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THE BIRTH OF GIARA GANCI TRAINO

In Turin, in 1963, the “Giara Ganci Traino” was born, a pioneer company in those years in the design and manufacture of towing devices for cars.

After the first steps in the Piedmontese capital, the business moved to Alba, in the Langhe, within an industrial sector in great ferment and development during the years of the Italian economic boom.

THE ORIGINS OF UMBRA RIMORCHI

Umbra Rimorchi was born in Perugia in 1976 from the union of three local artisans, who, crowning their lifelong dream, “set up on their own”, starting to produce light trailers and cargo trailers. Years later the two realities meet, in a world much less connected than today, through the presence at fairs and exhibitions throughout the Italian territory.

A business relationship is born, based on the marketing of each other’s products in the respective area of activity, which will be destined to last for a long time.

NEW CHALLENGES, NEW GOALS

In 1995 the scenario changes, the owner of the towing hook manufacturer takes over from one of Umbra Rimorchi’s partners, and both products are centralized in a single production plant of national importance.

In 2009 that same shareholder acquired 100% of the shares of Umbra Rimorchi, soon stopped the production of trailers and converted all company resources to the production of tow hooks. This opened the doors to exports, thanks to the new European homologation that allows Umbra Rimorchi products to be installed on cars all over the world.

THE GROWTH OF A LEADING COMPANY

After almost sixty years of overall activity, Umbra Rimorchi has consolidated its position on the market, so much so that it has confirmed itself as a leading company in the sector in Italy and among the main ones in Europe; its products, with a range consisting of numerous models of tow hooks for all types of cars and commercial vehicles, are spread throughout Europe through an articulated distribution network.

The commercial success achieved has gradually contributed to increasing the export activities of the company, which today boasts important collaborations also in the rest of the world. To consolidate its reliability and guarantee maximum safety to its customers, Umbra Rimorchi was the first company in the sector to be certified with an ISO 9001 quality system.

Our work

For the design, study and improvement of its products Umbra Rimorchi uses the most modern design technologies based on CAD drawing and solid modeling; subsequently each project is subjected to structural checks through finite element analysis (FEM model); once the compliance of the project with the specifications has been verified, prototyping is carried out.

The contact between design and production is constant and recursive, and the creation of a new product goes hand in hand with the continuous improvement of existing ones, through the work of a dedicated technical-operational staff. The main objective is the continuous search for new materials and new production processes without compromising the strength, reliability and safety of the product.

All the prototypes, before their series production, are subjected to severe test and therefore made according to regulatory requirements imposed by the Ministry of Transport and in accordance with European CE standards.

Umbra Rimorchi in the world

For many years our company has been the leading Italian manufacturer of tow hooks for cars and commercial vehicles, and has a network of installers and distributors that is widespread and deeply rooted throughout the territory. Only recently has it appeared on the international scene, and thanks to the progressive improvement in the logic of production and commercial processes, it has been able to achieve extremely important results in extremely rapid times.

Today Umbra Rimorchi exports over 50% of its turnover, recording an increase of over 1600% in the last two years. The brand is present throughout Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Japan, and new collaborations are born every day.

Over the past year, logistic depots have been set up in three different countries, which will be joined by three others in the coming months and distribution will also begin very quickly overseas, in Australia and South America. Precisely because of the strong expansion abroad, the independent green towing hitch brand UR was created, which quickly began to assert itself also in Italy and is now an

Our work

For the design, study and improvement of its products Umbra Rimorchi uses the most modern design technologies based on CAD drawing and solid modeling; subsequently each project is subjected to structural checks through finite element analysis (FEM model); once the compliance of the project with the specifications has been verified, prototyping is carried out.

The contact between design and production is constant and recursive, and the creation of a new product goes hand in hand with the continuous improvement of existing ones, through the work of a dedicated technical-operational staff. The main objective is the continuous search for new materials and new production processes without compromising the strength, reliability and safety of the product.

All the prototypes, before their series production, are subjected to severe test and therefore made according to regulatory requirements imposed by the Ministry of Transport and in accordance with European CE standards.

Umbra Rimorchi in the world

For many years our company has been the leading Italian manufacturer of tow hooks for cars and commercial vehicles, and has a network of installers and distributors that is widespread and deeply rooted throughout the territory. Only recently has it appeared on the international scene, and thanks to the progressive improvement in the logic of production and commercial processes, it has been able to achieve extremely important results in extremely rapid times.

Today Umbra Rimorchi exports over 50% of its turnover, recording an increase of over 1600% in the last two years. The brand is present throughout Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Japan, and new collaborations are born every day.

Over the past year, logistic depots have been set up in three different countries, which will be joined by three others in the coming months and distribution will also begin very quickly overseas, in Australia and South America. Precisely because of the strong expansion abroad, the independent green towing hitch brand UR was created, which quickly began to assert itself also in Italy and is now an

Our certifications

The certification of our products, as well as the mission of our company, has the sole purpose of offering our customers absolute excellence. The commercial success achieved has gradually contributed to increasing the company’s export activities, which today boasts important collaborations also in Europe and in the rest of the world. Umbra Rimorchi holds these international certifications since 1997 and is constantly updated to offer the highest quality for the production of its products.