Azmec was founded in 1960 and started with precision machinings, while in 1964 began dealing with vacuum pumps and compressors. Today its business is distributed in two workshops: the hystoric unit in Arenzano (GE) and the more recent unit in Verderio (LC) operating since 1993. In the Arenzano workshop, extended on a covered area of 1200 m², the liquid ring vacuum pumps have been produced untill the opening of the new production site in Verderio that is still today the main reference unit for the design and production of the whole ranges. Clearly the synergy between the two sites is real an advantage for granting to the customers the utmost punctuality in the delivery times.
The castings are machined through CNC tool machines and the tests are done in the new internal testing room, fitted out with the most updated instrumentation and available to test machines having an absorbed power up to 250 kw. “One of our strength – explains Dr. Claudio Vergani, the General Manager of Azmec – is represented by our flexibility, as well as the quality of our products. Part of our standard production is pre-assembled in our workshops, therefore we can grant the deliveries in a few weeks. Azmec is a small reality, therefore we are able to react with promptness to the requests of the customers. For example in only 1 or maximum 2 days we can release an offer. Recently we have focused our attention on the service, doing some analysis directly in the papermills to establish which product can be more suitable for the customer and developing our internal engineering department in order to reduce the final costs and mantain unchanged the quality and the performances”.
The most significant projects from 2020
Azmec works for about the 65% of its turnover for the foreign market and supplies important companies like, for example, Andritz AG (Austria) to which recently engineered and delivered several complete skids type ALC520Z, ALC670Z and ALC400Z destined to new paper machine in Russia and Romania. During the year 2020 Azmec has also acquired some important customers in the italian paper market. With the company Overmade has been defined a longterm and still open contract with deliveries at different deadlines for 6 vacuum systems type ALC420Z destined to new paper machine in Saudi Arabia. For the customer Ahlstrom Munskjo Italia, precisely for the papermill in Sassoferrato, 2 vacuum groups type AL50/2000 have been supplied to extend the existing plant. The same thing for the historical customer Cartiere di Trevi, to which the supplying of a complete group type ALBV55/2000 was accompanied by the complete engineering and commissionig of the turnkey system.
The current year has already seen the deliveries of several pumps including one skid AL22/2000 for Calcarta papermill, ordered from the direct customer Recard and with the purpose to extend the existing machine substituting an old AL8/2000.