History

THE BIRTH OF A SPECIAL WIRE

1956

FROM THE IDEA TO THE COMPANY’S FOUNDING

ICAS S.p.A’s founding is based on the ambitious and far-seeing idea of Bruno Getto, who developed the first automatic machines for the production of wirehoods.

1968

BEYOND ITALY’S FRONTIERS, THE PARTNERSHIP WITH HITE

ICAS S.p.A enters into the share capital of HITE S.A., a Spanish company specializing in the same field.

1969

NEW MACHINES AND THE INCREASE IN PRODUCTION CAPACITY

Experience begins to take hold and new machines for the production of CL-Type belt free wirehoods, with a production capacity of 120 wirehoods per minute, are put to work.

1970

ICAS ACROSS THE WORLD

New markets open up and ICAS S.p.A conquers the United States, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

1977

A NEW PARTNER IN EUROPE

ICAS S.p.A establishes a joint-venture with the German Philipp Schneider Gmbh & Co.

1987

A MORE WIDESPREAD DISTRIBUTION ABROAD

ICAS France S.A.R.L., a trading company, is established to provide a better sales and distribution service in the French market.

2003

SALES AND TECHNOLOGY GROWTH

Sales increase: new machines for the production of CLNG-Type belt free wirehoods, with a production capacity of 250 wirehoods per minute, are put to work.

2008

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION IN SOUTH AMERICA

Icas Brasil Ltda, the company for the production and distribution of wirehoods for sparkling wines and cider in Brazil, is established.

2013

NEW PROSPECTS

ICAS S.p.A. diversifies its activity and enters into the share capital of Pfefferkorn & Co Gmbh, a company that specializes in the injection molding of plastic materials.

2014

ICAS, HITE AND ARGENTINA

Bozales Icas – Hite Argentina S.A., in partnership with Hite S.A., the production and distribution company for the Argentinian market, is established.

2014

THE NATURAL COMPLEMENT TO THE RANGE

ICAS S.p.A. continues to diversify by entering into the share capital of Relvas II S.A., a world-leading company in the production of natural corks for sparkling wine bottles.

ICAS TODAY

AN EVER-GROWING COMPANY

With an eye toward tradition and another toward innovation. At present, ICAS S.p.A is the world-leading producer of wirehoods.