Development strategies

Fidia's strategic objectives are: sustained growth, continued technological and product innovation, consolidation of the goals achieved and international expansion in the principal markets as well as in emerging markets with high potential. Acquisitions or joint ventures will also be considered.
Constant innovation is the driving force behind Fidia's growth, both in the attention given to all aspects of high-speed technology and in the development and expansion of the product range.
Continued and significant investment in research and development is a tangible demonstration of such commitment.
With a view to expansion in overseas markets, Fidia is looking carefully at the United States, Canada, China and Brazil - countries in which the Company is already present but which are considered to possess high growth potential.
Consequently, Fidia's customers belong to the most varied sectors of industry and differ enormously according to type, size and company organisation: from large multinationals to small production firms.
Fidia counts many of the most important international Groups among its customers, including:

Automotive:
Bertone, BMW, Coopertyre, Continental, Daimler-Chrysler, Ferrari, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Ford, Italdesign, Renault, Citroën, Rover, Nissan, Skoda, Mercedes-Benz, Goodyear, Opel, Volvo, Peugeot, Jaguar, Audi, Rolls-Royce, Volkswagen, Comau, Fatagroup, Thyssen, Pininfarina, Edag, Karmann.

Aerospace:
Aerospatiale, AleniaAermacchi, Alsthom, Boeing, British Aerospace, Canadair, General Electric, Messier-Dowty, Pratt & Whitney, Stadco, Snecma.

Other sectors:
Bata, Nike, Salomon, Samsonite, Benetton, Philips, Swarovski, Electrolux, Villeroy & Boch, Ideal Standard, Bormioli.

In terms of product development, Fidia’s strategic objectives focus on:

  • broaden High Speed Gantry Machine range, to enhance furthermore the product success in the reference market;
  • new ViMill® 3D real-time anticollision software, a new growing segment for the Company business;
  • C40 Vision®: the last evolution of Fidia’s Numerical Control range, equipped with most actual cutting edge technology and top class performances.

Markets

The presence of the Group in 9 different Countries gives evidence that Fidia products have always been sold on the global market. Emerging countries have recently joined the traditional markets (Europe and North America), specifically China that, thanks to a continuous and fast growth, has achieved to become the main market in the most recent years, and Brasil.

Fidia is one of very few world class manufacturers with a high degree of vertical integration. The Group can, in fact, cover all milling technology from CAM software to numerical controls, to the manufacturing of high-speed milling systems.

The market for numerical controls for the milling of complex forms is a highly concentrated one: as a supplier of integrated solutions and sophisticated systems, Fidia is a technological product leader.

The milling systems market bears the characteristics of a specialist market: strong product differentiation, limited economies of scale and a significant technological content. In this market Fidia belongs to a select number of highly specialised companies, and is a market leader for milling systems designed exclusively for high speed.

Furthermore the high-speed milling market is a sector with good growth prospects, owing both to the gradual replacement of traditional milling machines with high-speed systems in mould and dies, as well as the increasing need to reduce aerospace manufacturing costs by removing time-consuming manual operations.

In this sector, Fidia has always been recognised as a reliable supplier of advanced technological solutions, able to interpret, anticipate and satisfy Customer and market requirements.