F.I.L. Fabbrica Italiana Lamiere was founded in 1960, carving out a niche in the market not conficting with the production of sheet metal by the large Italian steel groups (Italsider and Falck Group), to produce a type of sheet metal that until then was only available on the foreign market; these conditions are at the basis of the reduced size of the plant, which however boasted, and still boasts today, extreme production flexibility.
In the following years, the typology of the formats produced has been modified until reaching the current characteristics of the sheets, used for the construction of mechanical parts and plant components, as well as for the shipbuilding industry. The production flexibility also allows the production of high carbon sheets for moulds, low silicon content used by the most modern laser cutting plants, corten sheets and sheets for boiler-making.
In 2016 , FIL invested significant capital in the NEW ROLLING MILL
This is a very high performance quarter train of the latest generation : rolling mill 4.0.
The operator works inside a booth located very high up and called the "pulpit"; this allows an optimal 360° view of the whole system.
By Viktor Macha in 2005.
Plant facts and figures
The plant have an annual capacity of 350000 tons.
The following processes are conducted in the plant:
- Steel making
This plant produces the following type of products:
In the Val Polcevera valley, which cuts through the port city of Genoa from the north, there is an inconspicuous factory on the railway line.
It is the sheet metal rolling mill of the former ´Società Italiana Acciai e Tubi´ company, which was founded 1960 with a production programme focused on the manufacture of hot rolled sheets and welded tubes.
The works underwent complete modernisation in 2016, including a brand new rolling stand.
It currently operates under the name “Fabbrica Italiana Lamiere”.