The activities carried out by a subcontractor are definitely complex, since they require the ability to combine production quality and the flexibility to switch into completely different batches in terms of size, materials, geometries, and speed to ensure timely deliveries to customers with increasingly tight time frames. These are critical issues that Carpenteria Metallica Depedri faces daily and can be successfully addressed due to its 60 years of business experience and supported by technologically-advanced sheet metal working machinery.
History of Growth
Carpenteria Metallica Depedri began operations in Villa Lagarina (Trento, Italy) in 1961 by mainly focusing on the construction of prefabricated metal structures and buildings of various types. In 1978, the company moved to its current location and started to expand the sheet metal working business. Never losing sight of its aim to meet customers’ needs as timely and efficiently as possible, the company made significant investments in equipment.
This focus on technological innovation became Depedri’s strength: new manufacturing processes were soon developed and launched by the company. This expansion resulted in enlarged facilities, a production boost, and a steady increase in turnover -- even during the recent economic downturn. Today, this company is a reference partner for a variety of applications in the sheet metal industry, including the assembly and finishing of heavy-duty structures. In addition to cutting, the company offers extremely accurate bending with its two 80 and 150 ton eccentric presses. It can perform a wide range of machining operations, including sheet metal stamping, even in the most demanding applications.
Depedri has gained great experience by increasingly establishing itself as a reliable, competent partner. While remaining a small company with less than 25 employees, its reliability and market focus have entitled it to gain the trust of large local companies operating both at national and, in particular, international levels in several diversified industries (lifts, shelving, furniture, doors, stoves, bathrooms, agriculture, and many others). Franco Depedri is the owner of the company founded by his father Aldo. Today, Franco’s children, Andrea and Laura, also work at the company.
"Thanks to this system, we can now manufacture workpieces at a 10 times faster speed than the previous machine."
Franco Depedri, Owner of Carpenteria Metallica Depedri
To be capable of acquiring orders in a competitive and fastpaced market, leveraging excellent technologies is a top priority, along with a need for the company to be organized in such a way as to effectively manage and fulfill orders. The Trentino-based company has renewed its equipment in the last few years, starting with an E6x punching machine with a Prima Power Compact Express. It is a system able to process single workpieces or series. Process control and accurate diagnostics ensure top-quality machining and scrap minimization, thus combining the highest productivity with an efficient management economy. The system has 60 tool stations, including threading tools, and variable height or continuous deformations. The machine is also equipped with a Compact Express automatic loading and unloading system.