BIANCHI INDUSTRY: FOCUSED ON THE FUTURE SINCE 1959
WE INVEST IN TRANSVERSAL PROGRESS
For us, evolution means progressing in every aspect of our business and our offer. The promise that we have made is to always identify new ways to generate value. This means growing together, enhancing our team and harmoniously applying intelligent working methods that are aimed at improvement, such as the rationalisation of industrial processes and an organisation that follows the principles of Lean Manufacturing. It also entails being able to take on an increasing number of processes, overhauling procedures and techniques with perfected, high-tech tools. All of this is aimed at designing and creating machines that are always up-to-date, versatile, functional and digitally oriented.
THE BEGINNING, WITH BICYCLES
Angelo Trapletti began his business career by taking over Chiorda, a bicycle manufacturing workshop.
THE CHANGE IN DIRECTION
The great leap forward, with the acquisition of the Treviglio-based Bianchi bicycles. This was a golden period that saw extensive success in the cycling world.
THE FAEMA OPERATION
Nuova Bianchi emerged from the acquisition of the historical brand Faema. Trapletti acquired the company, taking over operations and all the activities regarding the automatic vending sector.
THE MOVE FROM BICYCLES TO VENDING
After having sold off all the bicycle sectors to Piaggio S.p.A., the Trapletti family focused exclusively on the production of vending machines and began to grow internationally.
LEADERSHIP HANDED DOWN FROM FATHER TO SON
After more than fifty years of activity, Angelo Trapletti ceded chairmanship of the group to his son Massimo, who succeeded him as CEO.
TRAPLETTI FAMILY'S DEPARTURE
In 2001, GE Equity, the operative arm of GE Capital, belonging to General Electric, purchased 20% of the company. In 2005, GE Equity sold its share, and Abn Amro Capital entered the scene, acquiring 60%. The Trapletti family remained as shareholders, with 75% of the remaining 40%, and with Massimo Trapletti as CEO until he stepped dow in 2008.
THE RETURN OF THE TRAPLETTI FAMILY AT THE HELM OF THE COMPANY
After a break lasting six years, return of the founding family at the helm of the company. Bianchi Vending SpA founded.
BRASILIA AND BIANCHI INDUSTRY
The Ho.Re.Ca division was strengthened and consolidated with the acquisition of Brasilia, one of the most important brands on the market.
Bianchi Industry S.p.A. was founded, expanding its scope beyond Vending. The Bergamo-based company expanded, reorganising its assets and bringing together the various divisions under a main, united company brand.
THE STORY CONTINUES
Bianchi Vending and Brasilia are two specialised and independent, yet complementary, business units, making up the extensive range offered by Bianchi Industry. This range is aimed at an ever-increasingly perfected, differentiated and strategic transition towards the digitalisation of experience, with a phygital focus.