Pakelo Lubricants and Dieci Srl, a collaboration that goes on since over 10 years.

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Published:24 January 2024

Interview to Enrico Ognibene, Technical Manager of Dieci. Among the world leaders in the sector of telehandlers.

Enrico Ognibene opens the doors to his second home: Dieci. Company among the first in Europe to have developed and manufactured a range of telehandlers that today ranks among the world leaders in the category.

Thanks to the great experience gained in the construction of agricultural, industrial and construction machinery, today the company has a range that includes more than 140 models divided into fixed telehandlers, rotating telehandlers, truck mixers and dumpers.

Today, accompanied by Enrico, we are visiting the company’s headquarters in Emilia-Romagna. However, Dieci is present in over 70 countries with a widespread network of over 400 dealers and authorised workshops. A truly vast world in which to immerse oneself in the discovery of the mechanical and engineering work behind these vehicles. So let’s get to know the engineer Ognibene, Technical Manager of Dieci SRL better and hear more about his work.

Tell us little about yourself, how did you come to work for Dieci?

That’s a story that really starts from my childhood. In fact, ever since I was a child I spent hours and hours playing with tractors and cars, my passion was to move the mechanical arms of bulldozers and telehandlers. When I had to choose which course of study to follow, I had no doubts and I became a mechanical engineer.

In 2008, one of the most important opportunities for my career came. I was contacted by Dieci to follow and manage the design of cabins and various components of the machinery. It was a challenge both at a professional and personal level, but in this company I immediately felt at home.

What are your duties as Technical Manager for the company Dieci?

As technical manager of Dieci I work together with a team of 25 people and I deal with all aspects of product development design, assembly, validation and approval of prototypes that will then become mass-produced machines. I really enjoy engaging with my collaborators: competent engineers and technicians who lend themselves and dedicate their passion to this work. In addition, designing a new machine and seeing that it works as it should, performing according to the initial study and expectations, is priceless! Being part of a company like Dieci is stimulating and at the same time, it is an ongoing challenge. Having a wide range of products is complex, but Dieci offers a dynamic and successful environment!

 

How did you get to know Pakelo? Why did you decide to rely upon their lubricant products?

The first contacts with Pakelo were through an internal consultant. Right from the start, we were impressed by the ability to develop a product that would meet our specific need and therefore obtain tailor-made products for heavy vehicles.

Pakelo products are the result of a collaboration with very competent people with whom we are always happy to communicate and share opinions, so we can find specific solutions to respond to our problems.


What are the Pakelo tailor-made products for Dieci?

One of the products made especially for us that left me truly speechless was the coloured motor oilWe were looking for a way to verify that our customers were using the motor oil we design for our vehicles and not other products. We brought the problem up with Pakelo, who decided to offer us a coloured motor oil so as to make it unique and identifiable. From that day on, our oil is blue!

Another product developed by Pakelo that helped us so much from a technical point of view was a grease for the arms of telehandlers that extend above 20 metres. A high-quality lubricant that performs better than other products on the market.

 

Are there any goals that you have been able to achieve thanks to the collaboration with Pakelo?

One of the biggest milestones achieved together was on the time interval for the oil change.

In the sector of telehandlers, the hydraulic oil change was done every 500/1000, hours depending on the use of the vehicle. With the support of Pakelo, we have studied and designed a hydraulic oil able to withstand such frequent oil change. Now the oil change on our telehandlers is done every 3,000 hours.

On average, we have quadrupled the hours of the interval, a significant improvement!

What are your expectations for the future? Where is the telehandler sector going?

In the near future, I expect an increasing speed of development with an increasing use of electronics. Ours is a market that requires long-lasting products that perform well and are safe. Technological progress is moving to create smart machines: simple, safe, comfortable, with high-performance, able to help operators as much as possible with automated functions. To do this, we need people who are prepared and competent, who do not let themselves be intimidated by challenges... And we are ready!

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