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The Fermi students return to Calpeda

The Fermi students return to Calpeda

Students from the Fermi Industrial Technical Institute of Bassano had already visited the company and, given the positive effects, the institute decided to repeat the experience and offer other classes the opportunity to become more familiar with the Calpeda production reality.  As a result, in just one month, the company opened its doors first to two classes specializing in energy and then to another two classes specializing in...

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International subsidiaries: a general meeting to discuss strategy and objectives

International subsidiaries: a general meeting to discuss strategy and objectives

We are always connected to each other and there is no corner of the world that can be truly distant.  Yet it is always stimulating to meet in person and compare experiences.  This is what happened on 22 March when, at the end of the week dedicated to Mostra Convegno Expocomfort, Calpeda welcomed managers of its many international subsidiaries for a general meeting, during which the strategy and objectives of the following year were...

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Rossi High School: guided visit in Calpeda

Rossi High School: guided visit in Calpeda

How can we help young people build a professional future? If the market increases its demand for prepared and specialised figures, schools and companies must join forces and collaborate in order to give young people the chance to express all their potential. Calpeda has a strong belief in this idea, and is always available whenever the possibility arises, as occurred on 20 February when two classes from the Rossi High School in Vicenza were...

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It’s a matter of how one works

It’s a matter of how one works

When naming the Lean method you immediately think of waste elimination. It is not only this, however.  Process optimization is the result of a productive and slimline technical approach that focuses on skill, flexibility, cooperation, responsibility and promotion of the person.  It means an organization where decisions are shared and not just imposed. These have always been the characteristics of Calpeda, so when it was decided to hold a...

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Productivity rhymes with technology

Productivity rhymes with technology

A new and important piece of plant was recently installed in the pump shaft machining department. It is a new island, which contains a vertical lathe with 2 spindles, 3 tool posts, and two robots for material feed and removal. By using three tools simultaneously, processing times can be notably reduced; in addition, robotisation for the component supply and removal operations allows the operator to concentrate on product quality on both...

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Calpeda at Juventus Stadium

Calpeda at Juventus Stadium

Calpeda is on the home page of the Juventus Web site. Engineer Francesco Zio and our agent for Piedmont Carlo Montini took part in the Business Speed Date held on 30 January in Juventus Stadium; the aim of the initiative was to give companies the chance to meet, exchange ideas and lay the bases for future collaborations.  90 companies took part in the initiative, and more than 1,600 one-to-one meetings were...

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At the forefront of an exchange between the working world and schools

At the forefront of an exchange between the working world and schools

Calpeda once again is at the forefront of an exchange between the working world and schools. Two third year classes from the Zanella Junior High School in Arzignano visited the company recently. The students were accompanied by teachers who welcomed this opportunity as part of their school careers programme. The pupils, in fact, will soon have to select the High School they want to attend, an important step for their professional future. At...

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Twelfth Night 2014

Twelfth Night 2014

The lights come on and the gifts suddenly appear in the room…  It’s only when the children arrive although, that the celebration begins and the room fills with warmth and joy.  Sure enough, what can warm a heart more than the enthusiasm of a child? As our tradition, on January the 6th, gifts have been presented to the children and grandchildren of employees: a pleasant social occasion based on the feeling of belonging to one...

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Merry Christmas and happy 2014!

Merry Christmas and happy 2014!

We would like to wish to everyone in the Calpeda world many moments of joy and sharing to spend with loved ones.

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Stage Fidelity 2013

Stage Fidelity 2013

On Saturday 23 November, a good day was had by all at the Trissino CFP Professional Training Centre (Centro Formazione Professionale) thanks to collaboration between schools and businesses. In addition to prizes for merit awarded to the most deserving students, the Stage Fidelity internship award went to five local mechanical companies that have worked closest with the Training Centre in recent years. And Calpeda was one of them. While this...

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Assistance and advice…

Assistance and advice…

At Calpeda we have always had a close relationship with our clients, from providing advice on product selection through to after sales assistance. In the case of service and repairs, in addition to our specialist department here at our Motorso headquarters, we have many authorised service centres, manned by professional, which can be contacted for technical support. (http://it.calpeda.com/distribuzione-assistenza). There is however some...

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Farewell, Signora

Farewell, Signora

It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our beloved “Signora” Licia Mettifogo, president of Calpeda group. A reference point for all of us, she led with integrity, tenacity and foresight the company, bringing it to its current levels. The values that had guided her actions can be felt in every department and at every level of the organisation. These are the values that will continue to keep her memory alive, with...

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The genius of our customers!

The genius of our customers!

The photo comes from Ravenna and shows a Calpeda pump assembled on, none other than, a skateboard. Probably, the owner decided to make it portable in order to have it always with him… The magic and the genius of our customers!

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A symbol of high precision and quality

A symbol of high precision and quality

When, for the calibration of some measuring tools, you happen to get the founder of the vernier in your hands, your mind goes back in time and revives strong emotions. In the metrology lab, a room at a constant temperature, you find the high precision tools for measurement control to ensure the conformity of the product throughout the production process. In a particular drawer, a special vernier is kept, bought in 1967 by the founder of the...

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The programme for safety is relentless

The programme for safety is relentless

The first aid team has enlarged; there are four new recruits which now means it comprises 16 people. The training consisted of a 12 hour course for the new people and a 4 hour up dating for the others. This all concluded with the awarding of diplomas. Moreover, recently work is being done to have a new infirmary. The new premises are next to the changing rooms to make it easily accessible for the working staff. The emergency team also...

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Students at work in Calpeda

Students at work in Calpeda

School and the world of work: two ambits that are often brought close together to underline the distance between them, but this time they are the protagonists of a consolidated collaboration. It is in fact a custom for Calpeda, during the summertime, to employ some young adults on regular short-term contracts as long as they are attending a course of study for further education or university. In this way the students have the possibility to...

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Welcome Mya!

Welcome Mya!

Welcome Mya and congratulations to the parents Marco and Greta… and to the grandfather Enzo!

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Calpeda awarded by Confindustria

Calpeda awarded by Confindustria

More than a thousand entrepreneurs were present at the Confindustria general meeting in Vicenza last June 10th to confirm the will and importance of remaining connected to the territory, to defend the patrimony of professional competence and culture of work, which has been done over the years, generation to generation. The meeting was also an opportunity to celebrate the companies that have been enrolled in the Association for 50 years and...

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Trout fishing competition!

Trout fishing competition!

Also this year, despite the adverse weather conditions, the customary  trout fishing competition for employees, ex employees and relatives took place at the small Lobia 2000 Lake. It was a beautiful day for participation and fun. There were 28 competitors who in 4 heats competed for 65kg of freed fish and a total of 238 catches. The female participation was also important, they demonstrated to number in their ranks some skilled fishers...

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Quality, environment and safety

Quality, environment and safety

Proof of excellence, this is how the integrated Certification that the Zardo foundry, a company in the Calpeda group, has obtained for quality, environment and safety could be defined. For each of these three areas Zardo meets the requirements requested by the norms laid out in: ISO 9001 for quality, ISO 14001 for the environment and BS OHSAS 18001 for safety. This goal is the result of company policy characterised by a global vision that...

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Innovation in the winding department

Innovation in the winding department

The push for innovation, that in recent times has brought new production facilities into more than one department, has also involved the motor windings department. The need to increase the productivity of high-series motors (M63 M71 M80) has led to the creation of a robotized island for assembling, turning and connecting motor boxes. An operator is responsible for managing the loading-unloading, overseeing the transfer process and the...

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One machine and five generations…

One machine and five generations…

Every year on 27th February, Calpeda celebrates a Mass in memory of its founder Vinicio Mettifogo. For this occasion retired former employees come back to the company, they meet with colleagues with whom they spent many working years, look in wonder at the latest technology of the new plants and they linger with nostalgia in front of the machine they used for many years. This year, for example, around the parallel lathe in the tooling...

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A new project awarded by the Region

A new project awarded by the Region

A research project supported by the Region, “To create an instrument which will accurately forecast foundry defects”: This is the objective of the project within the programme of “regional competitiveness and employment” that started a year ago. In order to limit its losses, the Zardo SpA foundry (a member of the Capleda Group) already has in place careful controls at the metalworking phase. With this new research work a further...

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The evolution continues

The evolution continues

More news from the impeller division. The necessity to replace our existing balancing machine for the large series impellers was the trigger for further technology enhancement.. A new completely automated line, with balancing and marking performed by an automated robot, has recently been installed. The balancing of rotating parts for a pump is one of the most important features for performance, noise reduction and above pump longevity. For...

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MotAIE: a project awarded by the Region

MotAIE: a project awarded by the Region

Calpeda has just recently concluded its programme for innovative technology supported by the Region “ Veneto, a Region for Europe”. The project presented by Calpeda has demonstrated to have all the necessary prerequisites required to access the financing that partially covers its expenses. Investment on research, in both financial terms and in human resources, has always been a constant in the company. In the same way, also the...

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A new sector specific division dedicated to electric submersible pump

A new sector specific division dedicated to electric submersible pump

The New Year starts with news that the structure of the Calpeda group is changing: we are to merge our Mettifogo Pompe and Subteck divisions. Both companies, in common, produce submersible pumps so there is a lot of strategic sense in the merger. In particular, Mettifogo pompe designs and manufactures 4” and 6” submersible bore-hole pumps whilst Subtek concentrates on specialist applications such as sea water, mining, de-watering and...

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News from the Impeller Department

News from the Impeller Department

One of our most productive workstations which is dedicated to the machining of Impellers for our larger pump ranges, which already features an auto product transfer and broacing facility, has undergone a complete re-evaluation and update radically enhancing it’s operational capabilities. The addition of a new hi-tech robotica and the optimization of the original layout, as well as being more ergonomic and safer for the operatives, have...

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Merry Christmas and happy 2013!

Merry Christmas and happy 2013!

It’s the end of the year, time for budgets and for future projects. It is so for individuals but also for companies. Despite the general uncertain economic climate, for Calpeda 2012 has been a positive year. With hard work and responsibility we have achieved our objectives. All together – clients, sales people, employees, and owners – we have managed to give efficient answers on all fronts. We have invested in training and...

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Welcome Anna!

Welcome Anna!

Welcome little Anna and congratulations to the parents Elisa and Andrè!

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Safety: a constant at Calpeda

Safety: a constant at Calpeda

A safety information programme has been adopted in Calpeda even bigger than the existing one. This opportunity came about with the agreement between state and regions on the training on safety of workers that foresees by 2013 an integration of the plan already in place in companies (or a start up plan for those companies that unlike Calpeda did not have the opportunity to do safety courses as of 2008). Calpeda has always been sensitive to...

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A new model pump and a step back in time

A new model pump and a step back in time

The peripheral pump range has just been enriched with a new model, the CT60. The design is compact like the CT61, as is the quality of the components, but the CT60 is characterised by a front suction port. The excellent level of collaboration between the technical office and production has once again brought outstanding results. The new model despite having a front suction port, still manages to maintain the same performance characteristics...

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Calpeda speaks many languages

Calpeda speaks many languages

New up-dated catalogues have just been finalised. The general catalogue along with all the individual product leaflets can be viewed on the company’s website. Having a commercial network which extends across the world, it is vitally important that we present ourselves in many languages: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Russian. In addition our instructions can even be found in Chinese, Greek, Dutch and Swedish. The technical...

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Something new from the pump shafts department

Something new from the pump shafts department

A GILDEMEISTER SPRINT 42-10 LINEAR 10 axis sliding headstock lathe has been bought for the pump shafts production department. The new machine is suitable for machining shafts derived directly from steel bars of up to 6 m in length and 42 mm in diameter. The technology of the sliding headstock machine allows us to exploit the very best from the tools pushing to maximum cutting speeds whilst ensuring at the same time the absolute precision....

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Welcome Agata!

Welcome Agata!

Welcome little Agata and congratulations to the parents Carlotta and Filippo!

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A sought-after goal

A sought-after goal

In the biggest majority of cases, those who start working at Calpeda remain there until they get their pension. And so, this year too, eight employees on the company work force have reached this sought-after goal. On 27th July, Calpeda threw them a party to thank them for their work and commitment over the years. The newly pensioners, as is traditional, gave a rich buffet to their former colleagues. Here they are with the roles they filled...

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Robotic Work Stations

Robotic Work Stations

The production technology incorporated at Calpeda has been further enhanced with the arrival of camera eyes installed on the robotics. These are able to recognise individual items for production. The need to increase the production of motor end covers and lantern brackets in cast iron, has made this an important investment, providing a considerable reduction in production time, whilst still ensuring optimum precision and quality.   The...

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The importance of well organised Information

The importance of well organised Information

Nowadays it is no longer sufficient for a company to have sources of information available but not managed via their huge IT investments in a way which exploits the spread of such data both internally and externally so as to maximise the distribution of that knowledge base across as wider audience as possible. Calpeda has been taking on the challenge of communication in the electronic environment and has achieved some new and exciting...

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Here’s to you Calpeda!

Here’s to you Calpeda!

A mix of modernity and tradition are present in the video introducing Calpeda and help to show, above all to new markets, how an almost hand-made quality and a vanguard technology go hand in hand to produce each of our products. The object of the video, can be summed up in a few words, it is to answer a simple question: “If a person orders a Calpeda pump from any part of the world, what happens behind that that order”? The video is...

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A special birthday

A special birthday

On May 16th, Calpeda celebrated Licia Mettifogo’s birthday, president of the company and sister of the founder Vinicio Mettifogo. All the employees greeted her arrival at the factory in the morning, and welcomed her with a warm and thunderous applause. Naturally, there was no lack of flowers, Mrs. Mettifogo’s great passion:  80 red roses from the Factory Council and many other floral tributes, all of which...

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BPMA Golf Day 2012

BPMA Golf Day 2012

The British Pump Manufacturers Association held their 2012 annual golf day at the Goodwood Estate near Chichester.There were some 15 teams challenging for the Calpeda Shield this year. The weather for the first time in some eight years made playing conditions very difficult with teams having to battle against high winds and driving rain on the infamous ‘Downs Course’. Despite the conditions all the teams finished and the high standards...

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Students in Calpeda

Students in Calpeda

To believe in youngsters, invest in training and bring education into the workplace. It is with these principles that Calpeda was very happy to open its facilities to school visits. The latest on the 24th of April was from a third year class of the E.Fermi Industrial Technical Institute of Bassano (Energetic section). The students and Professors were accompanied by our Engineer Francesco Zio, and were able to observe in detail all the...

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Touch quality with your hand

Touch quality with your hand

A delegation of some 30 UK Calpeda staff and distributors recently visited Calpeda factories for a few days. There were two groups each accompanied by our head of exports, Francesco Majolo who together visited our HQ in Montorso along with Calpeda Group companies, the Zardo Foundry, Mettifogo Pompe and Blu Bleu. The purpose of the trip was to allow the group members to see first-hand our manufacturing operations, and in particular witness...

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Happy birthday and congratulations!

Happy birthday and congratulations!

During MCE 2012, we celebrated Ken Hall’s birthday, Managing Director of Calpeda UK. On that day we received the announcement he had been chosen as chairman EUROPUMP WORKING GROUP LOT29. This group works on new regulations reguarding pumps for private and public swimming pools, pond, fountains, acquarium and all other pumps larger than those covered in Lot 11.    

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The employment Ministers at Calpeda

The employment Ministers at Calpeda

  On 15th march Calpeda opened its doors to the Employment Ministers. It was an immense pleasure to be able to come face to face with these people, all with different professional experiences but sharing stories of commitment, responsibility and above all passion for their work. We were proud to show the pulsing heart of our company, where our products are made thanks to the daily contribution of everyone.Working together for quality....

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Export Sales Department: a winning Team!

Export Sales Department: a winning Team!

Attention to detail is of high importance to Luisa Dal Grande. Luisa our Export Sales Department head clerk is an outgoing and radiant person with a strong devotion towards her job. Luisa has been working in Calpeda’s Export Sales Department for 46 years, running her team of 5 with the same passion and efficiently with which she serves our customers throughout the world. The Team: Andrea has been a member of on the team for 25 years, and...

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Welcome Francesco!

Welcome Francesco!

Welcome Francesco and congratulations to the parents Carlotta and Matteo! Here are the photos of the party for the new born.          

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Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

Once again, as our tradition, gifts have been presented to the children and grandchildren of employees: a pleasant social occasion based on the feeling of belonging to one big family, that is one of our firm’s distinguishing features.      

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Marry Christmas and happy new year to you all!

Marry Christmas and happy new year to you all!

           

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Promoted with full marks, even though maintaining the objective to constantly improve

Promoted with full marks, even though maintaining the objective to constantly improve

The positive results of the evaluation regarding safety, have come from the Veneto division of the Italian Industrial confederation, SIAV SpA.  The biennial verification to the Safe Labour Certification, achieved in 2009, has been thus brilliantly passed. We are not talking of a mere bureaucratic examination, but of an effective review of how the firm operates daily, with inspections in the various productive departments, and with thorough...

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From Saudi Arabia to Calpeda

From Saudi Arabia to Calpeda

A small delegation from Saudi Arabia arrived at Calpeda in the past weeks. Mr. Mubarak Ali Al-Jalahma, Mr. Mohammed Alhamadi and  Mr.  Abdulwahab Alhamad of the AHMED & ESSA AL-JALAHEMA & CO., one of our local dealers, came to visit our headquarters.  It was a ideal occasion for them to extend their knowledge on our range of products, on the way they are produced, and on the ideal use of these products in their systems.  An...

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