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YOUR SAFETY COMES FIRST

WE DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE STEERING COLUMNS, BRAKE SYSTEMS, HYDRAULIC JACKS AND GEAR LEVELS

Thanks to our expertise gathered over more than 50 years of activity we are the ideal partner for the producers of industrial vehicles, agricultural machines, heavy equipment, material handling machines and special vehicles.  We have manufacturing locations in Italy, North America and China; we also work in India and Brasil.

A GLOBAL PRESENCE

  • OUR COMPANIES
    • CORAM EUROPE S.r.l.
      Founded in 1957 in Cologne ,Brescia (Italy)
    • CORAM ASIA CO. Ltd.
      Founded in 2006 in Taichung City (Taiwan) and moved in 2008 to Nantou City
    • CORAM USA LLC
      Founded in 2012 in Fort Wayne, Indiana (USA)
  • OUR PARTNERSHIP
    • TERMIPARTS COMMERCIAL E DISTRIBUDORA LTDA
      Sales Partnership from 2012 in Diadema, Sao Paulo State (Brasil)
    • CHROMEWELL ENGINEERING LTD
      Licensed production from 2013 in Pune, Maharastra  State (India)
  • Chi siamo - Il gruppo
    Chi siamo - Il gruppo
    Chi siamo - Il gruppo

DIFFERENT SECTORS, SPECIFIC TECHNOLOGIES

A strong presence in the global market, a continuous research of innovation for our products, continuous improvement of our organization: these are our strengths to give only the best alternatives to our customers.

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1957

Mr. Giuseppe Piantoni, with a previous experience in the manufacturing of wooden wagons, decides to make a change in his business in order to meet the increasing use of trucks in postwar Italy; he founded Co.R.A.M ( acronyms of Costruzioni Ricambi Auto Moto ), as a company that manufactured valves for  internal combustion enginees.

  • 1957-4
    1957-4
    1957-4

60’S AND 70’S

In those years Coram develops new business relationships in Italy and abroad with important manufacturers of vehicles, promoting a remarkable growth on a productive level, that concerned not only the number of employees, but was also an organizational and technological growth ,with the introduction of the first semi-automatic machines. The range of products expands also to sheet metal forming and welding  after the aquisition of a local firm operating in this field for industrial vehicles. In 1975 the society becomes an  S.p.A. and moves into a new complex, that is still the main location of the company. 

  • 1960-70
    1960-70
    1960-70

80’S

The year 1980  is a fundamental moment for Coram: the first hydraulic jack is manufactured and the first independent  design activities of vehicles components are started. Meanwhile the number of employees reaches 180 and in 1985 an important strategic choice is made: Coram decides to give up producing valves, thus supporting a bigger development of more complex products like steering columns, produced from 1987. In those years the first welding robots and automatic machines are introduced, improving the quality of products and performances.

  • 1990
    1990
    1990

90’S

In those years Coram affirms itself in the production of steering columns for industrial vehicles and agricultural machines. In 1993 the company is certified EN ISO 9001: it is one of the first companies in the area to obtain this  world renowned quality certification. In those years Coram also continues the growing process of its production range,  with the taking over in 1996 of a part of  TRW France, and the starting of the production of gearbox levers for  industrial and agricultural vehicles. In 1997  the Technical Office is reorganized with the introduction of the first 3D CAD system; with this system is designed an innovative and light hydraulic jack, with components made of alloy and plastic, for an important SUV producer. In 1998 Coram inaugurates a new productive plant in Cologne for the specialized production of front axles for two wheel drive tractors. In 1999 Coram becomes the European market leader in the production of Hydraulic jacks, regards to the number of units manufactured.

  • 1990
    1990
    1990

2000 - 2003

In the first years of the new millenium Coram is still expanding its product range; through the acquisition of the Stilfreni  Group (Stilfreni, Stilmec Sud ed Eti) starts the production of special brakes and light transmissions.  In 2001 starts the reorganization process , the first step towards an integrated management of the companies of the Group : the productive functions are conducted in the plants while the Sales, Planning and Administration functions are conducted in the new plant in Brescia, with the first  remote connections. In 2002 a new plant in Cologne is inaugurated, where are relized the following activities: cutting and bending of tubes and blanking and laser cutting of plate,in order to create space for a new  centralized warehouse in the headquarters.

  • 2000
    2000
    2000

2004 - 2010

In June 2004 after the unfortunate death of  Giuseppe piantoni, the founder of the company, caused by  a short disease, Mr. Angelo Piantoni, who was already working in the Group since 1985, takes over his father Giuseppe Piantoni, the founder, as C.E.O. of the Group. An important process of reorganization and expansion of the Group starts with the foundation of BSM/Coram North America through the acquisition of a part of the american firm of Minneapolis (MN), specialized in the production of steering columns in the USA; Coram Asia Co Ltd is also founded; here are produced hydraulic kjacks, in order to compete with the pressing Asian competition. Abroad companies, dislocated in strategic locations from the point of view of the market growth are the starting platform to gather new business development opportunities. In 2007 Coram Group celebrates 50 years of activity. In 2009 Coram Group answers to the international crisis with the growth of its productive efficiency, cuts to the expences, reduction of inventories, internal down-sizing, agreements with banks and suppliers. During the crisis the activity of research and development goes on, with special attention to steering column adjustable in height and incline, with the acquisition of important new orders.

  • 2005
    2005
    2005

2010

Even with the market heavily conditioned by the international crisis Coram tries establish itself in other emerginc countries, completing business collaboration in  India and Brasil and  founding, in 2013, CORAM USA LLC, that the following  year will start the assembly and distribution of CORAM products in North America. In 2014 the market suffers from a new downward trend  and the company focuses on the improvement of its organization, with the introduction of  SAP in all its companies, the unification of all administrative and quality system procedure at a global level and with the introduction of the first Lean Production projects, to orient the Group’s firms toward sales initiative with new customers.

  • 2010-3
    2010-3
    2010-3

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Responsibility, transaprency and integrity are our main principles.

In this area our main targets are to:

  • Strengthen the reputation of our companies;
  • Minimize the risks for our employees;
  • Guarantee transparency, correctness, efficacy and effectiveness in all of our value-creation processes.
  • Chi siamo - Corporate governance
    Chi siamo - Corporate governance
    Chi siamo - Corporate governance