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product packaging, and delivery. In order to always guarantee the highest quality and efficiency for designers, architects, and door and window fitters, it combines more than seventy years of know-how and experience with technology 4.0. “I approached the window and door fitting profession in the 1950s and I even spent three years in Switzerland to further my skills. Then, I decided to set up my first carpentry company in Fossalta di Portogruaro (Venice, Italy), because the maritime market was developing around the resorts of Bibione and Lignano Sabbiadoro and the entire region was offering many prospects for growth. In 1958, when I was only twenty-three, I already had twenty-five employees,” says Umberto Re, who is still the president of Anoxidall today. “In those years, one of my partners and I also started producing the first windows and doors in aluminium – although at the time the glazing beads were © ipcm

still made of iron – because we realised that it The loading area of the Gema Europe coating booth.

would be the material of the future.” However, Re noticed that his own business had a logistical issue: outsourcing the anodising of windows and doors required a lot of time and effort. This is why he established Anoxidall. Initially, its factory was located in Fiume Veneto (Pordenone) and only housed an entirely manual anodising plant. “Lorries were unloaded by hand because there were no forklifts, and the process tanks were still made of concrete. When immersing the basket manually, one had to time the operation because there was no other way to control the process,” Re fondly recalls. Still, the decision to invest in aluminium anodising proved to be a winning one and it allowed Anoxidall to expand, by adding two additional anodising plants linked to an overhead crane in its new 10,000 m2-wide building in San Vito al Tagliamento, opened in 1974. Such expansion continued with the implementation of a further anodising plant and an electro-colouring one supplied by Italtecno. “We have been experimenting for

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Aluminium profiles entering the MagicCylinder EquiFlow booth.


N. 75 - MAY/JUNE 2022 - international PAINT&COATING magazine

almost ten years to optimise our anodising