Still in his 20’s, Mr. Carlo Colombo begins dealing in scraps and metals in a small premises in Milan, later additing the sale and distribution of copper wires and semi-finished products.
Carlo Colombo Spa is born, producing semi-finished copper products (wires and flat bars) at the premises in Agrate Brianza. This is where the first melting furnaces for the production of wirebars were installed, a first hot rolling mill for the production of wire rod, and the first wire drawing machines.
Colata Continua Italiana Spa (CCI) is established in Pizzighettone, the first plant in Italy for the production of wire rod in continuous casting with Southwire® technology, a technological revolution in the metallurgical industry. The most modern machines for the production of wire, multiwire, stranded wire, flexible and rigid ropes, tinned wire for redrawing and bars, were subsequently installed in later years.
Colata Continua Pisana Spa (CCP) is established in Pisa, the company’s second plant for the production of wire rod in continuous casting, with Contirod® technology.
The production of all the semi-finished products at the Agrate Brianza premises is moved to and centralized at the Pizzighettone premises to optimize production flows and efficiency.
The three companies – Carlo Colombo Spa, Colata Continua Spa, and Colata Continua Pisana Spa – are merged together into a single company bearing the name of its founder: Carlo Colombo Spa
Carlo Colombo S.p.A. rationalized wire rod production by concentrating it at the Pizzighettone site.
Changes are made to the shareholding structure through an acquisition by the management.