Our company history

6_Modello N170

Storia

2017
January 16

1921

Giuseppe Ghiringhelli and Mario Pisoni establish their own activity with the name of “Ghiringhelli&Pisoni Sdf” and with the main aim to perform turning operations.
January 16

1930

The company improves its technology and needs more accurate grinding operations to support the turning ones.
January 17

1935

Giuseppe Ghiringhelli decides to design the first centerless grinding machine to be installed in his company.
January 17

1948

The company, having overcome the after war slump, becomes more and more consolidated and starts to export its centerless grinding machines.
January 17

1955

The partner Mario Pisoni decides to leave and the centerless grinding machines become the main product of the company.
January 17

1958

Giuseppe Ghiringhelli assigns the managing and operating direction of the company to his daughter Antonietta and his sons Carlo and Paolo.
January 17

1961

The company moves to the current seat in via Asmara (Voldomino).
January 17

1965

All sub-contractor works are abandoned and the centerless grinding machines become the only product of the company.
January 17

1969

A second bigger industrial building is completed.
January 17

1972

The company reaches an overall industrial surface of 21.000 sqm.
January 17

1975

At the EMO World exhibition in Paris the company is one of the first manufacturers to show a Numerically Controlled centerless grinding machine.
January 17

1981

The company changes its name into “Rettificatrici Ghiringhelli S.p.A.”
January 17

1989

The range of centerless grinding machines is steadily renewed up to 21 different models with 14 different types, all of them accomplished according to the customer’s needs.
January 17

1992

The company sells its first centerless grinding machines in China and expands its international markets.
January 17

1999

Patrizia and Silvia, Paolo’s daughters, take over the management of the company and start a business renewal project.
January 17

2000

Rettificatrici Ghiringhelli gets the quality certification UNI EN ISO9001.
January 17

2008

The APG series (High Production Ghiringhelli) is launched on the market.
January 17

2010

The company installs a modern photovoltaic system composed of 480 solar panels for the production of 88kWp.
January 17

2013

The machine cast-iron beds are replaced with the mineral casting frames which grant a perfect ecological balance.
January 17

2015

The new series of CF centerless grinding machines (with fixed center) is completed with the CF600 model in addition to the previous CF400.
January 17

2016

The company proudly celebrates its 95 years of foundation with a bigger headquarters and with the first integrated system with a centerless grinding machine and a handling integrated robot.