Leader in the distribution of metals and semi-finished plastic materials
The company COMMERCIALE FOND was founded in 1974, originally under the name Lingotti Fond, then changed in the following months into the famous business name now known all over the world.
Among the founding members the only one still present and active in the company structure is Mr. Romano Maletti, since years constantly engaged in the development of the Company.
COMMERCIALE FOND was initially established for the commercialization of cast iron bars produced in continuous casting and for the trade of machineries and equipment for foundry, which were purchased, rebuilt and resold into the Italian and foreign markets.
At the end of the 80s, to meet the market demands, the Company added the sale of extruded bars and rolled plates in Aluminium to its own services, closely followed by the introduction of another complementary product to Cast Iron and Aluminium: the Bronze, produced both in continuous casting and centrifugal casting.
Another fundamental step in the history of COMMERCIALE FOND happened between 1992 and 1993 with the definition of the actual company structure, the beginning of the commercialization of steel castings produced by the lost wax system and the takeover of the company to the commercial activity of Fonderie di Cadriano (first importer of cast iron bars produced in continuous casting in Italy since 1970) from which, after the closing of the Company, COMMERCIALE FOND has been taking the control of the warehouse, suppliers and the entire distribution network, becoming leader in the field of semi-finished metal trade for the mechanical industry.
In 1994, after several requests by the customers, the Brass was inserted in the commercialization and became the fourth complementary metal available in drawn bars, tubes and sheets.
In the same year, as a consequence of the strong development in the distribution of the continuous casting cast iron bars and non-ferrous metals, the trade and rebuilding of machines for foundry was sold, dedicating all efforts to what is finally become the core business of COMMERCIALE FOND that is the distribution of semi-finished metals for mechanical industries.
In 1997 the system of quality management applied by COMMERCIALE FOND obtained the certification of compliance with the Standards UNI-EN ISO 9001 from the RINA authority, subsequently renewed according to the new Standard UNI-EN ISO 9001-2008 and currently certified as conforming with the reference Standard.
The year after COMMERCIALE FOND moved into the new and current headquarters of own property, further expanded in 2001 with the construction of a second building used for the cutting and rough-machining of the ferrous and non-ferrous metals commercialized.
In 2001, after the remarkable sales’ increase in the region Lombardia, it was activated the branch in Milano, followed by the introduction of the Copper drawn bars and sheets besides the products commercialized, bringing the metals distributed by COMMERCIALE FOND to five.
In 2005, considering the sales’ increase in the North-West area, it was opened a branch in Torino aiming to manage promptly the requirements from the customers placed in Piemonte, Liguria and Valle d’Aosta.
In order to offer an always more complete and efficient service to its customers, in 2007 COMMERCIALE FOND increased its products with the commercialization of plastic materials in bars and plates for the mechanical industry, available in standard sizes and colours or in other colours and sizes on request.
In May 2012 it was activated the service of rough-machining / milling of cast iron bars at the headquarters in Modena, able to offer the customers milled and squared products at low costs.
On 1st October 2012 the branch in Milano was moved into the new current headquarters of own property, expanding the warehouse to 1500m2 covered area and 1500m2 outdoor area.
From 1st March 2017 it was activated the new branch in Padova; with a warehouse of 1500m2 covered area and 1500m2 outdoor area it allows us to complete the project to develop a widespread presence throughout North Italy, in order to ensure a punctual and prompt service to the customers of one of the most industrialized areas of Italy and Europe.
With the opening of the third branch, the total area of COMMERCIALE FOND has increased to 20.900m2 , 9.000 m2 of which are covered, and designated to material stocking, metal cutting and rough-machining.
Now COMMERCIALE FOND is a Limited Company leading in the supply of ferrous and non-ferrous metals of high quality all over the world; to demonstrate its continuous commitment, each year it increases its turnover which reached 22 million Euro in 2016 with an export share of 3%.