18 February 2009

BLM Group acquires wire bending company

BLM SPA of Cantù, Italy, a leading manufacturer of tube bending and end forming machines and systems, has purchased Officina Meccanica Montorfano Sas. The takeover of Montorfano, effective from 13 January 2009, allows BLM to complement its technology in the tube bending field with highly productive machines for the bending of wire, small diameter bar and tube, strip/profiles, and armoured heating elements.

For more than 40 years Montorfano has specialised in the manufacture of multi-head machines for wire bending, its first patent for this type of machine being granted in 1965 and its first three-axis CNC machine introduced in 1979. Today the company offers a range of 18 standard machines capable of bending wire and bar from 1 mm to 33 mm diameter. These machines are widely used in the automotive and construction industries, and in the production of household appliances, indoor and outdoor furnishings, bathroom accessories, and equipment for shops and stores.

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