Sirman was founded in 1969 by its current general manager, Mr. Nereo Marzaro, to produce high quality slicers. In its 37 years of business, Sirman has become the largest manufacturer of food processing equipment in Italy. Its main office is located in Padua (Padova), 20 miles west of Venice, in what is known as the Italian Northeast, one of the richest and most economically developed regions of Europe. Sirman relies on 10 separate production factories in the area. Each factory specializes in the production of a single line of equipment. This gives Sirman flexibility and high productivity while maintaining excellence standards. To better serve American operators, in 1999 Sirman acquired an office/warehouse building located in Franklin Park, Il., 15 miles northwest of the Chicago loop and 5 minutes from O'Hare International airport. I.F.M. is the sales office and customer service division of Sirman in the US. All of Sirman's best selling machines as well as the necessary spare parts are stocked there. Sirman/I.F.M. USA has a policy of innovation and continuous improvement of its products offering very competitive pricing for top quality Slicers, Panini Grills, Food Processors, Meat Processors, Bar Equipment and the amazing new Sirman Heavy Duty line. Our customer service department will assist you in meeting all of your food processing needs.