History

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

ATLA was founded in 1978 by Ettore Gandini in Chieri in the North-West of Italy providing specialized repair and new processes for gas turbine blades and vanes, in particular for aeronautical use.

The company has seen exponential growth, becoming one of the most important specialists in power generation industry. ATLA has been expanding internationally and now operates in power generation and aircraft industry both. In 2018, ATLA added the new aircraft turbine service division, becoming a complete gas turbine services provider.

1978

FOUNDATION

On 24 October, ATLA was established, as a company operating in the field of specialized processing of gas turbine blades and vanes, in particular for aeronautical use.

1985-1988

THE EARLY YEARS

Expansion of the market including Gas Turbine Hot Parts.

1989

COATING

First installation of coating facility (VPS).

1997

DEVELOPMENT

30% of ATLA’s shares acquired by FIAT Avio.

2004

TAG

ATLA acquired 40% of TAG’s shares.

2005

AVIO FIX

ATLA founded together with FIAT Avio and TAG, the Company AvioFIX (Aeronautical market).

2006

DGTSE

ATLA founded with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Europe, the Company DGTSE (Mitsubishi GT market in EMEA area).

2010

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Japan acquired Avio’s share and additional 10% shares.

2012

CONSOLIDATION

ATLA becomes majority shareholder of TAG. Inauguration of the new plant in Chieri.

2014

MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS

ATLA is part of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Group (MHI became Mitsubishi Power Systems and after the joint venture with Hitachi, MHPS).

2018

NEW OPPORTUNITIES

New aircraft turbine service division with the prEN 9100:2016, prEN 9110:2016 and Nadcap™ Certifications for the Aeronautical market.