1930-2010: an 80 years old story made of passion for two-wheelers, creativity and technological research. Our presence on the roads is evidence of our strength, the strength of “Made in Italy” products. The anniversary has sealed the power of this genuine “family company” which has always been a really reactive and flexible company, ready to anticipate market requests and trends by offering quite innovative solutions, a modern organization along with the typical Italian creativity.
Few companies worldwide have had such an old story, and the Malaguti company keeps being owned and managed by the family of its founder. The Malaguti story starts with Antonino Malaguti sr through his son, Learco and actually the two nephews Marco and Antonino jr who manage the company now. The adventure of Antonino Malaguti has started in the 30s as a bicycle manufacturer in a small factory with 15 employees.
Very soon the Malaguti two-wheels began sponsoring famous champions. At that time Malaguti brand name strengthened with quality, inventions and avant-garde technologies.
After the war, Malaguti started manufacturing mopeds, which became soon the core business of the company. The MOSQUITO engine, assembled on a special Malaguti lightweight frame with integrated tank, signed the shift from bicycles to motorbikes. Later on the EXPRESS, which took the name from its German engine, was born, making the Malaguti brand name known on the market. Over 2,300,000 produced vehicles, among those a lot of top-selling models such as the Fifty (start manufacturing year: 1975), the F10 (start manufacturing year: 1992) and the Phantom (start manufacturing year: 1994, over 450,000 units produced).
Big success for the Phantom line-up, on top of sales in the 50cc sporty range class in 2009. An also for the Centro 50/125/160 cc line-up with over 25,000 units sold in 2009.
Malaguti offers a range of different class scooters, from 50cc to 500cc, to meet all actual market requirements.
The very up-to-date factory of Castel San Pietro Terme (Bologna), which is also the company head office since the beginning of 2010, along with the logistics subsidiary of San Lazzaro di Savena (Bologna) covers a total area of more than 55,000 sm with 230 employees.
In the main plant of Castel San Pietro you find the general management, the domestic and export departments, and the production management (R&D, pre-assembling and 4 assembly lines) and also the plastic moulding department, producing both for the Malaguti bodyworks needs and also for third parties.
In 2009 Malaguti produced over 30,000 units and consolidated its distribution network with over 430 dealers in Italy and in most worldwide countries.
We talk about innovation, but even of respect for tradition to keep the Malaguti brand name promises, from its birth up today: avant-garde design and great reliability.