Who we are

Who we are

Our
philosophy

In 2015, we redesigned our logo, adding a slogan which summarises in a few words the spirit and philosophy that have always driven the Baldini family: Baldini Group – “quality, anywhere, anytime”.

Quality: in our sector, quality means safety. Thanks to the experience gained by our operators over the years, nothing is left to chance and everything is planned to best satisfy our customers with whom we share the same ambition: we both want to be, everyone in their sector, the best in the market.

Anywhere: we always want to push ourselves beyond our limits. As a result, we diversify our activities and our services are available both in Italy and abroad.

Anytime: whenever the customer needs us, Baldini Group is there. As much as the task might be difficult, our answer will always be “yes, we can”. We are a lot more than just entrepreneurs or employees: for more than five decades, we have been the answer to our customers’ problems.

 

Our

Our

history

Baldini Group is a long established Italian company. Market leader in its sector, Baldini Group has always been synonymous with expertise and professionalism. Its founder, Arrigo Baldini, followed the roadside assistance sector with passion and experience until he had the strength to do it and transmitted his dedication and commitment to work to his children Barbara and Andrea. Barbara Baldini, who holds a degree in Economics, is the head of the accounting and financial sector of the whole group, whereas Andrea is the head of the car scrapping sector.

Driven by a strong demand from customers who went to their tobacconist’s shop to ask for help when they had a car breakdown or an accident, the Baldini brothers were brave enough to step into the roadside assistance sector in the early 1960s. That intuition,accompaniedby a good dose of perseverance, determination and commitment, gave birth to the Company everyone knows today, capable of providing its services both for light and heavy vehicles, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

At the very beginning, roadside assistance was provided using an old tow truck, which was parked near the tobacconist's shop and used when needed. In the mid-1960s, the first actual recovery vehicle for roadside assistance was purchased: this was a clear sign the activity was slowly thriving. At a time characterised by the economic boom but also remembered for its instability and uncertainty, as well as for the absence of the technology we are used to today, the success of a company born from nothing was far from being aforegone conclusion.

1969 was a real turning point: the roadside assistance headquarters was moved from the old location to where it is today, in via Granarolo (Faenza). The reason for this choice was that in 1965, not very far from there, a highway tollgate had been opened. The new headquarters’ proximity to the highway and the unreliability of the cars of the time, still not suitable for long trips, contributed to the flourishing of the company, which, among other things, became an official Italian Automobile Club (ACI) Faenza supplier.

In the 1970s, the company started carrying out lifting and handling operations after purchasing some specialised vehicles.

THE 1980’s AND 1990’s

THE 1980’s AND 1990’s

In 1984, Arrigo Baldini took over the whole company, becoming its sole shareholder and giving birth to Autogrù Baldini S.n.c., a co-partnership that has then become a limited company (S.r.l.).

Over the years, thanks to a series of targeted investments in cutting edge vehicles, the company has gained more and more clients all over Emilia-Romagna.

As a result of the company’s growth, in 1997 Autogrù Baldini S.n.c. decided to take over Nannini S.r.l., a crane rental company based in Forlì which also held a scrapping license. Stepping into this new sector allowed Baldini Group to provide its clients with a complete package of services, going from the crashed vehicle recovery to its scrapping.

The 2000s

The 2000s

In 2000, Baldini Group expanded again, by taking over Campedelli & C S.r.l., a rental company that had been working with renowned firms belonging to the group led by the Italian multinational oil and gas company ENI (such as Saipem, Enipower, Polimeri Europa – currently Versalis S.p.a.). This was a real watershed for Baldini Group, that became a leading company in terms of industrial lifting operations at national, international and offshore level.

In 2001, the company opened a new office in Bologna (San Lazzaro di Savena), thus stepping into the roadside assistance market even in the western part of Emilia-Romagna. In the same year, Crash Autodemolizioni S.r.l. was founded. The latter, together with Dem.Auto S.r.l., a company based in Faenza that was taken over in 2010, further strengthened the car scrapping sector.

In 2011, during the event “Key players  for development” held in the Confartigianato headquarters in Ravenna, Baldini Group was awarded a prize for its leading role as one of the most growing and thriving companies in Emilia-Romagna.

The years went by, but Baldini Group’s ambition to grow and expand didn’t stop. In 2014, Baldini Group took over the customer portfolio of F.lli Tommassoni S.r.l., a company based in Fano (PU) which had been working for over 40 years in the crane & AWP sector. This allowed Baldini Group to become even more established in the market.

In December 2017, at the Chamber of Commerce of Ravenna, in the presence of mayors, authorities and representatives of trade associations from all around the province, Baldini Campedelli srl was awarded the "Economic Progress" award, granted to companies that operated or have been operating uninterruptedly  and effectively for at least 30 years in the province of Ravenna. This award is a source of pride for the Baldini family as well as for Baldini Group as a whole, paying off for 47 years of activity which will hopefully increase as the company continues to grow.

In 2017, Baldini Group hit another milestone: Baldini Arrigo S.u.r.l., that had been registered at the Chamber of Commerce in 1967, celebrated its 50th anniversary. Achieving 50 years of activity is an unparalleled entrepreneurial success and we hope to celebrate just as many.

NOWADAYS

NOWADAYS

Currently, Baldini Group is a leading company based in several strategic cities such as Faenza, Forlì, Ravenna, Bologna and Fano. The Group has been able to stand out in a very competitive marketplace thanks to its philosophy based on values such as fairness, expertise, speed and efficiency.

Considering all its branches, the staff is made up of over 100 workers and the overall annual turnover is around €15 million.

Photogallery

back to top