ABOUT US

Company

Producers of washers and safety pillars for over seventy years

Founded in 1950, Growermetal is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of security washers, blanked parts according to customer’s specification and railway washers.

Since its establishment, Growermetal maintained its independence and has been run by the Cattaneo family, and it is now run by the second generation of entrepreneurs.

Know-how

Your quality needs at the center of our research

The attention to small details leads us to develop big projects. Every single step we make starts from a specific request: that of our customers. This is the real driving force behind our ambition to improve our products and build relationships based on trust.

Growermetal is able to offer high quality products and services suitable to the requests of the European and international markets, with certified processes according to IATF 16949, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and EN 9100.

Excellence knows no boundaries

From our headquarter in Calco, 40 km from Milan, we have grown to become a global benchmark in the production of spring washers and blanked parts. Through innovation, technology and customization, we continue to transmit and spread to the world the vision and values of our founder Virginio Cattaneo.

1950

1950

Year of foundation
45.000 m<sup>2</sup>

45.000 m2

Complete area
170

170

Employees
Values

Our values

Commitment

We care about our colleagues, suppliers and clients’ needs and we work in accordance with regulations, respecting the environment and following our code of ethics, to ensure safe and effective working.

Responsibility

Whether as a company or as individuals, we are aware that every action, choice and investment of time or resources leads to specific results. Our commitment is to pursue the best ones, with responsibility.

Respect for the Environment

We believe that an eco-friendly approach is essential for the future of the company. Through the Greenmetal project, we are engaged in promoting sustainable development, reducing energy consumption and waste production.

Innovation

Know-how and research are the keys to improvement. Designing and producing innovative products and production, organization and management systems is what allows us to achieve highest goals.

Communication

Good communication makes work easier. Therefore, we pay great attention to provide accurate, clear and objective information, establishing constructive relationships inside and outside the company.

Sharing

Fostering an attitude of collaboration, sharing knowledge, goals and information in a good working environment, contributes to better results. Working together multiplies success.

Competence

Training is essential to the success of a business. This is why we keep learning and specializing, in order to create opportunities for professional growth.

Proactivity

Having a complete and objective view of events, we are able to anticipate, mitigate and avoid problems, when necessary. A guarantee for us and our customers.

Our Mission

We produce and sell washers and stamped parts of excellence quality at competitive prices. We offer customers, employees and suppliers a reliable partnership and a complete in-house production cycle.

Our process ranges from tooling, stamping, coining, wire rolling, cleaning and finish treatments to quality control, packaging and shipping services.

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Our Vision

We work hard to create a company where quality goes hand in hand with the attention to the needs of the national and international market: both on the technical side and on the human and environmental side.

Our main goals:

  • Supply the customers with excellent products and services.
  • Support them and listen to their needs, developing a cooperative relationship.
  • Work within a quality-oriented system, through cutting-edge technologies.
  • Establish long lasting partnerships with suppliers.
  • Safeguard and protect internal and external environment for a sustainable development of the business activity.

Policy for Quality and Environment

Certifications

In April 2021 Growermetal achieved quality management system certification according to the EN 9100:2018 standard for the Aerospace industry.

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Growermetal’s Quality Management System is certified according to the standard IATF 16949 edition 2016 for the automotive industry.

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In April 2011 Growermetal achieved the renewed Certification in conformity with the new UNI EN ISO 9001, 2008 Edition.

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Growermetal has been certified UNI EN ISO 14001 for the environmental management system since 2006.

Open certificate ISO 14001

The Growermetal's Mechanical Zinc Plating Plant has been certified in the year 2009 by MacDermid® and has been included among the main homologated platers for the Zinklad 250M. surface Treatment.

Open certificate Zinklad

The Growermetal's Zinc Flake Plating Plant has been certified in the year 2016 by Dörken MKS-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG as the homologated plater for the use of MKS® products.

Open certificate Dörken

In 2000 Growermetal was qualified for the first time by the Deutsche Bahn (German Railway) and in 2004 obtained the product qualification (HPQ) for the supply of double coil spring washers according to the norm DBS 918 006 and disc springs according to the norm DIN 2093.

Open certificate DB

Compliance

Declaration of Conformity with reference to Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS) which imposes restrictions on the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

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Declaration of Conformity with reference to Regulation 1907/2006/EC on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).

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Declaration of Conformity with reference to Directive 2000/53/EC (ELV) on the recovery of end-of-life vehicles and their components.

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Declaration of Conformity with reference to Conflict Minerals legislation - Regulation to combat the import of certain minerals (3TG) from conflict or high risk areas.

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