Armando Cimolai, after a working experience as a labourer, in 1949 decides that the time is ripe to start his own business; with Albina, his young wife, he opens a small laboratory for the production of steel gates and windows. These are the first years after the Second World War and the “want to do” spirit animates in a fundamental manner the lives of Armando and Albina in finding a position in the working world.
Not so many years elapse before the first development of an industrial type takes place with the activity being transferred in Viale Grigoletti in 1954. Fabrication of the first structures for industrial buildings starts up and the first projects from public entities such as ENEL are awarded.
Cimolai is a major steel manufacturer in Italy and abroad highly specialised in manufacturing bridges and viaducts, industrial and civil buildings, military infrastructures, normal and special plate girders for the off-shores and ship building industries, stainless steel bulkheads for chemical tankers polygonal and cylindrical poles for telecommunication and power lines, pipes of great diameter and wall thickness and ship hulls.