Our story

Magni: a family of entrepreneurs involved in the mechanical engineering sector since the 1950s.

Pietro Magni began as a tractor repair mechanic and farm cart builder and later went on to manufacture tower cranes for the construction industry. In 1972, he founded FARGH SpA with his children Riccardo, Giorgio and Franco, a company that designs and manufactures hydraulic cranes.

In 1980, FARGH designed and built the first telescopic handler in Europe, the FARGH 4000 FS, with a patented boom.

Riccardo Magni succeeded his father in 1981 and, based on the first prototype, created the FARGH 5000 RT and FARGH 3000 RT. These models were extremely innovative at the time and formed the basis for a joint venture with a group that has been one of the global industry’s leading figures for over 27 years. The partnership came to an end in May 2009. Throughout that long period, Riccardo Magni made significant contributions to the technical and economic development of the Italian branch in his role as its CEO. He personally filed over 40 national and international patents, all for rotating and fixed telescopic handlers, for which he was the registered inventor. The patents remained the property of the multinational. In the latter half of 2012, Riccardo Magni – bolstered by 30 years of experience with rotating, fixed and heavy-duty telescopic handlers – decided that the market was in need of a significant technological improvement in order to meet the increased safety standards and improved services stipulated by new regulations and international clients.

Driven by this conviction and his ideas, Riccardo Magni founded Magni Telescopic Handlers in 2013 with his children Carlo, Eugenio, Carlotta and Chiara. Magni’s experience and entrepreneurship, his constant contact with clients and his personal acquaintance with the dealers and repair mechanics created a force that have propelled this new ‘Made in Italy’ initiative to great heights.

From zero to 100 in just five years

Our understanding of the market, our ability to get ahead of the game and our undeniably Italian skills are written into our very DNA and have been the key to Magni Telescopic Handlers’ rapid success.

Production of Magni’s telescopic handlers started in January 2013. Thus began the development of the widest range of rotating telescopic handlers on the market, consisting of 16 models. There are also eight fixed, heavy-duty models and a new range of eleven fixed telehandlers. As a testimony to Magni’s success, in the last two years Magni has created not only the two tallest rotating telescopic handler models in the world but also the model with the highest payload.

Italy was no longer enough and so six further branches have been set up: Magni TH France, Magni America,LLC., Magni Telescopic Handlers Uk Ltd., Magni Deutschland GmbH., Magni South Africa (PTY) Ltd. and Magni Asia Pacific Ptd. Ltd.

To offer our clients the best technical and commercial service around, we have created a network of over 300 dealers, a number that is constantly increasing.

And that is just the beginning of our story.

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