F.I.L. Fabbrica Italiana Lamiere was founded in 1960, carving out a niche in the market not conficting with the production of sheet metal by the large Italian steel groups (Italsider and Falck Group), to produce a type of sheet metal that until then was only available on the foreign market; these conditions are at the basis of the reduced size of the plant, which however boasted, and still boasts today, extreme production flexibility.
In the following years, the typology of the formats produced has been modified until reaching the current characteristics of the sheets, used for the construction of mechanical parts and plant components, as well as for the shipbuilding industry. The production flexibility also allows the production of high carbon sheets for moulds, low silicon content used by the most modern laser cutting plants, corten sheets and sheets for boiler-making.
The production plant, of about 15,000 m², is located in an industrial area along the orographic right of the Riccò torrent, between the provincial road n. 35 dei Giovi and the Genoa-Turin railway line, in Val Polcevera.
Valpolcevera has always been the location of many production companies, where iron and steel knowledge has been handed down from father to son, from generation to generation.