CESAB is an acronym for "Carrellificio Emiliano S.p.A. Bologna", which actually means "Emilian forklift company in Bologna". [Emilia Romagna is an Italian region, whose capital city is Bologna]
In 1953 Mario Marabini secured the first authorised dealer agreement with CESAB of Bologna. Today brothers Nerio and Maurizio Marabini still manage the CESAB dealership and have seen the company grow strongly over the last 60 years. With more than 40 employees based at the 3000 square metre Orio al Serio, Bergamo site, Marabini are now certified I SO 9001 and operate with a loyal customer base.
In 1958 Joris Van Dijck started as the CESAB dealer for Belgium and Luxemburg, based in Morkhoven a suburb from Herentals in the Antwerp region.
In 1995 they established their new offices in ‘Herentals-Klein Gent’ an area of 6,000 square metres and next to one of the main highways in Belgium. The Van Dijck brothers Chris and Wim are still very active in the CESAB dealership which is now an innovative, modern company.
CESAB Material Handling GmbH was formed in 1982 and is now part of the CESAB Material Handling Europe organisation.With its head office in
Eberstadt and an extensive dealer network, CESAB Material Handling GmbH distributes its expanding product range to customers within Germany.
This helps customers to have the best of both worlds; high quality products backed by strong local support and rapid response times.
CESAB Material Handling UK* was formed in 1992 and is now part of CESAB Material Handling Europe organisation. With its head office in Wellingborough and an extensive dealer network, CESAB Material Handling UK distributes its expanding product range to customers within the U.K. This helps customers to have the best of both worlds; high quality products backed by strong local support and rapid response times.
* Trading name of CESAB UK Ltd
Pininfarina S.p.A. is a leading Italian design house based in Cambiano, Italy. Founded in 1930 by automobile designer and builder Battista "Pinin" Farina, Pininfarina has been employed by a wide variety of high-end automobile manufacturers. It also has designed trams in France and Greece, high-speed trains in Holland, and trolleys in the USA and since the 1980s Pininfarina has been consulted on industrial design projects with clients including CESAB for the Blitz range of forklifts. www.pininfarina.com
Compasso d'Oro is an industrial design award which originated in Italy in 1954 by the La Rinascente company from an original idea of Gio Ponti and Alberto Rosselli. From 1964 it has been presented exclusively by Associazione per il Disegno Industriale (ADI). The Compasso d'Oro prize acknowledges and promotes quality in the field of industrial design originating in Italy. www.adi-design.org
CESAB Material Handling France was formed in 1997 and is now part of CESAB Material Handling Europe organisation.With its head office in Paris and an extensive dealer network, CESAB Material Handling France distributes its expanding product range to customers within France. This helps customers to have the best of both worlds; high quality products backed by strong local support and rapid response times.
Toyota Industries Corporation was founded in 1926 by Sakichi Toyoda to manufacture and sell the automatic looms which he had invented and perfected. Since that time Toyota Industries has promoted diversification and expanded the scope of its business domains to include textile machinery, automobiles, materials handling equipment, electronics, and logistics solutions.
The iF product design award is one of the world’s most important product design awards. Award winning entries are allowed to carry the iF logo, a label that signifies outstanding product design. www.ifdesign.de/awards_index_e
Since the acquisition LTE has invested heavily in new technologies and processes. The investment has included an internal material flow redesign to create a new more efficient layout and support the implementation of Just In Time and Kanban techniques. It has also enabled a new oxi-cut material warehouse to feed the four robot welding lines and a new assembly line able to reach a production capacity in excess of 15,000 masts per year in one shift.
CESAB Material Handling Europe was formed in 2009 and is part of the Toyota Material Handling Group. With its corporate head office in Brussels and sales support in Bologna, CESAB Material Handling Europe distributes its expanding product range to customers in 23 countries through a network of exclusive independent dealers. This helps customers to have the best of both worlds; high quality products backed by strong local support and rapid response times. www.cesab-forklifts.eu
The CESAB M300 range has been built to deal with the rigours and knocks of everyday working life. Strong, tough and reliable with capacities from 1.5 to 3.5 tonnes. Every CESAB M300 has been manufactured using TPS (Toyota Production System) widely acknowledged as one of the most successful manufacturing systems in the world.
Launch of CESAB warehouse range
A new range of powerful and efficient material handling equipment was launched by CESAB at CEMAT, Hannover. Ergonomically designed reach trucks, cold store cabins and heavy duty powered stacker and pallet trucks are just some of the new models CESAB brought to the European market in 2011.