About Nardi Implements
Origins and development
Nardi's history is a series of innovations that stretches along as much as four generations, throughout three centuries and two millennia. A115-year-old history that began in 1895 with the first reversible plough traded in Italy by the company's founder, Francesco Nardi, up until the latest product of Nardi's catalogue: a specially-designed plough for areas of the world potentially affected by desertification. A cultural evolution with a local perspective then launched Nardi on the international stage and the group accepted the challenges involved in this new perspective, also in terms of social and environmental responsibility.
Today Nardi operates in 85 countries around the world, with a special focus on efficient services and after-sales support. “Implements for professional farming” is indeed the new slogan of the industrial group, which provides a comprehensive product range for professional farming, from ploughs to seed drills. To support this growth, our Research & Development department continues to work on improving the quality of our products, which are increasingly manufactured with special micro alloy steels, providing more than double the resilience of normal steel.
With these premises, today Nardi's range is among the most exhaustive ones currently available on the market and covers machines to work, prepare and sow the soil: ploughs, cultivators, disk harrows, hoes, machines for vines and fruit trees and mechanical and pneumatic seed drills. These include our new series of NX-SX reversible ploughs and our brand new FAST Combined Cultivator", a machine developed to satisfy the increased need to deal with cuts on processing costs whilst still providing an adequate preparation of the soil.
After achieving the leadership in its domestic market, the growth of our commercial activities has been a closely spaced succession of strategic international steps: Nardi first landed in Libya in 1930 and then began to operate in Somalia (1936), Albania (1938), USSR (1958), Yugoslavia (1958), Greece (1960), Zaire (1965), Hungary (1968), Egypt (1970), Tanzania (1971), Tunisia (1972), Iraq (1976), Nigeria (1978), Ethiopia (1985), Morocco (1988), China, Peru and Nicaragua (1989). Finally, Nardi set up a series of important projects in China (2008), Iraq (2009) and Afghanistan (2010).
Gruppo Nardi's turnover currently exceeds 30m euros, where foreign markets represent 45% of the group's revenue and 55% comes from its domestic market. Among the various ranges marketed by the group, 15% of the company's turnover is represented by seed drills, 40% by ploughs, 20% by hoes and 25% by disk harrows. It seems strategic to intensify partnerships with large tractor manufacturers, as these address our same end users. Moreover, collaboration in terms of distribution network is increasingly oriented towards customer retention.