60 YEARS OF RANCAN
Interview with Mauro Rancan, Technical Sales Director at RANCAN
RANCAN SRL is an Italian company, and also a Global leader in manufacturing of high quality laminated densified wood used in many industrial sectors
RANCAN SRL is a family-owned, private limited company established in 1960 by Angelo Rancan. It is located in Montecchio Maggiore, Vicenza, Italy. Currently, RANCAN is a Global leader in the manufacture of high quality laminated densified wood used in many industrial sectors.
Beginning with components for textile machines, the business soon expanded and incorporated a range of several different mechanical applications. But the real turning point was the insulation for oil-immersed transformers, triggering off RANCAN’s success in the 1970s.
Larger market recognition came swiftly and allowed the move from the original 600 m² factory to the first of the six blocks that are the current headquarters, “Plant 1”, built in 1981. In the same year, RANPREX ® was registered as a trademark.
In 1988, Fulvio and Mauro Rancan, the current owners, bought the shares of the company, and, together with their father Giovanni, the current President, established RANCAN SRL.
Fresh energy and a more international approach, together with investment in new technologies, new facilities, and a strong boost to the sales network, quickly led to the Global extension of the customer base. At that time, RANCAN began to collaborate with all the important international transformer groups.
As the demand grew steadily, RANCAN SRL invested once again in the expansion and bought a second building, with an area of 5000 m², in the same industrial area (Plant 2).
This new structure allowed the expansion of the machining department and production reorganisation along with the addition of brand-new automatised machinery. All this displays the company’s core values, flexibility, and strong customers’ support, even more. All that was possible because of another fundamental principle: the constant drive for quality, which allowed the company to grow together with the power transformers industry and its increasingly higher voltage classes.
The necessary strive for quality was also confirmed by the several certificates obtained in the last twenty years, such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001. In addition to that, there have been many audits performed by Siemens, ABB, GE, Hyundai, Toshiba (just to name a few), and the type approvals obtained by the material.