The Varvel Group has been operating in the power transmission sector since 1955. A historicity that represents a heritage to reproduce over time: by treasuring its long-time experience, Varvel always develops new solutions, aiming at continuous improvement and innovation.


Moreover, since 2020 Varvel is a “Historical Trademark of National Interest”, an acknowledgement especially reserved for companies traditionally connected with the Italian territory, which have registered their trademark at least 50 years ago.


  1. VARVEL was formed on the 24th February with the objective of producing speed variators (VARiatori di VELocità in Italian).


  2. A range of gearmotors and gearboxes for low to medium power, fixed applications was introduced to complement our range of variators.

    • Our local manufacturing group came into being with the arrival of OCI s.r.l.
    • The process of internationalization began

    • The RS Series of worm gearboxes was launched
    • The FRP71 gearbox was introduced
    • Varvel’s Quality Management System was certified to EN ISO 9001

    • The RT Series of worm gearboxes was launched
    • The innovative motor flange kit with no seal ring was introduced
    • Varvel’s Environmental Management System was certified to EN ISO 14001
    • The new RS Series with separate motor flange and no seal ring was launched
    • ATEX certification was obtained for most products
    • The RD Series of in-line helical gearboxes was launched
    • The innovative flexible coupling integrated in the input was introduced

    • The local manufacturing group was completed with the addition of IMAS and Benincasa Meccanica
    • The RG Series of low backlash planetary gearboxes was launched
    • The RN Series of parallel shaft gearboxes was launched
    • The RO and RV Series of bevel helical gearboxes were launched
    • MGM-Varvel Power Transmission was formed in Chennai, India (Tamil Nadu)
    • Varvel reduced its impact on the environment by installing a photovoltaic system to produce electrical energy

    • The FRP90 gearbox for animal feed systems was launched
    • The ISM-BSM modules were launched, offering new opportunities for customization
    • Varvel celebrated its 60th anniversary
    • Varvel’s Occupational Health and Safety Management System was certified to BS OHSAS 18001
    • The new size 50 worm gearbox was added to the RS Series
    • The R02 two-stage bevel helical gearbox was launched

    • Under the Horizon 2020 programme, Varvel began work on the “Smart Gearbox” project to develop a new range of worm gearboxes.
    • The FRP680 gearbox for animal feed systems was launched
    • Varvel’s North American subsidiary, Varvel USA, was incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia
    • Our local manufacturing group changed its name to Mechnology: a unique identity for the companies of the Varvel Group
    • Know-how to do it: Varvel renewed its corporate image without compromising brand recognition.

    •  Varvel obtained the “Historic brand of national interest” award, a certification promoted by the Italian government and managed by the Patents and Trademarks Office, which rewards national trademarks with at least 50 years of history behind them.
    • Accelerated the digitization process: the IT service was reorganized. It is now split into two mutually specular rooms, located in two different buildings to protect from malfunctions or blackouts. Two fiber-optic lines offer ultra-fast 2 Gigabit/s connection together with an artificial intelligence module capable of detecting the most recent generation of cyber threats.

  3. Varvel Group welcomes new capital, projecting itself into the future with renewed expectations. The Berselli family concluded the agreement for the entry of a majority shareholder into Varvel’s capital: the “illimity Credit & Corporate Turnaround Fund” managed by illimity SGR S.p.A., an important Asset Management Company. The capital of illimity SGR has increased the assets of Varvel, reinforcing the latter’s financial position, boosting its solidity and sheltering it from uncertainties arising from uncontrollable and unforeseeable external variables.