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World leader in the manufacture of ball screws

Umbra Cuscinetti S.p.A. was founded in 1972 through a joint venture between the public Italian company GEPI and the private German company FAG, for the manufacture of ball bearings. Shortly afterwards, the company introduced a new product: recirculating ball screws for aeronautical applications, which propelled it into the leadership position in its market.

In 1993, a management buyout transformed something that had initially been simply the vision of a group of enlightened entrepreneurs into a steadily growing enterprise, that was unafraid of challenges, considered opportunities for improvement, and believed in using innovative solutions to overcome limits.

In 2018 it changed its name to UMBRAGROUP S.p.A.


UMBRAGROUP S.p.A. is the world leader in the manufacture of ball screws in the aeronautics sector and is one of the most important players in the industrial market, thanks to the high-tech, durable, and high-performance solutions it offers.

The Group’s parent company has plants in Italy, Germany, and the United States, serving the following businesses worldwide:

  • Aircraft manufacturers
  • Integrated systems manufacturers
  • Airlines
  • Machine tool manufacturers

We design innovation

In 2012 the new research center of UMBRAGROUP S.p.A. opened in Albanella (Salerno, Italy). The Research Center for high-performance electric motors was created to support the line of electromechanical actuators, with a view to expanding UMBRAGROUP’s expertise in the software, electronics, and mechatronics sectors.

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