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History

1950

It was after the II World War that Mr Luigi Bassi started producing the first fittings in Piacenza (Italy), gaining a high experience and creating many important connections in this industrial field.

1962

Mr Luigi Bassi moved the activity from Piacenza to the present location in San Rocco al Porto and founded BASSI LUIGI & C.

1971

To increase the forging capacity, a 5.000 tons press machine was acquired - this machine was able to form high wall thickness fittings.

1981

BASSI LUIGI FITTINGS B.V. was founded as a subsidiary company, located in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) in order to better assist our clients in this area.

1986

To continue the business development, above all in oil & gas market, the company increased the manufacturing area from 50.000 sq.m. to 160.000 sq.m.

1989

BASSI LUIGI & C. started producing half-shells welded elbows with diameter up to 84".

1991

The company obtained the relevant certification ISO 9001.

1994

BASSI LUIGI & C. acquired B.G.M.B. (Metallurgica Bergamasca), established in 1963 and located in Mapello (Bg) with its know-how and facilities. The new company, named SIMAS S.p.A. added to the range of products with heat exchanger, pressure vessel and induction bends.

1995

Due to the new technological requests for fluid transport with diameter up to 104" a new wide press machine (width of 4.900 mm) was introduced as one of the strategic items of machinery.

2001

Three Bending machines were taken over from two important German competitors together with tools and know-how with some of their employees joining our company.

2009

In October the Bersani family acquired a 100% stake in the shares and thus became the sole owner of the Bassi Group.

2010

In order to increase knowledge in Power Generation, BASSI LUIGI & C. acquired the Italian company Elkrom, located in Genoa with its professional engineering staff.

In the same year the Company also obtained the following significant certifications: ISO 14001, ISO 18001 and for nuclear projects: RCC-M module H as per French ESPN and per Chinese NNSA (National Nuclear Safety Authority)

2011

In March BASSI LUIGI LTD was founded in UK in order to promote and to develop our business globally.

2012

Bassi Luigi celebrated its 50 years. Another goal has been reached with the production of a 120 inches Tee: the first one in the world for its dimension.

2013

We acquired NORSOK certification and focused on the application of special materials such as titanium, duplex and super duplex.

For big dimension prefabrication that exceeds road transport we use a dedicated area at Porto Marghera (Venice) adapted to these constructions.

2014

We obtained BP approval as a qualified supplier.

Recently we have faced new production challenges such as cladded-weld overlay systems thanks to the installation of automatic machineries for cladding of tubes, fittings, induction bends and flanges.

2015

We develop the application of Titanum with success in bulding a new strategic plant.

A fully and deep revamping of all manufacturing departments have been performed with great increasing of work capacities:

-a new authomatic equipment for plasma cutting fittings.

-a retrofitting of boring-mill

-sklilled people have been employed in technical and sales offices to improve knowledge and satisfy all markets' demands. New qualified workers have joined our workshop to support our increasing workload.