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“Italy the Extraordinary Commonplace”

A film made by the Ministry of Economic Development that denies many commonplaces about Italy and highlights the export orientation and openness to international markets.

In this field, a well-known example is represented by METRA, company with over fifty years of history and leader in the extrusion of aluminium profiles for industrial and architectural applications.

Metra exports the "Made in Italy" worldwide by combining technology and design, thanks to a complete production cycle and machinery of the latest generation.

The film made by the Ministry of Economic Development is available by following this link:

“Croce del Corno”30th anniversary

On the 27th of September 2014 the community of Lizzano in Belvedere, gathered to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the laying of the Croce del Corno alle Scale, the artistic work created by the well-known entrepreneur of the metallurgic sector Pietro Malaisi and strongly desired by the Commeette, then presided by the Senator Giovanni Bersani.

The Croce del Corno, a 15 meters high sructrure that weights 1,300 kilograms, made of 6082T6 aluminium profiles extruded by Metra, is the symbol of the ski resort of the Appennino.

The use of aluminium for structural purposes proves to be once again a successful way to assemble geometrically complex structures, characterized by great solidity and containment of weight.

METRA’s aluminium profiles for the new Vivalto train

The new train Vivalto is part of an order of 63 new trains for the Lombard commuters on the line Milan-Treviglio-Brescia-Verona, thanks to an investment of more than 500 million Euros by the Regional Lombard Government, Trenitalia, FNM Group and Trenord.

For the Vivalto train, METRA has designed and realized the intermediate flooring of the carriages by aluminium extrusion which, compared with the former version,  resulted in an important improvement of the performance. This improvement was made possible by the intervention of Metra Consulting, the internal division of the company that deals engineering and expert advice for the realisation of new products or the optimisation of existing ones for its customers

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