WHEN AND HOW DID YOU BEGIN WORKING WITH THE STREPARAVA GROUP?
The cooperation between San Grato and Streparava runs back many years, of the order of over three decades. In fact, in order to describe these developments correctly, I had to talk to my father, who still today has a clear memory of how it all started. Cavaliere (“Merit for Labour” knighthood) Gino Streparava and Dr. Taglietti were colleagues at the Brescia-based company OM which, at the time, was an important client for San Grato: my father knew them both well for this reason.
Cavalier Gino Streparava founded the Streparava company, and, in addition to engineering work and the production of machine tools, he had the idea of setting up a department for hot-pressing steel.
Later, when Cavalier Streparava took the strategic decision to close this department, he informed my father and asked him whether he would be interested in becoming a supplier/partner, and said that he would be prepared to give him access to the various pieces of equipment.
His offer was accepted in the appropriate spirit, and from then on, the relationship continued without a hitch. In fact, it strengthened over the course of the years, consolidated by the new generations who brought a fresh managerial imprint to the activities.