Italmodular. Our core Values. Our Beliefs.
For over 50 years ITALMODULAR have been helping companies and their people organize and improve the way they work, with an injection of passion, technology, quality and reliability. This is a business that has unfailingly offered its services to customers as a reliable partner in designing highly innovative modular systems and solutions to rationalize and organize storage space within any workplace. Due to the experience gained, their continuous investments in technology and human resources and their international customer support service, the company now emerges as a solid benchmark wherever factors such as innovation, quality and service are of the essence. A highly efficient combination that steers Italmodular’s efforts towards innovative and totally reliable solutions capable of consistently meeting and exceeding the many and varied demands of each customer.
Mission | Vision | Values
Mission. By drawing on our professionalism, our teamwork and our values, we aim to make more effective, efficient and safe the storing and handling of meat, foodstuffs, medicines and products of various kinds, in cold storage rooms or wherever maintaining high standards of hygiene and quality is essential.
Vision. We want to be seen internationally as a trusted partner for companies in the industrial refrigeration, catering, pharmaceutical and retail chain industry, developing innovative solutions together, thus ensuring end customers know they are receiving unbeatable quality and service and increasing their satisfaction.
Values. Our guiding value is a passion for quality and a job done well, in other words the greatest possible level of satisfaction for the end customer, guaranteed by highly innovative products and services. Our collaborative relationship is based on cornerstone values like trust, professionalism and ethics, with respect to both people and the environment, by implementing an environmentally sustainable growth strategy, embracing the principles of Corporate Social Responsibility as our own.
The roots of the business date from 1882. Great-grandpa Giovanni and his sons worked as blacksmiths in a forge in Via Umberto I, in the centre of Pandino. In 1925, Giovanni and his brothers built a new forge opposite the old one, with a family home attached. Sons Rosetto and Luigi later took over the blacksmith and farm machinery repair business.
The ’50s. In the ’50s, encouraged by the rebuilding process in the period following World War II, various slaughterhouse and livestock businesses began to spring up in and around Pandino. Back then, Luigi started to handcraft his first slaughterhouse and meat products factory systems and equipment and to supply the first local slaughterhouses with the equipment they needed for the meat slaughtering process.
The ’70s. Luigi passed away in 1970, followed six years later by Rosetto. Following their deaths, Rosetto’s sons Battista and Emilio made the decision to carry on the slaughterhouse system manufacturing business, while Luigi’s sons took care of the farm machinery repair side of the business. In 1974, Battista and Emilio decided to expand the business and built a new 1000sq m facility at number 25 Via De Gasperi, the company’s current headquarters. Thus the partnership Italmacelli S.n.c. was established in 1976 with the aim of carrying on the slaughterhouse system manufacturing business. A major injection of innovation quickly ensued and, in the ’80s, aluminium was introduced as the number one material.
The ’80s. With manufacturing processes now honed to perfection, an overhead rail system was created in 1980, made entirely from anodized aluminium alloy, and was christened IM80. It proved particularly suitable not just for large-scale slaughterhouses, but also for small butcher’s shops, resulting in a broader customer base. In 1988, an overhead rail system was produced that would suit the needs not just of butcher’s shops, but also meat products factories and supermarket meat departments. The IM89 system was born. The production facility was extended in the ’80s with the construction of an additional building with 1500 sq m of floor space.
The ’90s. The company diversified their business by introducing a new product. The modular shelving system in anodized aluminium alloy, known as the IM92, was created in 1990. From their beginnings as a manufacturer of slaughterhouse and butchery equipment, the company now also served catering, industrial refrigeration and shopping centre businesses. This product brought about a further increase in the customer base, with business connections established internationally. From product innovations the focus shifted to process innovations, hence leading to the development of new design techniques and the creation of a software for optimizing shelving composition: Shelving Optimization. In 1994, to meet growing safety requirements, a new overhead rail system was produced. Known as the IM96, it now replaces the IM80 for certain purposes. The business’s continued growth and diversification led to its conversion, in 1996, to a limited company called Italmodular S.r.l..
In 2005 a new patented overhead sliding shelving system was designed in 2005. In addition to optimizing storage space to the full, being hung off the ground meant the whole floor was easier to clean: overhead shelving was born. Twenty years on, the IM89 system has been restyled, introducing numerous improvements, such as the patented frog switch. The IM09 overhead rail system was born
2007: After a long period of active experimentation Italmodular produces a new modular line of protection for refrigerated counters that is called IM97. The innovation consists in the adjustable curve that allows it to be adapted to all models of refrigerated counters and so to protect them from impacts and shocks of the trolleys.
The year 2011 is marked by the birth of Easy Compact, a sliding shelving that facilitates, organizes and increases storage space even in small cold rooms, making this product ideal for the Ho.Re.Ca.
In 2013 Italmodular realizes his revolutionary creation: Smarty, a trolley for GN / EN, pans and trays, ideal to minimize its size thanks to its innovative feature that makes it unique: the patented folding structures and its sides that are completely removable.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate Social Responsibility
Italmodular adopted aluminium as the main component for their projects and products back in the ’80s and ever since have been shunning raw materials that, although cheaper, have a high environmental impact.
So why aluminium?
Aluminium is available in nature and is extracted from a very common mineral, bauxite, which accounts for approx. 8% of the earth’s crust and comes in the shape of variously coloured (pink, red, brown, grey) granular or rocky clay. It was named after Les Baux, a French region in the Pyrenees where it was first identified.
Aluminium boasts good properties, namely:
- lightweight yet offers good impact resistance;
- resistant to corrosion, hence it is non-toxic and does not affect the taste and colour of the foods it contains;
- hygienically safe (protects from light, air, moisture, smells and micro-organisms);
- non-magnetic: it is not attracted by magnets, which is one reason why it is used to produce equipment such as radios, radars and stereos;
- excellent heat conductor;
- excellent electric conductor;
- 100% recyclable, enabling much of the initial investment to be recovered
Aluminium is a totally recyclable material with a low environmental impact and very high recovery value.
Its recovery and recycling, apart from avoiding the need to mine bauxite, means a saving in the energy that would otherwise be required to produce aluminium starting from the raw material. In actual fact, 4 kg of bauxite and 14 kWh of energy are required to produce 1 kg of aluminium, while to obtain the same amount of new metal from used aluminium, just 0.7 kWh are required, thus resulting in a 95% saving in energy and 100% saving in bauxite.
Recycling aluminium thus means, for every kg of recycled aluminium, producing 9 kg less of CO2, 29.4 g less of NOx, and 1.5 kg less of Coal, while extending the life of a single inhabitant of Guinea by 1.78 minutes.
In addition to aluminium, Italmodular uses Polyethylene – another recyclable material – for its plastic components. Goods are sent to the customer arranged in cardboard boxes, on wooden pallets and wrapped with shrink film: all of which are recyclable materials.
This is just the first step in the development of a sustainable strategy.