Who we are

Ing. Enea Mattei S.p.A. has more than a century of experience in manufacturing rotary vane air compressors for commercial, industrial, OEM and transit applications.

In 1919, after World War I, Enea Mattei, a young officer in the Army Engineering Corps, created a company that specialized in the design, manufacturing and maintenance of air compressors—which was previously unheard of in Italy’s industrial sector.

Four years later, Mattei invested in a foundry in Monza to produce cast iron and build a new facility in Milan. World War II halted production and did not begin again until post-war. In 1958, the company produced its first rotary vane air compressor.


In 1960, Ing. Enea Mattei S.p.A. began the construction of a new factory in Vimodrone. Six years later, the factory opened and it has since served as the company’s headquarters.

In 1963, Giulio Contaldi, of OMIC (Officine Meccaniche Ing. Contaldi), acquired and became the Managing Director of Ing. Enea Mattei S.p.A. With the partnership of Officine Meccaniche Ing. Contaldi, a well-known brand within the electric generators industry, Mattei was able to expand production and enter a new market sector.

Throughout the years, Ing. Enea Mattei S.p.A. has reached countless milestones, including international expansion. Between 1985 and 1988, Mattei launched the following subsidiaries: Mattei Compressors Inc. in the United States, Mattei Compresseurs Sarl in France, and Mattei Compressors Ltd. in the United Kingdom. In 2000, Mattei Kompressoren Deutschland GmbH was created and shortly thereafter, Mattei’s presence expanded to Russia and Spain. In 2007, the company entered the Chinese market with the launch of Mattei (SuZhou) Air Compressors Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Our values


For more than 100 years of business, Ing. Enea Mattei S.p.A. has maintained its dedication to the development of the rotary vane compressor.

Today, Mattei continues to make strides in the improvement of its proprietary rotary vane technology in order to provide customers with the best products available. The company’s commitment to product development—as well as quality and service—is why Mattei rotary vane air compressors are the leading solution for countless markets and industries.

Currently, Mattei has a presence in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Oceania. The company has four subsidiaries in England, France, Germany and the United States, and representative offices in Russia and Spain.