With sales up to 50% abroad depending on the year, Italy's F.lli Annovi is a well-established manufacturer and supplier of manure spreaders. "The company was founded in 1960 by my father Marino and in these 62 years we have sold about 50,000 machines," explained Franco Annovi at the Interpoma fair. "We have specialized in manure spreaders right from the beginning."
Organic manure and compost can be easily and evenly spread in orchards or plots where vegetables are grown with F.lli Annovi's machines. "They are solid and simple machines. Growers can maintain them themselves, but maintenance needs to be done only very sporadically. We export to 32 countries around the world, and the demand is increasing from the organic sector as well."
With its international reach, the company is part of Cermac, the consortium of Italian manufacturers of technologies and products for agriculture and horticulture.
Marino Annovi built and patented a first turbine manure spreader in 1962 and then other agricultural tools such as self-loading feed trailers and motorized mowers.
The subsequent automation revolution and Marino's determination to replace human and animal physical effort with mechanical means contributed to the company's natural expansion. The first manure spreaders with turbines were manufactured in the early 1960s and the response was so successful that by the early 1970s more than 10 machines were being delivered daily. It was in these years that the product range expanded from small machines to be used in vineyards to large machines for larger farms or contractors.
Steel, chains, wood, all simple elements that are easy to clean and maintain
Today the company is involved in the design and construction of machines for agriculture, specifically turbine-driven manure spreaders ranging in sizes from 2.5 to 23 cubic meters, rear-roller manure spreaders, bedding and bunkers in livestock farms, and sealed manure spreaders for semi-liquid products such as olive pomace or fruit and vegetable processing waste.
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