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Corporate History

Alfredo Ricci established the company in 1896 giving birth to the Ricci Family Industries. 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.

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 120 years of experience, the fourth generation of the Ricci Family is now running both companies: Officine Meccaniche Ricci and SERMEC.

The capitalization of over 120 years of enterprise experience has allowed SERMEC to develope innovative remanufacturing and reengineering processes combining high quality products with reasonable costs. A continuous product development allows a wider range also for recent vehicles application, for a winning business solution.

The Remanufacturing process is not limited to the replacement of necessary parts, but involves a reengineering process, through a “reverse engineering” analysis, which implies a quality improvement of the final product.  Through new and remanufactured products and maintenance services, SERMEC empowers efficiency on existing
infrastructure and mobility which constitutes the pillar on an evolving global economy.


Ricci’s family company establishes a new manufacturing plant for Steering Systems branded SERMEC.

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

Opens the first Training Centre.

Opens Logistic & Distribution centre.

ZF Zahnradfabrik Friedrichshafen AG offers a partnership to SERMEC as ZF Warehouse Distributor.

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

Achieves a special mention in ZF’s magazine as the most important ZF authorized dealer.

Award as “Best Italian VOITH’s partner”.

Becomes supplier of ZF Service GmbH for Steering Systems.
New EPS (Electric Power Steering) Remanufacturing program.
Develops a Mechatronics plant.

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 South Europe.
Becomes ZF Sachs distributor.

Opens the Research & Development Department.
Opens the second Training Centre.

Award as “Best Italian VOITH’s partner”.

Achieves the status of “Complete adaptation to technical standards ZF”.
Sets up a new Logistic & Distribution centre.
IPC Certification to conduct courses for precision electronic manufacturing.
Opens a new Electric Power Steering remanufacturing plant and Spare Parts Warehouse.

Achieves DNV ISO 9001 certificate for all the Production Plants & Services.
Becomes Electric & Hydraulic steering supplier of TRW Automotive Czech s.r.o.
Achieves Nexteer product validation for FIAT remanufatured EPS to be compliant with OE standards.
Opens the first White Room for precision electronic manufacturing.
Opens a new Customer Care Call Center.

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

Award as “Best Italian VOITH’s partner”.
New Heavy Duty remanufacturing production lines.
Achieves a special mention on ReMaTec News after having hosted the APRA World Symposium.

Award as “Best EMEA VOITH’s Service Partner”.

European Truck Racing Championship validation for reengineered products.

Achieves DNV ISO 14001:2015 Certificate for Environmental Management System.