São Paulo, Brazil-- Industrias Romi SA , the Brazilian parent company of Romi Machine Tools in Erlanger, KY, has reached a milestone in its 80-year history: shipping machine number 150,000.

The machine, a vertical machining center called Romi D800, was delivered in the presence of Romi directors and employees, and representatives of customer ZHS Industria e Comercio Ltda., of Brazil and BNDES, the bank that financed the purchase.

During a celebration of the event, Romi CEO Livaldo Aguiar dos Santos spoke to attendees about the importance of core principles in the conduct of the company’s business.

“In Romi’s 80 years, we’ve had more than 25,000 employees, many with 30, 40 and 50 years of service,” he said. “Now, we are 2,800 collaborators, working in Brazil, Italy, Germany, Britain, France, Spain and the USA, who share a unique culture focused on innovation and quality.”

Participating in the international market since 1944, Romi is the largest Brazilian manufacturer of machine tools and plastic processing machines. Its facilities encompass more than140,000 square meters, divided into nine plants in the cities of Santa Barbara d'Oeste, Grugliasco and Pont Canavese, in the Turin area of Italy. In addition, the company has commercial subsidiaries in the United States, Germany, UK, Spain and France, with products and services sales in more than 60 countries.