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our history

The history of POMINI Long Rolling Mills brand began as POMINI more than a century ago in Castellanza (Varese, Italy) with a maintenance workshop to service the local manufacturing industry. The business later expanded to components for the transmission of mechanical power, and to the realization of complete plants, especially in the long products field.


1886

POMINI is established in Castellanza (Varese, Italy) operating in the repair and modernization of textile machineries.

1950s

Birth and development of rolling mills portfolio with progressive internationalization.

1970s

Further investments in portfolio innovation with the development of groundbreaking technologies and equipment (example: the“Red Ring Housingless”stand).

1987

TECHINT

Techint Group takes over POMINI, supporting important technological developments and market expansion (especially in Asia).

2001

GLOBAL COMPETITION

The full-line joint venture VAI Pomini is established with the Austrian VAI, incorporating the portfolio of Ashlow and GFM Rolling.

2005

SIEMENS VAI METALS TECHNOLOGIES

Siemens AG takes over VATECH, the holding company of VAI Pomini, contributing the know-how in electrics and automation.

2015

PRIMETALS TECHNOLOGIES JOINT VENTURE

The joint venture Primetals Technologies is established between Mitsubishi Heavy Ind. (51%) and Siemens AG (49%), with headquarters in London. Primetals Technologies Italy is created.

2021

POMINI Long Rolling Mills

POMINI Long Rolling Mills becomes part of Callista Group and revives in an autonomous and dynamic setup to best tackle the present and future challenges of the steel market.