Centro Ricerche Fiat S.C.p.A. (CRF) was founded in 1976 as the Fiat Group's major source of expertise in innovation, research, and development. It was established as a Società Consortile per Azioni, a consortium, whose shareholders are Group companies. CRF's objective is to use innovation as a strategic lever and to enhance the results of its work through the promotion, development, and transfer of innovative content able to make products distinctive and competitive.
ASSOFOODTEC, with its diverse product mix, best reflects the varied world of food processing technologies, and UCMA (manufacturers of machinery for the food industry), whose member companies operate in as many as eleven production sectors, is its most representative component.
High-status brands which have succeeded over the years in creating the great Italian tradition of producing professional espresso coffee machines, Italian products which thus rank high stories, capable of innovating in time and gaining increasing ground, as demonstrated by the high percentage of exports in the industry which nowadays account for approximately 80% of production.
The history of technology, inventions, machinery, instruments, in Italy is a history of excellence. It is the history of creativity and ingenuity, of that mark of geniality, which has always identified the country and projects it into the future.