• Vane pump Italian manufacturer
  • Who we are

    The Cavazza family

Vane pump manufacturers since 1963


We were in 1963 when the passion for mechanics pushed Martino Cavazza and Arturo Berni, both natives of Mantua, to found the AR.MA SDF. The first location was a small garage 70 m2 large in Porrettana Street, where the two “brave” entrepreneurs began on their own to custom mechanical pieces for third parties, working for the most important industries in Bologna, using the traditional manifacturing tools. Never satisfied by their work and taking advantage by the market opportunities, they decided, some years later, to start the design and manufacturing of the first variable displacement vane pump.

a vane pump brand recognized around the world

The positive trend in the vane pump business led, in a short time, on one side to change the company name from AR.MA to BERARMA Srl (24 January 1970), and on the other side to move to a new corporate headquarters, still used today, that is much larger (2,000 m2), located in the industrial area of ​​Via Parini 9 in Casalecchio di Reno (Bologna). In more than 50 years after its birth Berarma reached a high technological know-how becoming a dynamic and modern vane pump brand recognized around the world. The philosophy of the founder and current CEO, Martino Cavazza, has always been the technological innovation research, combined with a great attention to the customer needs.

a strong network

Berarma has always believed in  the power of business network and relationships; indeed we are proud partner of strong associations as Confindustria Emilia, Federtec and Cetop.

a new product family

A rigorous system of internal quality control and management process (Certified Company according to the new ISO 9001), together with the use of machine tools, powerful technology and rigorous testing on all components, allow Berarma to ensure a high standard of quality of vane pumps and all the other products. A modern R&D department is working to improve the Berarma products, adapting them to the modern technological standards required by the market. This activity has led to the creation of a new family of variable displacement vane pumps, called PHP, used for high pressure (250 bar). This new series of vane pumps, together with Berarma pumps -types PLP and PHPK – and the groups of motor pump – type GMP (group consisting of a Berarma pump and an electric motor with special flanging for direct transmission of motion)- were designed to obtain the following features:
  • Silent running;
  • High efficiency and long working life;
  • Economy and simplification of hydraulic system;
  • Modularity and flexibility to meet the diverse needs of users: a common pump body to each size on which you can assemble various types of pressure-flow control, mounting the Berarma non return valves with SAE flange type NRV, and match more pumps each other (Combined Pumps Solution).
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