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Since 1969 Flame Spray has been the first Italian job shop to actively promote Thermal Spray coatings and activities. Today it is an international benchmark for applications in these markets:

Energy - Gas turbine, Steam turbine, Waste burners, Oil and Gas, Hydro power
Steel and iron - Steel mill
Transportation - Aerospace, Railways
Paper mill - Pulp and paper, Printing, Corrugating
Other - Centerless, General engineering

In almost 50 years of activity it has never ceased to develop know-how and technologies in the research and production centers of Roncello (I), Szada (HU), Varaždin (HR) and Fountain Inn (USA). Flame Spray endeavors in its research to increase the performance of materials with Thermal Spray, Diffusion, Slurry, Cladding and Welding processes.



HISTORY

1969

Establishment of Flame Spray

Edoardo Prosperini founds Flame Spray as an individual firm in 1969. Despite its reduced dimension and employee number it reaches some challenging objectives working together with international companies such as IBM, Fiat Motori Avio, Montedison and Worthinghton.

1973

New plant in Roncello

Considering the ongoing growth E. Prosperini decides to move the production center to a larger site in Roncello (Milan). The new plant has a covered area of 500sqm on a global area of 7500sqm.

1974

Sergio Meloni and Dario Stehle become Shareholders in Flame Spray s.n.c.

1981

New job shop in Roncello

Flame Spray further expands the footprint in Roncello, adding a new 1000 sqm job shop.

1985

New slurry technology

The company develops new slurry coating technologies for turbogas axial compressor blades and reaches new customers such as Fiat Avio and Nuovo Pignone.

1988

New expansion site Roncello

A new plant of 1,200 sqm in Roncello supports the production growth and starts an expansion process that in 1994 will bring to a covered production area of more than 4,000 sqm.

1992

Establishment of TopCoat Srl

Flame Spray establishes a partner company, TopCoat Srl with the aim of expanding in a new and important market, Printing, and to support existing customers in the area of center Italy

1996

Flame Spray enters the Oil & Gas Market

Flame Spray enters the Oil & Gas market and, in particular, the market for metal to metal ball valves, obtaining qualification from the major OEMs and End Users.

1998

Strategic agreement with BHS

Flame Spray firmly increases its presence in the corrugating machines market, signing a strategic agreement with BHS, a German company, world leader in this market.

1999

Flame Spray becomes a Corporation

1999 is a year of big changes: Flame Spray Snc becomes a capital company and changes its business name to Flame Spray SpA. The ongoing activities of research and development bring the Company to new strategic markets including the Waste Incinerator market.

2001

Agreement with TurboGas

Flame Spray Spa signs an agreement for equipment supply and technological transfer with one of the largest OEMs in the industrial gas turbine market.

2002

Establishment of Flame Spray Hungary and agreement with CRC - USA

To further expand its market reach Flame Spray decides to establish Flame Spray Hungary Kft with the aim of increasing the presence in the Industrial Gas Turbine market. With the establishment of Flame Spray Hungary, Flame Spray becomes an international Group. In the same year a cooperation agreement with CRC-USA, belonging to BHS Group, increases the presence of the Group in the Paper/Cardboard market.

2004

Technology for the production of diffusive coatings

A university collaboration with Istituto Universitario Studi Superiore of Pavia and the participation in Consorzio Milano Ricerche emphasizes the internal Research & Development programs. The Group develops Diffusion Aluminizing coatings for the Industrial Gas Turbine market.

2005

Flame Spray Hungary is accredited ISO 9001

Flame Spray merges with TopCoat and concludes a cooperation agreement with BHS Brazil to increase its presence on the Paper/Cardboard market. Flame Spray Hungary achieves ISO 9001 certification.

2006

Flame Spray is accredited ISO 9100

Flame Spray’s quality system is qualified ISO 9100

2007

Flame Spray Hungary is accredited UNI EN 9100

Flame Spray Hungary obtains the UNI EN 9100 and is registered in the IAQG (International Aerospace Quality Group), thus entering the Aerospace market.

2008

Flame Spray Hungary is NADCAP certified

Flame Spray Hungary obtains the NADCAP certification for coating application on aerospace components.

2010

Establishment of Flame Spray Croatia

Flame Spray Croatia starts its activities in Trnovec Bartolovecki, near Varazdin.

2011

Establishment of Flame Spray North America

Flame Spray North America, after a short start up period, is operative and ready to serve the US market with its complete range of coating technologies.

2014

Opening of Shop in the shop with Ema Spa (Rolls Royce Group)

Flame Spray is member of Poema Network , this plant will be responsible of vacuum heat treatment and surface coating of Aerospace and IGT components.

2014

The Roncello and Montefino plants are certified in accordance with BS OHSAS 1800:2007 for the management of Health and Safety at Work.

2016

Flame Spray Roncello is ISO 9100 certified.

Flame Spray Roncello is accredited UNI EN 9100, certification for production of surface coatings by thermal spraying technology for aerospace applications.

2017

Flame Spray CROATIA: new production centre

Flame Spray CROATIA moves to a new 3000 sqm production center in Jalzabet.

Today

The Flame Spray Group today

The Group Flame Spray is a benchmark in the market for coating technologies although there are still many challenges ahead.

FINANCIAL DATA

It is evident from the graph that the Flame Spray Group turnover has increased exponentially in the last five years. The reasons for such remarkable growth are mainly to be found in the correct strategic decisions enacted, primarily investments in technology and new production plants. This progress is even more significant considering the strong market stagnation at the time.
The graph shows the Cash Flow and Ebitda return on the turnover. Such results demonstrate the continuous efforts of our Group to maintain elevated standards of quality which, consequently, have generated higher returns and financial flows.