Landi Renzo: company history
Landi Renzo SpA is a world-leading company serving more than 30% of the market for LPG and CNG alternative automotive fuel systems and components.
The company was established in 1954 when Renzo Landi and his wife Giovannina Domenichini founded Officine Meccaniche Renzo Landi in Reggio Emilia, the only manufacturer of mixers specifically designed for all kinds of vehicles.
National sales grew rapidly, and between 1963 and 1964 the company began exporting to Japan, France, Belgium, and The Netherlands. Opportunities soon arose on the Eastern European, Indian, and South American markets.
Renzo Landi passed away prematurely in 1977. The company continued under the management of his wife and son, Stefano. Stefano became Managing Director in 1987, when the company became a Joint Stock Company, officially launching Landi Renzo S.p.A.
Landi Renzo became an Industrial Group in 1993, when it took over Landi Srl and Eurogas Holding BV, a Dutch company operating in the same market. In 1999 the Group launched its Polish branch, Landi Renzo Polska S.p.Z.o.o.
The following year, the company purchased Med S.p.A. in Reggio Emilia. In 2001, 70% of Eurogas Holding B.V. was sold and Eurogas Utrecht B.V. was purchased by the company's subsidiary, Landi International B.V.
Architecturally innovative new headquarters to represent the company’s advanced technologies were inaugurated in Cavriago di Reggio Emilia in 2001.
The internationalization process continued with the opening of branches in Brazil in 2003, in China in 2005 and in Pakistan in 2006. This same year also saw the foundation of the LANDIRENZO Corporate University: a centre for ideas and development of human resources in the Landi Group, to pass on the company's focus on sustainable mobility.
2007 saw the opening of Landi Renzo Pars in Tehran (Iran).
The Landi Renzo Quality System, which has been ISO 9001 certified since 1996 and was awarded ISO/TS 16949 certification, specific to the automotive market, in 2001, extended ISO 9001 processes and procedures to its Italian network in November 2006 as a guarantee of the quality standards already in use in the company.
On June 26 2007 Landi Renzo S.p.A. made its debut on the Star segment of the Italian Stock Exchange. This important step gave the company new impetus for growth while providing a guarantee of transparency and improving the Landi Renzo Group’s reputation on the market and in its relations with prestigious customers and suppliers.
The intention was to accelerate the process of development in the alternative energies sector, an area requiring major investment to make research the main driver of growth.
October 13 2008 marked another important milestone on the road of constant growth: the takeover of a third international player, Lovato Gas.
In September 2009 the company opened another international branch, Landi Renzo RO in Bucharest (Romania).
During the last two years, the acquisition of AEB Technologies and the american company Baytech, alongside the opening of additional subsidiaries in Romania, Venezuela, Argentina, India and the United States.