Benati Spa
Founded Andrea Benati
Founder(s) 1887
Defunct 1995
Headquarters , Italy
Number of locations Bologna and Ferrara
Products construction machinery
Parent Fiat-Hitachi

Benati Spa. was a Italian manufacturer of Excavators. The company folded after the death of the founder in the late 1980s.

Company historyEdit

Benati was created by Andrea Benati in 1887 to produce ploughs and then other machines for agriculture. In 1961 Benati was bought by Renato Bacchini to produce excavators and wheel loaders. During the years the product range widened to produce tracked loaders, backhoe loaders, wheel dozers and other machines such as excavators for special applications and railway excavators.

The company had four factories: Imola and others near Bologna and Ferrara. In 1989 Fiat Hitachi took a controlling interest in Benati. The last machine with the Benati brand was produced at 1995. Other companies were licensed to build Benati-designed equipment, including Guria in Spain and Tortone in Argentina. Benati manufactured machines for Etec, Benmac and Demag.

The UK agents were Reekie from Scotland.

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