50 years history
As part of its policy to expand its presence in different business sectors, ASONEXT has improved its versatility and strengthened and its international presence by focusing on producing special steel grades and alloys for high-tech applications.
The greatest benefit to our customers – 50 years experience.
Founded by Aldo Artioli
ASONEXT is a manufacturing company originated from ASO Acciai Speciali Ospitaletto which was founded in 1971 by Aldo Artioli.
Aldo Artioli was a metallurgical chemistry expert with a strong business acumen.
Installation of the first 10 tons furnace
As part of an ongoing process of innovation, ASONEXT has consistently brought in new equipment while always maintaining a high commitment towards investments in technology and human resources.
In 1972, the installation of the first 10 tons furnace enabled ASONEXT to supply end users with a highly diverse range of ingots.
Installation of the first ladle furnace and vacuum degassing
1990 saw the installation of the first ladle furnace (LF) and the first vacuum degassing (VD) plant, as a result of ASONEXT's ongoing commitment to investing heavily in technology and human resources.
Installation of a new 50 tons furnace
In early 2002 the existing melting furnace was replaced with a new one of a variable capacity of 30–50 tons. A second, more modern, vacuum degassing system was built and installed the same year.
Third ladle furnace and vacuum degassing
A third LF and an adjacent VD system were installed in 2006 to increase ASONEXT capacity and guarantee excellent product quality as a result of accurate control of furnace holding times.
Installation of vacuum arc remelting
As part of its ongoing process of innovation, ASONEXT installed a vacuum arc remelting (VAR) system in 2007, mainly for steel grades for the aerospace industry.
35 tons induction furnace
In 2008 ASONEXT installed a 35-tons induction furnace and a new off-gas extraction system.
ASOFORGE was founded - 5000 tons press
A new facility, called ASOFORGE, was founded in 2010 to produce forged bars from ingots made at the steel mill. This new 15,000 m² facility stands on 25,000 m² of land in Castegnato (Brescia), very close to the new Brescia - Bergamo - Milan motorway.
A new electric slag remelting
In 2013 ASONEXT started with a new ESR (electric slag remelting) production.
News 45 tons induction furnace
In 2018 ASONEXT installed a new 45 tons induction furnace.
Installation of a new 2850 tons press
Installation of a new forging press of 2850 Ton, giving the possibility to extend the bars and block size range.
ASONEXT now works hand in hand with all their customers in order to meet their specific requirements. In an area of around 240,000 m², more than 230 employees are totally dedicated to meet the customers‘ daily demands and to give 100% satisfaction.
Values & Mission
Our Values for a Better World
ASONEXT spares no effort for its customers. Together we create solutions that make it possible to master the major challenges of the future.
“We aim to increase the competitiveness of our customers and satisfy our responsibility towards nature and people”.
ALDO ARTIOLI, FOUNDER ASONEXT