In 1927 the Company began activity in the city of Colon with the installation of the first workshop. This was the seed of Industrias Metalurgicas Cestari and its founder was Mr. Andres Cestari, born in Treviso, Italy in 1891. The growing demand for artistic blacksmithing for the construction sector led the small company to dedicate itself at the beginning to the construction of doors, windows and balcony balustrades, among other products.
Work began with agricultural machinery. The manufacture and installation of tanks for the transport of grain began. These were applied to trucks with the primitive system of bulk loading and unloading by means of a lower sliding grid.
The manufacture of pins and bushes for crawler chains is incorporated (production under American licence). Technical service was also provided for the same tractors and supplied to companies all over the country (including National Roads). This first contact with the caterpillars would mark a path that 77 years later is still valid and confirms that vision.
After having worked for several years with his father, «Don Nino» Cestari joined the firm as a partner, the company adapted its name to «Andrés Cestari e Hijo SRL», He was to remain at the head of the company as from 1962.
The manufacture of auger wagons and trailers for agricultural use began, along with caravans for harvesting personnel. This marks a major change in the development of the company. More than 3,000 units were manufactured and marketed throughout the country and neighbouring countries with total success. These units were the predecessors of the current self-unloading trailers.
The company took the name Industrias Metalurgicas Cestari SRL, the same name the company bears today.
Néstor D. Cestari, grandson of the founder, joined the firm. At the same time, the company began to manufacture various models of trailers and semis for trucks.
Industrias Metalúrgicas Cestari S.R.L. took a fundamental step towards its growth and modifies the harvesting system in our country. «Nino» Cestari designed a new piece of equipment for cereal transport the Self unloading Auger wagon for grains.
In 1995, after several years of marketing in the country, the first export to Paraguay was achieved there. Sales in Argentina grew and expanded to neighbouring countries such as Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay and Paraguay. In 1998 a Cestari auger wagon arrived in Europe. Its shipment consisted of the entire auger wagon, assembled on board the ship.
Exports reached Europe, in countries such as: Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, England, Czech Republic, Hungary, France, Germany, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Romania, among others.
The change of century arrived at Industrias Metalúrgicas Cestari with innovations in production matters incorporating technology and machinery. This is how the shaping shed was built and the plant sector was re-equipped. The metal cutting shed, with the incorporation of new technologies, made it possible to achieve greater efficiency in production and lower costs.
The dynamics of a company in constant innovation led to the development of a new line of auger wagons with a really new material: polymer. One year later, it would present the original plastic auger wagon made of high quality engineering polymers, opening a new niche for the Argentinean machinery market.
In 2014 the Spare Parts Centre was set up offering a 24-hour harvest service to Cestari users. In 2016 Industrias Metalúrgicas Cestari S.R.L. began to implement the installation and marketing of caterpillars for agricultural machinery. It also launched tracked auger wagons on the market, which are essential for harvesting on unfavourable ground conditions.
More than 90 years have gone by since that first idea of a family business conceived by Mr. Andrés Cestari It was continued by his son Juan Fernando «Nino» Cestari, the driving force and alma mater of Industrias Metalúrgicas Cestari S.R.L.
Today, 90 years later, the company retains the spirit and strength of its founder and the drive of the fourth generation that is advancing along the path of its predecessors.