Essebi, a company founded in the 70’s as a manufacturer of mechanical parts, entered the field of Cold Forming by purchasing designs and know-how from one of the oldest Italian manufacturers of Cold Headers.
The first machines manufactured were the two and four dies Progressive Headers, units still in operation in the factories of the company’s first customers.
Right from the start, the machines manufactured by Essebi met with a positive response from the market, which approved of the combination of technology and an absolutely competitive price. Apart from Italy, the first outlet markets were France, Germany and Israel.
At the end of the 1970’s, Essebi moved to a larger-size factory in the town of Pero (Province of Milan), where it began developing the three and five dies Progressive Headers.
Finally, in 2000, the present-day factory was built in the town of Ozzero (Province of Milan).
Over the years the production program for Progressive Headers was expanded, and today Essebi is one of the few companies in the western world that still manufactures a full series of small and medium-size presses using wires with diameters ranging from 2.5 mm to 16 mm.
The different size Headers are manufactured in models with from two to six dies. The machines are produced with both normal and long stroke.
In 1982-83 Essebi developed a new series of machines, the Three blow machines with Rotary die holder. The distinctive feature of Essebi’s rotary machines are the three forming punches (as opposed to the two normally used on this type of machine), which make it possible to form top-quality heads of greater complexity than can be done with two punches.
The internal structure of Essebi has always been kept extremely “light”, with all the design work on both the machines and equipment carried out in-house, in addition to the quality control, assembly and performance-testing activities, while construction of the components is contracted to outside suppliers. This approach has always made it possible to adjust production activities to market demands while keeping prices competitive, thanks to the limit fixed costs. At the same time, thanks to an attentive selection of suppliers, machine parts can be manufactured the best quality, using the most modern machine tools available.