Auxiliary firm hits 50-year milestone

By Bill Bregar
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: April 23, 2014 10:37 am ET
Updated: April 23, 2014 10:39 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Product News

Officials of Piovan SpA are celebrating the Italian auxiliary equipment maker’s 50th birthday.

In 1964, Constante Piovan & Flgli was founded in Padua, Italy, as a metalworking shop equipped with machine tools such as lathes and a few milling machines. Founder Constante Piovan produced molds for leading companies, and he pushed the envelope to deliver better quality and more innovations.

His principle of customer orientation has linked the three generations that have run the company. Constante’s son, Luigi Piovan, joined the company in 1960. In 2000, Nicola Piovan took the helm, and made a strong move into international markets.

Today Piovan has 900 employees and five production facilities in Italy, Germany, Brazil, China and the United States. The company, based in Santa Maria di Sala, near Venice, has 21 subsidiaries, agents in more than 70 countries.

Of the 900 employees, 140 of them are customer assistance engineers.

Piovan manufactures equipment for drying and feeding, dosing and blending, PET chillers and temperature controllers.


Comments

Auxiliary firm hits 50-year milestone

By Bill Bregar
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: April 23, 2014 10:37 am ET
Updated: April 23, 2014 10:39 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

PolyOne says its TPE won't irritate skin in wearable electronics

September 12, 2014 10:58 am ET

PolyOne Corp.'s GLS thermoplastic elastomers unit says its Versaflex CE 3620 compounds have met all ISO 10993-10:2010 testing requirements with no...    More

Image

Beaumont battles technology theft from China

September 10, 2014 2:21 pm ET

John Beaumont, who runs a small company in Erie, Pa., making a product for injection molds called the MeltFlipper, is facing a website in China that...    More

Image

Orenda says new pulverizer improves efficiency through cooling

September 10, 2014 1:41 pm ET

Orenda Automation Technologies Inc. will unveil a new pulverizer with new cooling technology at the Rotoplas conference for rotational molders, Oct....    More

Image

Arburg to show LSR, powder injection molding at Taipei Plas

September 10, 2014 1:36 pm ET

Arburg GmbH + Co. KG will show specialty injection molding machines at the Taipei Plas 2014 show in Taiwan Sep. 26-30, for liquid silicone rubber and ...    More

Engel sets molder certification classes

September 10, 2014 1:32 pm ET

Engel Machinery Inc. in York, Pa., will hold Scientific Molder 1 Certification Sept. 22-27, with more than 20 hours of hands-on machine time and an eq...    More

Market Reports

Shale Gas Market - Analysis of North American Region

This report highlights the impact of shale-based natural gas on the North American plastics market and features an in-depth analysis of production trends in the United States during 2013 and a forecast for 2014 and beyond.

Learn more

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook North America

This in-depth report analyzes economic and market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as growth strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies.

Learn more

Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion in North America 2014

U.S. demand for extruded plastics is expected to grow by 3 percent in 2014, with PVC remaining the largest segment.

Plastic pipe will post the strongest gains through 2018, continuing to take market share from competing materials in a range of markets.

Our latest market report provides in-depth analysis of current trends and their financial impact on the pipe, profile and tubing extrusion industry in North America.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events