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Alberto Montagnani e Paolo Moscatti - TEC Eurolab Srl Founders
Alberto Montagnani e Paolo Moscatti - TEC Eurolab Srl Founders
"Every company has its own story, is founded, organized, lived, with the constant effort of the entrepreneur to achieve his dream. Whatever it is."

TEC Eurolab, once Eurolab SNC, was founded for reasons and modes not dissimilar to those of other companies in the thriving and competitive territory of the provinces of Modena, Reggio Emilia and Bologna. It is the story of two young technicians, Alberto Montagnani and Paolo Moscatti who decided, back in 1990, in order to give substance to their individual dreams, through starting a business which, to be such, must have a purpose, a goal, a utility. It was decided then to start an activity where their skills and experience would have been useful to make it more practically feasible, with the best prospects of success for the two members. An own business is started just to do what you know how to do, even if this is not the purpose of the trip: the "know how" is the means by which people head out on a trip. What we were able to perform was: chemical analysis, mechanical testing, metallographic analysis, ie , the basic tests for classification and evaluation of conformity of metal alloys: so Eurolab Snc was born, a small metallurgical laboratory, with office and headquarters in a flat of 90 sqm, suitably adapted, on the ground floor of an old industrial building located just over the historical center of Modena.The lack of financial means and then a forced undercapitalization of our enterprise have strongly influenced the development in the early years and, despite a good number of customers who appreciated the quality of service and the availability of people when necessary, it took four years before being able to afford (written off  early debts) new investments and change of location.
 


So it was in 1994 that the company moved to Campogalliano (MO), to a more appropriate industrial seat. The choice turned out to be strategic in terms of both new spaces (350 sqm) and geographical location: the intersection of the A1 and A22 motorways, easily accessible from all major centers of the neighboringprovinces. Since then, year after year, a virtuous path has been addressed and realized, through a continuous staff training and investment in equipment, always pursuing the way of quality, borne out by the accreditation and certification bodies.
Over the years, thanks to constant reinvestment of earnings, the strengthening of technical skills and experience in the field, TEC Eurolab has grown, acquired new customers and characterized its activity more and more like the “emergency room” where to go to get, through testing, analysis and technical assistance, all  necessary information to resolve issues related to the qualification of materials, processes and products, assessing also defects and breakage causes that may be occurred during the year..
The spaces, despite the enlargement to 550 sqm, were inadequate to support the growth of the laboratory, and so, in 2002, the current headquarters in Viale Europa 40 have been inaugurated, always in Campogalliano (MO). Initially, the laboratories were spread over 1,300 sqm, which are then expanded to 2,100 in 2006. The professionalism and skills acquired allowed to broaden the scope of intervention, no more only on metal alloys but also on polymers, composites, carbon fiber and then on special processes: welding, painting and non-destructive testing, calibration center, dimensional testing. Of course any new skill, each new certificate or recognition, is attributable to the progressive recruitment, in the company, of new professionals as well as to the improvement and completion of the employees experiences.

Coming to more recent years, between 2009 and 2012 TEC Eurolab addresses the management experience of LABMET, a metallurgical laboratory located in Maniago (PN), in Friuli Venezia Giulia region. Initially in partnership with a regional body, carrying out a difficult task of a public-private partnership, later on TEC Eurolab decided to acquire the 100% of the structure. The goal was always to make operational and profitable a laboratory built by the Friuli Venezia Giulia region  with European funds and considering those before us, have not succeeded in its management to make it work. In four exhausting years TEC Eurolab instead has brought the structure to be fully functional and productive and, at the end of 2013, it was decided to make it over, returning it to local entrepreneurs, as the typology of services provided were not in line with the development objectives of the main head office.
If from a purely financial point of view, TEC Eurolab certainly can not categorize the initiative among the successful ones, there is no doubt as this entrepreneurial experience was meaningful and not stingy concerning the satisfaction of having saved a public investment, otherwise doomed to failure, and having returned a functional structure to the belonging territory, technically appropriate and economically balanced, able to support local industries in their need for metallurgical testing. All this is perfectly in line with the idea that lies at the very foundation of TEC Eurolab vision: if it is true that a company can not be carried out without finance, it is equally true that a company is not just finance, it is much more and, last but not least, it is also social responsibility. In the same period TEC Eurolab acquired a small laboratory located in the surroundings of Turin, in Ferriera of Buttigliera Alta, and decided to make it as an own local headquarter. Our Turin laboratory currently occupies an area of 600 sqm is equipped with the typical features of a metallurgical laboratory, as well as a workshop for mechanical processing needed for the preparation of test tubes and accessories, and it is, of course , in close contact with the main headquarters in Campogalliano. During the years 2011 and 2012, a little internationalization experience has been made by opening a metallurgical laboratory in Shanghai, China. The stated purpose was to provide testing services to Italian companies present in that district with productive activities. The initiative was not successful and, in 2013, it was decided to stop it. Negative experience but, with after an accurate analysis, we can say that this was, and certainly will be, a useful step in the journey of our company. (“When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.” Dalai Lama).
 


During 2013 TEC Eurolab realized a significant organizational restructuring plan with the strategic purpose to focus even more the attention to the skills that can help customers to achieve product quality targets and process optimization, necessary to maintain high standards of competitiveness. In this perspective, the business unit of measuring instruments calibration was transferred to TRESCAL, a multinational company, as this branch was no more considered as a functional strategic objective. The related income is immediately reinvested in the acquisition of new technologies and in recruitment of additional qualified staff, dedicated to the strengthening of materials and products monitoring and to "failure investigation” activity supporting, from which are frequently drawn signs that lead to improvement and innovation of products.
This, in summary, the story of our journey so far. A not always easy path, during which we savored satisfactions as well as we have incurred in disappointments, but all has contributed to make us what we are today: a company that bases its strength on its intellectual capital, a company focused on its mission, aware of its technical, economic and, last but not least, social role.
 


The journey continues, in good company, with the indispensable contribution of the employees who have chosen to share with us, TEC Eurolab, a portion of the path that leads to the achievement of their objectives, chasing after their dreams.




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