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We produce mission critical undercarriages for mining, construction, forestry and agriculture machinery.

Together with our customers, we create long lasting solutions by combining know-how in design, forging, heat treatment, machining and assembling. With our automotive competences, we optimize and standardize our global production network to fulfill our customers needs with the best value for money.

About us

Working towards progress is our mission. For 100 years, we have developed tailor-made undercarriage solutions for all types of machinery. We are proud to do our forging the Italian way, with high quality ingredients, the best recipes and a lot of passion. Our piece of art quality products are for those who value their results with safety, quality and high performance across a wide range of applications.

What we do

We produce undercarriages for mining, construction, forestry and agricultural machinery. Together with our customers, we create long-lasting solutions by combining know-how in design, forging, heat treatment, machining and assembling. With our automotive competencies, we optimize and standardize our global production network to fulfill our customers’ needs, offering the best value for money invested.

Innovation

Though we’ve been in this business for nearly 100 years, our ideas are far from old. We are continually investing in new product development, driving better performing, longer-life solutions for both our manufacturing customers and those looking for a unique aftermarket option. Consider our new Robustus™ track system: utilizing a rotating bushing design to reduce friction and wear, Robustus tracks boast an overall working life of 6,000 hours, compared to the 3,000 hours of duty offered by most standard systems in the same field of application.

Tailor-made engineering

Custom-made solutions and project engineering support are available through our R&D Team, designing the most effective and efficient solutions for specific undercarriage needs.

Berco products are developed using 3D design, analyzed with the Finite Element Method, and realized with rapid prototyping for optimization.

Quality

Our singular focus on innovating undercarriages and tracks allows us to produce the highest quality components on the market, all backed by solid warranty coverage and ongoing customer support. Reliability tests are carried out on components to verify life expectancy and performance in a variety of field applications. Materials and components are analyzed, using the best technology, to avoid production defects and to verify performance. Heat treatments are carried out with continuous control of each machining parameter maintained by a forefront metallurgy laboratory. These production processes are entirely automated and guarantee the consistent quality of Berco products.

thyssenkrupp Forged Technologies

thyssenkrupp Forged Technologies is a diversified supplier of components and system solutions for a wide range of different industries and markets. The Group produces crankshafts, connecting rods, Berco undercarriage components and Berco undercarriage systems.

As a market leader, with sales of over one billion euros each year, thyssenkrupp’s Forged Technologies Business Unit has 18 operating units and 8 Research and Development Centers located across seven countries. With 51 forging and 157 machining lines, our company has the ability to manufacture components ranging from 50 mm to 6 meters, as well as to assemble high-precision parts ranging from one kg up to six tonnes in size from 69 assembly lines, available in all major regions.

thyssenkrupp Forged Technologies formed from the combination of the Business Units Forging & Machining and Undercarriages, with its product brand Berco. Through the aggregation of the respective competencies and the efficient exploitation of the global production network, new products are developed and new customer segments accessed, e.g. in the raw materials, energy and mobility sectors.

Facts & Figures

  • 1 out of 5

    1 out of 5 track-driven civil vehicles is equipped with our products

  • 70 countries

    Berco products reach more than 70 countries thanks to our global dealer network

  • 51 forging lines

    Forged Technologies has 51 forging lines and 157 machining lines across 18 operating units in 7 countries

  • 1 billion euros

    Forged Technologies annual sales are in excess of 1 billion euros

1 out of 5

1 out of 5 track-driven civil vehicles is equipped with our products

70 countries

Berco products reach more than 70 countries thanks to our global dealer network

51 forging lines

Forged Technologies has 51 forging lines and 157 machining lines across 18 operating units in 7 countries

1 billion euros

Forged Technologies annual sales are in excess of 1 billion euros