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Tortona production site

44° 53‘ 54.133“ N, 8° 51‘ 19.828“ O

The supporting pillar in Piedmont


Location is Piedmont region, northern Italy sought-after region for wine connoisseurs and nature lovers. But it is also the economic center for, above all, automotive and aerospace, with Turin as its capital. Tortona is situated in the center of Piedmont and on the banks of the Scrivia, which was already mentioned by Julius Caesar in his writings. 

In medieval times, Tortona was first a fortress city before becoming a free city. With advances in industrialization, it later developed into a center for machine building, above all to meet agricultural needs. Parts for tractors and harvesters were made here – and since 1940, also for pressing machines.

The distance to main cities is Milan (80km), Genoa (70km) and Turin (120km) and it is located in a very convenient area; there are 5 airports within 150 km, it means max. 1,5 h drive. Furthermore Tortona is a crossing point for 3 main motorways connecting cities in North of Italy with Genoa port and Alp tunnels to France and Swiss.

The roots of the production plant in Tortona reach back to 1940. The company "Tortona" initially manufactured conventional horizontal lathes. The production of CNC lathes, which today covers the complete Tortona production, started already at the end of 70's. Since 2000, the plant belongs to DMG MORI and relies on a program of high-tech CNC horizontal lathes with high performances obtained thanks to innovative solutions. 

Technology excellence made in Italy


The production plant in Tortona is specialized in the so-called "universal" lathe product range. That is machines for middle size parts, flexible to be used for general purpose production, with quick retooling, small production batches (for example 50 pieces and then a new one). UNIVERSAL means:

  • Need of powerful programming software on board (Shop-Floor programming)
  • Comfortable working area
  • Good cutting power
  • Standard tooling and clamping fixtures à  quick to change and affordable costs.
  • Importance of delivery time in the purchasing decision
  • Wide option catalog on standardized machine sizes
  • Prepared for bar feeders or Robot loader interface


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m² company premises
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DMG MORI Tortona S.r.l.


Universal Turning