History

Una città non è disegnata semplicemente si fa da sola.
Basta ascoltarla, perchè la città è il riflesso di tante storie.

[Renzo Piano]

Astec was born in 1983 as a partnership of colleagues that provided technical assistance for fenestration products and exterior envelope architectural metals. This “Assistenza Tecnica” team (ASTEC) had a strong preference for one of the most noble of building materials, bronze; a passion that would fuse with a business idea: work with architectural bronze and other durable metals with a profound knowledge of artisanal manufacturing techniques to make custom doors, windows and cladding and become the one-stop shop for gifted architects and developers that create luxurious architecture.

Decades of continuous research into noble architectural metals and finishes
is the foundation on which Astec offers unique products
that anticipate and interpret market trends in exclusive buildings and design.

Historically “project oriented”, and always in collaboration with Designers and Developers the world over, Astec’s proposition meets the high-end of global architectural expression, by giving made-to-measure exclusive products that is made to last for many lifetimes.
In 1997, Astec’s proprietary eXtruded bronze profiles (ABX®) for extraordinary bronze windows and doors and over time the following four series were born:

  1. ABX® D45 – For the slimmest series of windows and doors
  2. ABX® W65 – For high performance windows and doors
  3. ABX® K85 – For high performance entry doors
  4. ABX® H75 – For high performance lift and slide doors

The foregoing range of architectural bronze profiles, designed to give a timeless element to world-famous architectural projects, are our standard profiles, but in our history we have made about 200 variations of profiles for the fenestration industry and we continuously make custom profiles for the gifted architects and engineers who seek them from Astec.

Astec’s ABX® fenestration products are compliant with CE standards in Europe and ASTM in the USA, through a certified production and quality process system (UNI EN ISO 9001:2008).

Among the significant technical innovations in the building sector is the introduction of a range of thermal break doors, windows and lift-and-slide systems. In 2012, the ABX® D45 range was introduced, the thinnest of the range: it was and remains the versatile Astec response to the market demand for letting in as much light as possible through large windows with a minimum profile, and with colours that range from gold to black expressing the warmth of natural materials. In 2017, we added a whole range of fire rated fenestration and cladding products, as well.

At Astec, Art and Design co-exist with technology and fantasy:
passion and competence permit Astec to expand its core business and spread out
in the world of Interior Design, making refined and unique furnishings,
exclusive interior claddings, stairs, railing and other interior details in bronze alloys and other noble metals.