Farid Industrie is a company that wants to, and knows how to, learn from others. Our focus on exporting allows us to give and receive much learning and understanding from the experiences of other countries and other markets. Thus we are able to acquire the best available knowledge from different experiences, which in turn allows us to implement best practices for the benefit of all our employees and our customers.
The origins of Farid are closely linked to Orecchia & Scavarda S.pA. a time-honoured Fiat and Iveco commercial vehicle dealership based in Turin, Italy. In 1963 the company, with its vast experience of commercial vehicles, set up Orecchia & Co, which started out constructing box vans, refrigerated trucks and dump trucks for the building and construction industry.
At the beginning of the 1970's, a body builder called Farid was acquired. After starting out as a general company manufacturing vehicle bodies, trailers and transporters in the mid 1980's it began specialising in waste collection vehicles for the European waste management industry.
At that time the Italian market for solid waste collection was highly fragmented, unlike in the rest of Europe, the company needed to develop rapidly in order to reach a critical mass which would enable it to implement a more global and international approach. A campaign of acquisitions of other leading Italian companies in the industry began in 1994. In 2013, it acquired the European subsidiary based in Scotland of the American company Heil Europe Limited now rebranded Farid Hillend Engineering Ltd.
Today Farid produces over 1500 compactors every year, which are distributed in the home market of Italy and an additional 80 countries worldwide.