Since in 1969, Vainer Marchesini, founder, current chairman and C.E.O. of WAMGROUP® manufactured his first screw conveyor, the WAM® brand has come to stand for innovation in Bulk Material HandIing Technology and Equipment Supply. The start was made with the development of standard cement screw conveyors for the concrete industry. Later the product range was extended to other industries such as asphalt, cement milling, lime and plaster processing, biological sludge, animal feed, flour mills, chemicals, foods and glass.
In 1978 the former artisan business turned into a private joint-stock company.
1979 saw the setting up of SPECO® - manufacturers of waste water handling equipment, such as water screw pumps, grit classifying and recycling screws, screw screens and screw compactors.
In 1983 MAP®, who specialise in mixing technology, started their business.
One year later, TOREX® supplied their first rotary valves followed by telescopic loading spouts, pinch valves and level monitoring equipment.
By the beginning of 1991, a new powder discharging division, named EXTRAC®, introduced its new range of products including automatic bag splitters, bulk bag emptying and filling units and bin activators.
In 1997 and 1998, first OLI®, a vibrator manufacturer, then RONCUZZI®, experts in port technology, were incorporated.
Since 1984, thirty-three foreign trading subsidiaries have been established in various countries. Today assembly lines for screw conveyors and dust collectors are operational in the USA producing according to both U.S. and WAM® standards. Other manufacturing and assembly plants have been set up in
China, Brazil, India, Australia, Croatia, Romania, Malta and Turkey. In areas
where no subsidiary under corporate control takes care of the constantly growing number of customers, a global dealer network guarantees professional advice, smooth order management and a ‘round the clock’ spare parts service.
Thanks to an experienced and determined management, great dedication to R & D and a dynamic team, both the manufacturing divisions and the trading subsidiaries have succeeded not only in better assisting long-standing customers but also in the early conquest of new markets and industries.
Although today a holding controls the companies of the Group, one fact has not changed since the beginning: the goal of each company and individual member of staff still is and always will be to offer high quality mass-produced items designed for the world market, at an attractive price.
Since 1994 various WAMGROUP® manufacturing companies have been certified according to ISO 9001 quality management and have been upgraded since to VISION 2000 certification.