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FFG acquires Italian grinding experts Meccanodora, Morara and Tacchella

Piacenza / Eislingen, April 18, 2017 – The international Fair Friend Group (FFG) has announced the acquisition of the Italian grinding manufacturers Meccanodora, Morara and Tacchella from IMT Spa through its affiliate company Grinding Technology Srl.   

The manufacturers of a broad range of grinding machinery have been serving the international industrial markets for almost 100 years. Their portfolios consist of single machines to system solutions, with various technologies from cylindrical and non-cylindrical grinding to multi-tasking equipment for complete machining including turning and milling. Applications include automotive powertrain, railway axles, energy and aerospace turbines for OEMs and tier suppliers around the world, as well as flexible general engineering machinery. 

Dr. Gerald Weber, CEO of FFG Europe & Americas, said: “Meccanodora, Morara and Tacchella have earned a remarkable reputation in the international manufacturing markets. Our customers will profit from even further enhanced turnkey capabilities.” COO Luigi Maniglio adds: “We are going to develop the potential of our new brands by integrating them into our group, fostering innovation and making use of our global sales and service structures.”

With the acquisition of Meccanodora, Morara and Tacchella, FFG is adding grinding technology to its metal cutting portfolio, focusing on machining solutions for rotary parts. The previous portfolio already included the turning, cold forming and gear making technologies for shafts and flanges of various sizes, complexities and production volumes. By enhancing the coverage of the process chain to include finishing operations, FFG will be able to pass on added value through full service capabilities to its customers.     

About FFG Europe & Americas

The FFG entities in Europe and the Americas unite major players from the German, Italian, Swiss, and American machine tool industry with a broad range of milling, turning, grinding and gear manufacturing technology, and the knowhow of the renowned machine tool brands VDF Boehringer, Hüller Hille, Hessapp, IMAS, Jobs, MAG, Meccanodora, Modul, Morara, Pfiffner, Rambaudi, Sachman, Sigma, SMS, Tacchella and Witzig & Frank.

For more than 200 years, these brands have substantially contributed to the progress in manufacturing technology and are well known as reliable and innovative equipment and systems solutions suppliers for the automotive and truck, aerospace, machine building, general machining, railway industry, energy and heavy engineering industries.

While being an independent group, these entities benefit from the strengths and opportunities of the global Fair Friend Group. They stand for premium technology within FFG. 

Press Contact:

Joachim Jäckl
FFG Europe & Americas
Salacher Straße 93
73054 Eislingen
Tel.:  + 49 7161 805 2513
E-Mail: joachim.jaeckl(at)

Morara is widely known for its railway axle grinding expertise.