The History of Var-Spe
His passion for mechanics was born in post-war period when, as a young man, he went to work for a company specialising in the repair of airplane engines.
After this experience, he was hired in a factory and became the maintenance supervisor of machinery. Here he became fascinated with speed variation in industrial processes and started to understand that there was a growing need in companies for means to adapt the speed of motors to the production process.
This marked the beginning of a history of technological innovation that still today sees Var-Spe play a leading role at a global level.
The main stages
|1955||Construction of the first prototypes of a mechanical variator|
|1957||After two years of study and testing he designed a new hydraulic variator exploiting the principles of oleodynamics. It was an absolute innovation in an industry where there was only the mechanical variator.|
|1963||On March 23rd, he founded Var-Spe, with the help of two financial partners who make it possible for him to manufacture his products.
|1965||It marks beginning of the production and sale on the market of the hydrodynamic variator; thus are born the variators 02, 03, 04 and 05.|
|1965-1970||Development and construction of the type 11 to 17 standard series of variators with power output ranging from 0.37 kW to 22 kW.|
|1970-1980||Development of electrohydraulic controls.|
|1982-1983||Development of variator series A2, A4, A48 and A10.|
|1994||After many years Giuseppe Speggiorin succeeded in acquiring 100% of the company he founded.|
|2003||The company starts supplying products that comply with the Atex Directive.|
|2004||In the month of August Giuseppe Speggiorin passed away at the age of 80.|
|2007-2008||Unification and improvement of the series A and 11/14 ranges with the creation of the new series K variator available also in ATEX version (fit for explosive environments).|
|2013-2014||Development of new electronic controls such as the new TS-DC02 card for remote adjustment via analog/digital signal.|
|2015||On March 4th the entire company was taken over by Caterina, Giuseppe’s daughter; she has been at the company since 1986, gaining extensive experience in various areas of the business.
Caterina has ensured continuity and aims at making the company grow further by leveraging innovation and continuous improvement. She is also set on preserving the moral and work ethics that she learnt from her father Giuseppe.
20 June 2016. Confindustria Vicenza president Luciano Vescovi, together with Confindustria president Vincenzo Boccia have awarded a prize to Var-Spe (Caterina Speggiorin in the photo), one of the six companies from Vicenza turning 50 years of membership to the Association.