Varvel celebrates sixty years of history

2015 is the anniversary of Varvel SpA foundation, Bologna-based company specialized in power transmission equipment and symbol of made in Italy excellence. Innovation and technology, but also people and humanitarian projects, in a mix of value and values that gave rise to a reality present today in more than 60 countries, on all five continents.

From the handmade pieces in the first seat in the historic centre of Bologna to a complex that today boasts 40,000 sq.m land of which 20,000 factories, and a group with five companies for about 200 employees, Varvel is a benchmark for the product quality and also for the great ability to customize and the kit-form assembly modularity   combining efficiency and reliability, simplicity and high service level. An important history, which began on February 24, 1955 and that today is a valuable experience to face the future with renewed enthusiasm in view of new successes. Among these, access to Horizon 2020 Programme that has enabled to start studying for a new gearbox that promises to revolutionize the world of mechanical transmissions.

A lot of news in 2015, starting with the new range of made in Varvel gearboxes that will be presented in the forthcoming edition of the Hanover Fair where the company will host the visitors of the international event in a new stand, underlining the innovative design of the group through a modern technology.

Francesco Berselli, President of Varvel SpA
Francesco Berselli, President of Varvel SpA

The celebrations for the sixtieth have a way to go back – among events and tools like the new site but also social networks, house magazine, corporate video and a new company profile – to a history in which besides the work, special care has always been paid to quality, environmental impact and people as evidenced by the various certifications obtained over the years.

These include from 1997, Quality Management System ISO 9001 and the Environmental Management System ISO 14001 from 2001, the recent Health and Safety Management System, BS OHSAS 18001 and also credits for the use of energy from renewable sources to further reduce its environmental impact.

The social commitment is one of the elements that featured Varvel over the years. Since 2004, the company of Crespellano (Bologna) supports three non-profit organizationsUnicef, Doctors without Borders and ANT National Cancer Association – for each paying a contribution of 0.02 euro for every product sold – emphasizing the direct link of its economic results to the protection of less fortunate people.

In addition to the numerous interventions in favor of corporations, associations, institutions, and schools with financial contributions, training, meetings and conferences, as well as collaboration with universities for ethical introduction of young people in the working world, witnessing in the annual edition the Sustainability Report transparency and concreteness have allowed Varvel to be present with a three year show at the Industrial Heritage Museum of Bologna, proving the exemplary conduct and manufacturing excellence of Varvel throughout its history.

Mauro Cominoli, General Manager of Varvel SpA
Mauro Cominoli, General Manager of Varvel SpA

“In such an important year – says Francesco Berselli, President of Varvel SpA – we celebrate our anniversary with the entire community of stakeholders who supported us and he has built us a common path. It’s hard to summarize six decades of the company’s history and condense it all in a few lines. For this we are always available to share our experiences, trying to feel as much as possible the values that motivate us daily and that are one of the points of strength and of great cohesion of this group.”

It is a great achievement – confirmed Mauro Cominoli, General Manager of Varvel SpA – but also a springboard for the future. Investments in technology, logistics, information technology have been crucial to continue to develop the internationalization process in which we are engaged for several years, in addition to research that allows us to create new products more in line with the market demands and sometimes even anticipating them. “