The strategy of success of the P.E.I. Group emerges from the intuition of the founding partners in recognising the importance of workplace safety, which has lead, beginning from the 1980s, to the significant development of the market for protective covers in machine tools.
Innovation, quality and constantly keeping an eye on the sales prices are the driving values of the P.E.I. Group, a leading manufacturer in Italy and Europe of protective covers for machine tools.The experience gained in over 30 years presence on the market has lead to an amalgamation of commercial and managerial competence with extensive know-how in production engineering. By striving for constant technical innovation, the Group has succeeded in attaining over 65 international patents up to the end of 2017.In order to offer bellows, aprons, roll-up and telescopic covers suitable for the continuously evolving customer or market requirements, the P.E.I. Group invests more than 4% of its annual turnover in Research and Development.The commercial structure of the P.E.I. Group consists of a widespread network of commercial technicians and thus guarantees coverage across the whole of Italy and Germany as well as a major part of the rest of Europe. Through trade agreements, products “made by P.E.I.” are distributed worldwide. The past few years the Group has experienced a strong growth and turnover abroad has reached 50% of the total turnover.
The Bologna-based Group now has 420 employees who operate at seven production sites:
P.E.I. Srl based in Calderara di Reno, Bologna that in 2017, as a result of the increase in roll-up protection volumes, has doubled its production site in Calderara di Reno (BO); S.P.E.R. Srl a company which produces glued bellows, round sewn o heat-sealed bellows and telescopic steel covers based in Cremona; Zanini Srl which produces light structural work in Zola Predosa, Bologna); since 2011 the production unit of Serbia is active and since 2013 the factory in Brasil: both manufacture bellows for articulated buses; at the beginning of 2018 starts PEI V.M. Srl, with headoffice in Bologna, which deals with the design and development of technologies related to acoustics, metrology and oscillations; in July 2018 the Group strengthens its manufacturing capacity by acquiring Nuova Metal Srl, a company specialized in the construction of carpentry based in Cremona.