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1978

A success story begins…

STALAM is established as a small, privately owned industrial enterprise, with focus on the development and manufacture of industrial RF equipment for drying applications, mainly in the textile industry.

1978

1980 - 1983

STALAM enters the textile market

STALAM successfully installs its first textile dryer in Italy and starts exports to Europe.

1980 - 1983

1984-1989

STALAM gains success across Europe

STALAM becomes a renowned player in the RF drying technology for textile products and related applications in Europe.

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1984-1989

1990

Mr. Cavestro becomes STALAM's major stakeholder

Mr. Cavestro, STALAM’s Chairman until late 2016, enters the Company leading a group of industrial and private investors, and becomes its major shareholder. His clear entrepreneurial spirit paves the way to a steady growth process of the Company.

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1990

1992

Mr. Zanetti joins STALAM

Mr. Zanetti (the current C.E.O.) joins the company and boosts STALAM’s development in the international markets.

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1992

1993-2001

STALAM becomes the world's no. 1 supplier of RF dryers to the textile and technical-textile industries

STALAM introduces to the world markets the TCRF (thermo-controlled) and LTRF (low temperature) dryers, where the radio frequency technology is combined with air circulation through the product to increase the energy efficiency and improve the drying quality.

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1993-2001

2002

New corporate structure and achievement of the ISO 9001 certification

The Italian PE fund 21 Investimenti enters the Company with a minority stake. STALAM changes its legal status from limited liability company (S.r.l.) to private stock company (S.p.A.). The Company obtains the ISO 9001 quality system certification from TUV (Germany).

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2002

2003-2004

STALAM starts to develop new applications of the RF technology in the food industry

Significant resources and R&D activities are allocated for the development of applications of the radio frequency technology in the food sector. RF pasteurisers and sterilisers become part of the Company’s product range, in addition to the post-baking RF dryers that are being marketed since the late eighties.

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2003-2004

2005

STALAM establishes its j-v company in China

STALAM establishes a j-v company in the P.R.C. acquiring the majority stake of a partially privatised, former state-owned industrial equipment manufacturer. Hydroextractors and yarn winders (under license) are produced there, other than textile RF dryers, for the domestic Chinese market. Meanwhile, STALAM exports its 300th RF drying module to China.

2005

2006

Microwave and Infrared technologies become part of STALAM's product range

STALAM introduces the MW (microwave) and IR (infrared) technologies in its product range, mainly for small size production machines and lab equipment.

2006

2007

STALAM sets new standards in the RF drying technology

At the ITMA show STALAM presents the RFA/HP model equipment, performing RF drying assisted by the heat-pump technology, and the 150 kW dryer, the world’s biggest single-generator textile RF dryer. In the same year, STALAM delivers its 300th RF drying module to the Turkish market, and manufactures its first-ever 6-module RF dryer.

2007

2007-2009

STALAM introduces to the world markets its state-of-the-art RF defrosting equipment

STALAM presents a new generation of RF equipment (patented) specifically designed for tempering and defrosting frozen food commodities and products, as well as the RF baking ovens for white-crust bread.

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2007-2009

2010

More success stories…

STALAM delivers the 50th RF drying module (being part of a 320 kW output power, 6-module, 31 m long dryer) to its biggest customer worldwide in the technical-textile sector.

2010

2011

STALAM presents the first RF equipment for the disinfestation and sanitisation of dry agricultural commodities

STALAM presents the first industrial RF equipment in the world, the RF/G model, specifically designed and patented for the disinfestation and sanitisation of dry agricultural commodities

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2011

2012-2014

Further innovative RF applications are developed by STALAM in diversified industrial sectors

STALAM diversifies further the application range of its RF equipment, supplying innovative dryers for nutraceutical products, wound management foams, inorganic and mineral substrates.

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2012-2014

2015

STALAM's RF technology to pasteurise almonds achieves TERP validation

The first ever pasteurizer for nuts (almonds) ensuring 4log salmonella microbial contamination reduction is delivered and then TERP-approved in the USA according to the USDA / Almonds Board of California protocols.

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2015

2016

IDeA Efficienza Energetica e Sviluppo Sostenibile acquires STALAM

IDeA Efficienza Energetica e Sviluppo Sostenibile, the Italian private equity fund specialising in the environmental sustainability sector and controlled by IDeA Capital Funds SGR (DeA Capital Group) acquires STALAM in a management buy-out operation, to further boost the company’s growth.

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2016

2017

STALAM grows further

STALAM records the highest turnover in its history and the group revenues exceed EUR. 20 million.

2017

2018

STALAM celebrates its 40th anniversary

Stalam celebrates the 40th anniversary with a significant expansion of its production facility in Italy.

2018