Sicma S.r.l., which produced agricultural machines, has been founded by Aurora brothers, aiming at jointing craftsman genius together with modern industrial technologies, using its own experience in the construction of agricultural machines, in particular tractors and vineyard machines.
Aurora brothers have always been interested in all-purpose tractors production and sale. In 1968, they decided to change this activity and to start the agricultural machinery production, because of their considerations about tractors' market and the investments necessary to go on.
This activity started in Abruzzo with the production and sale of tillers, that soon became the most important product of the whole range, a production characterized by its high quality and respondance to the market needs.
After tillers, they started the production of diggers and flail mowers, obtaining a great success, thanks to their reliability and safety.
With time, Sicma acquired fame and prestige all over the country, but also abroad, gaining regard and confidence thanks to products' quality and range, but especially to direct and personalized relationship with each customer.
In order to follow market evolution, in 1995 Sicma became a Joint-Stock Company, reorganizing its activity on the basis of market changes and of the new customers requirements.
1995 - 2013
Since 1995 Sicma has done a series of investments that allow it to take the shape of a company opened to the market and always ready to face all new challenges.
At the beginning Sicma headoffice was a simple factory shed, while today it has three buildings that cover a surface of about 12.000 mq, where work more than 100 workers.
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But as time goes by the competition, both in Italy and abroad, grew, inverting this dynamic: a low level of demand and a high level of offer. There was the necessity to reorganize production methods, in order to compensate the increase of raw material and workers coasts. In the same time, agricultural companies were penalized by ceasing prices of agricultural products increased at a rate inferior to the one of the inflation. The highest costs per unit should be compensated by a better efficiency of production machines.
Agricultural machines producers decided to sharpen their products and reorganized their structure in order to offer a high quality product. Nowadays this sector is characterized by a cyclic progress: every 7/8 years there is a descent phase. Generally these cycles are determined by the state of agricultural productions and by farmers incomes, that is to say by the real prices of agricultural products and by agriculture value added.