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Grices - Hydraulic Cylinders

Grices is a family run company founded in Lecco in 1978 by Mr.Bruno Cesana. We produce quality hydraulic cylinders for naval and industrial applications.

Thanks to an experience of over 35 years in the hydraulic market , Grices has earned an important position in the national and international market garanting functionality , safety and trustworthyness to all customers.

Thanks to the modular design , avantgarde production machines and productive procedures , we can offer both standard cylinders ISO/DIN/CNOMO as well as customized cylinders designed by our technical team or designs provided by the customer.

Grices provides competitive solutions for OEM applications and spare parts for many of the major international producers , garanting complete compatibiliy.

The skills and experience of the technical team allows us to closely collaborate with the customer in order to assist in choosing the best technical solutions for the application requested , offering flexibility and competence.

Grices pays particolar attention to choosing raw material , machining and assembly assuring trustworthyness and long duration.


Grices offers:

  • High quality standard and customized cylinders
  • Bore up to 400 mm , stroke up to 4000 mm , pressure up to 80MPa
  • A complete range of products
  • International distribution
  • Online cylinder configurator
  • Download drawings CAD 2D and 3D
  • Direct technical support
  • Hydraulic test on 100% of all cylinders produced
  • Complete tracking of production and delivery
  • Quick delivery
  • Competitive prices
  • Last generation of machines interconnected by intranet system
  • Qualified welders
  • Professinalism from beginning to end of the project


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The evolution of Grices

1961 – During the sudden econimic growth seen in Italy in the sixties, Mr. Bruno Cesana and his brothers establish a company specialized in mechanical manufacturing of electric engines based in Galbiate (Lecco).

1963 - 67 – The boost in third party requests for mechanical manufacturing encourages the company to extend the means of production; in this period the company develops the production of hydraulic machinery for internal usage as Centering machine for cranckshaft , C-frame hydraulic press for deep drawing , Four-column press for for keying driveshafts.

1970 - 75 –The construction of hydraulic equipment grows, machinery on client’s commissions are produced for various applications. In this period a hydraulic press of 300 tons is specially manufactured.

1976 – The experience acquired in the hydraulic industry leads the founder , Bruno Cesana , to commission an indepth market research which highlights the development of the hydraulic sector. This is a major turning point, from this moment on, he decides to design and develop the first standard cylinders’ series on a large scale.

1978 – Grices S.r.l., specialized in hydraulic cylinders and control units production, is founded.

1980 – Grices focuses on hydraulic cylinder production, both specialized and standard CNOMO.

1986 – Introduction of the first CNC machines.

1988 – The company extends its market. Mr. Bruno Cesana’s sons , Mauro and Massimo join the administration which with their technical and administrative knowledge, bring Grices from a small manufacture to large scale industrial production.

1991 – Production of standard cylinders ISO 6020/1 – 6020/2 -6022.

1992 – Participation in the first hydraulic fair Fluidtrans Compomac in Milan and expansion on the national market.

1995 – Construction of new headquarters in Valgreghentino (Lecco) and strengthening of the production capacity, thanks to the purchase of new equipment.

1999 – Participation in the first international fair Hannover Messe and expansion into the European market.

2000 – Expansion into the international market and expansion of the factory grounds, destined to mounting, testing and warehouse storage.

2008 – Expansion of the factory grounds destined for raw material storage and saw machining.

2011 – Introduction of the EPC Online Configurator, installation of automatic welding machinary.

2012 – Installation of an automated robotic turning and milling workstation.

2013 – Installation of an automated boring and milling workstation.

2014 – New offices and upgrading of technical-commercial departments.

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