Founded in 1981 by Angelo Baronchelli, the AB industrial Group operates in the fields of cogeneration and the promotion of renewable energy sources.
The AB Group is a European benchmark company with modular solutions for outdoors and stations from 100 to 10,000 kWe. Over 300 plants have been built to date, amounting to 800 MWe of installed power.
Backed by innovative and courageous business decisions and driven by a real passion for the industry in which it operates, over recent years, the AB Group has enjoyed significant growth and major economic results. In just four years, production capacity has increased threefold and the number of employees has grown to over 300.
The AB Group is the only European industrial concern able to provide a truly all-round service in the cogeneration field, and represent a single interlocutor for the end customer, from project to service.
Energy efficiency is an increasingly more decisive factor for making companies competitive; above all, on a complex and dynamic international scenario, where challenges are also won by waging on the optimisation of internal processes. Furthermore, responsibility towards the environment has become an integral part of "intelligent" marketing, aware of the role which environmental policies will play to an ever greater extent in the future.
On this scenario, cogeneration represents a strategic opportunity for many companies in various industrial sectors, as well as in the agricultural world, thanks to the promotion of biomasses for the production of biogas. The AB Group therefore has a clear idea of the strategies required to cater for the expectations of industry and agricultural concerns, both anxious to grasp the profit opportunities of an "enlightened" business decision.
Over the past thirty years, we have created a multi-disciplinary team made up of skilled people driven by passion. This is the AB "secret" which has taken us to a lead position with major operating results and investments in facilities, means and professional expertise.
We at AB are committed to a mission: ensuring tomorrow's businesses consume less, are more efficient, competitive, virtuous and closely focused on our planet.
The adventure of the AB Group started in 1981 on an idea of young Angelo Baronchelli, the Group founder, who wagered on the future and started manufacturing civil and industrial power plants.
It was Baronchelli himself who presented his first plant installations at local trade-fairs and events.
From the very beginning, simple rural life was a concrete model for the management and the development of business dynamics, an organisation that grew fast over the years thanks to professional skills and expertise in a highly-competitive industry such as that of plant engineering. The company began purchasing facilities and plants for continuative production, with an engineering identity of its own.
Funnily enough, when the economy came grinding to a halt in the mid-Nineties, the Group's field of operation underwent an expansion. With the idea of providing value-added services, attention was placed on the electrical part, along with the mechanical part, in an interdisciplinary perspective that resulted, in 1992, in the production of the first gas and biogas container cogeneration modules.
From then on, AB undertook a more complex technical-economic path, turnover increased and, thanks to a corporate structuring process, new buildings were acquired and, from one-man company, it became a real Industrial Group.
Today, AB is an organised multinational concern, consisting of ten highly-specialised companies and the leading Italian designer and manufacturer of cogeneration plants. The new Orzinuovi industrial complex is the most concrete evidence of the company's international growth but also of the fact that it is always strongly bound to its own part of the country. From the very beginning, the story of AB is that of a company which has seen and sees in people, in work and in the future, the very best opportunities for the better use of energy and for sustainable development. A long story of challenges and passions.
Values and responsabilities
The AB Group has enjoyed strong growth and adapted to market changes without ever losing its original identity.
The company continues to be directed by its founder, Angelo Baronchelli, backed by a team of associates, entrepreneurs of themselves and who recognise themselves in the principles of transparency and dedication to work which are at the bottom of the company's market positioning. With regard to all organisational and management aspects, the AB Group enjoys that typical stability associated with the "family business", distinguished by low staff turnover and a very far-sighted outlook on working conditions. Accident prevention and workers' health have always represented a major part of the AB Group's work philosophy. Safety not only as an ethical and social priority, but as a real competitive factor.
The Group's mission is focused on customer satisfaction, concretised in decisions that take into account the product's long life cycle. That is why AB has set up a business system of its own whereby it is a partner of the customer throughout all dialogue conditions: from the perfect definition of the type and characteristics of the plant right through to after-sales service.