In 1966 Gerotto Federico was a road firm dealing with diggings and earth movement. Since the beginning the company aim was based on the development and new technologies research. In 1974 it becomes Gerotto Federico e Figli (Gastone and Roberto Gerotto), owners of the current Gerotto Federico S.r.l established between 1985 and 1986. This is an example of a family business which is typical of the North East of Italy. The passion and the knowledge of the work is handed from father to sons, and this is the company wealth.
In 2000s the technological research was an important key to improve the services in the building business. In these years a new era for the Gerotto Federico S.r.l. begins. Buying the first RSP GmbH Saugbagger, the company becomes exclusive dealer of the German Suction Excavator in Italy, known as Escavatore a Risucchio. It is a new digging system through suction. Dealing each day with this new technology, Gerotto Federico S.r.l. understands the high potentialities of the suction excavator and begins to apply it in different fields.
During the last ten years Gerotto Federico S.r.l. becomes the landmark for the suction excavator use and sale in the Italian market, that is how gerotto.it division raised. It is still promoting the suction technology in the most famous Italian fairs, in specialized magazines and in the web with three updated internet sites: www.gerotto.it, www.suction-excavator.com and a new one, concerning most of all the services and workings, www.escavatorigerotto.it
The Italian company sells about 10 Suction Excavators a year and even the RSP GmbH has grown during the last 20 years: nowadays it produces about 80 Saugbaggers per year sold all over Europe.
Gerotto.it follows the customer since the beginning: in the choice of the right product, in training operators who will work with the vacuum excavator, in the collaboration for some works and, authorized by the German company RSP GmbH, in the service. Gerotto’s employees are qualified professionals who attend RSP refresher courses. Moreover Gerotto.it is equipped with a spare parts storehouse which ensures a quick solution for any problem.
Gerotto company sells both new and second hand Suction Excavator which are always very valuable because of the RSP GmbH products high quality. Both second hand suction excavators and new ones are tested and serviced depending on the previous work rate.
The collaboration between Gerotto and RSP was reinforced during the last 10 years and the Italian company has become an important partner of the RSP GmbH: only working every day with Suction Excavator helps understanding the system versatility and machinery development.
The Reality nowadays
Gerotto Federico S.r.l. is composed of 4 departments:
1. Mini Excavators Department
2. Commercial and Service Department for the RSP GmbH Suction Excavator
3. Suction Excavators Services Department
4. Road Construction Department
The Mini Excavators Department designs, produces and sells Mini Excavators for the international market, which is constantly growing.
The Commercial and Service Department for the Suction Excavator sells these machines in Italy and grants after-sales assistance.
The Suction Excavators Services Department plans and organizes special suction interventions for many different industries, for example: refineries, plants and construction works.
The Road Construction Department deals with maintenance of sewer, gas and water utilities, building of roads, airport works.
The company has a highly skilled group that consists of a workforce of nearly 60 people including executives, specialists, skilled workers and external co-workers, ready to satisfy construction, industrial and environmental requirements.
Every activity is performed following the quality system. It has the UNIEN ISO 9001:2008, OIMS qualification from TUV Italy for safety, and SOA certification for the following categories: cat OG3 IV class, OG6 VI class, OG7 III class, OS1 V class. Gerotto Federico S.r.l. is registered at the Transport Department (PD\0234 code) to the management of foreign vehicles, moreover it is registered in the chamber of commerce for the activities of buying and selling of new and second hand machines both national and international.
The suction excavator is a mean of multiple possibilities and is used in different fields. The combination between the versatility of the suction excavator and the innate skills of the owners together with the development office enables design and realization of variations, equipments and accessories to improve and expand the suction excavator potentialities.
The suction power is so high that it maintains its strength even with the extension of the hose. Therefore Gerotto Federico S.r.l. has designed and produced the patented mini robots Gerotto: Lombrico, Gatto, Bruco to reach places which are inaccessible to the man, allowing the hose to advance as the material is sucked up.
The mini robots can be remote controlled and can work instead of the traditional method “bucket and shovel”. They are mostly used in the cleaning of pipes of different diameters, minimum 80 cm, such as sewer pipes and tunnels.
Lavaspyra - GEROTTO
In 2006 Gerotto Federico has patented the first Italian amphibious excavator: the LEM. It is used to clean channels, to reclaim and dig in solid, muddy and marshy soils.
In 2008 the first prototypes of LAVASPYRA GEROTTO.IT are tested. It is an accessory 3.5 meter long coupled to the back of the suction excavator. It can remove dirty material from big surfaces in harbour, industrial sites, refineries, steelworks where it is very difficult to clean dusty material. The Lavaspyra is also used to clean road from mud after floods and landslides.
The collaboration with the German company enables the realization of the QUADRA GEROTTO.IT which expands its application fields. It combines the traditional power of the suction excavator to the Quadra - GEROTTO power of water at high pressure to create a multifunctional machine which is qualified to the transport of ADR materials.
In 2010 Gerotto Federico produces the first MOBILE BAGGING MACHINE GEROTTO.IT which sucks the material and stores it directly in big bag without emissions and dangers for the operators.
New robots and ATEX products
In the last period, Gerotto has increased its innovations and productivity by developing many new Mini Excavators. Every robot is intended for specific activities and is designed to suit all kinds of customers’ needs.
For example, the electric undercarriage E-Track is a tracked base with the possibility to mount different equipments and create the perfect Mini Excavator for every necessity. Thanks to the electric power supply, E-Track can operate in confined spaces without emitting dangerous gases, ensuring the workers’ safety.
In the wide range of mini excavators there is also the Dozer RC, mainly designed for mining works and under conveyor belt cleaning operations, but it can also be adapted to ducts and basins cleaning.
The Mini Excavator Lombrico evolved too, and many models where realized: the single-tracked Lombrico, the Lombrico CC (radio controlled, with the distributor mounted on the machine), the Mini Lombrico and the Lombrico Auger (with a frontal auger to crush the material). Every variant has different dimensions and is conceived for specific usages, but all of them have a stainless structure: since 2015 it is used to increase the machines' resistance and longevity.
The continuous research for innovation brought the Gerotto Company to specialize in the design and production of a complete range of explosion-proof machines and accessories (ATEX certified). They are used to clean fuel tanks, to transport heavy loads and to perform videoinspections in hazardous areas, such as industries, refineries and harbor areas.
Many of the previously realized Mini Excavators, such as Gatto and Lombrico, have been modified and improved to suit the working conditions in ATEX environments. Other machines, for example the FTC-NME, were realized for specific special interventions (i.e.: underground fuel tank cleaning).
Regarding the explosion-proof videoinspection kit, Gerotto works together with the Polish company Somar, to develop new solutions to provide systems composed of cameras, LED lamps and certified monitors.