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1922 1st Factory
 
1922   LOVATO Electric was set up in Bergamo with the aim of manufacturing air-break
and oil-break switches.
1948   Transformation from the production of switches to that of bus-bar or terminal board contactors.
1960   Start of the production of one-piece contactors that were to gradually replace
the bus-bar or terminal board versions.
1963   New factory (now central headquarters) in Gorle (BERGAMO) covering an area of 14,000m².
1975   Integration of the "historical" production of electromechanical components with
electronic product lines.
1979   Opening of the first foreign LOVATO Electric factory.
1989   Opening of LOVATO Electric in Germany.
1991   Opening of LOVATO Electric in United Kingdom and Czech Republic.
1992   Quality System certification in compliance with ISO 9001 standards.
1999   Launch of the SM series, motor protection circuit breakers with thermal and magnetic
trip releases.
2000   Opening of LOVATO Electric in Spain.
Purchase of the limit switches division business from the Reiter S.r.l. Company.
2001   Opening of LOVATO Electric in USA.
ACAE/LOVAG certification, per European EN 45001 standards, of our test laboratory.
2002   Obtained the Environment Management System certification according to ISO 14001
standard requirements and inauguration of the new R&D facility (3,500m²).
2003   Launch of the K series, position and safety limit switches.
2004   Launch of Modulo system of modular components for installation.
2005   Opening of LOVATO Electric in Poland.
2006   Launch of Orange system of motor starting and power applications.
2007   Opening of LOVATO Electric in Canada.
2009   Launch of GA series, 16A to 125A switch disconnectors.
2010   Launch of DMG series, multimeters and power analyzers.
Beginning of the factory expansion work in Gorle (BG).
2011   Opening of LOVATO Electric in UAE.
2012   Launch of PLatinum series of 22 Ømm pushbuttons and selectors.
Opening of LOVATO Electric in Turkey.
2014   Opening of LOVATO Electric China and Romania.
2015   Opening of LOVATO Electric France and Russia.
2015   Acquisition agreement with Koncar NSP signed in Zagreb (Croatia). LOVATO Koncar d.o.o. is the 14th subsidiary of LOVATO Electric.