History

ATLA’s leadership has been built through a long and consistent growth path

ATLA, Azienda Torinese Lavorazioni Aeronautiche, was founded the 24th October, 1978 by the Engineer Ettore Gandini. Since the early 1980’s years, ATLA has focused on specific repair and new processes for Gas Turbine blades and vanes, in particular for aeronautical use.

The company has seen an exponential growth, becoming one of the most important specialist in the power generation market. In 2018, ATLA added the new aircraft turbine service division, becoming a complete gas turbine services provider.

1978

FOUNDATION

ATLA was established on the 24th October, as a company operating in specific repair and new processes for Gas Turbine blades and vanes, in particular for aeronautical use.

1985-1988

THE EARLY YEARS

Expansion of the market including Gas Turbine hot path parts.

1989

COATING

First installation of coating facility in ATLA (VPS).

1995

ISO 9001

ATLA receives the world’s most best known quality management standard for companies.

1996

SULZER and FIAT AVIO

Sulzer and Fiat Avio join the company. Sulzer acquire the 20% of ATLA’s shares, Fiat Avio the 10%.

1997

DEVELOPMENT

Fiat Avio acquire the 20% of Sulzer’s share. Two years later, Fiat Avio leaves the Gas Turbine market.

2004

TAG

In the early 2000s, ATLA becomes one of the most important specialists in Special Processes for Gas Turbine hot path parts. In 2004, ATLA acquire the 40% of TAG’s shares.

2005

AVIO FIX

After the agreement with Fiat Avio, ATLA establish the AvioFIX and return to operate in the aeronautical market, together with TAG.

2006

DGTSE

After the agreement with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Europe, ATLA establish the DGTSE, a company specilized in the repair of Gas Turbine hot path parts for power plant (Mitsubishi GT market in EMEA area).

2010

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES

Agreement with the Japanese Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. MHI acquire Avio’s 30% shares and additional 10%.

2012

CONSOLIDATION

ATLA, with the 60% of TAG’s shares, becomes the majority shareholder. The Group’s consolidation continues with the inauguration of the new plant in Chieri.

2014

MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS

After the join venture between MHI and Hitachi (Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems), ATLA becomes part of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Group.

2014

ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001

ATLA receives the ISO 14001, the certification related to the environmental management and the OHSAS 18001 for the occupational health and safety standards.

2016

ISO 50001

ATLA receives the ISO 50001, the standard created to help organizations with the management of their energy performance.

2018

PAS 99

Thanks to the adoption of the integration of the common requirements of all the management system standards and specifications, ATLA is able to comply with the requirements of the highest standards for PAS 99:2012 Integrated Management Systems.

2018

AERONAUTICAL DIVISION

ATLA creates the new aircraft turbine service division, thanks to the AS/EN 9100, AS/EN 9110 certifications and to the Nadcap™ Accreditation for all the Special Processes.