OFFICINA IDRAULICA MG, Stainless-steel drum 4.0, a real craft

OFFICINA IDRAULICA MG, headquartered in Castelfranco di Sotto (Pisa province), the company boasts forty-four years of experience, going from a small artisan enterprise to a prominent firm in the tanning sector.

A journey started forty-four years ago, a period during which the small artisan enterprise specialized in the heating and plumbing sector has managed, with passion and dedication, to grow and improve, thus becoming a prominent firm in the production of small drums, solely in stainless steel, for the tanning industry. This is the entrepreneurial and family history of OFFICINA IDRAULICA MG, based in Castelfranco di Sotto (Pisa province), founded in 1976 by Armando Marcucci and now at its second generation, since his son Enrico is currently at the helm of the company – a qualified professional boasting over twenty years of experience, given that he joined the corporate staff back in 1997. “Right from the beginning,” explained Armando and Enrico Marcucci, “we always focused on quality, a highly successful strategy. We use top-notch, certified components and materials, entirely made in Italy, but, most of all, we have been steadily investing in corporate training activities: let’s not forget that, in our sector, the workforce is worth as much as the end product. Another pivotal feature of our company lies in the “variability of customization”, a key factor in a market that is not very malleable. We are able to supply our products according to the customer’s specific requirements. After all, just like in the field of leather processing techniques – that, over the years, have become grown more and more sophisticated in our district, spurred by an ever-changing and steadily growing fashion market -, we have felt the need to keep up the pace with the clientele’s requests, relying on our experience to make their work easier and more efficient.”

The innovation that has helped the company gain a strong foothold in the domestic and international market is the small drum for tanneries and laboratories. The cutting-edge MG drums are provided with a thermoregulation system and with a thermally insulated, 316L stainless-steel basket: said solutions have been patented, since it is a state-of-the-art, one-of-a-kind technology, designed to guarantee a marked improvement performance-wise as well as a significant reduction in terms of energy consumption. Furthermore, the system features also a 304L stainless-steel structure, a stainless-steel collection tank for waste discharge and a transparent side in order to better supervise the processing cycle. Besides that, the machine is equipped with a touch-screen monitor to set the different parameters such as temperature, speed and loading/unloading positioning. All the operations can be programmed remotely as well.

“With regard to this machine,” stated the owners of the Tuscan company, “we provide a range made up of seven models, from the smallest to the largest, namely, A600, B800, C1000, D1200 and G1400 as far as MG drums are concerned, while the E1400 and F1400 versions are available for the stainlesssteel drums. This series might be further widened in the future; in the last few years, we have been steadily implementing new upgrades, so as to turn these tools into unique solutions, design- and quality-wise.”