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History

CONTINUOUS EVOLUTION

1977-1979: START UP AS ENGINEERING ACTIVITY

  • Incorporation under the name of PRIMA PROGETTI
  • Incorporation of PRIMA ELECTRONICS
  • Developments of a wide range of hi-tech products
  • First 3D laser machine developed in 1979 (ZAC)

1980-1989: GROWTH TO INDUSTRIAL OPERATION

  • Leadership in 3D laser robots (OPTIMO)
  • Development of industrial electronics and software business
  • Leading position in measuring robots
  • Development of industrial robot business

1990-1995: FOCUS ON LASER

  • Increase 3D products range (RAPIDO)
  • Sale of non-core activities (measuring robots to Elsag/Finmeccanica; industrial robots to ABB)
  • Entry in 2D laser market through acquisition of the Swiss company LASERWORK AG
  • Incorporation of Prima US

1996-1999: STRONG GROWTH AND IPO

  • ISO 9001 certification
  • New 2D product launch (PLATINO)
  • R&D investment program to increase the product range (New OPTIMO, DOMINO, MAXIMO, MOSAICO, CP SERIES LASERS, New RAPIDO)
  • First joint venture signing in China: SHENYANG PRIMA LASER MACHINE COMPANY, Ltd. is established
  • Listing on Nuovo Mercato – Italian Stock Exchange (presently STAR segment)

2000-2006: UNDISPUTED LEADERSHIP

  • Acquisition of the North American Company Convergent Energy: CONVERGENT PRIMA, Inc. is incorporated (presently PRIMA North America)
  • Acquisition of the Laserdyne division from GSI Lumonics: LASERDYNE PRIMA, Inc. is incorporated (presently PRIMA North America)
  • Joint venture signing in Japan: SNK PRIMA, Ltd. is established
  • Second joint venture signing in China: SHANGHAI UNITY PRIMA is incorporated.
  • Launch of SYNCRONO and RAPIDO EVOLUZIONE, the most innovative machines in their respective categories: international acknowledgements confirm this leadership
  • Third joint venture signing in China: WUHAN OVL is founded

2007-2010: BOUND FOR WIDER HORIZONS. TOGETHER.

  • PRIMA ELECTRONICS acquires OSAI and doubles its size
  • Acquisition of FINN-POWER: PRIMA Group is the number 3 in the world in the field of laser and sheet metal machines
  • DOMINO EVOLUZIONE and OPTIMO-Vivida are introduced on the market
  • Integration of PRIMA and FINN-POWER marketing, sales and service: branches become “Prima Finn-Power” all over the world
  • ZAPHIRO and E5x world premieres at the EMO 2009: innovation for PRIMA Group continues despite the global economic crisis
  • Green means launched at the Euroblech 2010: sustainable manufacturing by Prima and Finn-Power

March 2011: MORE POWER IN THE WORLD

  • New brands for Prima Industrie Group
  • The Machinery Division becomes Prima Power, a merge of Prima Industrie and Finn-Power names
  • The Components Division becomes Prima Electro

March 2015

The new 10.000 sqmt facility in China including factory, offices and show room was inaugurated on March 26, 2015. The activity of Prima Power Suzhou will be Manufacturing, Sale and Service of a comprehensive range of sheet metal machines (2D Laser Cutting, Punching Presses, Press Brakes).