The history

The working activity of Luigi Pedrini, founder of PEDRINI company, started in early fifties as a simple worker in a company in Bergamo area producing cylinders for the textile and paper industry. At the beginning of sixties he decided to set up its own company by buying a lathe with instalment payment and by obtaining orders from various mechanical companies in the same area.

The contracting story of Luigi Pedrini began on 1962, when PEDRINI has been founded, repairing the machines for the marble blocks cutting and producing spare parts. The idea for a fundamental realization in the story of the company originated from this particular activity in 1967: the first manufacturing on its own of a complete marble block cutter equipped with technical in avant-garde solutions for that time.

Values such as the accuracy for quality, the correctness and honesty in respects of customers distinguish the founder and have determined the great success of the company from this first own made machine. In a short time PEDRINI became leader in the production of this sort of machines distributing many of its products both in Italy and abroad. Sofar specialised in the manufacturing of block cutters, in 1971 Luigi Pedrini decided to diversify the production range with the new polishing machine for marble with continuous cycle. The deep knowledge of the stone sector and the experience achieved led Luigi Pedrini to think about the first "revolution" in the marble field: the industrialisation of his production until then made only on artisan basis. In 1975 PEDRINI created the first automatic line for the production of marble tiles with standard size typical for ceramic, bevelled upper edges and 10 mm calibrated thickness.

These tiles, called "MODULMARMO", are still known all over the world with this name inevitably linked to the Pedrini trade mark. Their production has made the fortune of many companies first in Italy and then on the markets traditionally consumers and producers of marble products such as Greece, Turkey, Spain, Portugal etc. The innovative spirit of Luigi Pedrini was not satisfied with such result and undertook a more arduous challenge: the industrialisation of the granite modular processing, deemed impossible due to the hardness of this material which had been cut for ages with iron blades, water, lime and steel shot.

In 1978 the first multiple discs block cutter with diamond tools was born for the fast cutting of granite blocks and consequently the automatic finishing line for the production of standard tiles which were named "MODULGRANITE". The technological evolution of Pedrini in the years has continuously given birth to winning machines and technologies which led the path in the natural stone field.

It is sufficient to take into consideration the productivity of granite block cutters that has increased from 100 m2/day in 1978 to the actual 1000 m2/day to mention some significant examples of this endless evolution. The paternity of the sole line for processing extra thin granite tiles (6 mm) must be acknowledged to Pedrini. The new challenges due to the market globalization have constantly stimulated PEDRINI to adapt its products and services range, thus confirming the company as a reliable and continuously evolving partner, which has grown in line with the changes of the international techno-stone field, and affirming its name in the main worldwide markets for the production of natural stones processing technology.

In mid Nineties the company invested its resources in testing new solutions which extended the machinery range allowing Pedrini to stand out even in the field of slabs cutting, polishing and resining. The cooperation with some university researchers led PEDRINI to develop further novelties even in the material consolidation field, first with Soundstone®, the patented technological process which enhance the beauty and the strength of the natural stone, and then with the innovative Mircowave technology which shortens the working cycles speeding up the stone restoring process. In 2005 PEDRINI was the first company in the world to study and manufacture microwave resining plant achieving the goal of a continuous cycle plant for pre-polishing, resining and polishing of marble and granite slabs.

PEDRINI is a continuous evolving company engaged in the constant research of new technical solutions aimed to improve the quality and the reliability of its range of machinery.
Over the last years it has put on the market many technological innovations such as the slabs polishing machine Galaxy, which using the patented spindles Rotor ensures a high polishing quality, the gang saw Ateka specifically designed to cut small and shapeless marble blocks and the Multiwire Jupiter for cutting granite and marble blocks by means of 7,3 mm, 6,3 mm and 5,3 mm diamond wire. Many of these units are already working worldwide.