Eurocomach was set up in 1992 as a brand which the parent company Sampierana Spa wished to create for the purpose of marketing a new range of products.
On the strength of the experience gained in the earth moving sector over more than forty years of hard work, in 1992 Sampierana took over an Italian company already well known for the construction of small articulated backhoe loaders and decided to improve and augment the range. Already the name chosen gives an insight into the intentions of the Para brothers to expand their entrepreneurial horizons beyond the national territory; Eurocomach in fact stands for ‘European Construction Machinery’ and although the name may have seemed rather ambitious at the time, over the years it has proven to be a far-sighted choice.
Right from its inception at the end of the 1990s the major project was to invest in the construction of a new production facility with an effective surface area of over 51,000 m2 and to develop pioneering, reliable and innovative technologies that would facilitate the industrialised production processes of Eurocomach machines.
The achievement of ISO 9001 certification in 1998 marked a new beginning; Eurocomach was now ready to design and manufacture entirely in its own factories a new range of products that had become by now indispensable in order to cater for the market demands.
In 2000, as well as the traditional articulated backhoe loaders, the Eurocomach range was augmented by two new product families: tracked mini excavators from 900 to 8000 kg and two models of tracked skid steer loader.
The choice proved correct and the range of mini excavators made it possible to expand the sales network beyond the domestic market; France, Belgium and Denmark were the markets where Eurocomach machines enjoyed their first European success.
With a constant eye on market trends, Eurocomach invested in the development of new models and began to take part regularly in the major industrial trade shows: Saie in Bologna, Bauma in Munich and Intermat in Paris to name but a few.
The year 2003 saw the debut of the new ETL 160.3 tracked skid loader (3.4 Ton) and in 2004 the ES500ZT mini excavator (5.4 ton zero tail swing) was presented.
The success of the ES500ZT gave the company the necessary impetus to redouble its efforts and increase investments. New production and design programs were employed to update the entire range of mini excavators.
From 2005 to 2010 the entire range was renewed. All the mini excavators became short radius or zero tail swing, the drive train on the skid steer loaders was revised and a new model, the ETL 140.5 (2.4 Ton), was added.
In 2008, thanks to a new sales agreement, the fleet of machines was enhanced with a new product family; Eurocomach could now offer a complete range of tracked dumpers; new models with payloads from 400 to 2500 kg.
The Bauma trade show in Munich, internationally acknowledged as the most important industry showcase, was used to its full potential in 2010. Eurocomach presented here for the first time the models ES 150.5 SR and ES 180ZT (1.5 and 1.8 ton zero-tail swing mini excavators) and models ES850ZT and ES 900 UR (two of the four versions available in the new 8 – 10 ton range).
During the months immediately after the trade show important partnership agreements with leading international distributors were set up and Eurocomach enlarged its dealership network in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as in Scandinavia. The new frontiers of Australia and New Caledonia were also opened up.
In 2011 and 2012, despite the gradual downturn in certain crucial markets, including the domestic one, Eurocomach nevertheless recorded an increase in the number of units produced as well as sales, with a distribution of over 70 % abroad.
Today the goal is to consolidate the markets already established and to find new ones; to this end, as well as striving to improve and expand the range of products on offer, Eurocomach is setting up its own spare parts warehouse for the purpose of making order processing more efficient and effective while optimising delivery times and costs in order to provide the best possible service to its customers wherever they may be in the world.