ILMEA S.r.l. was founded in 1975 by transforming an individual firm, founded in 1965 by Rag. Pisanò Quintino, as a mechanical workshop for the construction of machinery for the extraction of tuff esportavain around the world in Libya.

The specialization in products for the transmission of motion, brought, soon, in the same patent hydraulic winches for fishing in order to hoist the nets on boats while fishing at great depths.

It was one of the first to propose the use of stainless steel instead of carbon steel, achieving a high level of specialization and technological innovation, leading the small local company to export, with particular success in the whole Mediterranean basin.

Early in the 70s begin the work under contract for companies of the Fiat Group.

Over the years, thanks to a careful program of investment in personnel and equipment, the company gradually abandoned the small size to take on the characteristics of a dynamic industry ready to respond to market expectations.