OUR COMPANY, ON THE TIMELINE
A PERSON, ALBERTO SASSI, HAD A FARSIGHTED IDEA.170 PEOPLE - INCLUDING EXECUTIVES, OFFICE AND FACTORY WORKERS
NOW COMMITTED TO FULFILLING HIS DREAM.
1946AN END AND A BEGINNING
The end of the Second World War left Italy in critical conditions encompassing infrastructures, agricultural production and the industrial system. Within this framework, Alberto Sassi – electrical engineering technician and former army officer – wished to play an active role in the Reconstruction.
Thus it was that a small business for the production of building machinery was established.
The first trademark – Astor – was registered on 2 July 1946.
Just as a bird that uses upward currents to fly and move around, so did the first Sassi elevator traction machines.
1950 – 1960 THE ITALIAN ECONOMIC MIRACLE
The Reconstruction stimulated years of strong economic growth and technological development. Against this backdrop, the company pioneered by Alberto Sassi became increasingly organized and specialized in the production and marketing of elevator traction machines.
1961ALBERTO SASSI S.P.A. WAS ESTABLISHED
Alberto Sassi became a Limited Liability Company and moved to the new premises in Crespellano (BO).
At that time, there were neither industrial facilities nor links with the city. But the logistical challenges for both employees and production paid off during the following years as the surrounding industrial district developed.
1965 – 1981DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS
We began to work with the most important companies in the sector, both in Europe and the World.
1996 WE ACQUIRE UNI EN ISO 9001 CERTIFICATION
New building technologies for elevators – without machine rooms – begin to make headway in the market.
We launch our versatile LEO, a geared machine designed for use in all types of roped lift installations.
2004OUR GEARLESS TRACTION MACHINES ARE NOW MADE IN ITALY
The elevator industry welcomes new technologies, with an eye to sustainable development.
The Alberto Sassi Gearless department creates G-400 – the first standardized product – and presents it during the Interlift trade fair at Augsburg in 2005.
2018THE NEW FACTORY
We invest to optimize production. Next to the industrial building already expanded in 2008, we are inaugurating a new 3,000-square-meter hall entirely dedicated to motor processing. We now have a covered space of 16,800 square meters out of a total industrial area of 33,000 square meters dedicated to geared and gearless machine design and production.
The Sassi Holding Group
We embarked upon a process of industrial acquisitions in 1995, one that led to the present day Sassi Holding family.
SMS Sistemi and Microsistemi S.r.l.
We acquired SMS and entrusted them with the management of our electronics department.
We acquire Gibierre s.r.l. then merged into Alberto Sassi in 2007, to have complete control of motor production.
Alberto Sassi S.p.A.
From the spinoff of industrial activities from real estate activities, Alberto Sassi S.p.A. was born, which kept the in-house production of gearboxes and then gearless over time.
SLS Sassi Lift Systems L.t.d.
We acquired the majority share in Liftmaterial (GB) L.t.d. – a business and services-providing enterprise with headquarters in the UK which, in June 2001, changed its business name to SLS Sassi Lift Systems.
ALBERTO SASSI ESPAÑA S.L.
Subsidiary Faymesa S.L. becomes Alberto Sassi España S.L., completing the elevator gearboxes offering with its own models always featuring Sassi technology and quality.
Code of ethics
We have summed up the spirit that drives us in our first Code of Ethics.
We invite you to read it
Bene factumOur MISSION
Our company owes its origins to courageous intuition: making geared traction machines and motors in post-war Italy. Investing in research, development and human capital has led us to become a world leader in the field of geared machines.
Today we create traction systems for vertical mobility, all Made in Italy.
Tomorrow we will be providing solutions abreast with innovation and the new environmental sustainability criteria.
Our technologies are produced in-house; we test them, ours is a hands-on approach.
We do this while focusing on the elevator industry of the future.
We will proceed one step at a time, accurately.
One step at a timeOUR VISION
Our daily commitment is to ensure that Alberto Sassi is an excellent partner to do business with, a great company in which to work, an industrial enterprise not only focused on profit but also on the environment.
Keep ahead of the market trends and make Made in Italy innovation a part of the global elevator industry is the goal on which our future will be built.
The journey has already begun, but the road is long.
An undertaking that calls for commitment, sacrifice, investments and courage.
We will proceed one step at a time, without taking short-cuts.