#Lincotek50 2023-11-07T15:08:15+00:00
The road to Lincotek and beyond

About #lincotek50

We’ve come a very long way in half a century.

Our founder Nelso Antolotti and his brother were handed the equivalent of a €5,000 check by their father back in 1973. “Do something of your own!” said the businessman, who had created his own small transportation company.

The young men did exactly that.

Along with his sibling, Nelso bought some METCO guns for heat treatment and set up shop in a garage. It was hard to imagine just how large, successful and diverse a business the brothers were set to create.

What started as Flametal became United Coatings Group – the forerunner of today’s Lincotek. Now, with Nelso still acting as Group President, and with his daughter Linda as Vice President, our business is a renowned global solution provider, delivering a wide range of fully-integrated services for the medical, aviation and energy sectors.

50 years on, it’s time to celebrate!

Find out more about our history and the way we have
transformed our business over the years.

Lincotek events around the world

We celebrated our 50th anniversary in a variety of ways during 2023, at different times and in different locations.

That way, we were able to make sure all our 1,700 employees had an opportunity to take part.

Whether it was a special lunch, dinner or barbecue, we brought Lincotekers together – everywhere from Italy, Switzerland and France through to the USA and China.  We also held satellite events at the main trade shows we attend.

Party Time in Parma!

Auditorium Paganini, Parma, on September 14th 2023

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Of course, it was important to celebrate with our key stakeholders and business partners too, such as customers, suppliers, financial and local institutions.
That’s why we held a special party in Parma in September 2023.
Lincotekers who were directly involved with the invited guests, as well as representatives of our different plants around the world, attended.

Our event in Parma was a chance to reflect on just how far we’ve come as a business and to look to the future of Lincotek too.

After a panel discussion hosted by Sebastiano Barisoni of Radio 24, exploring Lincotek’s past and future, we were treated to a violin and piano recital by Uto Ughi. Aperitifs, dinner and more live music followed, as we caught up with friends and looked ahead to the next half century of Lincotek!

Social Art by Lincotek

Social art by Lincotek is a living demonstration of our philosophy as a company. Inspiring creativity. Boosting collaboration. And, of course, raising the profile of our brand.

Art is known for bringing people together. Its power and impact can uplift the spirit and act as a source of inspiration. That’s why, to celebrate our 50th Anniversary, we commissioned unique artwork to envelop our facilities and provide a lasting legacy. We started transforming the façade of our headquarters in Parma and then extended the project to our Medical HQ in Trento. It was a collaboration between expert practitioners and our own employees, reflecting the culture of innovation that we bring to our work as Lincotekers.

It was also a way of fostering an even closer relationship with our local communities, providing recognisable landmarks on the horizon and a talking point for visitors. As opportunity allows, we hope to expand our artistic presence in other locations around the world. And fully embrace the concept of Social Art.

Parma | Italy 

Trento | Italy

What we believe

Five core beliefs guide our work here at Lincotek. The first is finding the perfect balance between innovation and sustainability, as we’ve grown our business from a small local workshop half a century ago to a global company today. Our second principle is to retain our sense of family, no matter how large we grow from generation to generation. Third comes our passion and team spirit, so essential to providing the partnership that our major customers need. And our fourth principle is to make use of the latest technology for the benefit for wider society. Last, but by no means least, come the ‘4Cs’ – curiosity, courage, consciousness and collaboration – representing an attitude and state of mind that guides our work every day.

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