Italian production for Europe: visit to the KatoImer factory in San Gimignano

We went to visit Igino Elefante, sales and marketing director of KatoImer, in San Gimignano, in the province of Siena, where he accompanied us on a visit to the historic Imer Group production plant where the entire range of earthmoving equipment is born of the Tuscan company.

On a morning in early August, in the midst of the productive fervor typical of the last days of opening before the summer break, we are welcomed in the executive offices by Iginio Elefante who immediately shows us with a certain pride how the one we entered is «one historic Imer plant, where concrete batching plants were produced until the 1980s, subsequently decentralized in the Friuli area, and where production of mini-excavators began in the early 1990s in collaboration with IHI Construction Machinery, under the name Ihimer that operated successfully for many years on the Italian and international market ».

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