More than 35 years of success…
Prima Electro was established in 1978 as a subsidiary of Prima Progetti, a company specialising in industrial automation design focussing strongly on the integration of mechanics, electronics and software. Prima Electro sets out to achieve the same purpose: to manufacture electronics for a pioneer in mechatronics. With the subsequent transformation of Prima Progetti into Prima Industrie and its gradual positioning among the world leaders of power laser and sheet metal working machinery, Prima Electro also started to grow.
It increased its own design capacity and became increasingly independent in the strategic selection of its clients. Gradually, it developed its own identity and consolidated it by conquering new markets and making some important external acquisitions. In the first months of 2007 it completed the acquisition of MLTA, a company specialised in power electronics and applications in the transport sector.
In July 2007 it acquired 100% ownership of OSAI, a longstanding CNC brand and market leader for applications in wood, glass and stone. Nowadays, Prima Electro boasts a wide and diversified portfolio of prestigious clients. The ownership of OSAI has enabled the company to gain the leadership in CNC production in Italy, while the acquisition of Convergent Lasers made Prima Electro one of the key players in the industrial laser market, with over 6,000 installations being operated worldwide.
Prima Electro at a glance
Participation in Electro Power Systems
Acquisition of OSAI
Acquisition of MLTA and merger into Prima Electro
Merger of OSAI into Prima Electro
Incorporation of Caretek
Acquisition of Convergent Lasers
Incorporation of Prima Electro China
Incorporation of Prima Electro North America as a merger of Convergent Lasers and OSAI-USA
Osai UK Ltd. (Milton Keynes, UK),
Prima Electro North America LLC (Chicopee, USA),
Prima Electro China Co. Ltd. (Guangzhou, PRC)
Prima Industrie S.p.A.
Industrial Automation, GMC, Optoelectronics, Transports, Energy, Motion Control, CNC, Industrial Laser Sources