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This week Industrias Metalúrgicas Cestari participated in Expoagro Digital, the virtual exhibition of Argentine Farming. During the three days of the exhibition, on the Expoagro internet platform, Néstor Cestari gave a talk called «A family history, 4 Cestari generations, 93 years of life». There, he presented, before hundreds of users, the history of Cestari, its identity, the role of the 4th generation and, several heart-warming anecdotes.

A photo and the memory of Nino Cestari.

In an emotive conversation, Néstor showed us a wonderful photo, and described it like this: «This photo is from 1930 when the construction of the cereal bins began, it is a historical photo of our factory. You can see the wagons with wooden wheels and the trucks that used to be loaded with these bins, we still have one at the entrance to the factory».
The photo is a priceless document for the history of our company, especially for the people who appear in it, and Néstor pointed out: «In the bin that is on the ground, you can see Andrés Cestari ,my grandfather. On the truck’s bonnet is «Nino», Juan Fernando Cestari, my father, and then, on top of the bin is Don Angel Sansoni, a lifelong friend. They are people with whom Cestari, had and still has a great relationship».
The talk took place in a very significant week as Néstor Cestari said: «September 11th would have been my father’s 97th birthday and this photo brings back beautiful memories, and reminds us of him with great affection».
It was a pleasant conversation and very well received not only by the followers of the brand but also by the media. A unique moment in which the memory allows us to go over the history and reinforce the identity, to build the present and the future of the company. This has been Cestari’s hallmark throughout these 93 years.
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(FOTO)  The year 1930. Andrés Cestari (1st generation), Juan Fernando Cestari (2nd generation) and Ángel Sansoni, among others.
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We are 93 years old today

Today, 27 August 2020, Industrias Metalúrgicas Cestari is 93 years old.

Cestari is a pioneering company in Argentine agricultural machinery, built by small stories that have given rise to a great history.

Cestari is a family company that has always been committed to work and innovation.

Our present situation is the result of working every day as if it were the last one, and as if each customer were unique.

«We are Cestari» is much more than just a phrase, it means everything the company encompasses as a team and all the parts that make up the current enterprise.

Happy anniversary to each and every one of those who have worked and work, have believed and believe, in Industrias Metalúrgicas Cestari.



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He retired a year ago after 42 years at Industrias Metalurgicas Cestari and his memory is still fresh. The company still misses him and Juan Manuel Reynoso does not forget the factory. In this note he recalls some moments of his history with Cestari.


«I entered on the first working day of January 1977 and left at the end of June 2019, in other words, I worked for exactly 42 years of my life. I am fond of mathematics so I have worked out that exactly 60% of my life was working at Cestari», that’s how Juan Manuel Reynoso begins this interview, and adds: «So you can see how important Cestari is to me, how fundamental it has been, it has been my whole life».

Cestari marks the lives of people and collaborators, and likewise the employees have undoubtedly marked the life of our company throughout these 92 years. This is the case of Juan Manuel, who today is enjoying his retirement but is still in contact with us and today tells his story with Cestari.

What was it like when you started working in the factory?

– When I entered we were very few employees, few suppliers, and our customers were exclusively from the province of Buenos Aires, and only Nino dealt with them. At that time, I was in charge of keeping the accounts, the cash register by hand, and later on, the daily petty cash. Everything was done by us, the payment of taxes, the pension contributions, all those things were done by us. We were a small group of people, simpler than now, everything was done by hand.

Among the tasks carried out by Juan Manuel Reynoso we can name many. At times he was an administrator, at times he sold auger wagonss and even managed transport. «I have done practically everything in the factory, except buying, which was always Nino’s area and when Horacio came in, he took over the technical part, but yes I have done nearly everything. I have even delivered auger wagonss, I made trips with 12-ton auger wagonss from Buenos Aires, Santa Fe and La Pampa to Tucumán,» he says.

«Little by little I ended up doing what I was doing until the day I retired, invoicing, dispatching trailers, dealing with dealers and customers who possibly, after so many years, considered me part of Cestari, as if I had been born with the company», says Juan Manuel proudly.

How was the relationship with your colleagues?

-With regard to my colleagues, I have never really had any problems with anyone. I have always had a very good relationship with everyone, from the office to the workshop. Marcelo Giuli has always been a pillar, he has always supported me in everything from the beginning, knowing everything and knowing everyone. Then, even with the implementation of the new directives, related to the ISO standard and other market controls when he began working in management, he still continued to accompany me. Marcelo is a super capable guy, an excellent person, and I shall always treasure his friendship.

How was your relationship with the company?

-Nino always said that Cestari was a great family, and in a way everyone who works there gets to join that family. It’s a really good thing too because after 42 years if you’re not like a member of the family it isn’t always easy to hang in there. Like any family, there are good moments and others not so good. I can tell you that Nino was very strict about timetable, for example, so if he was in a bad mood you were even afraid sometimes to ask permission to go to the doctor.

But there are thousands of good moments, from the financial help I was often given to the beautiful gift I was given as a farewell. The time I shall undoubtedly remember most, was when my son fell ill with scarlet fever, and the doctor in Pergamino told us he had to go to Rosario. Without hesitating Nestor brought me his car with a full tank and insisted that I went to Rosario straight away, he almost forced me to go. Thanks to that my son was saved, I shall always be indebted to him.

Juan Manuel Reynoso was part of Industrias Metalúrgicas Cestari for the last 42 years and can tell you about all the processes from the first auger wagonss to the latest developments. He lived throughthe difficult times for the Argentinean companies where our factory had to think of strategies to keep on providing quality and efficiency in its products, while at the same time trying to think of ways to avoid lay-offs.

«That line of conduct, of honesty, of transparency always characterized the family and the company, and it was transferred to the employees, to us. For example, it was almost a guarantee, if you went to a business or a shop, take out a loan or ask for something on hire-purchase and say ‘I work at Cestari’. People knew that if you worked at Cestari, you were first a good employee because Cestari took you on, and secondly you were a good person if you were part of the factory he says proudly.

-We imagine that you have a lot of stories…

There are thousands of anecdotes, imagine in so many years of work. One that I always remember is that Don Nino didn’t like us to drink mate, he didn’t want us to. But, well, we managed to find the way to drink some now and again. We would wait for him to go out, then we would take out the yerba and mate and have some . When Nino would show up at the big gate in front, we would quickly put everything away .Nino would come in and would be very angry when he touched the kettle and found out it was hot. So we came up with a trick, after we had heated the water we cooled everything down so that he wouldn’t notice. But Nino was as sly as an old fox, he was sure we were drinking mate and wanted to prove it. So one day instead of appearing at the front gate he showed up at the back door and caught us sipping our mate… I said that Néstor ,his son, was with us and that’s how we were saved from a bigger telling off

Thousands of stories and anecdotes have been left out of this article. The fact is that Juan Manuel Reynoso was, is and will always be an important part of the company’s history. His willingness and emotion to tell us his story with Cestari shows this. And we are happy to be able to pass it on to our readers.


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Arnaud is one of our customers from Romania, who shows us the work of our auger wagon in  sunflower sowing, supplying the air drill. This type of postcard is added to many others that keep appearing and we share with you. Cestari is worldwide and the European market, after many years of work, opened its doors definitively to our auger wagons.

Cestari en Rumania

How do you work in the fields of Europe?

In Europe the ownership structure of the farm is different from that of Argentina. There are many small owners of small plots of land and the structure does not envisage, for example, the existence of contractors on a widespread basis.

In our country, contractors (service providers) are responsible for 90% of the grain harvest (harvesting contractors) and 70% of the sowing (sowing contractors), with the rest falling to the owners of fields and equipment.

In Europe, the field owner owns the equipment. The self-unloading harvesting auger wagon is also used for sowing, i.e. the tool is maximised as a capital outlay.

The field owners use the auger wagons in its full capacity, they use it for harvesting and for loading the seeder. The use of the self-unloading auger wagons is year-round, at harvest time and at sowing time.

Auger wagonss in Europe usually use a boggie, a widely used skidding system, with one axle (central rocker arm), four tyres and tractor support. This system increases the footprint area and decreases the pressure on the ground as the tyres are aligned together. This type of machine can be used on all types of land for harvesting and transporting cereals to silos along consolidated roads.

Arnaud has a ST 24.000 Lts. auger wagons with boggie, adapted for sowing and a FL 20.500 Lts. auger wagons with boggie, traditional for harvesting.

We are Cestari and we reach different places in the world. We love to tell you these stories and the development of our products around the world.


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Horacio Paludi has been working at Industrias Metalurgicas Cestari for 25 years. He has been in charge of the company’s Purchasing Department for 18 years and works with our suppliers.

«Cestari is my family, literally it’s my family», says Horacio and adds with confidence and humour: «I’m a family man and I must have been trusted and given some compassion».

Do you have any outstanding anecdotes of your time in the company?

-I have many stories but this one  is my favourite. It was back in 1997, the President was Menem, we were at the Rural de Palermo with my friend Negrini (It is important to tell you that Anibal Negrini was a historical employee of Cestari, who everyone knew as «Negri», or simply Negrini. He will always be in the memory of all who had the honour of working with him), It was the main parade of all exhibitors in the center arena of the country show.  Negrini drove the tractor, and the auger wagon behind was loaded with caps with our logo as we went around the arena and we threw caps into the crowd much to the joy of the spectators. We went at a walking pace and everyone was asking us for caps. Suddenly, a security guard came up to us and told us not to stop  when we passed the official box where all the government officials were including the President. Negrini looked at me because we had in fact planned to stop. But the security guy was keeping an eye on us and walking beside the tractor. When we passed by the official box there was Menem and Negrini smiled and although he didn’t actually  stop he slowed down to a snail’s pace and  that was practically the same.  I quickly threw one of Cestari’s caps to President,  he grabbed it and put it on. I wanted to die, apart from the ovation of the people, applause, laughter, the President himself smiled and greeted us. Security made us move the auger wagons and almost killed us, but we had achieved the goal. Everyone phoned us to tell us that they had seen the President wearing a Cestari’s cap on television. This is an unforgettable story for me, not only because of the situation but also because of my partner, Negrini. He was a very happy person with a very positive outlook to everything, he could find a solution where no one else could. He was an excellent colleague and we shall always remember him.

With regard to the passing of the years in the company, Paludi  analyses: «In recent years the company has received an injection of young people, who continue to grow. Not to mention the 4th generation of Cestari. I believe that the good fortune that Néstor Cestari had that his children have dedicated themselves to the company in the way they have, with great responsibility , is of great benefit to the company».

Horacio Paludi wears the Cestari colours and represents the factory wherever he goes. His view of the future is very hopeful: «I see everything as very positive. I see a very solid future for the company . Of course, one can never really tell what may happen here in Argentina, but Cestari always takes the steps it can, it is very solid, very well equipped, and has invested a lot in machinery».

«I believe that the new Cestari generation will make it stronger and make it grow even more,» he says and closes with emotion: «I am very happy to have spent so many years in this company.

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Again, we quote stories that are very much our own. Close stories that connect with our 92 years of life. Under the slogan #TuHistoryWithCestari we encourage our employees and friends to share with you life stories that are worth reading.

Rubén Bramante, Tito, has been working at Industrias Metalúrgicas Cestari for 43 years. His task is fundamental, every day, in our company. One of the oldest members of the payroll at Cestari’s tells us: «I’ve been through several jobs here. My first job when I came in was the lathe, I didn’t know anything about it, they put me there, and I learnt as I went along» and he adds: «That’s why I say that this factory is a school». Tito entered our factory at a very young age and learned to work and he himself helped and taught others who came along after him.

«When the folding machine and the guillotine arrived, I started to learn and work  those machines with Néstor Balduzzi. After a while I started to operate the folder and guillotine, together with Nino Cestari, too», says Tito and adds: «We were making different developments right up to the breakthrough of  the self-unloading auger wagon».

The story of how the self-unloading auger wagon was manufactured is incredible: «Don Nino, here in front where today’s desks are, drew the auger wagon in full size on the floor with chalk He included all the details, the walls of the wagon,  the chassis, the direction of the axle, etc.».

With a hint of emotion he says that «this is where the development of the first auger wagons began, we made the hopper, made control boxes, welded the joints, all kinds of tests were made». Without a doubt a whole process of creation and production that was done «by eye and experience».

This is not just another memoir for Tito. That day, with that drawing on the floor, the first self-unloading auger wagon in our country was born. From that day on, the harvesting system in Argentina would change dramatically.

Rubén Bramante has been through different sectors and handled different machinery. He has even taken part in the process of selling our auger wagons abroad. «I have been to more than 10 countries, I used to travel with Néstor (Cestari) deliverying our auger wagons» he says proudly.

Today he is in the R & D sector and is a constant consultant. The factory marked his life and his words say it all: «Cestari is everything to me, it’s what I live for, I have nothing else. It is part of my life».

Tito went through two of the transitions experienced by Industrias Metalurgicas Cestari, the passage from Nino to Nestor and the current incorporation of the 4th generation of the company. «The transitions were not easy, but they were carried out with dedication and the desire to continue growing», he says and completes: «I hope that the 4th generation will continue to move forward, I know they will».

Bramante returns every time to his references, those who helped him on his way. In his story, surnames with their own weight are heard, such as Balduzzi, Guarino, Sosa and Negrini. «I spent a lot of time with Balduzzi and Don Nino and I can say that together they were my north».

-What do you think about the future of the company?

-The future, what a word. I see it bright for Cestari because the  company is well positioned even if the country’s economy is detrimental to growth. However should the country pick up, Cestari, we are geared and ready to go up to the front. I personally am about to retire, but I’ll always be there to helpif they need me.

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Cestari continúa marcando el camino en maquinarias agrícolas y tenemos el orgullo de seguir presentando nuevos productos.

Es el momento del lanzamiento de la nueva Tolva Cestari B1 20.000 L para Semillas y Fertilizantes.

La tolva B1 20.000 L presenta una capacidad de 20.000 litros y está equipada con un tubo de descarga de 220 mm. para acelerar el abastecimiento de las grandes sembradoras que hoy se usan en Argentina.

“Siguiendo la línea de acoplados rurales, que es nuestra especialidad, seguimos con una tolva para el uso en la siembra que es una tolva granelera para cargar las sembradoras”, explica con orgullo Néstor Cestari y agrega sobre este nuevo producto: “Apuntamos a un mercado de máquinas grandes como lo hemos  hecho también con la última tolva que presentamos, la Cestari S6, maquinas que necesitan pronto llenado y una gran capacidad de carga”.


Características óptimas

En cuanto a sus atributos la tolva B1 20.000 L es completamente abulonada, lo que permite que cualquier pieza pueda intercambiarse rápidamente cuando se produce desgaste por la condición abrasiva de los productos que debe transportar.

“Nuestra maquina se diferencia porque es robusta, es una maquina totalmente abulonada y con una gran descarga con un tubo de 220 mm que aligera muchísimo el llenado de los tanques ya sea de fertilizantes o de semillas”, explica Néstor.

“El tubo de descarga es largo, lo que permite llegar bien a las Air Drill que es uno de los mayores problemas, siempre estando a disposición de la máquina sembradora, que tiene que recibir una buena asistencia para ser eficiente”, amplía.

El problema de las máquinas grandes en los tiempos actuales es el tiempo que demoran en abastecerse. Por ello Néstor Cestari finaliza: “Pensamos en maximizar la productividad de la sembradora tratando de hacer la tarea de reabastecimiento en el menor tiempo posible”.

Cestari y un nuevo lanzamiento, la tolva B1 20.000 L., siempre pensando en los usuarios y las necesidades del campo argentino.

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Néstor Cestari es el nuevo Presidente de CAFMA (Cámara Argentina de Fabricantes de Maquinaria Agrícola)

El jueves 19 de septiembre de 2019 se llevó a cabo la asamblea anual de la CAFMA, durante la cual fueron designadas las nuevas autoridades para el próximo período de dos años. De esta forma, Néstor Cestari, titular de Industrias Metalúrgicas Cestari, será el sucesor de Raúl Crucianelli presidente de la empresa santafecina Crucianelli S.A.

La CAFMA representa a más de 170 asociados de las provincias de Córdoba, Santa Fe y Buenos Aires.

Néstor Cestari fue a lo largo de su vida presidente de Gapma (hoy MAGRIBA), presidente de la Cámara de Comercio e Industria de Colón, es miembro del Consejo de la Presidencia de ADIMRA y recibió el Premio a la Trayectoria CITA 2018.

Sin dudas que este es un gran desafío y una gran responsabilidad que Néstor afrontará con la fuerza y el compromiso de siempre.

¡Felicitaciones!, en nombre de toda la familia de Industrias Metalúrgicas Cestari.

Comisión Directiva 2019/2021



Presidente Cestari Néstor Industria Metalurgica Cestari S.R.L Buenos Aires
Vicepresidente 1º Borri Eduardo Metalfor S.A. Córdoba
Vicepresidente 2º Giorgi Rubén Giorgi S.A. Santa Fe
Secretario Negrini Rosana Agrometal S.A. Córdoba
Prosecretario Silvi Marcela Industrias Erca S.A. Santa Fe
Tesorero Valfiorani Marcelo Ingeniería Mega S.A. Buenos Aires
Protesorero Gaviglio Alberto Micron Fresar S.R.L Córdoba
Vocal Bertini Enrique Ing. Enrique Bertini Santa Fe
Vocal Médica Jorge Yomel S.A. Buenos Aires
Vocal Lambertini Egar Carlos Mainero y Cía. S.A.I.C.F.I Córdoba
Vocal Castellani Orlando Máquinas Agrícolas Ombu S.A. Santa Fe
Vocal Allochis José Allochis Norma Beatriz Buenos Aires
Vocal Tron Lisandro Fertil Tecnologías S.R.L. Córdoba
Vocal Castellani Carlos Apache S.A. Santa Fe
Vocal Zubeldía Hernán Abel L. Zubeldia S.A. Buenos Aires
Vocal Albano M. Fernanda Maizco S.A. Córdoba
Vocal Rossi Vassalli Mariana Vassalli Fabril S.A. Santa Fe
Vocal Crucianelli Raúl Talleres Metalúrgicos Crucianelli S.A. Santa Fe



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Cestari presente en Ecuador

Las tolvas Cestari continúan dando la vuelta al mundo. Desde la década de 1990, cuando se dieron las primeras exportaciones a países vecinos, nuestra empresa representa a la Argentina con productos de calidad y adaptables a cada continente. Latinoamerica fue quien recibió por primera vez a nuestra tolva y por ello estamos presentes en diferentes países de nuestro continente. Néstor Cestari nos cuenta al respecto: «Hace muchos años que se encuentra en Ecuador y allí trabajan muchas de nuestras unidades».

La primera semana de septiembre, Cestari dijo presente en Expo Arroz 2019, en Santa Lucía, Guayas, Ecuador. De la mano de nuestro distribuidor Agroproduzca mostramos nuestras tolvas de menor porte en la feria arrocera más importante de dicho país.
«El motivo de esta visita fue para reafirmar nuestro producto y mostrar las bondades y diferencias, y la importancia de su estructura. Además fuimos a contar las ventajas de nuestro producto y sus fortalezas para suelos difíciles y en donde las exigencias son muy importantes», nos cuenta Néstor.
Agroproduzca distribuye grandes marcas entre ellas Massey Ferguson y Cestari.
Néstor Cestari completa .»Ecuador es un país más que adopta nuestras tolvas y esto es motivo de orgullo para nosotros, agradecemos su recibimiento y su confianza».
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Cestari apuesta al desarrollo agrícola de África

La firma Cestari apuesta al desarrollo agrícola de África junto a WARC.

Industrias Metalúrgicas Cestari continúa trabajando en diferentes continentes y se presente como una maquinaria innovadora en diferentes países del mundo. En esta ocasión la tolva Cestari se encuentra presente en Sierra Leona, África.

Jorge López Menéndez es un Ingeniero Agrónomo argentino, fundador de WARC Group, grupo que desarrolla su actividad en África y con una actividad proyectada está incorporando la siembra directa argentina y todo el sistema productivo argentino en Sierra Leona y Ghana.

WARC (West African Rice Company – Compañía de Arroz de África Occidental) es una organización sin fines de lucro, localizada en Sierra Leona y dedicada a la producción de alimentos, la mejora de la nutrición y servicios de asesoramiento a productores, fundada en 2011. Este grupo trabaja para reducir la brecha de productividad entre el maíz, el arroz, la soja y otros cultivos para ayudar a liberar el potencial agrícola de Sierra Leona y de la región en general.

Cestari presente en África

La tolva Cestari Junto a una cosechadora Don Roque en Sierra Leona.

Y en este desarrollo se encuentra nuestra tolva Cestari, que según nos cuenta Jorge, «solucionó un montón de problemas en la parte cosecha en cultivos como el arroz, el maíz y ahora también en soja».
«Trajimos el modelo Cestari de 9.000 litros, que para el arroz anda muy bien. Nos agilizó muchísimo la cosecha junto a una Don Roque 125 trabajando acá. Son el complemento ideal. Ganamos horas de cosecha y manejo de la producción mucho mas sencilla», desarrolla Jorge López Menéndez, quien se considera un productor sustentable.

Cestari presente en África

La tolva Cestari presente en Sierra Leona, África, junto a WARC.

Por último Jorge remarca el potencial que tiene la tolva Cestari: «La cantidad de hectáreas a desarrollar y a poner en producción son muchísimas, así que seguimos confiando en Cestari y la idea es ya traer este año una más y al mismo momento que vamos creciendo seguir trayendo tolvas para agilizar los tiempos de cosecha».

Agradecemos a Jorge López Menéndez por su gran labor y por seguir confiando en Industrias metalúrgicas Cestari.

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