Fassi Gru acquires the French company Marrel together with Miltra SAS

August 2013 - The Fassi Group based in Albino (BG) has acquired a significant share of the French company Marrel SAS, a legendary firm located in Andrézieux-Bouthéon, close to Lyon, with 120 employees and origins that date back to 1919. For the Italian group, world’s leader in the production of truck cranes, investing in a company that manufactures hook lifts, skip loaders, tipper scissors and hydraulic cylinders means staying in the industrial vehicle fitting out sector, thus expanding its business. By doing so, Fassi intends to offer these new products besides its articulated cranes due to their interesting market prospects.
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Fassi Gru S.p.A. will be at the 30th Edition of BAUMA to reaffirm its technological leadership

Fassi Gru, world leader in the lifting sector, will be on hand at BAUMA 2013, the most important international tradeshow dedicated to the building sector, to be held in Munich from April 15th until the 21st. Now in its 30th edition, BAUMA has always been a privileged venue for the construction world, a chance to present the most innovative solutions to sector professionals from all over the world.

The Fassi Gru stand will be located in Outdoor Area North, F8 stand N827/3, and will cover a total surface of 540 square metres

Important new products will be on display at the stand. For example, the Fassi F120B and F125A cranes, which follow the F110B model launched at the SIAE 2012, featuring a system with single or double linkage (respectively identified by the acronyms F120B.1/F120B.2 and F125A.1/F125A.2) to further improve performances and efficiency. As for the F125A, the exclusive device for automatic dynamic control is also fitted on a light range crane.

Fassi new graphic visualizerIn particular, two new models are on display as absolute previews: the F485RA xhe-dynamic and the F800RA xhe-dynamic, which offer exceptional lifting capacity in their specific segment. Specifically, the F800RA xhe-dynamic model is equipped for the first time with the new exclusive electronic control system of load conditions called Fassi FX900, and with the new user panel on the crane that collects and displays all information pertaining to the operating conditions of the crane thanks to a latest-generation colour “touch screen” graph display.

The F1950RAL+L816L crane, which offers the largest reach ever developed by Fassi.

The S Range will also be on display with the new F195AS model, with enhanced performances and, most importantly, with the single linkage system to increase the efficiency of this crane, which belongs to a range specifically designed for the German market.

Moreover, visitors will be able to watch the Fassi Smartapp at work. This is a veritable integrated real-time data collection and reading system, capable of performing remote diagnostics on crane operation. A “must have” system if you wish to make the most of the features offered by your crane, and to improve crane maintenance times, thanks to utilization statistics.

Fassi will also be displaying the new compact remote controls, specifically designed for small range cranes. This new device will be presented, fully functional and testable, in combination with a Micro crane.
Fassi cranes are an investment that lasts in time, as their characteristics stay the same for over 10 years, a timeframe identified by competitors as the “expiry” for the lifecycle of their products
Two simple acronyms that may seem to not mean much. Fassi cranes comply with the new standards (formerly H1B3), which means that their qualities stay the same for a much longer period compared to its competitors which, on the other hand, offer products with an “expiry date”, and whose lifecycle is considered over after 10 years.
However, the moment a Fassi crane starts working, it is intended to last a lot longer. It is not a declaration of intents but rather a certainty, confirmed by the fact that more than 70% of the cranes produced in almost 50 years of company history are still fully working.
A confirmation of quality further strengthened by the fact that a used Fassi crane retains a high value on the market and does not depreciate. Consequently, choosing Fassi is a veritable economic and entrepreneurial investment that translates into profitability in daily use. Thanks to the technological developments according that place innovation as a characterizing and competitive value, Fassi cranes ensure superior performances and capabilities. Working better and faster, in total safety under all kinds of lifting conditions, even the most complex and taxing ones, means tangible advantages in terms of performance.
Fassi Gru is one of the few crane manufacturers in the world to take on the burden of fatigue tests for all its models. The term “fatigue” stands for a process within which a material may break, with cracks forming under the action of repeated loads. In practice, it has been shown that, under special conditions, this phenomenon can start (be triggered) after only 1000 lifting cycles. This is why the design consistency is verified in continuous cycle, by means of a fully equipped prototype crane assembled on a special bench, with a minimum of 200,00 work cycles. Through fatigue tests, design engineers can truly assess whether the crane complies with the design data. Firstly, depending on the effects of the concentration, of the stress, of the shapes, of the number of cycles and of the statistical curve of the loads. Secondly, depending on other factors such as static strength, average stress, residual welding stress, metal sheet thickness, working temperatures and frequency of the loads.
It is important that a crane always be fully efficient. This is why choosing a Fassi crane means making a quality investment with high added value, intended to create both short and long-term returns, also easier to amortize and with guaranteed performances.
The goal of Fassi Gru is to provide all its products with added value in their various aspects: from mechanical solutions to hydraulic functions up to electronic systems, without forgetting after-sales services
Fassi-RDResearch and Development are crucial elements of Fassi’s world, the foundations of the construction philosophy that guides the company towards increasingly demanding challenges, in order to develop solutions capable of anticipating the needs of the market. In fact, the company firmly believes that innovating means having a view of the future without neglecting today’s reality, in other words staying true to the specific peculiarities of the product.
This is exemplified by the instruments made available to the design department: the calculation programmes developed in cooperation with the Milan’s Polytechnic Institute, the highly advanced design and simulation CAD systems such as “Catia”, also used by leading manufacturers in the automotive and aerospace sectors, in addition to Fassi Gru, the only company in the articulated cranes sector. A system thanks to which it is possible to work in a virtual reality, with an overall view of all phases and all aspects of the design, verticalizing and integrating all processes into a single tool: concept, development, simulation and structural analysis.
Electronics and the use of high and ultra-high strength steels (UHSS) are also crucial when it comes to making the difference, as they are able to ensure extremely high performances. Hence, relying on the concept that a company needs to offer more to its customers, combining safety and performances: in other words, combining the highest performances without taking any risks, thus enhancing the overall safety of the equipment.
Another important aspect is the man-machine interface. Fassi Gru was one of the first companies to develop remote control systems using a radio control. This has resulted in the operator being able to work in safer positions, with improved visibility and, in some cases, limiting the number of workers needed to carry out the job. Innovative communication systems were created and radio transmission reliability concepts were established; moreover, the crane control instruments were made “user-friendly”, making it possible for the operator to manage the crane in real time through the display.
The high standards followed during the construction phase are a direct result of the company’s focus on the design and development phase of the prototypes. Without forgetting the capillary and professional after-sales network, operating in 60 countries throughout the world and always ready to step in when the customer needs technical support.

Fassi Gru S.p.A. will be at the 30th Edition of Bauma to reaffirm its technological leadership at the most important international event in the world of constructions

Fassi Gru, world leader in the lifting sector, will be on hand at Bauma 2013, the most important international tradeshow dedicated to the building sector, to be held in Munich from April 15th until the 21st. Now in its 30th edition, Bauma has always been a privileged venue for the construction world, a chance to present the most innovative solutions to sector professionals from all over the world.
In fact, Bauma 2013 may be getting ready to exceed the numbers of the 2010 edition, also afflicted by the ash cloud erupted by the Icelandic volcano which caused the grounding of many flights. In spite of the ash cloud, the 555,000 square meters of the 2010 trade fair attracted a total of 3256 operators representing 53 countries, with 420,000 visitors from 200 countries.
The Fassi Gru stand will be located in Outdoor Area North F8 Stand N827/3, and will cover a surface area of 540 square metres. The stand will feature a futuristic structure in PVC with weft in inflatable nylon that, in addition to its attractive look, emphasizes the company’s desire to travel down new paths, with the innovation of industrial products but also from an image standpoint.
The Group. The Fassi Group is currently made up of six independent companies operating in the Lombardy and Emilia Romagna regions, all involved in the construction and marketing of hydraulic cranes. The 13 autonomous units cover a total surface area of 138,000 square metres, 63,000 of which are covered, with a total workforce of approximately 450 people.
The companies are: FASSI GRU Spa (Albino – BG), parent company and commercial coordination; O.ME.FA. Spa (Albino – BG), production of medium-heavy cranes; CARMO Srl (Nembro – BG), production of medium-light cranes; CIESSE (Campagnola – RE), carpentry; O.CI.MA. Srl (Almè – BG), jacks; O.M.B. Srl (Petosino – BG), mechanical jobs.

Fassi Gru S.p.A. - Loader cranes manufacturer since 1965

Fassi Gru is the market leader among Italian producers. Its product range and sales numbers place it among the top producers of hydraulic cranes in the world.

Fassi’s production potential is approximately 12,000 cranes per year. The entire range is exported and distributed throughout the world through an efficient and widespread distribution network. From Canada to France, from the UK to Australia, Fassi’s professionalism is reflected in the company’s goal of meeting different market needs, which are often linked to the specific geographical and economic conditions of individual countries.