The company was founded in 1968, focusing on the production of flexible cables primarily intended for the bicycle industry.
A few years later, the founder, Valdemaro Casiraghi, began an expansion process that led, in 1974 to the establishment of another company that specializes in the production of plastic conduits used in cable control assemblies.
The passion of its founder and the diligence of its employees, soon led the company to expand into other markets of interest. In 1988, as results of significant investments in R&D, machinery and equipment, the company began shipments of mechanical control cables to a Fiat Tier 1 supplier.
As the company developed and absorbed more efficient and new production technologies, this opened new market opportunities. Die-casting machines were designed internally, in 1982, and have been systematically redesigned by our engineers with increased sophistication, allowing us to improve quality and productivity.
In the 90s, almost all production machines were developed internally. During this same period the gardening market began to use flexible control cables. As the reputation of the company grew and markets became globalized, foreign multinationals took note.
In 2000, the founder decided to sell the company to a U.S. multinational, Teleflex Inc,met during one of the various tradeshows around the world.
Subsequently, in 2008, the company was then sold to another multinational, Kongsberg Automotive, (Norway) who owned it till the end of 2014.
At the beginning of 2015 – countering the trend where many Italian Companies go to foreign ownership – our Company returns to Italian ownership, bringing back the name and brand widely known and respected in the global marketplace, Capro Italy.
Regardless of the changes in ownership, the company has maintained the same spirit of passion, hard work, efficiency and innovation and maintains a workforce that has the strength of experience and know-how.
Product quality, timeliness of delivery and a passion to fulfill customer needs continue to make our company a leader in our field.