OCR is an Italian firm born from the will to carry on the passion for mechanical engineering. Our mission is to conquer a niche market: that of Shaft-Mounted Gear Reducers.
The company was founded back in the ’60s by an idea born out of 3 partners; Alessandrini, Bertoni and Malavolta. Located in a garage, the small workshop (OCR) was initially devoted to spare parts construction for the automotive sector, a field later abandoned.
The real change started to take place in the late ’60s when the gear reducers started to be produced and the offices were moved to the actual location. At this stage, the company was specialized in worm gear reducers although interesting market opportunities were beginning to emerge in the power transmission sector.
As a matter of fact, at the beginning of the ’70s, OCR decided to redirect and verticalize its abilities, shifting its production towards shaft-mounted gear reducers.
In 1987 Andrea Alessandrini, Uber Alessandrini’s son, tool over the reins of the family business and shortly after ambitiously decided to drive the company into the foreign market for the very first time.
This new challenge eventually drove the decision of abandoning the production of worm gear reducers to specialize in shaft-mounted gearboxes, able to meet the various application needs of different sectors.
Over the years the SERIES’s range has been expanded to keep up with technological developments and better meet companies and customers necessities. Recently, back in 2016, the group’s management passed to Marco Alessandrini, who continues to carry on with commitment and dedication, the same activity that his grandfather began so many years ago.
Today OCR can count on an important network of customers, over 50 years of experience in the sector and a well-known presence on both domestic and foreign markets; the fact that almost half of our total production is destined to the latter ones shows out ability to intercept and meet the needs of international demand.
Being part of OCR means being part of a family, a family where problems are faced and solved together side by side.
As a family business, we all need to develop transversal skills and broad knowledge, there are no departments or divisions within our company. Internal communication and cooperation to us are as important as our roots and the passion we put into every single detail.
Even if we are a small reality we do believe that together we can make a difference. But there is only one way to do that: as the old saying goes, unity is strength.
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