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1873: creation of the company Pietro Laverda in the province of Vicenza (North East of Italy),
1905: Transfer of industrial activity to Breganze, next to Vicenza, the workforce exceeds 100 employees. The first harvesters are born.
1919: After the WW1 during which the factory converted to the production of military machines, the production of agricultural machinery restarts. The patent period also begins.
1930: The founder transfers the management of the company to his grandchildren - Pietro Jr & G.Battista - who engage in a process of commercial development and make Laverda the first manufacturer in Italy.
1934: Laverda presents the first machine to mow, Laverda 48 A.
1938: The first combine harvester is presented, Laverda ML6,
1947: After the WW2, the production of agricultural machinery resumed and sales grew in Europe. Meanwhile, the motorcycle branch is created by Francesco Laverda, the grandson of Pietro Laverda,
1956: Laverda presents the first self-propelled harvester M60. Sales are booming in all markets, Italy, Europe, Asia and South America.
1963: the workforce exceeds 1,000 employees spread over 3 industrial sites, Laverda is present in more than fifty countries,
1967: Laverda launches into the sector of very big machines with models AFC 110 and AFC 150,
1971: Laverda introduces a revolutionary combine harvester, the first machine with transverse and longitudinal inclinations, the Laverda M100AL.
1973: Laverda celebrates its centenary.
1975: Laverda continues its development and becomes leader in Europe,
1981: That same year, Laverda launches the construction of a new factory in Breganze and enters the Fiat group in the FiatAgri division. The giant combine harvester M182 is unveiled, it is the first machine with an electronic control,
1983-1992: Laverda becomes the leader in its specialties,
1993: Laverda files the patent for the "levelling system" which allows combine harvesters to work on any terrain whatever the gradient. Laverda celebrates its 50,000th combine harvester manufactured,
1999: Fiat New Holland buys the American Case. The European Competition Commission has forced the new holding company CNH Global (Case New Holland Global) to separate from Laverda.
2000: Fiat reluctantly yields Laverda to the Italian group Argo SpA, which already owns Landini, the famous Italian tractor manufacturer,
2002: After the takeover of Laverda, Argo SpA acquires McCormick,,
2004: Laverda acquires German Fella-Werke,
2006: Laverda launches a new generation, LCS series, versatile and with increased productivity.