A. Costa Righi Srl.
Italian manufacturer specialized on the manufacturing of machines for parquet-production. The manufacturer is under German management.
- the company advertises with the slogan: 'GERMAN ITALIAN DESIGN AND QUALITY'.
Still strong in parquet industry (meanwhile they've sold more than 550 lines worldwide). Particularly the KONTACT K450 is a best-seller.
With Mr. Boehl as managing director and Mr. Eberhardt, his deputy, they still sell a lot to Russia. The divisions consist of 50% parquet lines and 50% hardwood sawmill technology systems.
Mr. Righi dies. Mr. Boehl reduces the production area, but still employs all 70 employees.
Mr. Boehl (pensioner from Germany, who built Mabo machines for years) and Mr. Righi (sawmill specialist with good connections to Russia) get on with the financial holding company Ecotec AG Munich and take over a part of the company with 70 employees and 10,000 m² production area. The sawmill machinery that Hr. Boehl built under the name of Mabo, are now sold under the name A. Costa, mainly in Russia.
A. Costa files bankruptcy
Two other companies arise from the enterprise: A. Costa for the production of twin shaft saws, multiple blade saws, floor machines and four side planers and Costa Levigatrici, which only focuses on the production of wide belt sanders
Construction of the first double spindle ripsaw, which is allowed to be patented