Cortinovis was established in 1881.
During the early years, the company's core business was bronze and cast iron casting; it also set up a machine shop for contract work, primarily for the manufacture of equipment for the small industry and agriculture.
At the beginning of '900, the company began to design and develop their own technologies and products; in 1912 the project of a special hydraulic pump won the gold medal in the competition of the International Fair of Industrial Machines Milan.
From the 20s till the beginning of World War II activities of foundry and machine shop continues to grow, reaching the best known referenced sectors. Soon after World War II, taking advantage of proximity, in Milan, of Pirelli one of the largest manufacturers in the Industry, Cortinovis took his first step in the cable industry, which will never leave.
Thanks to the successful cooperation with the Multinational Group and later with many other leading cable manufacturers, Cortinovis developed new solutions, earning a reputation for innovative reality of designing and manufacturing machines.
The consolidation in the markets of Europe and Southeast Asia provided the right experience for the further expansion in other geographic areas like North America, Brazil, East Europe and Middle East and North Africa.
All of this brought the Company to export 95% of their turn over. A philosophy of simplicity in design and a serious commitment to research have always placed CORTINOVIS and SICTRA among the pioneers of the inventions of processes and products that have characterized the history of cable and wire.