The company was established in 1973 to follow closely the works in the Naval shipyard in Palermo, in Southern Italy; two years later the headquarters moved to the growing industrial zone of Termini Imerese, a few kilometers from Palermo, where a factory for the production of naval systems had been built.
From 1973 to 1978, the activity focused mainly on the maintenance and installation of state-of-the-art technology for fluids handling on board cargo ships.
In 1981, the company changed its name to Tecnimpianti Spa, a company of Navim Group.
In 1984 Giuseppe Cracolici, now General Manager of Tecnimpianti Spa and CEO of Navim Group, joined the company; under his direction Tecnimpianti Spa changed its course by applying a products diversification strategy and enlarging the core business, moving to the engineering and design of access and handling systems and to the lifesaving appliances (davits and winches), not only in the cargo sector but mostly in the Cruise segment which, around the 80s, was starting to flourish; in the late 80s and early 90s in fact, with the incredible development of passenger ships, and therefore of passengers onboard, it became necessary to refine and improve the construction of lifeboat davits better suiting these naval vessels, improving the very important issues of safety, maneuverability, and space.
Tecnimpianti Spa, in line with the parent company Navalimpianti Spa, became a griffe of excellence in the engineering and construction of marine equipment and today is the worldwide absolute leader in the design and production of Lifesaving Appliances (Davits and Winches)
Tecnimpianti Spa is also house of the Marine Service headquarters of the entire Navim Group – which has several service stations around the world – and offers the following activities: periodic inspections, maintenance and testing, Owner Service Agreements fully compliant with the latest regulations.
The company’s strength lies in its flexibility to respond promptly to customers needs; this typical “all-Italian” ability to design and make custom-made products, even for manufactures of so big dimensions, has over time created the excellence that characterizes the company as a whole.
Among the main customers, there are Fincantieri (the world leader in the construction of passenger ships), Grimaldi, Saipem, Meyer Werft (the largest shipyard in Germany), STX France (the main French shipyard), Mitsubishi (Japan) and the most important Shipowners like Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean, MSC.
In 2007, to respond to Western-Northern European customers’ needs, Tecnimpianti established a branch with cutting-edge facilities in Belgium; Tecnimpianti Antwerp operates as a strategic commercial office and offers on site the complete range of the group’s service and maintenance activity.
More recently Tecnimpianti Spa established also a new Italian branch Tecnimpianti Livorno, located in Livorno Italy, an excellence design and production center dedicated to the Yacht luxury industry.
Ship Type & Products
Navim Group is a leader in the design and manufacturing of marine equipment such as Valves Remote Control Systems, Lifesaving Appliances, Architectural lighting and local entertainment, Skydome™ Sliding Covers and Side Doors, Access and handling systems for the marine field for passenger and merchant ships, Navy, Offshore and Mega yachts & Luxury yachts.