In 1964, the entrepreneurial project of Domenico Fortuzzi to open his own company finally took shape when, together with his son Alberto and son-in-law Espedito Bellantuono, they established Metalmeccanica Salento Srl based in Galatina. The newly formed cement works could thus rely on an equipped mechanical sector nearby, with a supply of mechanics, turners, metalworkers and welders, and professionals hitherto absent in a territory such as the Salento which was more agricultural than industrial.
Today, through the technical skills acquired and a revitalisation plan which aims to add new, high-tech products and services to the traditional operation, the company of the Bellantuono, Fortuzzi and Valente families will embrace and overcome the new challenges of the market. In addition to working again for cement industries in this historic location in the industrial area of Galatina-Soleto in the province of Lecce, in the heart of Salento, we design and produce special industrial machines, TBM backup systems, systems and machinery for the handling, treatment and storage of inert materials, and systems and machinery for the treatment of solid, reusable waste CSS.
With the MARINE DIVISION and its dedicated brands, the company has expanded its operations again with the design, construction, installation and maintenance of ports, marinas, complete mooring systems, equipment for water sports and tourism.
The company is engaged in an ongoing programme of technological renewal and professional development of its human resources. Competence and timeliness are our strengths. Always being ready to intervene on installations continues to be our primary and basic commitment.