• 1946


    In the ruined Italy of the immediate post war years, reconstruction was a national priority. One of the leading protagonists of this effort was the Alberto Sassi company, which managed by its founder Mr. Alberto Sassi, started manufacturing essential building construction equipment, specializing in the production of gearboxes for lifts.

  • 1961

    Limited company

    The company becomes a S.p.A., which is a joint stock company, the offices and the production units then moved to our current location in Crespellano on the outskirts of Bologna.

  • 1965

    Electric motors

    Alberto Sassi company begins the manufacturing (as sole gears manufacturer in Europe) of electric motors.

  • 1982

    New test tower

    The Alberto Sassi company becomes one of the world leaders in this field. In that year, builds a 30 meters high test tower to test new products.

  • 1995

    Acquisition SMS Sistemi and Microsistemi S.r.l.

    The Alberto Sassi S.p.A. takes over the control of the company SMS Sistemi e Microsistemi s.r.l. to whom is transferred the electronic section (which had been created by Sassi in the early '80s).

  • 1996

    Certification UNI EN ISO 9001

    The high standard and the quality of the company's products is confirmed and enhanced by achieving UNI EN ISO 9001 certification.

  • 1996

    Acquisition of Gibierre S.r.l

    The Alberto Sassi S.p.A. purchase the majority shares of the company Gibierre S.r.l. which starts the manufacturing of all electrical motors, once produced by Sassi.

  • 2000

    Sassi Holding

    In order to streamline its management structure, S.p.A. Alberto Sassi has decided to separate the production and sales activities, now transferred to Alberto Sassi S.p.A., from the real estate and investment operation, and convert to a Holding Company, still belonging to Sassi family.

  • 2000


    Following the needs of the market and the technical experience gained therein Alberto Sassi creates LEO, the chamaLEOn of the Year 2000, that is a new gear able to adapt itself to all installation's requirements.

  • 2000

    Sassi Lift Systems L.t.d.

    Sassi Holding takes over control of the company Liftmaterial (GB) L.t.d. - a trading company located in Great Britain - which in June 2001 changed its corporate name to SLS Sassi Lift Systems L.t.d..

  • 2001

    Acquisition of Faymesa SL

    Sassi Holding takes over control of FAYMESA S.L. a Spanish company specialising in the manufacturer of gearboxes for lifts.

  • 2002

    Certification TÜV

    The quality managing system of Alberto Sassi Spa, already existing since 1996, is now certified by TÜV.

  • 2004


    The technological family of the SASSI products is enriched by a new gem: the Gearless is born. Totally designed and produced in our premises, it is characterized by its lightness, noiselessness and the high levels of energy efficiency.

  • 2007

    Expansion production area

    Ready to face the new challenges on a more and more competitive market, the company and productive structure of the group is strengthened by incorporating the company Gibierre srl and by building a new industrial premises near the existing one.

  • 2008

    A new industrial building

    A new industrial building of 1500sqm close to the existing ones is built to lodge state of the art machine tools.

  • 2010

    Alberto Sassi Espana SL

    Company Faymesa change name into ALBERTO SASSI ESPANA SL.

  • 2016

    Expansion does not stop

    Expansion does not stop and a new 3000 sqm building is constructed and used for motor processing as a result of the transfer of the plant of San Cesario and in order to give boost to the motor department.

  • Today


    At present Alberto Sassi S.p.A. extends over a covered area of over 18,000 square meters including 4 production plants, and employs 170 people, including managers, employees and workers.