A history which is full of success, and a future yet to be written.


  • 2017

    To meet the ever increasing demands for custom tailored products, Colussi Ermes, with the involvement of its entire internal staff, consolidates and promotes the concept of “Tailor Made”. Each washing system is designed, developed and configured for each individual customer, realising unique systems which meet specific and even complex requirements.

    2017 Colussi Ermes
  • 2016

    Colussi Ermes USA continues its whirlwind growth with the creation of the COLUSSI AWS INC. brand.

    2016 Colussi Ermes
  • 2015

    Growth continues in foreign markets, highlighted by significant achievements in the Spanish market and the enormous success in North America with washing systems designed specifically for the meat and fish industry. There is also continued success in the pharmaceutical and logistics sectors! The largest international companies continue to choose Colussi Ermes!
    After continued investments and research, the R&D department gives light to the first “super-compact” dryer, a machine able to combine a large capacity for drying crates in small spaces with a minimum footprint.

    2015 Colussi Ermes 2015 Colussi Ermes 2015 Colussi Ermes 2015 Colussi Ermes 2015 Colussi Ermes
  • 2014

    Expansion and increased potential of the test laboratories, the Quality Assurance department, the production area and offices.
    Investments in research, innovation and development continue with the aim of realising new projects in the meat and logistics sectors.
    Important commercial goals, above and beyond any and all expectations, are achieved.

    2014 Colussi Ermes 2014 Colussi Ermes
  • 2013

    Expansion continues for Colussi Ermes with a further increase in surface area dedicated to production and the complete renovation of its office space. The company celebrates its first 40 years with the achievement of new goals, making good use of both the great passion which gives it life and the work of a skilful and ingenious team. Colussi Ermes is a recognised brand, synonymous with excellence, innovation and cutting edge technology.

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  • 2012

    Development, manufacture and testing of the most important automated system for washing, drying and storing of variable dimension collapsible crates in partnership with Tanzer Maschinenbrau Srl.

    2012 Colussi Ermes
  • 2011

    Supply of a large number of automated pallet to pallet systems for the washing and drying of over 10,000 crates per hour for a large chain of German supermarkets. Research, development and manufacture of a highly innovative system for the continuous washing, drying and cooling of polycarbonate moulds. Manufacture of a pallet washer/dryer for the pharmaceutical industry, with the highest levels of sanitary and hygienic performance. The exceptional results achieved with the spin drying systems give life to the new generation of crate drying systems.

    2011 Colussi Ermes
  • 2010

    Colussi Ermes launches its new corporate image with a new logo, new graphic design and its strong presence at the most important industry trade shows, such as the IFFA in Frankfurt. A revolution which, as with all internationally renowned and respected companies, Colussi Ermes feels the need accomplish; one where its brand image achieves the same level of recognition as the technological and production value for which is known. Investments continue in the research and development of new technologies which increase the efficiency and production capacity of its systems, increasingly tailored to the performance demands of the customer. The company continues to develop and grow, structuring itself in order to consolidate the position it has gained as a world leader.

    2010 Colussi Ermes 2010 Colussi Ermes
  • 2009

    Design and manufacture of the first system capable of washing and drying over 8,000 crates per hour.

    2009 Colussi Ermes
  • 2008

    Conception and development of the first large-scale system, completely automated for the management of folding crates. This is the only system in the world which has a new patented system for opening, washing and closing crates with collapsible sides, using only water.

    2008 Colussi Ermes
  • 2007

    Construction of a new, fully-equipped and independent facility, covering over 2500 Sq m, dedicated to R&D and the production of highly innovative, speciality systems. Colussi Ermes LLC is established in San Diego, California for the purpose of increasing market share in North America.

    2007 Colussi Ermes 2007 Colussi Ermes
  • 2006

    Significant investments in research and development have resulted in increased performance in drying systems, achieving levels of capacity and production which are at the top of the category. The first spin dryer capable of achieving a drying capacity up to 4000 crates per hour is created.

    2006 Colussi Ermes
  • 2005

    Construction of the fourth facility, which expands and increases potential of its headquarters in via Valcunsat 9, bringing the covered surface area to 8,000 Sq m. Colussi Ermes consolidates its presence in Italy and abroad, in the U.S, South America and, above all, Australia where it sends various tunnels for washing and drying of crates used by the “Coles Supermarket” chain.

    2005 Colussi Ermes
  • 2003

    Testing on 2 systems for the production of the Oscar Myer Kraft ‘Lunchables’ range.

    2003 Colussi Ermes
  • 1999

    Construction of the third facility, a further expansion of the 2 existing sites in via Valcunsat 9. The company, in addition to expanding its areas of expertise, introduces and patents new technologies which increase the efficiency and performance of its systems. Export begins, not only in Europe, but to Russia and the U.S. through partnerships with companies of high prestige, such as: Eledweiss Kasewerk, Danish Crown, Fiorucci USA, Galbani, Sara Lee, Kraft, Nestle, Coop Switzerland, Migros and Esselunga.

    1999 Colussi Ermes
  • 1991

    Construction of the second facility, an expansion of the existing facility, in via Valcunsat 9. Colussi Ermes, specialist manufacturer of washing systems for the food industry, diversifies into the chemical, pharmaceutical and cosmetics sectors.

    1991 Colussi Ermes
  • 1980

    Giovanni Battista Colussi partnered with his father Ermes to patent the first vertical ham washers. Construction of the first facility in via Valcunsat 9. Colussi Ermes srl is now an established company, specialised in the production of washing systems for the food industry in a variety of sectors, such as: cured meats, dairy, fishery and confectionery industries.

    1980 Colussi Ermes
  • 1973

    Ermes Colussi founded Colussi Ermes Srl, specialising in the manufacture of systems and equipment for the food industry.

    1973 Colussi Ermes
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