GAMMA OFFICINE MECCANICHE
Fascinated by the incredible opportunities afforded by metallurgical innovation and encouraged by post-war market demand, in 1946, our founder, Gino Manstretta, decided to open his own company, GAMMA OFFICINE MECCANICHE. Besides commonplace iron fasteners, he also proposed a series of new products in stainless steel that would truly set him apart from his competitors. Manstretta called his company GAMMA OFFICINE MECCANICHE (Gamma Mechanical Machine Shops) inspired by GAMMA IRON(1), a material constituting the basis of several Superalloys, today known as Austenitic Stainless Steels.
(1) Gamma iron is an allotropic form of iron. It is a metallic, non-magnetic allotrope of iron. This gamma form of iron is found in the stainless steel most commonly used today: austenite.