President Speech - Centenary
11 July 2020
Dear Employees and Staff Members,
Today, 11 July 2020, Sacim celebrates its one hundredth anniversary.
It all began as far back as 11 July 1920, on a Sunday morning, when my grandfather Giacomo, together with ten mechanics, friends of his, decided to establish – in Cesena – a cooperative called C.I.M. which, in 1927, became the company S.A.C.I.M. (Società Anonima Costruzioni Industriali Meccaniche), animated by a deep-rooted enthusiasm and love for their job.
The historical context of that period brings to our minds the First World War (1915-1918) and the very serious Spanish influenza pandemic, which actually ended in 1920 and reminds us of the current Covid-19 pandemic, as if in an intended coincidence.
The history of Sacim is something truly unique and valuable in the tank construction industry for transporting liquids, deeply rooted as it is in the Cesena area: the connection with the town of Cesena cannot be disregarded because the company shows all the typical traits of people from the Romagna region, most notably hospitality and friendliness.
I would like to thank in particular all employees who, since 1920, have been working for Sacim, contributing to the development and success of the company, gaining the nickname of “tank tailors”, as they have passed on from one generation to the next this manufacturing art.
The success of Sacim, however, is also due to our Institutions which have always supported us during hard times, to our clients for their valuable cooperation, to our suppliers with their competence and reliability, to our partners for sharing satisfactions as well as problems, to all our consultants and professionals for providing valuable advice, necessary to define the best strategies, as well as to our competitors for their honesty and loyalty aimed at our continuous improvement.
Having overcome, during one century, the most difficult challenges on the market and being already set for the next future ventures, today we can celebrate this one hundredth anniversary with joy and excitement, being aware that – at least for one day – we are the Tank Championship winners!
Thanks to everyone.