Start The RMG First CESAB top-of-the-range high-tonnage electric ECO-P 85 produced / launched First CESAB warehouse truck 'range' produced. 90s CESAB logo 1994 2000 2001 2005 2009 2010 2011a 2011 2012
1942 CESAB founded in Bologna, Italy. First CESAB logo introduced. CESAB acquired by the Maccaferri family. > More
1940's CESAB commences business activities with products for railways and materials handling sectors.
1951 First CESAB electric forklift produced.

CESAB factory. Bologna Italy.

1953 First Italian CESAB dealer appointed 'Marabini F.lli' in Bergamo > More
1954 First CESAB diesel forklift produced > Gallery
1958 First CESAB dealer appointed outside Italy, Joris Van Dijck in Belgium. > More
1960's CESAB logo updated First CESAB high level order picker produced First CESAB towing tractor produced > Gallery
1965 CESAB already focused on after-sales with dealer service training.
1970's Introduction of centaur as CESAB logo. First CESAB rough terrain forklift produced. Introduction of electronic control for CESAB electric forklifts. CESAB corporate colour changes from orange to yellow. > Gallery
1978 First CESAB reach truck produced.
1980 One of the first exhibitions with CESAB showing full range helps increase brand awareness in Italian market. > Gallery
1982 CESAB commences focus on the European market. CESAB GmbH founded in Germany. > More

1984 First CESAB electric high capacity ECO-P 85 produced.
1986 First CESAB warehouse truck range produced. video Commercial TV spot
1992 Focus on the European market continues with the foundation of CESAB Ltd in the UK.

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1993 CESAB logo renewed. Pininfarina designs CESAB trucks creating the legendary Blitz range. > More

CESAB green introduced as corporate colour
1994 Foundation of "BTCESAB S.c.a.r.l." a joint venture with BT Italia CESAB products recognised with Compasso D'Oro awards for the Blitz and Drago models > More

1997 Focus on the European market continues with the foundation of a French distributor.

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2000 CESAB joins the Toyota Industries Group > More

iF Design award 2000 presented for Drago 250 range > More

2001 TPS (Toyota Production System) implemented at the CESAB factory > Gallery
2005 Acquisition of LTE Part of the CESAB group, LTE is the European Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) that specialises in the design and production of CESAB forklift masts. > More

2009 Decision made to place greater focus on European market. CESAB Material Handling Europe established. > More

2010 Launch of new CESAB M300 torque converter IC range > More

Launch of CESAB warehouse range
2011 Launch of the new CESAB Range at CeMAT, Hannover. > More

Launch of new CESAB 48V electric forklift range > More

2012 CESAB 70th Anniversary.