SOFTWARE

    The continuous increasing complexity of projects and market demands led Andrea and Alessandro Reggiani to innovate their organisation and IT system as well.

    In 2016 and 2017, the offices and management were transformed, introducing new roles and services to support customers and company management. PANTHERA was also added, an advanced piece of ERP software which allowed the company to perfect its production and logistics process by adapting what Fracm offered to customers’ growing needs for assembly kits and Kanban warehouse management.

  12. 2019 | THE NEW PLANT

    The new management’s young, visionary drive led to the creation of the new production plant.

    The 10,000 m2 warehouse, the new paintshop and the subsequent optimisation of costs and processes allowed Fracm to consolidate its leading position on the Italian market and break into foreign markets with unique, innovative processing and services in its sector.

The numbers

5.000

Tons of sheet metal processed every year

25 

Million in turnover

26.000

M2 of surface area covered

180

Employees

330.000

M2 of sheet metal painted every year

The team

Expertise and integrity

Andrea Reggiani

Chief Executive Officer

Alessandro Reggiani

Business Development Manager

Davide Bacchi

Finance & Administration Manager

Sara Saviola

Finance & Administration

Mattia Meschieri

Operations / Supply Chain Manager

Angelo Armillotta

Quality Department Manager

Vincenzo Virga

IT / Technical Department Manager

The group’s companies

 IP Industrie S.p.A.

IP S.p.A. was founded as a specialist business in refrigerated cabinets for storing and serving wine.

Its high-tech service, refined shapes and product quality mean that the IP collection truly embodies Made in Italy all around the world.

E Metall a.s.

In 2005, Fracm added the E Metall company to its group. This Slovak sheet metal processing company focusing on the electronics sector was added so it could serve the German and Eastern European markets more easily. The company has a laser, 2 punching machines and press brakes.