Founded in 1961, CARRARA S.p.a. is today one of the leading European manufacturers of Industrial Seals, specialised in the production of packing, sealing systems for valves and gaskets for high-temperature service flanges. With the advent of the second generation at the helm of the business, which recognised stopping asbestos products as key for renewal and growth, the Company embarked on a path of growth and positioning within the target market. In just a few years it became an internationally recognised "Valuable Player" in the market segments of Packing, graphite seals and industrial seat valves, and modified PTFE for flanges.
The strong growth experienced in the first post-asbestos cycle was down to two factors: the creation of innovative and high-quality products that acted as the main lever to bridge the Brand gap with the main International players, and market positioning with an effective and targeted business strategy.
In order to achieve these significant objectives, synergistic relationships were forged with the main suppliers of selected raw materials, which co-operated with Carrara's technical team in some phases of the development of the main products and the adoption of a production system able to ensure high-quality standards associated with large production capacity.
Market penetration of the products and the Brand was pursued methodically through the achievement of numerous product certifications, the opening of a distribution network and the start of the qualification processes in the Refinery, Petrochemical, Energy and EPC – Engineering Procurement and Construction – segments in Italy and abroad.
2001 saw the opening of new headquarters that allowed a substantial increase in production capacity and logistics that, thanks to an intense sales and marketing push and a wider product range, enabled to increase its Customer portfolio and also grow in an increasingly competitive, changeable context which sometimes encountered challenging business cycles. 2001 also saw the creation of the FERP environmental services division, which marked the diversification of the company's business offer, not just focusing on manufacturing but also providing industrial services.
Carrara experiences first hand the word global every day thanks to our presence in international markets with an ever-growing portfolio of products and services. We have more than 1500 customers around the world and dozens of authorised distributors to ensure local availability of our products.
Carrara's mission is to produce sustainable sealing systems without compromising on quality. We do not want to just be suppliers but to become partners with our customers so as to be a single point of reference for them for all sealing solutions.
Sealing integrity for safer and better work! These are Carrara's guidelines in the design and construction of sealing systems. Our continuous investment in research and development allows us to present innovative product solutions and, at the same time, allows customers to utilise our technologies to create tailor-made solutions.