over 50 years the Ricchi family has been
working successfully in the world of road haulage, starting
with the head of the family and continuing with the activity
of the sons’ individual companies, finally joining
in what is at present the Ricchi family company: Ricchi
International, boasting, therefore, of a long experience
in the field of road haulage.
• The ‘50s
At the beginning of the Fifties the head of the family,
Mr. Odoardo Ricchi, bought the first truck, an ALFA 900,
with which he started the whole adventure, carrying out
national transports for the great freighters of the time.
• The ‘60s
At the beginning of the Sixties the first son, Muzio,
still a boy, was already very keen on transport and accompanied
his father on his long drives.
• The ‘70s
In the first years of the Seventies, the individual companies
of the Ricchi brothers were born. It marked the start
of the first collaborations with Continental Italia, ending
by covering the whole of Italy. These years also see the
purchase of the first Scania truck, a Swedish product
ahead of its time, that contributed to raising the output
of the company.
At the end of the Seventies, the first international freights
were carried out, mainly to Germany,
France and Belgium,
later to expand in the Eighties to the new markets of
Spain and the United Kingdom. With the
growth of the freight market, also the fleet grew and
was renewed. The purchase of Scania trucks turned out
to be a winning choice.
• The ‘90s
During the Nineties the national freight activity left
ever more space to the international one. On the international
market new competitors started to appear; competition
became fierce and it was therefore fundamental to supply
quick, efficient and fast services at competitive prices.
The advent of the new
millennium brought about many changes. Now the
activity was not only based on full haulage, but also
on groupage activity starting to appear, also thanks to
the collaboration with other companies. In these years,
the collaboration and the image of the company towards
the Continental group acquired strength.
The new generation of the
Ricchi family, in the person of Marco Ricchi, brings new
knowledge and ideas contributing to the development of
the company, added to the essential experience gained
through the years by his father and his uncles. The
birth of Ricchi International represents the birth of
the only Italian road haulage company at the service of
the Continental AG group.
The thanks from Continental
for the collaboration lasting over 30 years,
with the best wishes for a brilliant future
in the service of the group.