The strong point that makes Self Group unique in this sector is the synergy between the companies that make up the group (Ones, Self e Castalia).
From the design to the manufacture of the models and moulds, the high level of integration of the various processing phases managed by the single companies, as well as the organisational flexibility of the group, allows for the best solution because it is customised, fast and reliable.
The philosophy of a continuous exchange of ideas with the client, which characterises the Self Group, allows the group to offer one single interface for the solutions of the most diverse technical, aesthetical and functional problems.
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To grow and evolve, acknowledging that at the centre of social evolution man comes first, and to give value to our roots and our passions. This is the way we have made treasure of our ability to interact with the materials, experience and craftsmanship. Human resources are the most important asset we have and we have always made great efforts into building up a structure that is able to enhance experience and competence in the best possible way. Today, we have the ability to combine the most modern machining and testing technologies with manual and creative abilities and the technical know-how of our human resources through all the process stages.
Integrating know-how to become more competitive
We are always looking for new synergies to maximise the effectiveness, remaining versatile, but at the same time expanding as much as possible our technologies, applicative models and professional competence in our many different expertise of our human resources. This way of working creates a fundamental added value for our customers.
The knowledge of our personnel covers many tasks, cultures and technologies that allows us to operate with success in varied markets. At the same time, the synergic combination of various abilities creates a dynamic problem-solving team that is able to meet the customer’s every need. Innovative ideas and concepts that radically increase the possibilities of safeguarding the product, also giving a significant reduction in costs and increased efficiency and performance.
Quality mission; not only of the product, but also the production processes, the working environment, internal and external relations. A long road, a daily commitment in which we strive to be leaders, to reduce errors as much as possible and offer ever-increasing reliability to our customers, suppliers and collaborators. Our infinite commitment to achieve quality, together with the in-house monitoring, testing and commissioning procedures guarantee products and services that fully conform to your requirements, and that are reliable and punctual. Product development, prototyping, aluminium foundry works and moulding for thermoforming; these four areas in which we are involved, are all managed and co-ordinated in-house to guarantee a fast and monitored production process that is able to satisfy even the most demanding quality standards of the market.
Together we are stronger
Our goal is to build up relations with our customers and suppliers at any level, based on mutual co-operation.
The relationship is on-going; it is a co-operation deriving from intertwining ideas and actions, with mutual and constant feed-back to reduce problems, cut down costs and development times.
For this reason, our aim is to be the customer’s single and sound interface during all project stages, from co-design to all-round operative technical support. In fact, the creation of a mould is a complex process with many phases in which the customer-supplier collaboration plays a crucial role.
Thinking and acting globally
We live in a global world made of increasingly different cultures, languages and systems of values that are compared even in small daily actions. To operate with success in such a context means to recognise the importance of communications, that is not just the simple transmission of information, but sharing ideas and ways of thinking. The cross-cultural nature of the environment can turn into a value that is able to generate ideas and innovative solutions through effective communications supported by new-generation information technology.
We know this well and therefore we have been working for years to foster extensive and pervasive communications inside and outside the company. Our personnel who speak various foreign languages and have had educational and working experience abroad, as well as the use of the most advanced information systems and ICT instruments, successfully operate on the international market with the approval of some of the largest industrial groups in Europe and throughout the world.
Self works in varied markets from the steel industry to the ship, energy and mechanical industries, from the Formula 1 to the scooter world. We know how confidentiality is important is in each of these fields: thereby the development of projects and subsequent manufacturing of prototypes, castings and moulds, are performed completely in-house. Solutions takes shape in a reserved, fully safeguarded and protected environment, based on the initial project, information provided in the most diverse forms (designs, scale models, maquettes, existing products, 2D drawings and CAD 3D models).
In fact, we know that secrets are precious assets to be safeguarded. We know the value of the information entrusted by our customers and we have always believed in the philosophy of confidentiality at all levels, involving and training our personnel to this end, applying the most suitable procedures as far as organisation, production and logistics are concerned, selecting the most secure information systems available on the market.
Time is money
Punctuality is a fundamental condition in terms of replying, honouring the commitments taken and operational implementation. All this means that our lead times are among the shortest on the market.
But the time that we wish to optimise is not only that of our production processes: we are aware of how important it is today for our customers to reach the market even only two minutes before competitors. Therefore, besides constantly monitoring and managing all the production stages within the group, we use the most advanced time-compression technologies, such as Rapid Prototyping and Rapid Tooling, so as to guarantee our customers the shortest “time to market” possible.
Innovation the driving force of successful companies
Always ready to face innovation. Training and updating, not only in the technological field, and implementation of research projects with the Universities of Udine and Padua are crucial values for all the group’s companies. Our high specialisation is founded on the awareness of even the least common problems in moulding and constant investments in research to broaden the range of applications. In fact, innovation drives our entire project design and strategic activity.
We have a widespread research structure with an ad hoc multi-tasking team, combining the best expertise to find the most effective solutions to meet the customer’s every need. We are aware that if everything is based purely on technology then you are bound to go off course and for this reason we study the most advanced instruments available, but use them with intelligence knowing that the real force behind it all is man.
Over the last few years heavy investments in technology, production capacity and qualified personnel updating courses have led to a considerable growth in size and the area occupied, thereby allowing us to reduce our internal costs and offer the shortest delivery times available on the market. This is a development policy that will allow Self to be increasingly efficient in meeting the customer’s requirements.
High-tech in harmony with people and nature
Our premises are located in one of the most suggestive natural areas of the Friulian lowlands, in a zone of great naturalistic interest. Our inborn passion for shapes and materials also derives from the contemplation of this nature, a Mother, a font of beauty and inspiration. For this reason, we operate with a sincere respect for the environmental heritage and a sense of responsibility towards our collaborators, partners and territory have always guided our business activities.
This translates into the active observance of the regulations regarding safety at work, likewise the laws and provisions in matters of environmental protection based on the standards of the most modern certification processes. We study and apply avant-garde methods and procedures to continuously improve not only our products and processes, but also their impact on the environment, striving to use resources wisely and with care.