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Corporate History

Mr. Alfredo Ricci established the company in 1896 giving birth to the Ricci Family Business. Today, the company is still involved in transport vehicles repairing and servicing activities.
Leo, Alfredo’s son, in the early twenties kept developing the business and ran the new Family Enterprise “Officina Leo Ricci” up to the early eighties.
Franco Ricci entered the father’s company at the end of the forties and carried on its activities until 2008, when he definitely left the management of “Officine Meccaniche Ricci” to his three sons. They have been involved in the family business since the eighties.
Alessandro, Giovanni and Stefano kept running the family business and in 1992 they established a new company: “SERMEC”.
This new challenging business had the task to further develop the industrial processes started back at the beginning of the century, by their grand-grandfather. With over 122 years of experience, the fourth generation of the Ricci Family is now running both companies: Officine Meccaniche Ricci and SERMEC.
It is almost a decade that the fifth-generation  (Franco’s grand-children: Carlo, Federico, Gian Marco and Nicola) has been involved in the company businesses too. They’re learning the skills handed down through four generations: striving for perfection, by adopting the perfect competence and the best efficiency levels while serving all the aggregates applying the finest technology mounted on modern  transportation means.
Ricci Industries is a family company and we like to call our employees “Family Members”. Ricci Industries has already welcomed 130 members in the team each of whom contributes with his own professionalism, education, culture and most of all his positive personal attitude toward improvement.
The capitalization of 122-years of enterprise experience has allowed SERMEC to developed innovative reconditioning and reengineering processes combining high quality products with reasonable costs.
1992

Ricci’s family company establishes a new manufacturing plant for steering systems branded SERMEC.
1994

Sets up a remanufacturing line to support ZF Lenksysteme costumer as Fiat, Lancia, Audi, etc.
1995

Opens the first training centre.
1996

Opens logistic & distribution centre.
1999

ZF Zahnradfabrik Friedrichshafen AG offers a partnership to SERMEC as ZF warehouse distributor.
2000

Rockwell International / Arvin Meritor offers a partnership to SERMEC.
Sets up bus public companies’ maintenance service.
2004

Achieves a special mention in ZF’s magazine as the biggest ZF authorized dealer.
2007

Becomes steering supplier of ZF Service GmbH.
Starts the production of remanufactured EPS – Electric Power Steering.
Develops a Mechatronic’s plant.
2008

Ricci’s family developes with ZF Friedrichshafen the ATS system for automated testing of mechanic, automatic and automated transmissions.
Becomes a competence & excellence centre for Eaton Transmissions for South Europe.
Becomes ZF Sachs distributor.
2009

Opens the Research & Development Centre.
Opens the second training centre.
2011

Buys a new manufacturing plant.
Achieves the status of “Complete adaptation to technical standards ZF”.
Sets up a new logistic & distribution centre.
The Ricci family achieves authorization by IPC to conduct training for precision electronic manufacturing.
Opens a new Electric Power Steering manufacturing plant.
Sets up a new parts centre.
2012

Achieves a TUV ISO 9001 certificate for all the Plant Production & Services.
Becomes passenger car electric & hydraulic steering supplier of ZF Friedrichshafen AG.
Becomes Electric & Hydraulic steering supplier of TRW Automotive Czech s.r.o.
Opens the first “White Room” for precision electronic manufacturing.
Opens the second line production of reengineered Electric Power Steering.
Opens a new customer care call center.
Achieves Nexteer product validation for FIAT remanufatured EPS to be compliant with OE standards.
2013

Achieves a DNV ISO /TS 16949:2009 Certificate for Remanufacturing of Electric Power Steering EPS.
2014

Received an award as “Best Italian VOITH’s partner”. Achieved also in 2010 and 2006.
Set up four new heavy-duty remanufacturing production lines.
Achieves several special mentions on ReMaTec News after having hosted the APRA world Symposium.
2015

Received an award as “Best EMEA VOITH’s service partner”.
2017

Achieves the European Truck Racing Championship validation for its reengineered products.