Company profileGiuliano has been active in the automotive equipment field since over 40 years as a manufacturer of tire changers for car and truck wheels, lifting equipment for tire dealers, and wheel balancers. Over the years, we have achieved a leading position on the international market.
A short history
Located in Correggio, the “native land” of tire changers, Giuliano S.p.A. has been manufacturing equipment for auto workshops and tire dealers since over 40 years.
Founded as a corporation in 1976 in Carpi (MO), Italy, by Giuliano Maselli and other shareholders, this business enterprise was converted into a limited-liability company in 1980.
In 1981, its headquarters was moved to Correggio (RE), Italy. In 1983, Fabrizio Bonacini joined the company to perform technical/manufacturing duties, and production began with this new corporate structure.
The first product was a tire changer sold under the Silver brand, which gained a significant market share in only a short time. The key to its success was its superior quality, combined with a highly flexible production system that could quickly meet customers’ needs, as supported by prompt, efficient service.
Then, in 1993, the company acquired the brand of the defunct Maic company of Formigine (Mo), a manufacturer of hydraulic lifts. The production of lifting equipment involved a different approach to managing relationships with the supplier, since a greater manufacturing capacity and specialised techniques were required for building the structural framework of the product. Thus, the company decided to perform all the production steps for the lifting equipment internally, except for painting.
To apply its policy of ongoing improvement, which is required by its extremely competitive market, the company implemented internal procedures that optimise the work of its employees. In this regard, information technology is used to promote the sharing of information.
As a result, the company was granted ISO9002 quality certification in 1999, but continued to renew and revise its quality policy, and ultimately obtained ISO9001 certification in 2003.
At present, the company operates from two different locations with a total enclosed surface area of 12,000 m2.
... and Giuliano becomes a part of history
Richard Nixon announces the development of the Space Shuttle program. NASA decides to concentrate its finances on the development of a space shuttle, since it believes that the craft is essential for building a space station later on. The space agency requires that the shuttle take off vertically and land horizontally.
Ali vs Foreman
The Rumble in the Jungle takes place in Kinshasa, Zaire, where Muhammad Ali knocks out George Foreman in 8 rounds to regain the Heavyweight title, which had been stripped from him 7 years earlier.
Rubik's Cube puzzle is invented by Hungarian architecture professor Ernő Rubik.
Dungeons & Dragons fantasy tabletop role-playing game, designed by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, is first released, in the United States.
Giuliano S.p.A is founded as a business enterprise in 1976 in Carpi
Italy, through the efforts of Giuliano Maselli and other shareholders.
In the USA, the first prototype of the Space Shuttle - the Enterprise - is built. Originally to be called the Constitution, NASA decides to change its name after a letter-writing campaign is launched by fans of the Star Trek television series. The craft is built for testing purposes and used by NASA only for ground and flight tests within the Earth’s atmosphere.
Spartans vs Sycamores
Michigan State Spartans, leaded Earving "Magic" Johnson, won the national title with a 75-64 victory in the final game over Indiana State Sycamores, leaded by Larry Bird.
The final game marked the beginning of the rivalry between the two future Hall of Famers Johnson and Bird. To this day, it remains the highest-rated game in the history of televised college basketball.
The first Giuliano tire changer - the Silver 11 - is built. Thanks to its superior quality, combined with a highly flexible production system that can quickly meet customers’ needs, as supported by prompt, efficient service, Giuliano gains a significant market share in only a short time.
The Commodore 64 8-bit home computer is launched by Commodore International in Las Vegas. It becomes the all-time best-selling single personal computer model.
Michael Jackson releases Thriller, the biggest selling album of all time.
The first full-length episode of The Simpsons, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", is shown on Fox.
Dead Poets Society was released in U.S. theathers.
The Giuliano factory is built in via Guerrieri. Currently the company headquarters, it contains managerial and commercial offices, and a portion of the company’s production facilities.
The Dream Team
The 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team, nicknamed the "Dream Team", was the first American Olympic team to feature active NBA players.
Described by American journalists as the greatest sports team ever assembled it defeated its opponents by an average of almost 44 points en route to the gold medal against Croatia at the 1992 Summer Olympics held in Barcelona, Spain.
Goodyear introduces on the market the first Run-flat tire: EMT. The new
can travel down the road even if their pressure is not greater than
pressure, thanks to reinforced sidewalls that support the car.
Sony markets its first console in the PlayStation series. The name was to become a synonym for a gaming console.
Michelin begins development of the PAX system project. Unlike previous “zero pressure” tires, it requires a real “system” (inner ring, asymmetrical rim, a special tire, and pressure sensors), and not merely a different type of tire.
This Giuliano production facility is built in via Costituzione. The
building houses technical and administrative offices, and some manufacturing operations.
Muhammad Alì stuns the world when he appears as the final torch bearer at the XXVI Olympics, where the gold medal he won in Rome in 1960 is returned to him. He had thrown it into a river to protest against racial discrimination.
Bridgestone develops the BSR (Bridgestone Support Ring) tyre consisting of a standard rim, a standard carcass, a solid metal ring fastened on the inside of the rim but covered with rubber, and a pressure sensor connected to a small on-board computer in the passenger compartment to monitor the pressure of the tire.
The Boss !
The first tire changer in the BOSS series is introduced. This new-generation, super-automatic work station can perform a tire mounting/removing operation on any type of car and light commercial vehicle wheels with rims. Total employment at Giuliano reaches 100.
During the opening meeting at MacWorld, Steve Jobs introduces the first iPhone a quad-band EDGE cell phone equipped with a touch screen and a virtual keyboard. In the first 9 months, 1 million of the devices would be sold.
Giuliano patents the QX leverless tire fitting system. It is the result of the company’s ongoing investments in advanced research. QX eliminates the bead lifting lever, which is replaced by a lever powered by a pneumatic cylinder. The system saves significant time, work and effort by the operator. QX can be used instead of the classic mounting/removal tool on traditional machines, or is available directly as standard equipment on the innovative Crossage model.
The Giuliano Group is created. It consists of three distinct corporate entities that each specialise in a different segment of the “tools for vehicle and wheel repair” market: Giuliano Industrial (tire service products such as tire changers, balancers, alignment systems), TAG (lifting products) and Dedra (testing lines)
Top 20 Tools
Auto Repair & Maintenance, the prestigious magazine for the automotive sector, bestows its Twenty Top Tools award on Giuliano Crossage. After trying out the tire changer in the field, a jury consisting of experts, dealers, instructors and users preferred it over solutions offered by other manufacturers. The award is given to the tools that stand out for their exclusiveness, usefulness and innovation.
Enjoy the Challenge !
Giuliano drives on World's most prestigious race tracks with G1 Sport tire changer, for racing competition and motorsport vehicles.
G1 Sport, uniquely designed for race tire applications, can fit and strip up to 2000 tires in a single race weekend !!
Robust, solid, fast and reliable as the vehicles to which it is dedicated.