The company VIPIEMME SpA operates in Italy since 1980 in the electrical industry lead batteries. The company started business to produce and sell lead-acid batteries for both light and heavy vehicles. After a first phase of assembly and marketing, and due to the enthusiasm and appreciation shown by the market, VIPIEMME opts for a new company policy targeted at:

  • Vertical integration up of the production process, in order to internally develop the whole process of transformation of raw materials;

  • Ensure safely an uniform product quality;

  • Increase reliability production volumes.

The policy adopted with the support of a significant financial commitment, rewards the Company, which, in a short time, acquires and consolidates through its products, an excellent market position in the whole national territory.

In 1994 it began the construction of the new production site: the complex now occupies an area of 65,000 square meters, 15,000 of which are covered.

In 1996 the company name changes S.r.l. to S.p.a. and in the second half of 1997, the transfer of the whole company to new production site was performed. Production, after a year of operation, as a result of compliance of programs launching of installations was around 700,000 batteries. The philosophy that inspires management, dedicated to high quality of its products, leads the company to make a bigger economic effort, to ensure that the technological standards of production are at the forefront of those required by the market: it was the start of production of expanded lead-calcium grids and adapting whole process plant.

But not only this: VIPIEMME also has become a strategic center for experimentation and research for processing machinery manufacturers, who install and test new machinery in the company.

“Technological innovation is constant and involves a lot of financial resources of the company, but ensure safely uniformity of product quality it’s necessary a continuous investment and search for innovative solutions related to technology associated with the batteries”, says Alfredo Volpi, managing director of the company.

VIPIEMME has two internal laboratories, one chemical and one electric, to carry out all intermediate quality control of the manufacturing process.

True to its commitment to innovation and technology, VIPIEMME is one of the first companies introduced in 2001 laminated tape technology in its production process. The company is currently changing its organizational structure, from being a small company to one of medium-large dimensions, in process of adjustment and with great prospects for growth and changes of an organization oriented to management. Currently, production is reaching approximately 1,000,000 batteries per year, which are used in the automotive spare parts market, not only in Italy but also abroad.

VIPIEMME has in recent years found great partners at European level, which are responsible for marketing their products in almost all European countries. In fact, VIPIEMME products are currently present in many markets such as: Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the United States.

Also this year, VIPIEMME has done, with positive results, the exam to obtain certification of its quality system according to UNI EN ISO 9001 and the environmental certification UNI EN ISO 14001. In turn, the planned itinerary has been completed with the OHSAS 18001 certification for health protection in the workplace.

The invoicing achieved in 2012 was around 40 million Euros, obtained almost exclusively through the starter division. The commissioning of the installations that could actually sustain production in 4 lines of a total of 1,500,000 batteries has not yet been completed, as the main business of the company is moving into new strategic areas. Since 2002, in fact, the efforts of the company have been involved in traction and semi-stationary segment with the creation of new products for niches of strategic market.

No simple batteries, but products with high technological content!