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Our Story

From family-run to global.
An evolution led by our clients.

A business adventure
which began more than
40 years ago.

2020
2020

Rebranding Fre Tor


Fre Tor’s new image and communications strategy, as well as the introduction of the concept of RETHINK as a basis for innovation in industrial processes.

  

2019
2019

UNI ISO 14001 and 45001 Certification of the management system.


Fre Tor obtains the most significant international certifications in the area of Health and Safety in the Workplace.
 
   

2018
2018

Fre Tor becomes a part of the Brovedani Group.


High technology meets industrial automation to generate a synergy that will propel the new Group to a position of leadership in the international market.

2016
2016

A step towards the future: robots.


The introduction of collaborative robots marks a significant step forward and an exponential increase in productivity.

2010
2010

An anthology describing more than 30 years’ experience.


The know-how acquired by the company is described in a document which has become an important instrument in illustrating its operating procedures, the Fre Tor Book.

2006
2006

Cutting-edge technology.


Fre Tor introduces specialist software for programming of robots and industrial visual systems for product inspection.

2000
2000

New horizons.


The high level of skills and the experience acquired over the years enable the company to penetrate a wide variety of sectors of the market.

1998
1998

ISO 9001 Quality Certification.

1996
1996

The first major development in industrial automation.


Fre Tor develops and builds the first fully-automatic industrial machine for the loading and unloading of small parts.

1980
1980

A new milestone in the sector of eyewear.


Its patented semi-automatic lens cutting machine was a success which launched the company into the global panorama in the sector.

1976
1976

The birth of Fre Tor S.r.l.


Gervasio De Col founds his company with the aim of manufacturing precision mechanical components using milling machines (“Fresa”) and lathes (“Tornio”). Hence the company’s name, Fre Tor.

A video which
traces the milestones
in our development.

This video provides a brief outline of the history of Fre Tor, which during the course of the 1980s grew from a small company specializing in the production of mechanical parts for third parties into a major player in the construction of lens-cutting machinery and equipment for the eyewear sector; today, the company has become a leader in the construction of industrial automation systems for numerous sectors of the market.