Tosi is synonymous with high quality and reliability in the
world of Power Generation. Our product portfolio includes
steam turbines for industrial and power generation up to 850
MW, hydraulic turbines up to 400 MW and heat exchange
apparatuses. Franco Tosi Meccanica has been focused on a
long lasting policy of investment in R&D, with important
results in terms of products’ efficiency and reliability.
The company has been also very active in the sectors of
Renewable Energies such as Hydraulic, Geothermal, Solar
Thermal, Waste-To-Energy and Biomass Power Plants. Our
primary goal is Customers’ satisfaction in the Global Power
as of June 5th, 2008 Gammon India Limited controls 75,10% of
Franco Tosi Meccanica's capital stock, while Casti S.p.A.
retains the remaining 24,90%. Gammon India Limited, quoted
on the Bombay Stock Exchange, is one of the leading
engineering and construction companies in India with over
seventy years of tradition in the construction of bridges,
ports, harbours, thermal and nuclear power stations, dams,
high-rise structures, chemical and fertilizer complexes
environmental structures, cross country water, oil and gas
the frame of the privatizing of Ansaldo Energia, the Legnano
facilities including all the shops and former Franco Tosi
personnel, products (with the only exception of boilers) and
experience are spun-off from Ansaldo Energia to Casti Group,
an Italian private group. The new company takes the name of
Franco Tosi Meccanica S.p.A and renovates technology
agreements with Westinghouse. The company signs a new
license agreement for Steam Turbines of American Technology.
The agreement allows FTM full title to its own past
experience and access to developments implemented by Siemens
Westinghouse since the expiring of previous license
Tosi ownership is taken over by Finmeccanica (an holding
Company controlled by the Italian Government) and is merged
with Ansaldo Componenti. The new company takes the name of
Ansaldo Energia. The Legnano facilities, former Franco Tosi
shops and personnel, keep operating as a division of
During this period the Legnano facility has the unique
opportunity to continue cultivating its own technology, as
well as to familiarize with the technologies available in
the group: GE and ABB.
Franco Tosi, still a fully privately owned Company, shows
reference for a worldwide aggregate installed power of about
Steam turbines account for approximately 50.000 MW in more
than 40 different Countries. Up to this point in history,
Franco Tosi has successfully delivered to the market more
than a 1,000 steam turbines.
Tosi enters a technology agreement with Westinghouse
Electric of the USA and develops over the years the middle
size and large utility steam turbines (150 MW frames, 320 MW
frames, 660 MW frames) that still are the backbone of the
Italian electric system.
The presence of Franco Tosi as a highly reputed steam
turbine manufacture grows worldwide across the board of
utility and industrial applications customers. Such
technology relationship continues until 1989.
Tosi manufactures its first steam turbine (6000 Kw)
utilizing its own technology. Production of steam turbines
grows rapidly in volume and size to meet the needs of the
industrial and power generation markets.
Tosi is founded as a fully privately owned company and
manufacturer of steam engines and boilers for application in
the textile industry and soon after in power generation.