Who we are
Marco Marini is a young mechanics enthusiast who is determined to find a solution to facilitate apple growing on his family's farm. In 2012, with the help of Flavio Lorenzi, he created the first prototype of the Compact 10.1 fruit picking wagon in his garage.
The adventure of the COMPACT harvesting machines started in 2012 in the garage of Marco Marini, a young mechanics enthusiast who wanted to find a solution to facilitate apple picking on his family's small farm. Marco's passion and experience in agriculture and mechanics and his innovative nature led him to design a prototype of a compact and lightweight agricultural platform that he called COMPACT 10.1 and immediately patented.
The name "COMPACT" stems from the idea of creating an agricultural machine suitable for terrains where an agile and compact machine was needed, able to guarantee maximum simplicity in manoeuvres.
Thanks also to the help of Flavio Lorenzi, who is in charge of the electronic part, the COMPACT V11 fruit harvesting machine is exhibited at Interpoma 2014, the international apple fair in Bolzano, and receives full approval from visitors and professionals. This success convinced Marco to turn a passion into a profession and to create his own company. He developed the original COMPACT V11 harvesting machine, improving its stability and performance while maintaining its functionality, safety and eco-sustainability.
The increase in demand for the new COMPACT agricultural platform model made it necessary to collaborate with CMA Carpenterie Metalliche Anaunia S.r.l., a company with many years of experience in the metallurgical field based in Sarnonico (Tn).
C.M.A. Carpenteria Metalliche Anaunia has proved to be a winning choice: founded in 1994 as a metal carpentry, tinsmithing and plumbing craftsman's business, it has continued to evolve over the years in its services and working processes, considerably increasing its production volume until it has become a real industrial activity.
The COMPACT fruit harvesting machine are therefore assembled in one of CMA's two factories where, thanks to the employment of specialised labour, all the processing stages are followed: from design using state-of-the-art software to drawing, construction, painting, galvanising, assembly and even final testing.