Ficep’s success factors: Know-how, R&D, education and local presence

Ficep’s goal is clear – to satisfy the needs of the global steel construction market. It is a mission guided by strong strategic views focussing on technology, education, research and local representation.

Ficep is an Italian company with almost 100 years’ of experience. Today, the company is the leading partner for the production and supply of complete solutions, offering a wide range of high technology machines for the steel construction, forging and stamping industries.

The Oceania region represents an important market where Ficep operates through the synergy of an experienced New Zealand area manager, Francis Lee.

“Ficep is a dynamic network that requires quick and effective answers to the specific request of the market and allows the company to be as close as possible to its customers,” says Lee.

On a global scale, Ficep focuses its efforts on the business delocalisation and towards the local after-sales service development: an extensive and capillary worldwide presence articulated in sales offices in 17 different countries and more than 100 active agents all over the world.

Highly qualified employees and local structures equipped with offices and showrooms, replicate the Gazzada Schianno headquarter model and guarantee top-level technical assistance as well as tools and consumables supply.

Ficep Beam lines assembly

The company success and penetration in all the geographical markets are driven by constant and important investments that never stopped even during the crisis and recession years.

Ficep research and development has always been considered strategic and essential to consolidate a position on the market. A team of some 50 engineers, specialised technicians and CAD/CAM operators work closely with the production office for all machine testing prototypes.

The R&D, in-depth knowledge and global market trend engage Ficep management to formulate solutions that can tailor to suit every regional or localised demand.

Another strategic investment area, functional to the consolidation of the deep field knowledge lies within education. A Ficep strength that has a key role in the company growth, employee training, experience and know-how are vital to achieve maximum customer satisfaction. Ficep has followed this philosophy since many years, constantly implementing its commitment. A tangible example is the Ficep Academy of Technology and the 2,400 square metre showroom.

One of the main trends emerging from the worldwide markets and which also characterise the Oceania market is the need to design and build complete productive lines. FICEP can manage every single step, offering the widest range of hardware and software solutions to cover the whole production process.

Ficep fully-automated solution

The Ficep family of machinery now includes the new CNC working centre – ‘Energy’ – designed and built for the plate milling, drilling and scribing operations.

Energy optimises process requirements of the wind towers’ production meeting the energy sector demands – such as heat exchangers of oil and gas, civil construction industry and shipyards.

An innovative and powerful solution designed to ensure high productivity, production versatility and performance with intense working cycles, Energy is easy to use thanks to the simple and user-friendly HMI and the easy tooling setup procedures.