Biesse is a global leader in technologies for processing wood, glass, stone, advanced material and metal. It designs, manufactures and distributes machines, integrated systems and software for manufacturers of furniture, door/window frames and components for the construction, ship-building and aerospace industries. It invests 4% of yearly revenue in R&D, boasting over 200 registered patents. It operates through 12 industrial sites, 39 branches and 300 agents and selected dealers, exporting 85% of its production. Its customers include some of the most prestigious names in Italian and international design. Founded in Pesaro in 1969 by Giancarlo Selci, the company has been listed on the STAR sector of Borsa Italiana since June 2001. Today it has 4000 employees worldwide.