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FRANCO TOSI MECCANICA - A COMPANY THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN A REFERENCE STANDARD IN THE POWER GENERATION INDUSTRY - IS DEDICATED TO SERVE YOUR THERMAL AND HYDRO POWER GENERATION NEEDS WITH THE QUALITY AND ATTENTION YOU EXPECT AND DESERVE. SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE INDUSTRIAL AGE THE NAME FRANCO TOSI WAS CONSIDERED A LEADER FOR RELIABLE TECHNOLOGY AND LEADING EDGE DEVELOPMENT.
After a period of significant work abroad, particularly in Germany, in 1876 the young engineer Franco Tosi was called to Legnano to manage “Cantoni Krumm & C.”,,a steam engine and boiler manufacturer, which thanks to Tosi’s work remarkably expanded its operations. Franco Tosi, an industrial pioneer, devoted himself to study and build reciprocating steam engines that in a few years gained a reputation both in Italy and internationally.
THE FIRST “TOSI ENGINE”, WITH A POWER OF 3 HP, DATES BACK TO 1877 AND IN 1881 THE FIRST 40 TO 50 HP RYDER STEAM ENGINE WAS PRODUCED.
Tosi’s entrepreneurial vision and undisputed design skills found their accomplishment with the advent of the first power plants. His steam engines definitely conquered both the domestic and the international markets. In a few years Franco Tosi became a shareholder and then, in 1884, the sole owner of a pioneer company in the energy sector that has borne his name since 1881.
A name that still today is renowned all over the world. Besides having excellent technical skills and being an eminent industrialist, Franco Tosi was also a model citizen who carried out outstanding philanthropic work through his health insurance, social security and professional training initiatives. An entrepreneurial style whose signs are still visible and present today in Legnano.
The industrial development of the Company “Franco Tosi” followed the ups and downs of the European history in the early twentieth century, through two world wars, the post-war recovery and the 1960s economic boom including a strong internationalisation of the Company’s markets.