Interview with Giovanni Fiducia: 70 years in the business of processing and trading in ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal
“The recovery, processing and trade of scrap metal has been our business for over 70 years.
Our story began in Parma in the 1950s thanks to my grandfather Giovanni who, with his wife Mina, used to collect scrap metal in the streets of our city with a simple hand pulled cart; he had this great passion for metals and, in the basement of his house, he started his business of sorting and cleaning pots and pans and various utensils before reselling them to the public.
In 1981, for logistical reasons, the company moved to its current location and grew rapidly, acquiring new machinery and providing new services. The company is still in that same location today, accumulating scrap metals which are processed and sorted in accordance with the highest environmental standards before being delivered to foundries and steelworks throughout Italy and Europe.
In 1990, with the same passion and enthusiasm first exhibited by my grandfather and later by my father, I joined the family business, which over the last 20 years with a lot of hard work, has grown from strength to strength. Now our family business has become a leading player in the ferrous and non-ferrous metals recycling industry, not only in Emilia Romagna but also throughout all of northern Italy”.