We have come a long
to deliver innovative services
New industrial plant
In April, Gicar purchased and took possession of the former Henkel industrial complex, also located in the municipality of Cerano (NO). This important investment has led to an expansion of over 6,500 square meters of covered space on a 12,000 square meter plot of land, which will allow Gicar to significantly increase production capacity, improve services offered, and focus on diversification in the coming months
New production lines
To support the continuous growth of new markets, Gicar has invested significantly in order to increase its production and filling capacity. By implementing new production lines, the output of packaging (up to 5 liters) has been increased to 100,000 pieces per day.
Flavor & Fragrance
The company decides to strengthen its presence in a sector, F&F, where it had previously operated as a supplier of certain raw materials. Several industry professionals join Gicar's team and contribute to consolidating the supplier network and building an excellent catalogue that ranges from high-quality essential oils to natural fragrances to artificial ingredients.
Between 2008 and 2010 the Cerano site was expanded, in support of the company’s growth strategy, and has now reached a total area of 180,000 square meters.
In 2010 the T.S.P. (Transit Safety Port) was started, a logistics site intended for the technical stop of chemicals iso-tanks. This innovative new service has been implemented in a desire to support growth through the expansion and diversification of its range of action.
In 1998, the Cerano (NO) production site was purchased, where are now located 15,000 square meters of industrial real estate, a quality control and research laboratory equipped with the most sophisticated and advanced tools in the sector and an office building of 1,500 square meters.
The following year Gicar obtained the ISO 9000 quality management certification (now ISO 9001:2015). In 2016, Gicar obtained also the ISO 14001:2015 environmental management system certification.
New trade policies
Playing in advance and already in possession of a well-established know-how, as well as a state-of-the-art production facility, Gicar begins to successfully present itself to oil companies as a reference supplier for engine coolants, brake fluids and detergents with their brand ensuring excellent quality levels both from a product and service point of view.
The above process was accompanied by the abandonment of the direct sales network, which was no longer necessary given the new type of customers and partly even potentially in conflict with the new objectives. In the same year, in support and partly as a result of the significant growth, Gicar changed its legal form into a private limited company.
With a view to expansion, the production and distribution of industrial and car cleaning products is merged within Gicar's business, thus allowing an expansion of the product portfolio together with a wider and more comprehensive offer to Customers.
The birth of Gicar
From over 20 years of experience of Giuseppe Trombini in the world of engine coolants and brake fluids, Gicar is established in 1988.