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36 YEARS OF HISTORY TO THE SERVICE OF PROFESSIONAL CLEANING
THANKS TO THE FORTUNATE INSIGHT OF GIANCARLO RUFFO, A WORLD LEADING BRAND CAME TO LIGHT IN A HANDICRAFT SHOP!


Comac makes its first moves in a
FREE MARKET RICH OF OPPORTUNITIES

1974
The brilliant idea of creating Comac (acronym of Costruzione Macchine) in 1974 came from Giancarlo Ruffo, then seller of motorised sweeping machines.
The location of the warehouse where the first models were hand-crafted was in Via Garofoli, in San Giovanni Lupatoto, in the province of Verona, then from 1984 on, in via Ca' Nova Zampieri, where the manufacture, the offices and the headquarters of the famous firm are located.
In the early 70s, the sector was in its infancy and there were no Italian producers capable of designing and manufacturing scrubbing machines for professional use. The current leader and Chief Executive Officer of a firm bound to become a world famous "name" perceived the huge potential of mechanised cleaning and made it his own.
Capitalising on his previous experience, he painstakingly managed to create the first scrubbing machines, the history-making Lavait 400 and Lavait 500.

Already then the strategy was that "a quality product is the best advertising vehicle to make us become known". The acquirer of the first machine must be satisfied in order to then recommend its purchase.
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Growth of Comac
THE FIRST SCRUBBING MACHINES MADE A NAME FOR THEMSELVES ON THE MARKET


1980
In 1980, Comac became a leader in Italy and abroad with its L16 machine;
polyvalence, efficiency, robustness, ease of use and silence were the winning qualities of this unforgettable model. In the following years, the range of scrubbing machines was completed with a cleaning width varying from 40 to 110 cm.

1984
Comac grew rapidly and acquired its first headquarters in Via Ca' Nova Zampieri, still in San Giovanni Lupatoto, where it designed, produced and marketed its entire product range.

1985
In 1985 Comac became a public limited company. New machines were designed while previous ones were perfected, built in stainless steel, of various dimensions, cable and battery-powered, thus creating a complete line identified by the initial "L".
The company was leading the national and European markets and was undergoing constant growth thanks to the wise and prudent investment management.
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Innovation by Comac
INNOVATING TO CAPTURE MARKET TRENDS DETERMINES A STYLE


1990
The late 80s saw the completion of the C Little by little, Comac also managed to complete the ride-on scrubbing machine range until it was able to offer models of a cleaning width of 130 cm.

1995
Introduction of the C 35, a cable-powered model representing one of the first examples of small scrubbing machines, but with a professional performance and specially designed to operate in environments of limited dimensions.

1996
Comac received the first ISO quality certificate for designing and building electromagnetically-compatible machines while respecting mankind and the environment and standardising the machines in relation to applicable quality standards.

1997
Comac continued to innovate and was in 1997 the first company to launch a compact ride-on machine, opening a new market segment: Tripla 75, the first example of an extraordinarily successful series that characterised cleaning for many years.

1999
Comac celebrated its 25th anniversary in the professional cleaning market.
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