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The history of Sit


1953 Pierluigi and Giancarlo de’ Stefani establish SIT La Precisa, a company operating in precision mechanics, in Padova (Italy)
1974 Continuous growth leads to open the first foreign subsidiary, in The Netherlands. The other European subsidiaries follow shortly (UK, France, Turkey, Poland, Germany, Czech Rep.)
1983 SIT goes global starting direct operations in Australia with the Melbourne subsidiary
1989 Expansion continues with the opening of the U.S. subsidiary. SIT sells the first electronic board for gas appliances
1997 Starting of direct operations in China with the Shanghai subsidiary
1999 SIT acquires ENCON, a Dutch company manufacturing electronic boards for gas appliances
2000 New production plants start manufacturing in Monterrey (Mexico) and Shanghai (China)
2001 SIT diversifies acquiring OMVL, an Italian company operating in the automotive business
2002 OP Controls, Italian company operating in gas control devices, joins SIT
2003 Opening of the subsidiary in Argentina
2004 SIT acquires Natalini, an Italian company manufacturing fans and flue exhaust kits
2005 Expansion of the production site in Rovigo up to 17.000 sq.m.
2006 New production plant starts manufacturing in Brasov, Romania
2009 Expansion of the production site in Hoogeveen, The Netherlands
The company MeteRSit has been established to offer Gas Utilities a new generation of remotely controlled smart gas meters
2012 New production plant in Suzhou (China)
2013 Expansion of the production site in Brasov, Romania
2015 Merger of SIT La Precisa with the Italian subsidiaries Gasco, Imer and Natalini: SIT s.p.a. is born
Metersit Romania has been established to accelerate the growth of Smart Gas Metering
2017 Merger with the SPAC Industrial Stars of Italy 2 and simultaneous admission to trading on the AIM Italia segment (20.7.2017)
2018 SIT shares and warrants have begun trading on the Mercato Telematico Azionario (MTA) by Borsa Italiana.
2020 Opening of a hub in Tunisia for the production of electronic and plastic components and the assembly of SIT products
Acquisition of the Portuguese company Janz and entry into the water meters business
2021 Acquisition of the NGA product line (electronic valves for gas storage water heaters) from the US company Emerson Electric
MeteRSit subsidiary opens in Manchester UK
2022 GWF and SIT enter a strategic partnership for the development, production and distribution of smart ultrasonic residential water meters
2023 HYBITAT is born, the joint venture between e-Novia and SIT for the development of a new hydrogen generation and storage system for residential use.
SIT aims to grow in the cooker hood market with a dedicated Joint-Venture: SIT MTB is born

The history of the Brand

The company logo has been created by one of the Founders of the Company, dr.Pierluigi de’ Stefani.

The “S” letter, initial of “SIT”, represents an oscilloscope screen where a hystheresis cycle of ferromagnetic material is traced, which refers to the company’s activity: the manufacturing of safety controls for gas appliances. In these controls, in fact, the safety magnet is made of highly permeable magnetic material.
This logo has been selected among the most original and beautiful Italian trade-marks shown in the book “MADE IN ITALIA” published in 1988 by Mr. Giorgetto Giugiaro and Mr. Bruno Munari.

Here below a brief “story” of its creation:

The logo was deposited for the first time in 1960 with the word “Thermocontrol” indicating the company activity of manufacturing thermic regulation controls.

In 1970 the company logo was slightly modified by enclosing the words “SIT” and “Thermocontrol” in a square with rounded angles.

In 1986 the logo has been updated by simplifying its graphic design.