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Lodi has become a Corporation


LODI has become a corporation (LODI S.p.A.) since July 2015. We fulfilled this change to give strength and visibility to our brand, therefore the new corporate name reflects the quality improvement and the productive growth of the last years.

Lodi in Antarctica


The Anctartica2 expedition bid was to drive a MF5610 agricultural tractor on an ambitious round trip from the Antarctic to the South Pole and back. In achieving the mission, MF5610 made history and became the first standard farm tractor equipped...

Research and Develop

LODI Engineering is a corporate organisation composed by a designers team whose primary objective is the customer satisfaction.

Our specific know-how is also used when a customer’s project is already at an advanced stage, so as to combine what we know with what Customer wants.

People and Careers

At LODI people are the primal resource. Because of that, we constantly invest in training courses and develop share pathways at all levels. Our goal is to enrich our employees’ competences, investing in our and their competitiveness.

About

LODI is a company located in Fabbrico (Reggio Emilia). Since 1958 it has been producing light mechanical carpentry for commercial machines, tractors and earth-moving machines.
Born from the intuition and determination of its founder Luigi, the company has relentlessly evolved, taking advantage of the opportunities offered by a growing economy.

History

  • 1957
  • 1958
  • 1960
  • 1973
  • 1978
  • 1984
  • 1985
  • 1988
  • 1990
  • 1999
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2009
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 1957:

    1957:

    Luigi Lodi has worked for 17 years in the Landini’s Fabbri section with his son Nino. After some company internal decisions, he is proposed to work independently, thus becoming the key supplier for carpentry activities.

  • 1958:

    1958:

    Luigi founds the LODI LUIGI company located in via Trento in Fabbrico, in a 100m²(110yd²) hangar. He moves his preferred and essential tools for his work there. Amongst them, the crank drill, the anvil, the forge, the bench with the vice and many others; some of them could still be working today despite the time.

  • 1960:

    LODI LUIGI company starts a series of products developed exclusively for Landini, such as driver seat supports and steel springs, and simultaneously continues the production of frame carpentry items (windows, doors and banisters).

  • 1973

    The year of a revolution in the methods of production for Landini’s pedals, that were initially produced as a unique piece from molten cast iron. As a result of many ruptures detected during assembly, ‘LODI LUIGI & FIGLI’ proposes an alternative solution which proves itself to be a winning formula: to present the whole product composed of four internal components, assembled and then welded together. This invention gives LODI LUIGI & FIGLI the opportunity to expand their customer portfolio, supplying a few market leaders like Same, Lamborghini, Goldoni, etc, as well as moving to a more mass - produced manufacture.

  • 1978

    LODI LUIGI & FIGLI changes its strategies, moving the production from simple components to full families of products: pedals, pedal kits, wheel tubing and shafts.

  • 1984

    Internal testing activities start, imposed by Massey Ferguson. This would lead to the establishment of a Quality Control Bureau in 1987

  • 1985

    LODI production automation starts with the purchase of the first welding robot, immediately followed by other investment in machinery.

  • 1988

    1988

    LODI moves to the brand new hangar in via della Costituzione 146, in Fabbrico (where it still is today) with an initial area of 2500m² (2989yd²); today the factory covers 10.200m²(12199yd²) and is built on a 24.000m² (28703yd²)area.

  • 1990

    Thanks to the birth of the Technical Design Office and the investments in research and development activities, Lodi Luigi & Figli starts its own final product manufacture, a process that would allow from now on to work as an advisor, side by side with the customer.
    As a consequence, LODI introduces the brand new shaft group into its production, the first ever Lodi’s product entirely and internally designed, manufactured and tested, also according to customer requests. Since Lodi’s first customer “Same”, the company has now managed to penetrate greater market shares.

  • 1999

    LODI obtained from Det Norske Veritas the ISO 9002:1994 Quality certificate.

  • 2002

     LODI diversifies the business, becoming majority partner of Extrema S.r.l. (www.extrema.it), a modern and dynamic company specialized in design and creation of tools for accessibility.

  • 2003

    LODI obtains from Det Norske Veritas the ISO 9001:2000 quality certification.

  • 2005

    LODI revolutionizes the fender system for tractors, obtaining the patent for spinning fender supports; this product allows the maximum possible steering whilst avoiding the fender hitting the tractor chassis. This innovation allows LODI LUIGI & FIGLI to enter the global market, and increases sales volume by up to 35%

  • 2006

    LODI starts the forklift components production, thanks to the rear shaft construction.

  • 2009

    2009

    Thanks to the installment of the first robotic production area, the first concepts of manufacture automation and lean production are introduced. Through the re-design of the layout of the spinning fender supports, In the subsequent 4 years many further investments of the same type would follow.

  • 2011

    LODI becomes a founder partner of ITS Meccatronica (its-re-meccatronica.it)

  • 2012

    Last robotic welding area purchased.
    Birth of the LTT- Lodi Technical Training, internal school for business training.

  • 2013

    LODI creates the new finished painting section. The company is now able to operate the whole production process, from the cutting of rough materials, to the welding, painting and assembling processes.

  • 2014

    LODI reorganizes its company governance, with the establishment of LODI GROUP HOLDING. LODI LUIGI & FIGLI still stays the parent company, now leading two manufacturing companies: Extrema and the new-born LODI srl.

  • 2015

    LODI S.r.l. becomes a corporation (LODI S.p.A.). In the same year, Lodi enlarges its production with the introduction of the crankshaft for harvesters.

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