Maschio Gaspardo is an international Group, leader in the production of agricultural equipment for tillage, seeding, crop care, green maintenance and hay making. The Group produces a wide range of rotary tillers, power harrows, mulchers, precision planters, cereal seed drills, combination cultivator-drills, flail-mowers, ploughs, minimum tillage, spraying and hay making equipment. The Company has 10 production plants, 7 in Italy and 3 abroad in Romania, India and China. Moreover, Maschio Gaspardo has 12 sales branches worldwide. The Group economic growth is based on continuous R&D, performed by a large team of technicians, but also through the synergies created with the top leaders of the agricultural sector at an international level. The positive trend has also given start to productive investments, among which there is the installation of photovoltaic systems over the roofs of the Italian plants.
The Group currently employs approximately 2,000 people, held together by the following core values:
- Strong orientation to productivity and work
- Proactive approach to growth and development
- Service and quality check
- Strong customer care
A solid company that conceives new solutions, implements and gives life to new technologies, introduces and spreads its knowledge for the development of agriculture.
A 'Winning Team' that strongly believes that if 'You work well the land, it will pay you back'.
In 1964 the brothers Egidio e Giorgio Maschio started the production of rotary tillers in the barn of their house, the so-called 'small shop of rotary tillers'.
That agricultural barn, used as a mechanical workshop, today has become a major industrial Group still managed by the two charter members, the Maschio brothers, and the sons Andrea and Mirco, and daughters Martina and Monica, who guarantee the continuity in the leading of the Group.
THE MOST IMPORTANT STEPS:
1964 - The Maschio brothers established their business in the small shop of rotary tillers. Just in a few years, production shifted from a small-scale set-up to a major industrial production site
1975 - Maschio products start being exported. In 1979 the growth in sales leads to the acquisition of the Terranova production plant in Cadoneghe (Padova), a strategic site for mechanical processing
1994 - Acquisition of Gaspardo Seminatrici, located in Morsano al Tagliamento (Pordenone) and renowned for its precise and reliable seed-drills. The Gaspardo plant has been producing machines for the delicate activity of sowing since 1834 as it still does today
2003 - Maschio Gaspardo opens a production plant in Romania, at Chisineu-Cris (Arad) to produce minimum tillage equipment
2004 - Maschio Gaspardo opens a production plant in China. The Qingdao plant (Shandong) starts building a range of small rotary tillers, flail-toppers and finishing mowers for the Asian market
2011 - Maschio Gaspardo opens a production plant in India, at Aundh (Pune), to produce rotary tillers and mulchers for the internal market
2013 - Maschio Gaspardo opens the Unigreen plant in Portogruaro (Venezia), to produce sprayers and seeders, and establishes a partnership with Moro, a company located in Concordia Sagittaria (Venezia), specialized in the production of ploughs
2014 - Acquisition of Feraboli, a historical company from Cremona, renowned all over the world for its hay making equipment. Partnership with Visini, a society of Calvatone (Cremona) specialized in the production of agricultural trailers, tank trucks and dumpers. Partnership with Friuli Sprayers, a company of Torviscosa, specialized in the production of drift recovery and special mist-sprayers for orchards and vineyards
2014 - Maschio Gaspardo opens a production plant in China. The new Qingdao plant (Shandong) plant is 34.000 mq wide, with 5 new productive lines, and employs about 130 people (but the number of employers will grow to 200 people until the end of 2015).
FACTS AND FIGURES:
- 12 commercial branches
- 19 production sites
- 30 product ranges
- 50 years of success
- 90% of turnover abroad
- 2.000 employees
- 4.000 t CO2 emissions reduced
- 60.000 machines produced in 2013