Partnering opportunity

Italian SME leader in the production of guide pillars and guide bushes for construction of moulds is looking for distribution services agreements and manufacturing agreements mostly, but not exclusively, with extra-EU countries


The company located in Lombardy is specialized in manufacturing standard and customized moulding items, specifically guide pillars and bushes. It is looking for distribution services agreements with dealers in the field of moulds and standard elements for moulds and manufacturing agreements with end-users such as die-makers. Preferred partnerships are sought outside EU specifically in, but not limited to, Armenia, Albania, Canada, Egypt, Japan, Jordan, Qatar, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, US, Mexico.

Partner sought

The company seeks partnership under the framework of a distribution services agreement or manufacturing agreement. Preferred partnerships are sought in, but not limited to, Armenia, Albania, Canada, Egypt, Japan, Jordan, Qatar, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, the US and Mexico. Type of partners sought: companies mostly based outside EU (partnerships with EU companies will be evaluated as well) and end-users. Activity of the partner: for distribution services agreement, the Italian SME is looking for dealers in the field of moulds and standard elements for moulds, both in the plastic and sheet metal sector. For manufacturing agreement, the partner should be an end-user, such as a die-maker. Role of the partner: under the distribution services agreement, the partner is expected to distribute the products of the Italian company in its local and/or national market. A long-lasting experience at both national and international level is a preferential requirement. Under the manufacturing agreement, the partner is expected to commission the type of product needed for its machinery.


Founded in 2007, the Italian SME is specialized in the production of guide pillars and guide bushes for blanking dies, plastic moulds and casting dies, having long-lasting experience with plastic, aluminium and sheet metal dies and moulds. The company manufactures both standard and tailor-made items stemming from clients’ special requirements. Each product is manufactured only with high-quality raw materials. The most used materials are steel 1.7131 and bronze however, other specific materials for special items or items requested by the customers are also available. Products are drawn upon request. Guide pillars have a diameter from 9-10 mm to 200 mm and they are 1500mm long. Guide bushes have a diameter from of 9-10 mm to 200 mm with a length to be defined according to the specific needs of the client. The manufactured guide pillars and bushes are used for casts and moulds adopted in a wide range of industries, such as: • Mould making • Automotive • Aeronautics and Aerospace • Eyewear and Optics • Watches and Jewellery • Electronic • Precision mechanical machining • Hydraulic and pneumatic. The company is then looking for both dealers and end-users of moulds and standard elements for moulds active in these sectors. On one hand, the firm is specifically looking for a distribution services agreement aimed at expanding the distribution of its products mostly in extra-EU markets. In particular, the Italian company will manufacture the requested items, being able to fulfil also special requests from the partners. Furthermore, the firm offers post-sale high-quality and highly technological services aimed at solving all possible malfunctions and inconveniences rapidly. The Italian SME is also open to manufacturing agreements with end-users, such as die makers. In this case, the company will manufacture the products required by the partner.

Advantages and innovations

Thanks to a long-lasting experience in its sector and to more than 15 years of involvement with international partners, the Italian SME has a solid knowledge of the market as well as of its costumers’ needs. The company also has a skilful technical department, a modern plant and three automatic warehouses keeping a wide range of items (over 6000) and high-quality raw materials always available on stock. Furthermore, the firm is able to produce all sort of components upon customer drawings. Thanks to the new instrument in 3D by CADENAS, it gives a better pre-sales consulting advice with suggestions. It also gives pre-sale consulting advice with suggestions and proposals to guide partners in the drawing process. The products are manufactured with high-quality raw materials that guarantee the best performance during the different working steps. They are also treated with innovative methods, such as DLC Coating. DLC is an innovative carbon-based coating with a wide range of applications that avoid problems related to abrasion, sliding and chemical aggression, working also for dry contact. The benefits of using this treatment are as follows: high hardness (abrasion and wear resistance); low coefficient of friction (smoothness and anti-adhesion); excellent chemical inertia; compactness (impermeable to gases, for example, hydrogen); electrical insulation and biocompatibility. The quality of the products is also assured by highly specific quality checks about hardness, size and cylindricity. The company can provide guide elements in accordance with Italian and international regulations, such as DIN - ISO - VDI - AFNOR - MABEC – NAAMS, as well as prompt post-sales services able to solve possible malfunctions and inconveniences in 4 to 5 working days.

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