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Mission

BDF Industries is a manufacturer of technologically advanced machinery where performance and innovation melt together in an everlasting pursuit of excellence.

We are an International Group whose focus and mission are to innovate and bring our products anywhere in the World.

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Vision

We design and build our complex machines with passion, giving safety and quality the highest priority while combining engineering skills with technological research. Our purpose is to go beyond standards and think «out of the box», to continue to satisfying our customers’ needs in terms of performance and services.

years of experience
+115
furnaces sold all around the world
+100
IS machine sold all around the world
+1250
BDF people worldwide
+250

BDF Industries history finds its roots in a family-based story of tradition and excellence.

Founded in 1906, BDF Industries (then called Boscato & Dalla Fontana) has soon become the first European manufacturer of IS machines and over the years has developed its core business in the Glass Division exponentially. Nowadays BDF includes two different “hearts”: Melting and Forming.

Today we are a Group of passionate members with the goal of pushing technologies beyond the limits.

Today we are part of a first-rate technologic group ready to challenge current and future business opportunitites in terms of competitivity, performances and reliability of products and processes.

The future we see through.

As the market and needs evolve, so do we. The future we see is made of new solutions and innovative machinery, that will support you overcome everyday challenges.

1906

Mr. Giuseppe Boscato founded a workshop dedicated to the design and production of mechanical parts.

1924

Electrical energy was produced using a water mill (still existing) that could supply about 18-20 kW/h of power to the parallel lathes in the BDF workshop with leather transmission belt.

1953

First Forehearth made by BDF Industries.

1956

First 4 sections IS Machine completely manufactured in Europe.

1960

BDF continued to develop its production site for the glass making industry, with its own R&D department.

1968

First IS 8 sections in the world.

1979

BDF acquired TDE Automazione Spa, whose core business is the design and development of straight forward solutions for a wide variety of industrial automation devices.

1994

BDF was the very first Company introducing electronics into the mechanism moving parts (Servo Inverter and Servo Take Out). The AFE (Active Front End) System allowed the Energy Recovery during the mechanism deceleration.

1999

A milestone for BDF: the headquarter moved to a new location. Four different plants together in a unique production site.

2001

BDF acquired Glass Technologies Srl.

BDF SERVIS D.O.O. is established in Hum na Sutli, Croatia.

2003

Development of control for inverter in the automotive sector. Acquisition of MCR Systems Srl.

2016

BDF acquired E.C.S. Sistemi Elettronici S.p.A.

1906
Today
The fields we deal with

We offer the best plants and equipment solutions serving various markets such as food & beverages, perfumery, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. The plants are studied to ensure high performances and designed in accordance with customer specifications.

food & beverage
pharmaceuticals
cosmetics
perfumery
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