In 1975 the Consorzio Emiliano Gas Tecnici was founded in Emilia-Romagna, a project desired and supported by a group of entrepreneurs and artisans, which laid the first foundations for the birth of the current CER group. The very high quality of the production and the convenience of the supply conditions soon allowed the Consortium, only five years after its foundation, to enter the hospital sector and become the largest supplier in Emilia-Romagna, guaranteeing supplies to numerous USLs and healthcare facilities, including the S. Orsola and Malpighi Hospitals in Bologna, the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institutes in Bologna, the polyclinics of Modena, Reggio Emilia, Ferrara and dozens of other hospitals. In 1985 the factory was founded in Calderara di Reno in the province of Bologna, over the years constantly updated and expanded and now recognized as one of the best in Italy. In order to better manage this development, in the 90’s the Consortium established two companies, Cer Medical and Cer Industria, which at the end of the 90’s became part of the Sapio Group. Today Cer Industria controls 100% of Eurotre.