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Carlo Gavazzi

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Company Profile

Carlo Gavazzi is an international group active in designing, manufacturing and marketing electronic equipment.

The Group's products (sensors, monitoring relays, timers, energy management systems, solid state-relays, safety devices, fieldbus systems) provide automation solutions for the global markets of industrial and building automation.
Typical customers are original equipment manufacturers of packaging machines, plastic-injection molding machines, food and beverage production, conveying and material handling equipment, door and entrance control systems, lifts and escalators as well as heating, ventilation and air conditioning devices.

Carlo Gavazzi's products are marketed across Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific through a network of 22 own sales companies and through more than 60 independent national distributors.

You can rest assured that every product Carlo Gavazzi manufactures will be of the highest quality.

History 

  • 1931
    Foundation of the company in Milan
  • 1953
    Extension of the activities into instrumentation and control panels
  • 1963
    Foundation of Reactor Controls, San Jose, CA, USA, leader in control rod drive hydraulic systems for boiling water reactors
  • 1965
    Introduction in Europe of electromechanical components and electronic controls of a Japanese manufacturer
  • 1974
    European marketing joint venture with the Japanese manufacturer
  • 1984
    Carlo Gavazzi goes public, with shares traded on the Zurich Stock Exchange
  • 1986
    Acquisition of Mupac, Brockton, MA, a US manufacturer of electronic system packaging products. Divestiture of the JV participation to the Japanese partner
  • 1988
    Strengthening of the industrial base and product offering by the acquisition of Electromatic (control components), Feme (relays and switches) and Areg (drive systems)
  • 1993
    Implementation of a structure of autonomous business units
  • 1996
    Focusing process and divestment of non-strategic businesses
  • 2000
    The Italian sensor company Saiet is acquired. Divestiture of the non-core drives activities
  • 2001
    Acquisition of the California based Channel Access
  • 2002
    Divestiture of the Engineering and Contracting Business Unit
  • 2004
    Transfer of part of the sensor production to Lithuania
  • 2005
    Geographical expansion in South-East-Asia by establishing a manufacturing facility in China, a regional headquarters in Singapore and four sales offices in China
  • 2006
    Completion of production relocation to Lithuania and Malta
  • 2007
    Discontinuance of the Channel Access distribution activity
  • 2009
    Divestiture of the Computing Solutions Business Unit

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