The value of tradition
The value of tradition

The end of the Nineties represented a turning point, and followed the company's entry into an international world leading group, which provides automated systems, mechanical components and electrical equipment.

With a new management and a strong international flavour, Marelli Motori S.p.A. developed a new organisational structure, focusing on motors and generators. Due to a renewed dynamism, both in the planning and in the staff’s tenacity, the company was able to launch its own products onto the international market year after year, while updating its technology and its systems within the Arzignano plant.

The success of a company is based on winning new markets. The Marelli Motori brand was strengthened on the international arena through continuous and significant technological investment in the production plant, and through the expansion of its product range in relation to the demands of its new market.


1991 The Marelli Electrical machine department at the Arzignano plant adopts the designation S.r.L (limited liability company), becoming an autonomous entity within the GIEM group. They subsequently proceed with the acquisition of the company branch, Marelli Motori based in Sesto San Giovanni (MI), after which it is named. Production activity is concentrated according to respective market needs, and also to what the plant in Sesto has previously produced.

1993 Marelli Motori of Arzignano has 500 employees in Vicenza, and 110 between Sesto and its Italian network. It is involved in the liquidation of the group Gerolimich-Unione Manifatture, submitting a recovery play. It closes its Milan plant and production is streamlined.

1994 In these constantly changing years the company rewards the work of its staff, who have over 35 years of seniority.

1996 With the Gerolimich group liquidated, the new company has already made a turnover of one hundred billion italians Liras by the end of October, expanding the market to Great Britain. The FKI industrial group, a leading global provider of automated systems, mechanical components and electrical equipment enters the group.

This is a decisive period, which gives the company a strong international flavour, making it a world leader with a complete line of electrical motors and alternators. Marelli Motori, the fourth division of the engineering group FKI, consolidates its leadership position on the global market by providing technical consultants and commercial know-how, whilst offering a full range of low and medium voltage electrical machines.

2008-2009 Marelli Motori becomes part of the Melrose PLC holding.



2011 The second production centre, dedicated to the Asian markets and the production of electrical generators, is opened in Malaysia. The plant is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the largest port in Asia (1)

2012 Construction of the one of the largest and most technologically advanced testing room, located at the headquarters in Arzignano, Vicenza (2)



2013 The business group Marelli Motori is acquired by The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset manager with $178 billion of assets under management across 125 funds and 164 fund of funds vehicles. Founded in 1987 in Washington DC, Carlyle has grown into one of the world’s largest and most successful investment firms, with more than 1,650 professionals operating in 36 offices in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia.

2014 Inspired Solutions is created, a claim that identifies the spirit of renewal that has run alongside the story of Marelli Motori from the beginning. Today the company operates globally with seven subsidiaries worldwide, over 1,000 employees, and with a turnover of almost 200 million Euro a year. Marelli Motori exports 80% worldwide with a leading position in the marine industry and power generation sector.

The important wealth of knowledge and engineering applications left by Giacomo Pellizzari, which have been updated and developed with new design and manufacturing systems, still continue shedding their light around the world.