The young Pietro Ceccato founded Ceccato Aria Compressa in the village of Alte (VI) in 1936. It’s first name was “F.l.P.A.” (Fabbrica italiana pistole e aerografi - Italian firm for air guns and airbrushes), then changed into “M.A.P.A.” (Macchine e attrezzature per autofficina - Machines and equipment for car shops).
Pietro Ceccato founds F.I.P.A. (Fabbrica italiana pistole e aerografi - Italian firm for air guns and airbrushes), then changed into “M.A.P.A.” (Macchine e attrezzature per autofficina - Machines and equipment for car shops). The main products were motorbikes, air compressors, car lifts and other equipment for car shops.
Aiming to foster his employees’ technical knowledge and learning as a firm’s value, Pietro Ceccato inaugurates an evening school of technical drawing. Technicians and supervisors offer their knowledge for free, becoming the teachers of future technical designers, woodworkers, lathe turners and mechanical maintenance technicians. The firm became a pioneer in sharing knowledge.
Pietro Ceccato follows this project founding the so-called “working village”. The rural area around the company increased in streets, houses, squares, shops, cinemas, and a train station. The company and the local area were so intertwined that the village was named “Alte - Ceccato”.
Pietro Ceccato dies at the age of 50.
By increasing the economy of cars, Ceccato diminishes motorbikes’ production, aiming and developing the one on piston compressors.
Ceccato starts to design, produce, and sell automatic carwash equipment, busses, industrial transportation, and trains.
The production lines expand to silent compressors and air dryers.
Air compressors division of Ceccato’s company is acquired by Atlas Copco.
Thanks to employees’ commitment and dedication and to the strong deep partnership with clients and suppliers, Ceccato designs highly reliable, flexible, silent, and easy-to-use products, which allows the clients to cut operational costs. Ceccato defines the business standards.
Continuous investments on innovation leads to more technological premium products, such as permanent motors screw compressors, remote control and monitoring, and compressors’ room optimisation systems.