Prints from the Utita archives show a company that was already active in the early 1900s as a manufacturer of machinery for the agricultural and weaving industries.
In the 1930s and 1940s Utita specialised in manufacturing automatic machine tools for the production of arms. These were the years of the merger with BPD. Utita began to manufacture lathes, milling machines, vertical drilling machines, edge banding machines and centering machines, and designing automatic processing systems: innovative technology for those times.
Utita became head of the mechanical testing division for BPD, taking over control of the production units such as RIBATTO, OLEODINAMICA MECBORG and CERUTTI.
Between the 1940s and 1960s Utita developed its own specialization by designing and manufacturing machine tools and components for the agricultural, automotive and textile industries.
The 1970s witnessed a new expansion of the company’s activities when it created its first range of lathes fitted with a CNC system for mechanical applications. The Birmingham trade show in 1973 exhibited one of the first examples of a lathe fitted with motorised tools: it was an UTITA lathe!