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History

THE ORIGIN

Adriano e Otello Campion brothers, go on with the traditions of “ iron workers” heritage of their father (steel structures worker and blacksmith) and formerly form their grandfather Fortunato Campion (blacksmith).

In Dino’s blacksmith workshop, they produce…all that what can be produced with iron...
 

 

 1964
 
The mayor of Fratta Polesine, asks to it friend the blacksmith Dino, to manufacture columns to light the train station street of the village, and thus the company CAMPION DINO E FIGLI produces the first columns.

We guard one of these columns, no longer in use since 2004, exposed in our factory.
  

 1972

Considering the good results obtained with the columns, they decided to invest in this activity. So OFFICINE F.LLI CAMPION SRL was born, having the two brothers Adriano e Otello partner at 50%, with head office , in via De Gasperi industrial area in Fratta Polesine, the present head office.
A plot of land was bought and a barn with attached house was build.
The staff is composed of 10 workers.
The main activity refers to the production of stepped steel lighting columns obtained from pipes sections joined together.

 

 Years  ‘80

Important investment are done of the construction of conical columns from welded steel plate. A press for bending the steel plate is bought (12m length in one section, it was the only one in italy), and a cutting machine purpose made studied to cut the trapezium.
Welding, straightening and finishing machines are completely designed and manufactures inside the factory.
With the same machinery also the first columns with polygonal cross sections are made.

The turnover is approx. 1 500 000 € , with an average staff of 50 workers.

 

 Years ‘90

Adriano and Otello sons and daughters, in chronological order of service enter into the company : Antonella Katia, Emanuela, Erika, Mirko, Annalisa, Eleonora.

The company starts an upgrading process to the gained dimensions. They moved from a typical handicraft approach to and industrial management system, even with the help of international criterion according to quality system standard ISO9001.

An internal technical department is established dedicated to the design of the manufactured structures.

New products are developed such as high mast with mobile crown.

The turnover is approx. 5 000 000€  with an average staff of 70 workers.

 

 2000 - 2005

Important investment are done to improve and increase automated processDedicated line for cutting of trapezium for polygonal columns
• press machine dedicated for bending the polygonal columns
• Automatic longitudinal welding for columns in one shell with diameter up to 500mm
• second longitudinal welded line for conical columns with circular cross section
• Automated plant for assembling and welding of columns in w shells with diameter up to 1100 mm
• Beam for longitudinal welding of big diameters up to 1700 mm in 2/3 shells
• automatic welding line for stepped columns up to 5 circumferential welding in the same time
• automation with press for bending polygonal columns with movement system of the trapezium, tracking of the bending line, and positioning with optic reading, extracting system of the bended column and movement up to the welding machine
• Robot system for door cutting
• automatic system for base plate cutting

The company obtains an important award for its organisation set up being finalist to the prixe” Quality in Italy”

The company obtains the CE certificate for the lighting columns according to EN40.

The turnover is approx 10 000 000 €, with an average staff of 70 workers

 

 2006 - 2010

Investments in technologies to improve products and machineries go on.

The company starts an approach to the market for decorative columns, publishing a purpose made catalogue named “iPaliarredo”.

A structure to manufacture conical columns with circular section with taper ratio 14 mm/m is realized obtaining thus, a particularly slender profile suitable to be used for decorative columns and with better structural features but at the same time lighter and with reduced employ of row material.

In 2008 the turnover exceeds 15 000 000 € with a staff of 100 workers

 

 2011-2015

Between  2011 and 2012 an operation to prepare the ongoing generational change has been finished. “Officine F.lli Campion s.r.l.” becomes the family holding and it is renamed as in “HFC spa Holding Famiglia Campion”, conferring the company branch referred to the activity of lighting columns to the new company “Pali Campion s.r.l.” owned 100% by “HFC spa”.

The company obtained the certification as authorised processing centre according to D.M. 14-01-2008 (unified law doe constructions)

The company obtained the  certificate for welding quality system according to UNI EN ISO 3834.

In 2013 an important investment for the enlargement of the available space is done, with the purchasing of a plot of land nearby to the factory.
The company obtained the CE certification of ironworks structures according to EN 1090.

In 2014 the company celebrates the 50th anniversary

In 2015 The turnover reaches a new peak exceeding 16.000,000 eur. Pali Campion becomes the first manufacturer Nationwide.

 

 2016-2020

The company continues to invest in technologic innovation and in improving the work environement.
• new longitudinal welding line, suitable either for conical column with cylindrical and polygonal cross section.
• Complete revamping of the historical bending machine established in 80’, obtaining considerable improvement in the quality of the conical products.
• asphalting of all external yards and rationalized reconfiguration for passageways and storage of semi-finished and finished products
•  Extraordinary maintenance of all properties, aimed to improve the work environment
•  partial reconfiguration of the plantes, by extending the covered spaces and moving exisiting plants, in order to rationalize the production lines
• new plant 4.0 for cutting the steel trapezium for conical and polygonal columns
• new line 4.0 for the production of conical columns, automation of the bending machine for shaping of steel trapezium and ERW longitudinal welding line.

In 2017, The company obtained the ISO14001 certificate for environment management system and the  OHSAS 18001 certificate for the worker’s health and safety.

Still on 2017, the company registered a new peak on the turnover reaching almost 17.000.000 euro, with a staff of  80 worker’s.

In 2018, the company obtains the certification of the passive safety system so called “SAVE” “column+foundation” according to EN12767.

In 2019, Pali Campion srl is classified with "AAA" rating, maximum commercial reliability issued to companies with performances of absolute excellence.

Starting from 2020 the new ERW welding system for conical columns form hot rolled steel is implemented, this is an innovative Italian technology, which allow to obtain a product with considerable advantages from the aesthetic, structural and environmental point of view.