ETG to represent Pietro Carnaghi in the UK

The Southam based Engineering Technology Group has announced an addition to its partner portfolio having reached agreement to represent the UK sales and service support operations for the Italian Pietro Carnaghi company.

Founded in 1922, Pietro Carnaghi is a world leader in the production of large vertical lathes and gantry type milling machines supplying not just the machine tools but the advanced machining technologies and automation necessary to optimise the machines in customer’s manufacturing plants. These include FMS cells and workpiece loading/unloading systems.

Today third and fourth generation Carnaghi family members remain active in the management of the Company which, since 2009, has been based in a modern 55,000m² production plant located in Villa Cortese, Milan.

“This is a ground breaking agreement for ETG as it moves us into new territory in terms of the physical size of the machines Carnaghi can supply along with creating wider market opportunities,” explains ETG Group Managing Director Martin Doyle.

“Notwithstanding, we are well resourced to meet the challenge and many members of our sales, service and maintenance teams have experience of Carnaghi type machines.”

Carnaghi is a company geared for overseas markets with 90% of its production exported from Italy to world markets each year. It has a production capacity of about 40 machines per year, with thousands of successful installations all over the world.

Main application fields of Pietro Carnaghi customers are aeronautics (jet engines), aerospace, mining and construction and power generation including gas, steam and hydro-electrical turbines as well as nuclear and wind energy.