In 2001, at the height of the development of the gold jewellery industry, Legor acquired the well-known Vicenza company F.O.V. (Forniture Orafe Vicentine), a supplier of machinery, tools and consumables for gold and silver workshops. The aim was to strengthen the role of Legor as a 360° consultant in the various phases of the production process, offering the customers its experience in the choice of suitable machinery.
In the same year, in view of the need to internally test the many new alloy formulations resulting from the company’s ongoing in-house research, the company decided to invest its profits by operating a lost wax casting laboratory (the Ultracast Division) dedicated to advanced technical research and particularly complex jewellery casting.
During this period Legor Group became a market leader due to its strong drive towards technological innovation. International gold jewellery operators increasingly turn to Legor for new cutting-edge solutions. Training and research activity took on an official form in 2004 with Legor Group sponsoring and organizing the first international symposium in Europe for gold jewellery production technology: the JTF (Jewellery Technology Forum) was born. Its success was also due to the precious collaboration and sincere friendship of Eddie Bell, Santa Fe Symposium, and Chris Corti of the World Gold Council. Over the years the JTF has provided a forum for prestigious speakers known all over the world.
As a result of the considerable increase in sales due to the strong growth in the jewellery industry, Legor Group management decided to differentiate and complete its product range, aiming to become a global partner for its customers. In 2003 the first plating solutions, the Ultrabright rhodium baths, and some smaller systems for the same process were introduced.
The Legor Group Specializations / Divisions were organized as follows: