Created thanks to the entrepreneurial ability of Mr. A. Negrin, Italcarrelli®’s roots go back to 1962, when the industrialist identified the forklift as an essential product for industry.
He founded the firm “NEGRIN AGOSTINO” in Chiampo (Province of Vicenza), which was one of the first industries in Italy to produce diesel engine forklifts, which soon brought orders to the company from every part of Italy.
In 1969 the first electronic forklifts were built; it was an innovative product for the time, which marked a significant step forward for the company on the market, inasmuch as the demand for this type of forklift trucks exceeded the demand for diesel engine forklifts, within a very short time.
At the beginning of the Eighties, the first special machines, such as side-loading forklifts for the wood industry and lift platforms for heavy loads, were introduced.
The high level of reliability of these prototypes marked the beginning of a period of constant growth in demand in the field of special forklifts. In the same period, the company began exporting front-loading forklifts in Europe and overseas, for the first time.
In the Nineties, the high demand for forklifts and special machines could hardly be supported by the Chiampo works. Additionally, Asian competitors imposed research for solutions to achieve more competitive prices, while maintaining the same level of quality. It therefore became necessary to renovate the company structure to adapt it to these new market requirements.
This intervention also led to changing the name of the company to Italcarrelli and remodelling the premises in Chiampo, providing the works with state of the art machinery and equipment and adapting the safety and quality systems to the work required by the new CE standards.
Since 1995 the Chiampo works have been dedicated only to the design and construction of special forklifts.
At the works in Chiampo, many special machines are continually produced for a great variety of sectors, such as foundries, paper mills and glass works.
The sector of glass works soon became one of the most important sectors for Italcarrelli, to the point that the Italcarelli Glass Department was created, which is dedicated to research, development and production of special machines for the handling of flat glass.
Thanks to the considerable investments made in this sector, Italcarrelli has today become a world leader, with its innovative solutions for large plants producing flat glass.
Research in this sector has led the company to use innovative technologies, such as optical and ultrasound sensors, radio operated and touch screen guidance systems.
The experience gained over the years has made Italcarrelli a dependable partner today for a great many companies all over the world, in designing and producing special machines and forklifts for the handling of any type of goods.