NEWS

 

PRIVATE LABEL

Thanks  to a continuously growing business, Spesso Gaskets is today the major Italian manufacturer of Private Label engine gaskets sets for aftermarket, covering all the automotive sectors.

 

Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)

A number of Spesso’s Customers now enjoy Spesso’s VMI method, by which the Customer’s stock of aftermarket items is managed directly by Spesso through a Just-In-Time Kanban System of weekly deliveries, that continuously keep inventory at the  Customer’s desired levels. Spesso is currently applying the same approach with several part suppliers.
 

SPESSO’S CHAIRMAN APPOINTED VICE-PRESIDENT OF SME’S ASSOCIATION (PICCOLINDUSTRIA)

aGiorgio Possio, Chairman of Spesso Gaskets since 1999, is now also Vice-President of Piccolindustria, the entrepreneurial association regrouping over 1,500 SME’s in Torino Province.

Descrizione: Unione-Industriale-Torino Descrizione: Confindustria

Piccolindustria is part of Unione Industriale di Torino / Confindustria, the major industrial association in Italy. Mr. Possio’s task is supporting member companies in the fields of innovation and training. Primary focus of his activity will be Lean Management / World Class Manufacturing.

Descrizione: Logo assocam GIF copiaMr. Possio has also been appointed member of Confindustria’s Technical Committee for Education in Rome, and Chairman of ASSOCAM Scuola Camerana, a primary vocational school in Torino in the fields of mechanics and mechatronics.

 

GROWING OE BUSINESS FOR HEAVY-DUTY SECTOR

Spesso is enjoying a continuing success in the European OE gasket market, as shown by the acquisition of new customers on the German heavy-duty market.

 

SPESSO ON TECDOC

Descrizione: TecDoc

SPESSO’s product range is now available on TecDoc: the most important European automotive aftermarket database. TecDoc catalogue is provided online as the “TecDoc webkatalog” (www.tecdoc.net) and offline in both CD-ROM and DVD versions (visit www.tecdoc.net to order a copy).

By TecDoc everyone can find and buy parts quickly and easily, browsing into a reliable database directly updated by the most important automotive companies. SPESSO gaskets aftermarket range is growing day by day and TecDoc will help to establish Spesso Brand Name on a wider scale.

Get information on TecDoc CATALOG prices, orders, and payment at sales@tecdoc.net

 

NEW TRUCK CATALOGUE

Spesso enlarges its truck range adding MERCEDES, MAN, SCANIA and VOLVO to its totally comprehensive IVECO programme. Ask now for a catalogue at info@spesso.com

 

AUTOMECHANIKA

Spesso never misses the leading Trade Fair for the Automotive Industry. Please ask for more details at info@spesso.com .

 

INTERFACE SOLUTIONS' VALUE ADDED NETWORK

Descrizione: 8-Logo ISISpesso is a member of Interface Solutions' worldwide Value Added Network (VAN), grouping all the main customers using 100% Asbestos-Free and 100% Solvent-Free materials from Interface Solutions in their gaskets and kits for OEM / OES as well as for the Independent Aftermarket (IA)

 

“GREEN PRODUCTION” : SOLVENT-FREE PRODUCT POLICY AT SPESSO

In view of forthcoming UE restrictions to the use of solvent-based gasket materials (notably toluene-based ), and in the continuous effort to achieve cleaner and safer products and processes, Spesso is engaged in a solvent-free product policy, aimed at supplying Customers only with products that cannot release solvents. This is part of Spesso’s “Green Production Program”.

 

INTERFACE SOLUTIONS' OFFICIAL DISTRIBUTOR IN ITALY

Descrizione: 8-Logo ISIInterface Solutions Inc., the US world leader manufacturer of fiber-based gasket materials, confirms the close partnership with Spesso Gaskets srl by entrusting Spesso with the distribution of their materials in Italy. The agreement is the result of decade-long intense cooperation between the two companies.

 

CUSTOM-COATED COMPOSITE (CCC)

A unique, reliable and cost-effective sealing technology, CCC, is now available at Spesso. It combines the well-known properties of RCM materials to the additional competitive advantage of Custom Coating, through advanced product and process design, thus maximizing sealing performance and minimizing cost.

 

JMAC SUPPORTED IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME

Descrizione: LOGO JMACA project for the improvement of the company's operational performance, based on the LEAN THINKING approach, is underway at Spesso. The programme is implemented in co-operation with Japan Management Association Consulting Europe (Milan), www.jmac.it, as well as ITB, the European Branch Of Ishikawa Gasket.

 

TRAINING IN JAPAN

Descrizione: 5-Logo IGCLFurther training of Spesso's engineers is planned at Ishikawa's head office, plants and R&D centre in the Tokyo / Utsunomiya areas. More competent resources will strengthen Ishikawa / Spesso co-operation with MLS head gasket customers. Training in Japan involves most of Spesso’s management, including top executives that often take study tours on the Toyota Production System. Spesso’s managers already trained in Japan include the Managing Director, and the R&S/Design, Process Engineering, Production, Marketing & Sales and Quality Assurance managers.

 

NEW CYLINDER HEAD GASKETS FOR FIAT POWERTRAIN TECHNOLOGIES (FPT)

A new multi-layer-steel cylinder head gasket for Fiat Powertrain Technologies (FPT) engines is in production. This gasket has been designed for Cursor 9 family engines by Ishikawa , Spesso's leading Partner for MLS, equips the new 9 lt Iveco heavy duty trucks, so replacing Cursor 8. All cylinder head gaskets for Iveco's 8, 9, 10 and 13 lt engines are presently produced at Spesso's plant in Torino.

 

INNOVATIVE SEALING TECHNOLOGY

Descrizione: 8-Logo ISIThanks to an agreement with U.S. based Interface Solutions Inc., a new patented sealing technology named "Select-a-Seal" is now available at Spesso. The technology combines the sealing properties of polymer edges with those of a fibrous structural carrier constituting a completely new sealing concept, the "Rubber Edge Composite" (REC)."Select a Seal" provides the customer, in most applications, with a lower total cost of the assembly, allowing significant savings with respect to alternative solutions. Interface Solutions, formerly the gasket material division of Armstrong, is world leader in beater addition soft gasket materials and head gasket facings. (www.sealinfo.com)

 

SMALL ENGINE GASKETS

Spesso supplies rubber-coated-metal head gaskets for OE motorcycle applications in Italy and other European Countries. The range of gaskets produced for small engines is now complete, including screen-printed soft gaskets and beaded metal ones.

 

WIDER AFTERMARKET RANGE FOR CARS

Our new passenger car catalogue presents a much enlarged range of German and French models, integrating our traditionally complete Italian range, as well as the Asian brands.

 

SCREEN-PRINTED GASKETS

Spesso is continuously strengthening its capabilities in screen-printing and coating, as required by the latest gasket manufacturing technologies.

 

PERFORATED METAL CORE MATERIALS FOR HEAD GASKETS

Spesso is increasing the production of "sandwich" materials for cylinder head and exhaust gaskets. The materials can be supplied in different grades, thicknesses, and roll/plate sizes.

 

SPESSO'S CHAIRMAN IN INDUSTRIAL ASSOCIATION BOARD

Descrizione: Logo_AMMA_2007_5cmGiorgio Possio, Chairman of Spesso Gaskets, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Amma, Torino's mechanical industry association.

 

EU-JAPAN CENTRE FOR INDUSTRIAL COOPERATION

Descrizione: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial CooperationSpesso's managers enjoy the participation to courses organized by the EU-JAPAN CENTRE FOR INDUSTRIAL COOPERATION (www.eujapan.com). The centre, a joint venture between the EU Commission and the Government of Japan offers high-level training to EU Managers on Japan-related industrial topics.

 

ELECTRONIC CATALOGUE

The electronic catalogue is available both on cd-rom and on the web site. Ask at info@spesso.com your cd catalogue or inquiry the catalogue now.
 

ISO TS 16949

Spesso has been ISO/TS16949 registered since 2006. ISO 14001 is due by the next semester.
 

SECONDARY GASKETS FOR JAPANESE OEMs' EUROPEAN PLANTS

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Ishikawa Gasket supplies some secondary gaskets, produced by Spesso in Torino, to the European plants of its Japanese customers.

 

METAL GASKETS FOR BRAKE SYSTEMS

Spesso Gaskets supplies a growing range of rubber-coated-metal (RCM) gaskets for truck brake systems.

 

TRAINING IN THE U.S

Descrizione: 8-Logo ISIMore Spesso engineers have been trained at Interface Solutions' HQs in Lancaster, PA, on Rubber-Edge-Composite (REC) and other fiber-based sealing technologies. As of now, five people at Spesso have been fully trained in the U.S.

 

FOAM GASKETS

Spesso has entered the foam gasket market by fabricating metal reinforced foam materials. A wide range of foam materials from world class suppliers can be converted at Spesso's plant.