The Bonfiglioli family

From agricultural equipment to scrap metal processing and recycling equipment


The Bonfiglioli family started manufacturing agricultural equipment in the early 1930s and obtained numerous patents. 

As time went by, the company expanded and developed its business until it achieved success in the agricultural world in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when it produced the first hydraulically operated agricultural equipment. 


In the 1970s, agricultural machinery production took a different direction with the introduction of the first truck-mounted cranes.

This new production gradually took over until it completely replaced agricultural machinery production in the early 1980s. 

Thanks to a good distribution network, the cranes have been spread across several continents, meeting the needs of public and private, and civil and military clients, also with a remarkable development in the marine sector. 

In the mid-1980s, the knowledge of high-strength steels used in the production of truck-mounted cranes led to the idea of designing powerful, lightweight and easily transportable scrap processing equipment. Thus, the first transportable scrap baler came about, representing a real breakthrough for Ing. Bonfiglioli in the world of scrap processing. 

With the aim of satisfying the growing needs of operators in the sector, throughout the 1990s Ing. Bonfiglioli developed the demountable shears, in the mid-1990s the first inclined shears and the first hammer mills in the early 2000s. 

The product range was further expanded during the first and second decade of the 2000s, with  the addition of new cranes, shears and hammer mills  to meet the increasingly diverse needs of market players. 

Currently, Ing. Bonfiglioli has a strong reputation in the global market for scrap metal processing and recycling equipment.