Camozzi Group strengthens in the USA: new plant for Ingersoll Machine Tools

On July 21 Ingersoll Machine Tools CEO, Jeffrey Ahrstrom, was joined by many guests and representatives from across the full spectrum of American manufacturing for the inaugural ribbon cutting ceremony and a guided tour of the facilities. A new era for American machining and manufacturing has begun with the “Grand Opening” and expansion of Ingersoll Machine Tools new manufacturing, assembly and testing center in Rockford, Illinois.

During the event delegates attending had the opportunity to view truly innovative equipment and the most advanced manufacturing technologies, such as: MasterPrint Robotic Thermoplastic Hybrid Additive printing cell, the world’s largest 3D metal printing and milling machine; Mongoose Hybrid and Hawk, multitasking Composite system configured for the space industry; PowerMax, new version of the H18 horizontal profiler, with new levels of ability to machine complex parts quickly; 5-axis MasterMill, a multi-tasking machine based on a 5 Axis MasterMill fitted with multiple spindles and integrated with a MasterPrint additive machine.

Ingersoll Machin Tools cooperates closely with the sister company Camozzi Digital to develop state-of-the-art IIoT, Industry 4.0, big data, and cloud computing solutions to improve the performance and lower operating costs of its machine tools. Two platforms are available: Ibnet, which allows the user to collect and store all production data, machine operating conditions, status and operating parameters; Ibrm, which draws data from processors and sensors installed in critical parts of the machine to monitor key parameters, working conditions and the status of the automation system to identify machine errors in real-time and to promptly inform the user.

“I am extremely proud to be here today. When we bought Ingersoll in 2003, we were already aware of the value of this company and the contributions to manufacturing the institution had made historically. By bringing our global resources together, we have achieved some great things. We have met major technological challenges, including the automated inspection, and wash robots of the Genoa bridge, and the Magellan telescope", Lodovico Camozzi, president and CEO of the Camozzi Group stated.


“We have completed construction of new buildings, refurbished existing facilities, and built our largest and most capable machine tool to date, to create a 40,000 square foot technical center and further our contracting abilities for our partners. Additionally we have added extensive testing and measuring equipment, so that we can ensure the precision work performed, matches the demanding standards set by customers, such as the US Navy and the groundbreaking Giant Magellan Telescope”, Jeffrey Ahrstrom added.