Heritage

Over 60 years of innovation and progress

Adler was established in 1958 in Rovereto, in the province of Trento, and has always specialized in the production of friction plates and complete clutches. In the 80s it reached a turning point, introducing the production of intake manifolds and reed valves. In the 90s Adler looks to the east and establishes production sites in Thailand and China.

From 2006 Adler included also gears and gearboxes in its product portfolio.

Thanks to the know-how and experience gained over the years, Adler develops in Italy and produces worldwide components with the utmost care, offering tailor-made products for every request of its customers.

Heritage

MILESTONES

1958

Adler S.p.A. is established in Rovereto – with the production of friction plates and clutches.

1965

The Rovereto factory is moved to its present site.

1985

Intake manifolds and reed valves are introduced as new products.

1990

Production of continuous variable transmissions (CVT) begins and a new building is constructed.

1993

Siam Adler Pvt. Ltd. is established in Thailand to produce friction plates and clutches.

1996

Jinan Qingqi Adler Machinery Co. Ltd. is established in China to produce CVT's.

2001

First APTC Project, introducing in the market the first Assist and Slip Clutch, on the Ducati Monster.

2002

High Technology Transmission Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd. (HTTS) is established in India to produce friction plates, clutch assemblies and CVT's.

2004

Siam Adler Pvt. Ltd. is sold to Yamaha Thailand.

2005

Jinan Qingqi Adler Machinery Co. Ltd. is closed and is succeeded by Adler's 100% owned plant - Adler Jinan Mechanical Co. Ltd. (AJMC) to produce CVT's and rubber/metal parts.

2006

Adler enters a new business sector through the acquisition of Me.Crev. S.r.l. to produce gears and gearboxes.

2007

Adler acquires the gears division of Zocca S.r.l. and merges it into Me.Crev. S.r.l.

2010

Me.Crev. S.r.l. and Zocca S.r.l. are moved into the Adler S.p.A. plant in Rovereto (TN).

2014

Adler becomes the worldwide distributor of Sito-LeoVince exhaust systems.

2016

The AJMC operations are moved back to Italy in the process of reshoring the whole production, maintaining a local procurement office.

2017

Company general reorganization according to: IATF 16949 design, production and quality process standards, CI (continuous improvement) tooling, Industry4.0 tooling.

2018

Design and series production of the first APTC-E clutch specific for electric motorcycles and 1 million euro investment for doubling the clutch production volume capacity.

2019

IATF 16949 certification.