The origins of Farid are closely linked to Orecchia & Scavarda S.p.A., a time honoured Fiat and Iveco dealership based in Turin. With its vocation for commercial vehicles, in 1963 the company set up Orecchia & Co., which started out constructing box bodies, vans, refrigerated trucks and dumper trucks for the building industry.
Several years later, at the beginning of the seventies, Farid (the company name we know today), was acquired.
After starting out as a general bodybuilding company manufacturing vehicle bodies, trailers and transporters, in the mid-eighties it began specialising in all types of waste collection and recycling collection vehicles.
At that time the Italian market for solid waste collection equipment was highly fragmented, unlike in the rest of Europe; and the company needed to develop rapidly in order to reach a critical mass which would enable it to implement a more international approach to Global markets. This began to happen in 1994, with the launch of a consolidation strategy which involved purchasing other companies in the sector (Antonicelli, Valle Teiro, and Brivio).
In 1998 Moro Teveico spa was acquired, and so in 2009 Allestimenti Pompe Moro spa, which is sold in 2014.
In 2013 Heil European subsidiary was acquired and merged with Farid UK ltd. From this union Heil Farid ltd was born, a producer that manufactures and distributes, especially in the UK market, over 250 compactors.
Today, Farid is a large Italian industrial group specialising in the production of municipal cleaning and collection vehicles, which are suitable to fulfill all modern day operational requirements.
Moreover, thanks to its seven "in house" After Sales Service Centres and a comprehensive network of appointed workshops in Italy and overseas, Farid provides extensive technical support to end-users of its equipment, as well as delivering high-level servicing, repair and maintenance and breakdown support for efficient and cost effective fleet management.
With over 600 employees based in three plants in Italy and two overseas, the Farid Group is now one of the leading forward thinking companies in this sector.