Company
Our History
1976 | 1984 | 1990 | 2007 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2020 | 2022 | 2023
 
2023
 
 
PERSICO USA
10th anniversary.
 
PERSICO ROTOMOULDING US WAS FOUNDED
A new rotomoulding subsidiary was founded, based in Blaine.
 
 
 
2022
 
 
PERSICO MÉXICO EXPANDEDED
The Mexican facilty expanded.
 
PERSICO CHINA WAS FOUNDED
A new Chinese subsidiary was founded, based in Dongguan.
 
NEW BIELOMATIK SUBSIDIARY
Persico founded a new subsidiary of BIELOMATIK based in Römerstein, Germany.
 
 
 
2020
 
 
PERSICO DEUTSCHLAND WAS FOUNDED WITH KIEFEL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH ACQUISITION
A new German subsidiary with extensive expertise in vacuum laminating. The new company is based in Freilassing.
 
PERSICO SPA ACQUIRED BIELOMATIK PLASTIC WELDING BUSINESS
Persico acquired the plastic welding business of bielomatik Leuze GmbH + Co. KG, a manufacturer of plastic welding and lubrication systems based in Neuffen, Germany.
 
 
 
2016
 
 
PIERINO PERSICO APPOINTED TO THE ORDER OF MERIT FOR LABOUR
Pierino Persico was awarded the title of Cavaliere del Lavoro by the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, to honour his achievements in business development and job creation, and in particular his ethical and social responsibility in improving the living and working conditions of the country.
 
 
 
2015
 
 
PERSICO ROTOMOULDING BECOMES PERSICO INDUSTRIAL
Persico Rotomoulding changed its name to Persico Industrial to reflect its broad offering of moulds, equipment and machinery using various technologies (rotomoulding, blow moulding, SMC/RTM, GMT/LFT) for numerous industries, including Trucks, Agricultural vehicles and machinery, and Heavy equipment.
 
PERSICO USA EXPANDS
Persico USA bought a new 2,500-sq m plant in Detroit, Michigan, near its other facility acquired in 2013.
 
 
 
2014
 
 
PERSICO DEUTSCHLAND GMBH IS FOUNDED
Persico Group expanded to Germany and founded Persico Deutschland GmbH, in order to increase its presence in the German market and enhance local project management and technical service.
 
 
PERSICO MÉXICO IS SET UP
Persico México started operations in September 2014 to provide sales and after-sales services.
 
 
 
2013
 
 
PERSICO USA, INC. AND PERSICO ASIA ARE FOUNDED
Persico bought Autoplas Systems Ltd. in Rochester Hills, a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, a manufacturer of automated assembly equipment, mainly for the automotive industry. In addition to these products, the American company will start to manufacture the traditional Persico automotive and rotational products. During the same period, Persico Asia was also founded through the purchase of the mouldmaking division of EPL, located in Ningbo, China.
  
 
 
2011
 
 
PERSICO EXPANDS ITS FACILITIES
Persico acquired a 38,000-square-metre area (18,000 sq m covered) with two hydroelectric plants in Nembro, Bergamo, near its headquarters. The facility is undergoing technological revamping.
 
 
 
2010
 
 
PERSICO MARINE LANDS IN SPAIN
Persico Marine and Future Fibres Rigging Systems, based in Valencia, Spain, teamed up to share know-how and produce moulds, boats, rigging and carbon masts in the high-end turnkey yacht market. In 2012 Persico acquired additional shares of the Valencia company to become the majority shareholder with 75% of the shares. On 4 November 2014, Persico sold its stake in Future Fibres to North Technology Group.
 
 
 
2009
 
 
PIERINO PERSICO IN ARM ROTATIONAL MOULDING HALL OF FAME
In 2009, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, Pierino Persico was inducted into the ARM Rotational Moulding Hall of Fame for his outstanding service and accomplishments in the rotational moulding industry.
 
 
 
2007
 
 
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENTS ARE SET UP
Each Persico business area has its own research and development department that aims for customer satisfaction through the use of innovative technologies to improve product quality, create new products and optimize production processes. The various R&D departments have all the necessary equipment – rotational moulding machines in Rotomoulding R&D, and automation lines and presses in Automotive R&D – to carry out tests on moulds and provide pre-series production, if needed.
   
 
 
1990
 
 
PERSICO INTRODUCES CNC 5-AXIS MILLING
Persico introduced the first computer numerical control (CNC) 5-axis miller in Italy, which was also among the first in Europe. At that time, 5-axis milling was revolutionary compared to the older 3-axis process and enabled Persico to provide its customers with previously unattainable solutions.
 
PERSICO MARINE IS ESTABLISHED
Persico first made its appearance in the marine industry in 1990, when it constructed the shells and keels for the Moro di Venezia racing yacht. Today, Persico Marine has the capabilities, experience and know-how to develop and deliver any kind of marine project, from design and engineering to the actual construction of the finished boat. During the last few years, Persico Marine has specialized in the production of custom racing yachts. It has worked on the construction of some of the most technologically advanced, highest performance yachts for teams racing in the America’s Cup and the Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Luna Rossa, Artemis Racing and many more.
  
 
 
1984
 
 
In a short time, Persico became one of the world’s leading companies in the production of aluminium rotational moulds. Over the years, its move towards full-service customer solutions led to the creation of an Engineering Department dedicated to the development of Leonardo, a patented rotational moulding machine with a completely automated cycle.
  
PERSICO ROTOMOULDING IS LAUNCHED
“In 1984 I obtained the licence for a rotational moulding system from the Kelch Company. I flew to Milwaukee, in the United States, to acquire the licence without knowing a single word of English…. At that time I made wooden models and then shipped them to an American company, which in turn would make the aluminium mould-shells….Their moulds were of such high quality that no one in Italy was able match them. I got the idea in my head that I had to acquire the technology to make the rotational moulds needed for manufacturing spherical parts and objects, such as a ball or a motorbike gas tank.”
 
 
 
1976
 
 
Pierino Persico founds Persico, a wooden model shop
“I rented a basement where I could make wooden models; it was a vault once used by a wood turner. I worked in that basement for two years, alone at first. But after only six months, I already had a skilled worker and two trainees working with me. We would make everything out of wood at first: we built wooden models by gluing together one piece to another. Afterwards, we used those models to make steel moulds, which could then be used for mass production.”
 
 
 
Persico Automotive is born
Within a few years Pierino Persico extended his activities to the manufacture of aluminium and steel moulds for interior trim and sound and heat insulation for automobiles and industrial vehicles.
“We began to get to know the automotive world and create models and moulds for the automotive sector. We would start by making a wooden car entirely by hand. We made wooden models for every single component, from the steering wheel to the rear-view mirror, the doors, the door handles, the brake pedals and the engine.”

In recent years, with the support of its Engineering Department, Persico Automotive has become increasingly more specialized as a manufacturing process supplier.