Chiaravalli - one of the European leading manufacturers in the transmission sector – was established by Silvio Chiaravalli, its founder, in 1950s, driven by his tenacity and willingness to emerge from ruins and poverty in the post war years. Tough times to live in, but its founder’s resolution, entrepreneurial capacity and ingenuity in mechanics have indelibly marked company establishment and growth.
FIP, Fabbrica Ingranaggi Premezzo, company was established in Cavaria, a small village perched on the lower slopes of Varese Alpine foothills. Since then, Cavaria and its neighbouring villages have always been Chiaravalli family’s strategic manufacturing core.
Founders’ goals had changed but Silvio Chiaravalli’s ambition was unchanged.
Silvio Chiaravalli established Ingranaggi Chiaravalli srl.
Ingranaggi Chiaravalli srl had grown; the company was turned into a limited stock company.
The original factory in Premezzo had constantly been enlarged and modernized with new structures, machineries and offices, indeed it was not large enough for an ever-growing company. Ingranaggi Chiaravalli SpA did not step aside from its growth mission and acquired Aprilia plant, a company in decline.
Chiaravalli Ingranaggi SpA opened its first branch in Padua, Italy.
Shortly, new branches opened in Bologna, Turin and Milan.
Chiaravalli Ingranaggi SpA opened to emerging countries: relying upon its know-how and brilliantly interpreting market needs, it relocated part of its mechanical component production in China.
Over the first years, production, as well as product quality, was granted by relocating specialized staff from Chiaravalli Ingranaggi to supervise component production in China.
Chiaravalli’s founder – the heart and soul of the company - died.
Cavaria was a shocked town and his family was heartbroken. Together they accompanied the company founder on his last journey..
The Chiaravalli family was destroyed by the company founder’s sudden death, but in no way gave up his efforts. Mario, the founder’s young son, and Anna, his younger daughter, took over their family business, and Mrs Carla, their mother, became the company chairwoman.
With its second generation, Chiaravalli Ingranaggi SpA grew: new companies were acquired, new brands and products, together with new development opportunities, were generated.
For the first time, a branch was established abroad: Chiaravalli España and Chiaravalli France were founded.
Chiaravalli Ingranaggi SpA definitely turned into Chiaravalli Trasmissioni SpA.
RC Trasmissioni was established in Buguggiate, in Varese province.
Chiaravalli increasingly grew, new sectors were targeted, and new plants were required; therefore, new companies were rapidly established: Carat, manufacturer and provider of motorcycle products, CP Group, a company specialized in manufacturing drawing design mechanical parts, and CC Lame, a company specialized in manufacturing top quality slicer blades.
CHIARAVALLI CEKA, a branch of Chiaravalli Trasmissioni SpA, was opened in the Czech Republic.
CHIARAVALLI POLSKA, a branch of Chiaravalli Trasmissioni SpA, was opened in Poland.
The new triple Chiaravalli Logistics Centre was opened in Cantalupa.
A 26,000 sqm storage area equipped with top-notch logistics computer systems.
Worldwide economy was going through a deep economic crisis, industrial scenarios were quickly changing and Chiaravalli SpA needed to rethink itself to go on growing.
A company reorganization plan was quickly and responsively designed and realized; the group of Chiaravalli companies was harmoniously reorganized into two new organizations: Chiaravalli Group SpA, the commercial company, and LMC srl, the manufacturing company.
Chiaravalli company reorganization process was completed.
Today, Chiaravalli group counts on over 200 employees and operates in all EC countries, in the Balkan area as well as former Communist bloc countries – Russia in the first place - besides several African countries.
The brand new gearbox and motor assembly and testing area was inaugurated.
Jack assembly and testing department was enlarged.
The new building dedicated to Chiaravalli offices and services was inaugurated.
Gearbox and motor assembly and testing area was enlarged with the brand new Planetary Gearbox division.