... a major turning point in the history of railways... the creation of MATISA and the appearance of automated track maintenance. Ever since it was established on 15 May 1945, MATISA has been a major player in the railway world. Its founder, Mr Constantin Sfezzo, was a passionate man and a true entrepreneur. He was able to communicate his passion and inspire his team of trailblazers. His spirit still drives his successors.
MATISA created the machines at the source of the mechanization of railway maintenance. The first tamping machine, «the standard», was developed in 1945. Even though MATISA now boasts a long experience, it has retained its pioneering spirit, and its passion for innovation and research.