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1859 Orlandi

Enrico Orlandi who from an early age showed a particular penchant for mechanics.


Enrico Orlandi and his brother Giovanni gave life to a company that made carts, carriages and wagons equipped, like those of firefighters in Bagnolo, sold not only in Brescia area, but also in Tyrol, where the reputation and the quality of products made in Brescia come to an end of the second war of independence. The workshop, as often happened at that time, was located within the farmhouse. The rooms were small and poorly lit, so much so that workers, when production would permit, to collect the necessary tools and to move on the road, thus creating an impromptu showcase their products: the limited traffic and the practice permit it, it was necessary only summer time.


1922 Orlandi

Original logo of "Rimorchi Orlandi", Brescia.


Born by the will of Enrico and Giovanni Orlandi, the company continues after the dissolution of the company itself, which took place in 1911, with the sons of Enrico: Vincenzo and Angelo. They create the "Orlandi Enrico & Figli" remains active until 1922, when Angelo founded "Carrozzeria A.Orlandi" while Vincenzo creates the "Factory Trailers Vincenzo Orlandi" with headquarters at Quinzano. The production begins with the construction of trailers and special vehicles tippers for the transport of coal and gravel, trailers for moving large blocks of marble, tanks for firefighters and special vehicles for waste disposal.

1936 - 1944

1936 Orlandi

New headquarters in Via XX Settembre 28, with outside the distributor of diesel and gas property of the company.


In 1925 Pirelli begins the manufacture of tires "in balloon" or low pressure. FIAT adopts spray painting and a year later founded the AGIP (Italian General Petroleum Company). In 1928 the producers of Brescia vehicles are associated to the newly ANFIA, that body will then Vincenzo Orlandi hold the office of president of the group trailers. At the same time are improved infrastructures that allow to adjust the road network to the new requirements of circulation. In the 30s it presents the three-axle trailer Imperio, production milestone Orlandi (his stay in the market will continue until the 80's). The creative ability of Vincenzo Orlandi, who personally develops the insights that turn into projects typical of its production, must be protected against strong competition. For this reason they are stored countless patents that guarantee definitely the paternity of his ideas.


1946 Orlandi

Animal-drawn wagon "Vata" 3 tons towing capacity.


The postwar period saw the trailers Orlandi engaged in reclaiming vehicles called remnants of war, that those means that the US military after the war ended, he believed more onerous repatriate who leave the field. The availability of these vehicles was essential for the revival of an economy that was caught between the urgent need to resume and produce and the disastrous conditions of the plants, with the major manufacturers devastated by bombing. This situation was to restore temporarily force the traction animal that, for a short period, returns on Italian roads. It is then expressly set up at Orlandi a series of wagons: the Vata with flow rates of 20, 30 and 60 quintals. They are characterized by rubber wheels, independent suspension and brake with the front control.

1947 - 1955

1955 Orlandi

“Lupo”, the first drawbar coupling with a towing capacity up to 60 ton.


The realization of a semitrailer to one axis only, with a special articulated joint connected to the tractor truck army allowed to provide themselves with a series of trucks that adopted the new solution towing. The staging of this particular device assigns the Orlandi credit for mass-produced, first, the semitrailer. The success of this innovative product is immediate and they are studying different versions. The recovery is now initiated, the manufacturers present new vehicles continuously, characterized by dimensions and different flow rates, with the consequent need for factory Brescia to adjust the range so as to provide a trailer for each truck. The towbar, traditionally applied to trucks by manufacturers, began to be no longer up to increasingly demanding performance. FIAT itself, in the mid-50s, asked informally to Vincenzo Orlandi to study a permanent solution that will solve the problem.

1968 - 1978

1968 Orlandi

The htow coupling is definitely a key element in the trailer vehicle combination; in this photo some of towing systems produced in series.



The import of foreign brand trucks, virtually non-existent until then, takes this time of significant size. The most important Italian brands, now merged in the IVECO brand, have to deal with Mercedes, Scania, Volvo, MAN and Ford, which become in turn vehicles 'motor' of the product Orlandi. Trailers Uranus, Telete, Persian, Ursus, Empedolce, run through Italy and Europe in their various configurations: tank, transporter, with sides, becoming advertising themselves traveling to a successful product. Began in this decade a transformation process due to finish until the 80, with the only choice to devote its resources to the production of towing systems.
The strategic choices are concentrated gradually to favor research and investment in the future of towing systems (tow hooks, fifth wheels, traverse and eyes) for commercial vehicles. The sector of trailers and semi-trailers, eager for heavy investment and tight from the constraints of a system that allows little room to passionate craftsmanship, have to be abandoned in favor of a necessary and more precise qualification of sector.


Orlandi azienda

 Current headquarters of V.ORLANDI Via Quinzano 3, Flero (Brescia).

In March 1989 the family Mascialino decides to take responsibility to continue a tradition of success and took over the ownership of the trailers V.ORLANDI, Gianpietro Mascialino entrusting the task to the new challenges. The company thus becomes part of the CAM-BS group. Great efforts are dedicated to building a strong and dynamic technical team and the renewal of a staff executive capable of operating at the highest level with the most advanced technologies.

1990 - 2000

1990 Orlandi

Machining of components on CNC machining centers.


Huge investments are aimed at the strengthening of the human and material resources to achieve the design, production and marketing live up to the historical traditions of the company. CAD and CAM, CNC machining centers, machines for three-dimensional simulation and verification, advanced testing facilities for materials, complex computer equipment replace the tools of ancient traditions. This colossal effort finally allows achieving ambitious goals, pursued with confident certainty, leading the company to full commercial success at international level. In late 1992 the company name is changed from "No Trailers V.ORLANDI" to "V.ORLANDI", which adds the words "towing systems" to give a message even more clear about the mission assumed by the industry. In June 1994 the V.ORLANDI obtains ISO 9001. In the same year the V.ORLANDI became a member of the ISO, assuming then, since 1997, the role of coordinator of the same workgroup.


2003 Orlandi

An image of the first agricultural catalogue printed by V.ORLANDI.


Founded in 1954 by brothers Gabriele and Luciano Grassi the company deals with fine beginning of agricultural mechanization progressively specializing in the design, manufacture and marketing of towing systems for the agricultural sector. In September 2003 he joined the G.GRASSI V.ORLANDI and thanks to this strategic acquisition the V.ORLANDI also begins to industrialize the agricultural towing systems destined mainly for the original equipment. The production includes not only the trailer hitches manual and automatic, but also slides and chassis interface with the tractor. In addition to the know-how, the acquisition of G.GRASSI allowed to get hold of important patents for solutions to improve the safety and ease of use of agricultural towing systems. Examples are the system "matriosca" that allows switching from one category to another of a hook manual and the system "easy-up" which considerably reduces the force required to adjust vertically (raise and lower) the drive system mounted sleigh.


2009 Orlandi

Logo to celebrate the 150th anniversary of V.ORLANDI.


The financial crisis broke out in August 2007 following a recession that began in the second quarter of 2008 and a serious industrial crisis broke out in the fall of that year - of larger proportions than in the Great Depression - with a sharp decline in production and orders . 2009 will be characterized by a general economic crisis, heavy recessions and dizzying collapse of GDP in many countries around the world and especially in the western world. The V.ORLANDI, became a well-established international company decides to devote most of its resources to the design and development of new products for existing markets and new markets. In the same year the V.ORLANDI celebrates its 150th anniversary.


2013 Orlandi

Commercial poster of V.ORLANDI.


With the economic recovery and investment in the development of new products, the V.ORLANDI is now able to offer the market a complete product range of towing systems dedicated to original equipment sector Automotive, Agricultural, Military and Mining, characterized from dedicated products with very high values ​​of load and particular surface treatments. The production of V.ORLANDI covers today all the requirements of the applications in the domestic and international markets, offering a range of products with load capacity from 3.5 tons to 500 tons. The product catalog of V.ORLANDI is now composed of four volumes: red catalog, dedicated systems for towing trailers, blue catalog, dedicated systems for towing trailers, green catalog, dedicated to towing systems for tractors and catalog "Pacific", dedicated to the towing systems addressed mainly to countries in the area such as Oceania Australia and New Zealand.

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