Pierluigi Vanzetti of Vanzetti Engineering


Pierluigi Vanzetti is foremost an engineer and initially started out in the automotive industry in northern Italy. He became interested in the industrial gas business from an engineering perspective and at the age of 27, established Vanzetti Engineering in a small town called Moretta.

According to Mr Vanzetti, the business started off from the design and manufacturing of CO2 transfer pumps. He said: It was my business ‘spirit’ that pushed me to establish the company on my own in the first instance. I understood the Italian market and the unsatisfied demand for this product.

Vanzetti Engineering has become one of the town’s most notable industrial employers but is still a family run gas equipment manufacturer and 50-year old Pierluigi Vanzetti heads this up as chairman and CEO with a work force of 40.

In the following years the company started expanding its product and model range and entered the fire-fighting equipment market. Vanzetti continued: We started manufacturing units to refill fire extinguishers as well as to test and undertake maintenance of cylinders and extinguishers. However, one of our main product lines has always remained CO2 transfer and filling pumps and associated equipment.

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