Almac Srl is founded by Pietro Agosto Del Forte and Andrea Artoni to bring to life an idea: the creation, production and distribution of a completely new, innovative range of self-propelled tracked aerial platforms.
Thanks to the know-how and experience of its founders, Almac brings a series of innovations and diversification to the more traditional aerial platform industry.
The first models
Initially based in Gualtieri (RE), Almac develops its first aerial platform prototype and not long after releases its first crawler scissor lift models.
The BIBI 410/510 with four and respectively five metre working height and equipped with an extendable undercarriage are the first models, followed by the six metre working height platform with the lateral levelling system able to overcome minor slopes.
The new seat
Almac moves into its new head offices in Viadana, Mantua. Measuring 2500 sqm, it is better equipped to meet the demands for space and the increasingly industrialised production of Almac tracked aerial platforms following the steady national and international sales growth.
The first patent
Almac creates the innovative BI-LEVELLING technology, a system that allows for compensation on steep lateral and longitudinal slopes.
An international patent is immediately requested and the system is installed on the six-metre machine, thus creating the first BL crawler scissor lift: the BIBI 630-BL.
The BL Line – the first bi-levelling scissor lift
Almac launches the BIBI 850-BL crawler scissor lift, an eight-metre working height model.
With a BI-LEVELLING undercarriage able to overcome 20° longitudinal slopes and 16° lateral slopes, with automatic levelling system.
First Almac units in Australia
Almac delivers the first four machines are delivered to Australia, southern hemisphere, effectively jumpstarting the company’s business in the country.
Almac arrives in North America
The BIBI crawler scissor lifts are requested in North America. The first units are shipped to the US and Canada markets from the Viadana, Italy HQs.
New HE Line – stabilisation made by Almac
The BIBI 850-HE model is launched, eight-meters working height, featuring the Almac stabilisation technology with four independent stabilisers and an ultra compact structure perfect for narrow passages and tight spaces.
Almac receives its first order for the BIBI crawler scissor lifts in the South American market. The BIBI 850-BL tracked scissor lifts go to Chile.
Almac takes part for the first time in the largest international construction and machinery trade show, BAUMA in Munich. The fair is a success for Almac, with the company hosting over 300 visitors from more than 60 different countries.
At BAUMA, Almac introduces the new 70 series featuring a new 1.2 m extendable and foldable basket and dynamic and automatic levelling system:the BIBI 870-BL, BIBI 870-BL EVO powered by a Kubota 2 cylinder engine, alongside the BIBI 870-BL Hybrid and BIBI 870-BL Bi-Energy, the first to be equipped with Lithium battery packs.
Conexpo - Las Vegas
Almac goes to CONEXPO SHOW in Las Vegas. This exhibition will mark another important step in Almac’s development.
The American show is also the worldwide premiere of the new tracked scissor lift BIBI 1090-BL EVO, Almac’s latest engineering feat – ten metre working height, featuring the new at-height levelling technological evolution: PRO-ACTIVE LEVELLING.
The new model immediately becomes a best-seller with our rental sector clients for maintenance and construction.
Apex Show - Amsterdam
At the Apex Show of Amsterdam, the most important European trade show for access equipment, the new 12 and 14m stabilized lifts are presented.
BIBI 1270-HE LIGHT, BIBI 1270-HE, BIBI 1470-HE are designed for outdoor applications but with stabilized dimensions typical to indoor platforms – hence ultra compact.
Exhibitions in France, Germany and Italy allow Almac to increasingly expand its global presence, establishing partnerships in 28 countries with more than 30 distributors worldwide, also thanks to growing request and interest from new worldwide markets such as Asia and South America.
Almac Pacific opens in Australia
Almac opens Almac Pacific Pty in Australia.
The new commercial branch will provide local assistance to its partners and direct customers in Australia, New Zealand and all of East Asia, as well as a warehouse dedicated to the storage of stock machines and spare parts, ensuring faster delivery times and responsiveness.
JIBBI 1250 EVO is the product of the year
International exhibitions and awards mark 2019 for Almac. Bauma in Germany, Vertikal Days in Great Britain and GIS in Italy prove to be a resounding success earning Almac the recognition of the international AWP sector for innovation, technology and cutting edge product design.
The JIBBI 1250 EVO wins product of the year in two prestigious competitions, the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) and the Italian Access Platform Awards (ITALPLATFORM).
Almac at Home – remote demo software
Almac’s HQs grow to 4500 sqm, the team to 50 people and the distribution netwrok now includes 30+ countries.
In order to allow the company to connect with its client base during the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic, Almac develops a remote demo software – ALMAC AT HOME. This new app has been specifically designed to offer the opportunity carry out a real test drive by physically driving the aerial platform, in real time from anywhere in the world by using a computer keyboard.