LICAT was founded in Turin in 1961 by Vittorio Apicella, and our first factory was situated in the well-known industrial area of "Borgo San Paolo". As a chosen supplier to major national manufacturers, the company has always specialised both in the construction of special transmission parts and in the manufacture of precision gearing systems.
The rapid growth of the company during the following years forced LICAT to transfer to a larger site and in 1967 the company moved to the new industrial area in Grugliasco, just outside Turin, and later, in 1974 a second plant was built in Alpignano, which specialised in the manufacture of ground racks and large size gears and pinions.
Then, in 1996, the two production units were brought together in an extensive new site near Rivoli. Finally in 2009, all production activities were transferred to our own new factory in the industrial area of Orbassano, with this site having two separate sectors, one dedicated to standard high precision linear transmission systems, with the other setup for specific products as requested by customers.
Straight and helical precision racks and pinions, assembly gauges, zero-backlash gearboxes, 2-stage gearboxes (powerbox).
Naval propulsion and power plant diesel engines
We supply, to Customer request, high precision gearing, dual gears for crankshaft, gearwheels for camshaft, drive pumps gearing and toothed flywheels for 2 stroke / 4 stroke diesel engines, including ecological bi-fuel and common-rail versions.
Electric and diesel engines for railway traction use
We can supply gearing, gear transmission wheels and complete units for diesel and electric rail traction use, to Customer specifications.
We design and manufacture complete high precision linear transmission solutions for heavy duty machine tools (gantry machines, boring machines, grinding machines), as described in the Licat standard product catalogue. Alternatively, we can supply customised solutions to satisfy specific requirements.
Tridimensional measuring machines
We produce zero backlash gearing and high precision linear transmission racks.
Paper production machinery
We manufacture special gearing for paper drying processes, toothed bell housings, splines, transmission units, all customised for paper production machinery.
Printing and flexography machinery
We supply gearing and high precision gears specifically designed for printing and flexography machinery.
Complete heavy overhaul for gearboxes, multipliers and transmission units, with return to as new condition, together with technical upgrades and/or requested modifications, for heavy duty machine tools, naval propulsion units, power plant in general and railway use.
We can carry out complete general overhauls, technical upgrades and Customer requested modifications of existing units, including dimensional inspection of housings, gearing, components, and non-destructive testing with trained Licat personnel with 2° level SNT-TC-1A grades. Where the original drawings are missing, we are able to take sample complete measurements, using 3D machinery, in order to prepare all the technical documentation necessary to undertake the task in hand.
Gas turbine and wind power systems
We can design and supply in accordance with Customer specifications special gearing systems, complete units, reducers and multipliers for nuclear plants, gas turbines and wind power applications.
Extruders and plastic moulding machines
We are able to satisfy specific Customer requirements for the supply of complete assemblies, high performance gearing and special profile gearwheels for extruders and plastic moulding machines.
Hydraulic and mechanical presses
We manufacture gearing with helical or double-sided external toothing, eccentric gears, pinions and drive racks.