Ilmer Maschinenbau Ltd.

Our company has over 50 years of experience and is now managed by the third generation of the family. This experience and research together with the results gathered from numerous test trials and continuous optimization of construction and function enable us to create tools which are more efficient and compact for our customers. Our products are at the cutting edge of technology thanks to the latest planning and development software and modern CNC-machinery. The particular intensive cultivation of fruit and wine in the South Tyrol makes high demands on our agricultural equipment due to the nature and limited size of the cultivable areas. The innovative construction of our products and exclusive use of highquality components guarantee outstanding quality, ease of handling and maintenance, and reliability over many years of service.

Company details

Via Statale 74 , Ciardes , I-39020 Italy

Locations Served

Business Type:
Industry Type:
Agriculture - Crop Cultivation
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)

This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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Forklift truck, flail mower, rear-mounted loader

We have set ourselves the task of continuously developing and improving our agricultural attachments. We have not only considered the optimization of our equipment, but also their special adaptation to different tractors, transporters and crawler tractors. Our personal advice and technical expertise guarantee safe and fast processing in your facility.

Customers - our most important partner

We place great value on always being ready to listen to our customers. This enables us to respond to and meet the individual needs and specific requirements of our customers. Your feedback is invaluable to us. It is the blueprint by which we make our products more efficient and customer-orientated.


Josef Ilmer, the son of a Val Venosta blacksmith founded the Ilmer Josef one-man business in Ciardes and spent his time producing wheelbarrows, concrete mixers and general metalwork.


After intense development work the first motor-driven mulching machine was delivered.


In addition to mobile mulchers, mulching machines suitable for operation on tractors were manufactured and sold. In later years the first employees were engaged and production was expanded.


Major,new product ranges of fork-lift trucks and rear-loaders were introduced onto the market. The success story continued with the sale of Holder brand orchard tractors as a second mainstay under the company name of Ilmer & Götsch OHG.


The range of products was expanded once more with the introduction of hydraulic wood-splitters.


Founding of the firm of Ilmer Josef & Söhne


In this year the one thousandth mulching machine was produced and sold.


More than 30 years later the last mobile mulchers with 2-cylinder diesel motors were produced before production ceased.


The two sons took over the business and changed the company name to Ilmer Walter und Oswald OHG.


The paint shop and production were expanded and modernised.


Foundation of the Ilmer Maschinenbau GmbH Company. The manufacture of mulching machines, fork-lift trucks and rear-loaders continued and these products were distributed over a growing network of retailers.


In addition to the agricultural machinery the scaffolding product group was becoming increasingly important.


The 1001st fork-lift truck was delivered.


The 3000th mulching machine was delivered.


The warehouse was expanded by 450 m² and production was modernised.


Nowadays there are more than 15 employees and the export share is increasing by more than 35% of annual turnover.