History

COMPANY

From Italian industrial tradition to a global player.

EGM’s history is 160 years long, a history of innovation and development.
Founded at Lumezzane, in the province of Brescia, back in 1860 by Giacomo Gnutti as a workshop for the production of cold weapons, EGM has always been able to anticipate technological changes. Having achieved numerous production diversifications, today it is an international metallurgical company where industrial development and sustainability come together.
Thanks to the excellence developed and a careful management of changes, EGM continues to face the challenges of the future and of digital transformation with a strong manufacturing tradition.

Workshop Serafino & Andrea gnutti heirs, lumezzane - Brescia (1860)
TIMELINE
1860

Giacomo Gnutti founds the "Italian Arms Factory" in Lumezzane - Brescia (Italy)

1860

The founding act

1860

The factory’s entrance in Lumezzane - Brescia (Italy)

1870

The company reaches 50 employees

1920

Series production begins, with over 300 employees

1925

Logo paper of the company "Serafino & Andrea Eredi Gnutti"

1936

The workers' village "Serafino Gnutti" is built

1938

Installation of the first vertical extrusion press

1942

Maximum occupational expansion

1945

Complete conversion to non-ferrous metallurgy

1950

Copper wire rod lamination

1960

Inauguration of the new rods production plant

1960

Cover of the centenary book “S. & A. Eredi Gnutti "

1963

Construction of the new plant in Brescia (Italy)

1978

Installation of the fume extraction system

1985

Concentration of the entire production plant in the actual site in Brescia

1993

Completion of the industrial water system with water recycling system

2005

Installation of a new brass billet foundry

2010

EGM is strengthened in the industrial rolled products sector thanks to the acquisition of Ilnor SpA

2013

Installation of the new hot roughing in Brescia

2015

The new EGM Group logo is designed

2017

The two business units are defined and organized: rods and rolled products

2020

The Group consolidates a global presence