The story of the “Guidetti Recycling System” blends with the story of Mauro Guidetti and his ability to meet the challenges of the future.
It all began in 1987 when Andrea Gallini Pirani – a scrap dealer from Casumaro – posed the first challenge to Mauro Guidetti. “Come on Mauro, are you able to build a machine to divide the parts of ‘these machines that come to me here? That I then have to take them apart to separate the sheet metal from the plastic, the copper, the iron“.
Pirani does not imagine that Guidetti is not only ready to “go for it,” but will succeed, revealing the DNA of the future Guidetti Recycling System: innovative character, ability to interpret market needs and propose custom solutions.
“I built it inside its sheds. I retrieved around everything I could find. I couldn’t afford either a bellhop or an engineer. I made it entirely by myself“.
Mauro Guidetti began manufacturing machinery that separates elements of all kinds, for auto wreckers, wire harness makers, industrial wreckers, cable manufacturers and scrap dealers.
Experience buys, investment in research and development – more than 20 percent of sales – allows for major breakthroughs (those who will take Guidetti products from the Renazzo countryside all over the world) and address the market of thee-waste, one of the most critical, responsible for increasing waste globally.
Crushing technologies are refined and the first machines capable of recovering materials from cell phones, computers, small and large household appliances are made, obtaining new fine raw material: aluminum, nickel, gold, lead, copper and zinc.
The Life Cycle of products changes in a virtuous way.
Electric cables, household appliances, and disused machinery are transformed from a “problem to be disposed of” into a valuable material that avoids new mining, harmful emissions, and waste of resources and energy.
This success expands Guidetti Recycling System’s market, which gains share in Europe, Russia, Korea, Japan, Canada, Mexico and the United States of America where, in 2015, it opened its Atlanta USA office.
Today, Guidetti’s compact machines are taken as models by many manufacturers in the industry because they provide the best level of dry separation, excellent soundproofing, ease of use, small footprint, and low operating and processing costs.
Mauro Guidetti may consider his company the undisputed leader in the recycling and materials recovery industry, but the Guidetti story is still in its infancy.