|Carpigiani Group Ali S.p.A.|
|Address:||via emilia 45, 40011 Anzola dell'Emilia (BO), Italy|
Carpigiani Group Ali S.p.A. (or Carpigiani) is an Italian company specialised in manufacturing ice cream machines.
Carpigiani has a worldwide market share of 30% for ice cream machinery production.
Today Carpigiani is present in the markets of Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Netherlands, UK, USA, Japan, Russia.
The company was founded in 1944, when the brothers Bruto and Poeri Carlo Carpigiani created the famous "Gastecnica S.a.s dei fratelli Carpigiani". They produced and patented the first ice cream machine, named Autogelatiera.
The technological growth in the 1960s brought Carpigiani to become the worldwide leader in the ice cream machinery, with the invention of the "hard-o-matic".
In 1964 an American secondary company was founded with the name Coldelite U.S.A..
In 1971 Carpigiani bought Cattabriga (concurrent firm).
In 1989 the Comenda Ali S.p.A. group bought the Carpigiani Bruto S.p.A..
In 1993 was certified UNI EN ISO 9001:1987.