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1968

1968
Cortem S.p.A. was established by Mr. Marco Rossi and Renato Gratton, who thus joined the technical and commercial experience that they had acquired managing an important American leading company of Oil&Gas sector.

1977

1977
Elfit S.p.A.company was established with the aim to improve the production cycle: the  fusion and the products working,  the manufacturing of electrical and watertight fittings in particular.
The first increased safety lighting fixture, series AVF, was designed and spread in the Italian market.

1985

1985
The electronic grounding system GRD-4200 for tanks and tankers was born in 1985, as a sample of technological innovation.

1989

1989
The floodlight RLEE-107 was designed for incandescent lamps up to 1000 W, tailor made for an important plant in Iran.
the first increased safety aluminium alloy lighting fixture, series LX, was designed for the same Iranian project.

1994

1994
Cortem and Elfit Quality System was certified by DNV, according to the European regulation UNI EN 29002 (ISO 9002). Two years later  the manufacturing certification UNI EN ISO 9001 was also obtained.

1998

1998
Cortem was awarded by SNAMPROGETTI Milan a supply contract for the BANDAR ABBAS Refinery in Iran, for the value of 1.600.000 USD.
Cortem UK Ltd was established to expand our products market  in the United Kingdom.

1999

1999
Cortem was awarded by TECHNIP ITALY a big supply contract for the value of 1,200,000 USD for the MIDOR Refinery in Alexandria, Egypt.
The first multi-range, double channel electronic ballast for Ex-e fluorescent lighting fixtures was designed in cooperation with a well-known manufacturer of electronic components.

2000

2000
The Company obtained the CESI certification for the production quality, according to the directive 64/9/CE (ATEX). CORTEM expanded its sales offices in Milan, which were equipped and wired for HDSL transmission technology and a screen conference system, thus enabling the connection with the production department in the headquarter and with the major customers, for a better technical support.
The electronics PCB circuits, used to control and synchronize the led diode signalling lights, were designed and first manufactured.

2002

2002

Some products were certified according to the Russian regulations (GOST R and GOSGORTECHNADZOR) .
Cortem started manufacturing the 16A explosion proof socket and plug, with the pins in accordance with CEE regulation.
TECHNIP FRANCE awarded Cortem a contract for the 9th OLEFIN ETHANE CRACKING PLANT in NARGAN, IRAN.

 

2003

2003
Cortem obtained DNV Quality System certification, according to the regulation UNI EN ISO 9001:2000 (VISION 2000), the products certification for the Australian market (IEC) and for the Kazakh market (GOST K).
Cortem is awarded some important contracts: by SNAM-PROGETTI MILAN for the ARAMCO QATIF PROJECT in SAUDI ARABIA (3.800.000 USD), by TECHNIP FRANCE for the OMIFCO-FERTILIZER PROJECT in INDIA (1.800.000 USD).

2004

2004
Cortem de Venezuela was established to expand the market in South America.
Cortem is the third company in the world to be admitted to the vendor list of the PDV SA public petroleum company.

2006

2006
Cortem Group is estabilished to meet the growing request for new technologies, quality products and environmental protection. Cortem, Elfit and Fondisonzo companies join their forces in one Group, to satisfy and meet the market requirements.
Cortem obtains the certification according to the international regulation IEC-EX and the environmental management system certificate ISO 14001.
Cortem is awarded by SNAMPROGETTI MILAN a big supply contract for the ARAMCO-Kursaniyah Plant, in Saudi Arabia (2.300.000 USD).

2007

2007
Cortem Middle East FZCO is at our customers disposal in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates as a refrence for the Middle East Countries.
Thanks to the cooperation with SIRENA Spa company, the switches and selectors EEx-e execution series is completed, as well as the series of acoustic-visual obstruction lights and the lighting fixtures for discharge lamp Ex-n, zone 2-22, series EWN.

2008

2008

Cortem forty Anniversary. Cortem Group experience, gained in forty years, is put to use of its clients, with high quality standard products.
Since 1968
Cortem Group guarantees safety in electrical plants, respects nature and offers pure quality to its clients.

 

2010

2010

A new series of “Ex e” control devices has been designed allowing the realization of control panels with IP66 degree of protection. A new production department was opened in order to machine special steels obtaining stainless steel boxes and panels. Cortem obtained a Quality System Certification according to UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 standard and its R&D laboratory achieved the recognition of Friuli Venezia Giulia Region as highly qualified structure in the field of analysis of explosion-proof materials.

 

2011

2011

The R&D activity is going on in order to design more efficient and reliable equipment such as lighting fixtures with LED technology. While in Italy Cortem Group consolidates its leading position, worldwide the Group is aiming to expand into new markets like the Middle East, Asia, Eastern Europe and South America by increasing its sales network and establishing new partnerships.

 

2012

2012
Cortem Group enters definitely the world of LED technology for the illumination of hazardous areas. It sets up the EWL-80 series in two versions, lighting fixture and floodlight, designed according to the technical requirements of LED. This new product is able to achieve important benefits in terms of energy savings, lighting quality and reduced maintenance.

2014

2014
Cortem Group designs the new REV, REVD series cable glands. It’s of high performance, characterized by 'Ex d', 'Ex e' and 'Ex tb' markings and the use of one sealing ring. Furthermore, it completes the LED series EWL with two new sizes and develops a new range of compact LED lighting fixtures EVL series.

 

2016 

Cortem Group continues its international development strategy establishing new sister companies in Dubai, Singapore and Russia and strengthening its 2016 sales network in Korea and South America. Designs the new LED floodlight SLED series with a square shaped beam.