Mariotti Forklift Trucks | A History
April 11, 2012 1 Comment
V. Mariotti has been an industry leading provider of compact forklifts since 1920 and has distributed quality lift trucks to North America for more than 10 years. The durability, quality and reliability of Mariotti trucks has positioned them as “the truck” for limited space applications in the material handling industry. Great for re-stocking grocery and retail shelves, maneuvering crowded storage rooms, warehouses, wood floors and mezzanines, Mariotti forklifts and lift trucks are made to help you increase productivity in tight spaces.
Founded in 1920 by Vasco Mariotti to design and sell industrial trucks, carts, lift-trucks, trailers and packaging material on the Italian market.
The company was purchased by the current owners who started to design and manufacture special handling systems able to meet specific needs of some customers.
Production start of pallet trucks, lift trucks, small-capacity counter-weighted lift trucks, counter-balanced fork-lift trucks and electric conveyors.
Due to specific market demands, especially from abroad, the company started to design and produce compact, small capacity counter-balanced forklifts.
FCB range is completed and then capacity goes from 600 to 2000 kg.
Presentation of the first model belonging to new MYCROS range at MOVINT exhibition. This innovative project gradually replaced the previous FCB range.
Presentation of the new MYCROS range to the international market through CeMAT exhibition (Germany).
Foreign sales overpassed 45% of total business which confirmed quality and reliability of the MYCROS project.
Presentation at CeMAT Fair (Germany) of the smallest model of the range, the MYCROS 4, with which the company aimed to consolidate its leadership in the compact forklift segment. MYCROS 4 is the world’s smallest operator-on-board forklift, measuring only 990 mm as L2. After 2 years of negotiations and prototypes presentation, the company started to export to the USA.
Foreign sales overpassed 68% of total business, of which 15% on the USA market.
Setting up of a Joint Venture between V. MARIOTTI Srl and some American partners in order to consolidate and boost business on the USA market. Participation at the CeMAT Fair (Germany) and for the first time at an Asian Fair, CeMAT ASIA (China).
Presentation of the new ME range at the MOVINT Fair (Italy) together with MYCROS range, expanding forklift’s offer to 13 models with a capacity going from 400 kg to 1300 kg. Participation at CeMAT ASIA fair (China).
Presentation of the new MYCROS AC range prototype at CeMAT fair (Germany).
New sales agreement with MH DISTRIBUTION and SMITH & GRAMLEY which become exclusive importers of MARIOTTI products for the USA, Canada and Mexico. Participation at MANUTENTION fair (France).
Debut of MYCROS AC, the new range of AC powered forklifts which embodies more than 30 years’ experience in designing compact forklifts featuring a new technical concept and innovative solutions. Participation at the MOVINT Fair (Italy), at SIL (Spain), MSV (Czech Republic) and at the IMHX Fair (UK).
ME range is renewed into ME AC, then AC traction motor as well as new hydrolic lifting system and new rack&pinion steering system are launched.
Birth of new MYCROS 4-6 AC, another completely renewed product. The smallest forklift of its category. All V.MARIOTTI are now AC powered.