CGM CIGIEMME S.p.A. is a world-leading manufacturer of non-destructive testing (NDT) equipment: Magnetic Particle Inspection (MT), Penetrant Inspection (PT) and Ultrasonic Inspection (UT) systems (this latter – exclusively for the Italian market in collaboration with Evident│Olympus).
We are an Italian company comprised of 60 employees and based in Opera (Milan) where all the stages of design, manufacturing and assembling of the equipment take place.
Through a well-developed network of agents and representatives CGM has presence in more than 30 countries all over the world.
Our history began 65 years ago with the advent of NDT technologies being applied in the industrial sector. During the 70’s, CGM increased the production of automatic systems, starting the production on a global scale. Nowadays CGM exports all over the world more than 70% of the systems it manufactures.
Decades ago, CGM was among the first to grasp the growing importance of quality control in the industrial sector and since then the company has established itself as a leader and a provider of cutting-edge NDT solutions for the customers from various industrial sectors. The company’s major markets include oil & gas / steelmaking, aerospace, railway and automotive components manufacturing.
Nowadays CGM designs and manufactures a complete range of Magnetic Testing (MT) and Penetrant Testing (PT) equipment, from the simple equipment to the automatic systems tailored to fit the customers’ specific needs, offering the whole range of consumable products, tools, accessories and instruments used in the MT and PT field.
In the Ultrasonic Testing (UT) field, CGM sells UT systems manufactured in partnership with Evident│Olympus, as well as a complete range of consumable products.
From the very beginning CGM mission has been that of guaranteeing our customers the best production quality and putting at their disposal all our know-how and over 60 years of experience in the NDT field. And today we continue to stay true to this mission!
65 years history in Non Destructive Testings
CGM, acronym of Corrado Gianni Milano, an experience rooted in the field of Non-Destructive Testing for 65 years.
During the II World War, Mr. Corrado Gianni, founder of the company, shined as saboteur of enemy’s vessels. He was used to always wear a good luck charm: a little seahorse. Once the war ended, Mr. Gianni crowned his talisman as the symbol of his company, which is still represented nowadays by that tiny seahorse. Founded in 1958, the trading activity was expanded to many fields such as textile testings, automatisms, hydraulic and electromechanical transmissions. Later, the NDT business was favoured by the increasing demand of quality testing in the industrial field. In the meantime, in the 60’s, the first production began in Cormano (Milano). Because of a conspicuous rise of production, Mr. Gianni had to move the production in a bigger establishment: in 1972 the first building in Opera was created which is today, after a restyling in the 80’s, CGM CIGIEMME S.P.A. headquarters.
Parallel to the increase in production the export activity grew, leading CGM CIGIEMME S.P.A. to be recognized as a global benchmark in the Non-Destructive Testing.
In 2016 the structure was modernized without changing the company style and identity.
Proud of its 65 years’ acquired experience in the subject, CGM CIGIEMME S.p.A. is an entity that exports almost the 70% of its systems all over the world. This allows the company to gain prestige on the market.