In 1948, a visionary and innovative Marco Turolla founded a gear pump company under his family name. The journey of Turolla began 70 years ago in the Italian Hydraulic Valley, the most fertile soil for hydraulic technology.
On May 3, we gathered to celebrate the journey that made Turolla what it is today. Lots has changed since our first production facility, but our DNA has stayed the same. The plant that was seeded in 1948 has grown and flourished – thanks to a relentless commitment to innovation, customer satisfaction and product excellence.
Nothing makes us prouder than raising our glasses with those who bring Turolla’s Fast Forward Thinking DNA and its brand promise to life through day-to-day hard work and passion. We are grateful and blessed, and we owe them a thank you for helping us shape Turolla’s vision and unleash its potential.
We thank our clients, business partners, colleagues and retirees for their loyalty. A special thank you goes to the Danfoss Chairman of the Board Jørgen Mads Clausen and his family, Danfoss CEO Kim Fausing, and members of the Danfoss Group and Danfoss Power Solutions Leadership Team. Your support has been invaluable.
Turolla’s 70th anniversary party took place at the Turolla plant outside Bologna. After starting things off with plant tours organized for our guests, Kim Fausing congratulated Turolla for the progress that has been made in serving our customers.
During his remarks, Kim made reference to a challenge made that day by Riccardo Carra, Vice President & General Manager, Turolla.
“I was here when the plant opened in 2015, and he challenged me to point out the changes that has been made in the production. I might have to take a test later, but I can say now, that the improvements look great, and the production really looks like a Danfoss-standard production.”
The changes that Turolla has been through, was also mentioned by Riccardo Carra in his speech.
“We are proud to celebrate today the milestones we have reached in the last 70 years, but our mindset is not so much to look at what we have done in the past, it’s rather to look forward and think at what we have to do in the future to grow and to be more successful.”
He added, “We have changed our business model, our footprint, and we have started the journey to provide our customers innovative and more value-added products. Supported by Danfoss, we have achieved the first two steps in our journey: stability and profitability. It’s now time to move into the third step: growth. Among the new products that we have recently launched, the most important is the shhark® quiet pump, which is based on a technology patented by Turolla, that allows levels of operating noise significantly lower than traditional technologies. Furthermore, combining the best properties of traditional hydraulics and electric intelligence, we have developed new integrated solutions like ezePower™ and ezeFlow™, able to offer significant benefits to our customers and to support our Danfoss electrification initiative.”
We sincerely hope that all our guests enjoyed our May 3 gathering as much as we did.
This wasn’t just a party for us. Although our 70th anniversary marks a milestone of which we’re proud, we believe in an even stronger and longer journey ahead.
Celebrating 70 years of Turolla means honoring the success of yesterday, while envisioning that of tomorrow – and if there is one thing that makes us prouder than the organization we are today, it’s the organization we know we will become.