Nestled in the heart of Bergamo’s manufacturing district lies Utengas Srl, an Italian outfit that takes care of the cylinder supply chain from start to finish. Founded in 1978, the company operates out of a single facility in Comun Nuovo township.
Whilst the company’s current business demand is adequately supported via this 10,000m2 site, which houses a cylinder filling area, analysis laboratory, cleaning and testing stations, gas tanks and offices, CEO Graziano Frigeni wants to maximise Utengas’ assets and grow its potential export capacity.
Currently, Utengas fills around 500 cylinders per day or roughly 100,000 per year, but Frigeni has a plan to double that output. “The real capacity of this kind of company is 1,000 cylinders per day,” he said. “In the last five years, we have increased our production by around 30-40% but we can still do more. I want to get to that limit – but it’s a private strategy. It will happen within the next two years, though.”
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