Petratto Machines srl was established in 1976 as a natural evolution of Petratto Book Binding & Converting, founded in 1938 by Luigi Petratto.
In 1971, thanks to the efforts of the new owner, Giorgio Petratto, the company started the production of Post Press machines, beginning with a simple book feeder and culminating in the more sophisticated machinery seen in the range today.
1998 is the breakthrough year: thanks to new digital technologies, we started building the first CORDOBA, the top of the line of creasing and folding equipments. In a crescendo of accomplishments, the flagship of folder gluers, METRO, was launched in 2002: it is a modular and flexible machine which by virtue of its new folding and gluing system opens a new technological path, launching Petratto in the international market, in direct and beating competition from the biggest names in the industry. Some of these companies subsequently attempted, unsuccessfully, to emulate the unique design features of the Metro.
Always aware of the fact that customer satisfaction and achievement of results are possible only through a more indepth study of new technologies, Petratto and its strong team, designers and sales people, have given rise to numerous new machines and have expanded sales network not only in Italy but also abroad.
Almost 75 years after its founding, Petratto can boast of having achieved high levels of innovation, which had been always protected and covered with many Italian and international patents.
We can proudly say that our mission is to always be original and never mere copiers of anybodys success.