Half a century has passed since Giovanni Besenzoni (pictured above) founded the eponymous company in Sarnico, on the banks of Lake Iseo in northern Italy. Over the years the business has grown to include seven production sites, 187 sales offices and a service network with 164 workshops around the world.
Besenzoni designs and manufactures accessories characterised by simple and functional yet attractive design and rigorous testing of each component to ensure high reliability and non-stop service. Alongside its standard production, the company has also developed a wide range of custom products created by following the tailored indications of naval architects and designers.
In 1973, for example, Besenzoni was among the first to introduce the stern platform with ladder, and ten years later hydraulic gangways with remote control. Today, its production is sub-divided into the following product lines: gangway, tender launch and towing systems (cranes, bridge cranes, hydraulic platforms, sliders), helm seats and chair supports, bathing ladders, table bases, custom projects and carbon line.
In order to ensure process and product quality recognised by the Italian Naval Register, in 1993 Besenzoni obtained certification of its production process (UNI EN ISO 9000:2001) and, in 2003, certification of its whole quality management system (UNI EN ISO 9001:2000).
“Fifty years are an exceptional achievement we are very proud of, and we must thank first and foremost our staff for having come this far,” says CEO Giorgio Besenzoni, son of the founder. “The strength of our company lies in the ability of our staff to solve the increasingly complex problems we find ourselves facing. Alongside the introduction of automated production processes over the years, which are a must in today’s manufacturing world, without the very high skill of our craftsmen Besenzoni would be nothing.”