The origins: a mechanical workshop with a strong technological bent.
In 1975 Spreafico's founder, Pietro Spreafico, created the company as a workshop specialized in precision machining, repairing and maintenance. Over time the company has undergone a process of constant improvement, expanding at the beginning of the 1990s, with the arrival of the founder's son, Enrico, and the decision to proceed on the path of complex mechanical structure machining and on-site assembly.
From this stemmed the need to move on to a larger building, where it would be possible to install numerical control machines in order to execute faster and more precise productions. The business then started focusing on the construction of special machines, still in the field of mechanical engineering, which was made possible also by the hiring of specialized personnel, such as designers, engineers and technicians. Thus Spreafico has strengthened its experience in the field of technologically advanced machines, suitable to be operated on multiple shifts and requiring very little maintenance.
Entering the coffee industry.
In 2008 the company became an S.r.l. (limited liability company) and expanded its staff with the hiring of twenty new employees, which are supported by a strong network of external suppliers. It was at this time that Spreafico seized the opportunity of entering the coffee industry, designing and building a system, commissioned by Gimoka S.r.l., for the filling of capsules at a speed of 600 pieces per minute. The clientele of the company began to change as well: from small craft businesses based in its same area, to medium sized regional industries, and to big national enterprises thanks to the knowledge and experience of 30 years in the coffee industry of Mr. Gianfranco Zanarini, who is currently the sales manager of Spreafico. In 2012, after a commercial partnership with Spanish company Coyma, Spreafico powerfully entered the Spanish coffee market, securing orders from the most important coffee roasters in Spain. At the same time, the third generation of the family entered the company, with Giacomo, Enrico's son, who has infused the company with great enthusiasm and a strong innovative bent.
the born of Spreafico Automation and Spreafico Meccanica
In 2017, Spreafico S.r.l. changes both its
headquarters and its name, becoming “Spreafico Automation”. Inside the new facilities, the company continues with the
design, construction and fitting activities of machines and full plants for the
filling of capsules with coffee and soluble products. On the other hand,
“Spreafico Meccanica” - an offshoot of Spreafico Automation – it’s a division
entirely focused on the construction of precision mechanical components which
continues to operate inside the previous facilities, mostly working for its "big
sister", but also for other companies: the expertise of 40 years on the
market, combined with the current production structure - that can count on an
ample set of cutting-edge machine tools and production methods - will allow the
company to support several businesses in the mechanical engineering industry.