It is our attention to research and innovation that has allowed us to enter into relationships and partnerships with the world's leading manufacturers of agricultural machinery and construction equipment. Today we have an important market position in terms of the volumes we have achieved and the customer portfolio we have acquired, as well as sales and distribution in the main areas worldwide.
Markets and innovation
Innovation has allowed us to occupy an important market position today.
We took our first steps towards internationalisation in 1997, in India. In a short time our production platform expanded, reaching South America, China and Brazil. Our "local for local" approach is the best way for us to be attentive to the different markets, responding to each specific local need, but with a global vision.Explore
Research and innovation
Innovation has always been part of our company. We have been pioneers in three revolutions:
- automatic seeders;
- four-wheel drive tractors;
- current transmission systems.
We are convinced that it is precisely the ability to innovate, in all fields, that determines the success of companies. Our current product range is geared primarily to improving the experience of those who use our products. This means improving work safety and increasing speed and productivity. A concrete demonstration of our commitment is provided by some of the current technologies produced by Carraro:
- Direct Drive transmission solutions on backhoes, able to improve efficiency by 12%;
- the ECOlogy Mode system, able to reduce kW consumption on construction equipment;
- Twin ShiftTM double clutch transmissions for tractors that guarantee an increase in productivity and better comfort when using the vehicle.
Research and Development
The importance given to research and development is reflected in the distribution of the sites dedicated to the activity. We deal with innovation not only at our headquarters, but also in the main geographical areas in which we operate.
Here are some indicators of the overall size of our research and development activities in Carraro (data as at 31/12/2017):
Financial commitment to R&D
€ 21,9 Mil
Financial commitment to R&D (incidence on revenues)
Human resources R&D and prototypes area
Patents filed in various countries
R&D centres worldwide
Prototype development and test centres