Landini dealers get Italian factory tour

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Inlon Agrimec Group, Australia’s importer of Landini tractors, recently took a group of dealers off to Italy to inspect the factory first hand

Inlon’s Jim Jardim (left) with Landini’s Filippo Bassoli and Australian Landini dealers at the Fabbrico factory
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In 135 years of operations, the tractor powerhouse that is Landini has continued to innovate and evolve, but there are some core values that have never changed.

Headquartered in Fabbrico in northern Italy and employing around 1,800 people, the Landini factory first opened its doors in 1884, with Giovanni Landini leading the company to build its first tractor engine in 1910.

Since then, Landini’s reputation for specialist orchard, vineyard and high clearance tractors along with durable utility tractors has grown from a culture of innovation intrinsic to the company.

Landini takes pride in being a true manufacturer with four plants in Italy, rather than outsourcing around the globe.

Transmissions and axles are built by Landini employees, including machining housings, shafts and gears.

Heat-treating and assembly is all in-house, while cabins are welded from components and finished and painted on site.

The tractor assembly lines are the pièce de résistance where these marvels of modern engineering come together.

A symbol of this is the OLF (Officine Landini Fabbrico) factory stamp, a guarantee of authenticity and example of company commitment to the production process.

Inlon managing director Jim Jardim says he continues to be impressed with the cleanliness and well-organised nature of the Landini factories with their attention to detail and quality focus.

It was a sentiment shared by Eddy and Tanis Sheather from Sheathers Machinery, who joined them on the tour.

"It was surprising to see the mix of sustaining local employment and using robotic technology," they say.

"The focus on all four Landini factories seems to be keep it local and Italian as much as possible."

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