The Italian machine tool market has seen stark declines in recent years, but that hasn't stopped one company there from expanding. Based in Milan, FFG Europe first bought a number of Italian producers and then pushed into Germany, where it’s still on the hunt.
FFG Europe has introduced the two lines of vertical machining centres that are said to be the result of the first common industrial project between Italy’s Sigma Technology and Feeler, a unit of Tiawan’s Fair Friend Group (FFG).
Taiwanese entrepreneur Jimmy Chu and Italy’s Jobs have created a force in high-performance milling. Our Publisher Ken Fouhy reports that acquisitions and growth could boost FFG Europe sales to €200 million, and its first machines developed with FFG's Asian brands will debut at EMO.