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Our experience

How we were


In 1927 “Meccanica Pietro Sarti workshop” was born.
The owner of that modest “atelier” was someone who knew a lot about precision mechanic, for passion and study.
Mr. Pietro Sarti obtained in 1914 the diploma of suitability for “machines design”, attending evening classes at the prestigious Aldini-Valeriani institute of Bologna.
A qualification that in those times was a privilege reserved for just a few.
Work demand increased and slowly the jobshop that started with just one parallel lathe, a milling machine and a drill, expanded until when at the beginning of the 50’s the first telescopes and tools for workshops of sugar factories were manufactured.
This production continued until the 60’s, with more challenging achievements.

Telescopio tipo Schmidt (1972)

Telescopio Schmidt (1972)



In The 70’s


Took from the monograph edited from Padova astronomic observatory in occasion of telescope inauguration.

“The whole mechanical assembling was studied by our technicians and built piece by piece at Meccanica Sarti in Bologna, which had already given proof of capacity and experience in the construction of two Schmidt telescopes.

It was not an easy job.

Every part had to be drawn, discussed, modified from our astronomers and technicians and by those not less skilled of Meccanica Sarti, and the opinions were sometimes discordant.

But in the end it came to a better result, the telescope that you see here has already been tested in sky and together with exceptional qualities of strength it owns movement precision, maneuvering docility, accuracy of tracking”.

Because of sugar industry crisis and uncertainty of astronomy funding, halfway the 70’s a reconversion of industrial production begins, focusing on the then new rising numerical control technology applied on tool machines technology.

In The 90’s

At the beginning of the 90’s the company starts an important reorganization route, extended to all sectors, focusing their attention on how to obtain a quality product at competitive costs.

The orientation towards the market needs, necessary in the era of globalization has directed Meccanica Sarti towards a more complex management system, where every part of the company becomes active and synergic to reach Costumer satisfaction.




The beginning of the 2000’s

The third and fourth generation work together to improve all those indispensable synergies to act as subcontractor and order headmaster: we became preferential providers of multinational industries, bringing our revenue abroad over the 60% on the total, exporting towards Europe, United states and China.

Since 2015 an improvement system was inserted, with the goal to analyze and optimize every order with an event management system for the continuous monitoring of production and quality.

If we grew up, if we improved our production and the quality of our service, we owe it to our costumers, that with faith and appreciation allowed us to look forwards and improve.

We owe it to our collaborators, because being a team allows to guarantee a reliable partners and at the same time to face more important challenges.

Since the 30’s to today a lot of people had faith in us, because times have changed, but our commitment and passion we put in our work didn’t.

This long story is warranty of reliability and competence: if it wasn’t like this we wouldn’t be here to tell it.

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