The History of a major industrial company
Founded in 1973, Silmet is one of the major Italian operators in the metallurgical industry and part of the deeply-rooted Ghidini group, which goes back as far as 1929 when the Ghidini families were already specialised in the machining of non-ferrous metals such as copper, brass, aluminium and nickel silver.
Silmet is the world leader in the production of copper tubes for water, heating, air-conditioning 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 and copper downspouts. It manufactures its range of products in accordance with all world manufacturing standards and in compliance with customers’ particular needs.
A historic dynasty that is currently led by Commander Giampietro Ghidini, Silmet produces brass and plastic traps for the plumbing sector, brass tubes and bars for various industrial applications, copper plates, wires for use in the building and electrical sectors and (hydraulic) copper tubes for water and gas in sanitary, heating, air-conditioning 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 station with an installed capacity of 6,325 MW; raw materials are purchased directly from mines in Chile, the Congo, Peru and Zambia, guaranteeing supplies of excellent quality and standards.
Silmet is equipped with metal smelting blast furnaces, large extrusion presses, powerful bull-block and combined draw-plates and very modern annealing and metal normalizing furnaces. Since 1994, the whole process is monitored according to standards and in compliance with the international ISO 9001:2015 standards with certified Quality System. The whole production undergoes checks, tests and inspections with the aid of its own test and alloy-analysis laboratories, equipped with the most up-to-date instruments.