April 24, 2015

24/04/2015: 1945-2015: Seventy years in the milling industry

First published in Milling and Grain, March 2015

On Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Ocrim will celebrate seventy years of life. The company was founded in 1945 by the judicious Guido Grassi, Member of the Order of Merit for labour, with the invaluable contribution of his brother Ettore and his cousin Luigi Grassi, in a place with a great agricultural tradition.

Ocrim was born as a small workshop located in Cavatigozzi, with no more than 25 employees, while the administrative and commercial activities took place in a commercial studio in the center of Cremona. 

Today, Ocrim is owned and managed by the Antolini family. Primo Antolini is the President and his sons, Alberto and Sergio, are respectively Managing Director and Vice President.
A series of changes have occurred with the Antolini family, not only in trade and economic terms but also in relational, cultural and social terms, while preserving what has always been the tradition of the company. 

In fact, the Antolini family, despite not having Cremona origins, give great importance to the bond that OCRIM has always had with the city of Cremona: its citizens are often involved in events and projects, both of cultural and educational import, and this year they will be even further involved in various events and occasions organised by the company, with the goal of making people feel that they are an integral part of this great family.

Seventy years of research, design, production and creation of milling plants, feed mills and cereal-processing systems have placed Ocrim at the forefront of a global industry. After seventy years of activity in the mechanical industry, Ocrim is proud to keep production in Italy, despite great difficulties. This has all led to the preservation and the excellence of  ‘Italian Made’ as a genuine trademark for Ocrim.


To celebrate this milestone, Ocrim will present to the world its most competitive and updated solutions for the sector. These are amazing innovations in the field of technology and engineering and will be the stars of an important event scheduled for May 21st at the IPACK-IMA 2015 exhibition, where the company will participate with great enthusiasm.

At the Ocrim booth, the team will welcome visitors as they exhibit a preview of these innovations that will be told and shown through ‘alternative’ languages; they also reflect not only the personality of the company, but will also refer to the artistic and cultural Italian realities to which Ocrim is so closely linked.

Ocrim also confirms its continuous commitment to an important and determined investment in the Research and Development sector. Ocrim has always believed that giving importance to this sector was a decisive choice to stand out and excel with a spirit of innovation and a thirst for knowledge. 

Professionalism, innovation and tradition are therefore the key words that distinguish Ocrim. The combination of these three elements is well represented by projects linked to Ocrim’s ‘Italian Made’ trademark: customisation of limited-edition machines in the presence of clients; the ‘Wheat, flour, and…’ event; and the ‘Ocrim core’ museum and the International School of Milling Technology. 

All this is the result of the passion, competence and fairness that the Ocrim Staff work by every day, because sometimes the important and beautiful things are not made by only one person, but by a team.


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