Winding Technology and Flexible Manufacturing

1993 / Incorporation

Luciano Santandrea, Fabrizio Cresti and Massimo Ponzio found ATOP.

1994 / Starting point

The first machine entirely designed by ATOP is delivered.

2000 / Headquarters

New headquarters with offices and production premises.

2004 / AXIS

In January 2004 ATOP S.p.A. acquires the Company AXIS.

2006 / Extension works

"Office expansion and construction of new production facilities."

2016 / Extension works

Production area expansion of 4 000 m2.

2016 / Continuous technological innovation

The first automatic line for the production of e-traction hairpin stators was delivered.

2017 / Flexibility and performance

Manufacturing of a hairpin stator assembly line for prototypes and low production volumes.

2019 / IMA acquires the majority of ATOP

IMA S.p.A., shareholder of ATOP S.p.A. since 2017, reaches a total stake of 84% in the company.


ATOP is a leading manufacturer of machines and automatic lines for the production of wound stators and rotors of electric motors.

ATOP was founded by professionals having decades of experience in the field of machines for the production of wound stators and rotors of electric motors. Due to a consolidated know-how, combined with the continuous search for innovative solutions, in recent years ATOP has reached a global leading position. ATOP is proposed to customers as an ideal partner for the development and design of innovation technology aimed at industrializing and producing conventional and special electric stators and rotors. Particular focus is on production and quality needs of the field where the company operates.

The two decades of well-established experience in the design and manufacturing of manual/stand alone, semi automatic machines, up to lines and/or fully automatic systems with high productivity and quality, allow ATOP to satisfy even the most demanding customers with flexibility and promptness, by means of cutting-edge projects with high technological content. Development and innovation are therefore the basis of the modus operandi of ATOP, always searching for new challenges and successful conclusions, in order to gain constant growth of know-how and design, and production skills.

In January 2004, ATOP acquires the Company AXIS S.p.A. together with its production brands: AXIS, PAVESI and CORAGLIOTTO. As well as having preserved the highly specialized staff and know-how, ATOP also acquires the customer portfolio, ensuring continuity in production, technical support and customer care. This acquisition has enabled further consolidation of the presence of ATOP on international markets, expanding the possibilities of application of its technologies in increasingly differentiated market areas.

“In our mutual cooperation we are confident of being able to contribute to achieve new goals aimed at continuous improvement of production and the ability to develop new products”.

The stators and rotors produced with ATOP technologies cover all “industries”:

Electric drive, automotive household appliances, power tools, industrial applications.
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Whichever winding technology is being used or electric motor type is being produced, ATOP manufactures machines/lines to guarantee high speed and precision assembly:

  • Production lines for universal electric motors
  • Production lines for brushless electric motors
  • Production lines for traction electric motors
  • Production lines for starter electric motors
  • Production lines for alternators
  • Production lines for induction electric motors


Manufacturing of machines and complete lines with the highest technological content for the production of wound stators and rotors of electric motors, developed to guarantee maximum flexibility, reliability and ease of use. Exploiting its strength and capacity to offer tailored solutions with the goal to meet specific customer requests, even the most complex, worldwide.


Regularly improving our proprietary technologies and know-how in order to increase the assessment and fulfillment of customer needs, by proposing tailored and leading solutions to meet their goals. Always respecting ethical standards, ​​with a particular attention to territory and environment.


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