Creating and designing customized
solutions for all types of machinery and equipment

About Us

Since 1958 we have been committed to meeting the needs of our customers. Over the years we have expanded our knowledge in the industrial machinery area. Since the 70’s we have designed and manufactured different types of machines found in our current range of products. Most of them have been designed to serve the oil and gas pipeline industry. However, our machines are also used in the agricultural, mining and port sectors.

The development of our range of products has been possible thanks to our customer’s trust, which gave us the opportunity to develop ideas that could meet their needs.

The technological development has increased and become more important in the past several years in such a way as to also improve the safety of our products in their working environments and their environmental impact.

Our history

  • 1958
  • 1980
  • 1974
  • 1991
  • 1995
  • 1996
  • 1997
  • 1997
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2017
  • Founding year of Officine Meccaniche Grassi Franco

    Agricultural vehicle repair company. The founder, Grassi Franco, established a company for the maintenance and repair of crawler machines mainly of the brand FIAT.

  • SCAIP Brand

    The second generation of the Grassi family, already involved in the company for several years, decides to change the name of the company and embark on the development of a range of products dedicated to the pipeline sector.

  • First Partnership

    With leading Italian companies in the pipeline sector for the adaptation / construction of machinery dedicated to this sector.

    However, the core business at the time was still agriculture.

  • First Bending Machine

    First bending machine, produced for an Italian company.

  • Design and manufacture of the first hydraulic winch kits

    Born from the need to improve safety during the installation phase.

    They were first employed in Italy, North Africa and Colombia.

  • Construction of the WARRIOR brand crawler tractors

    Construction of the Warrior brand of crawler tractors designed to simplify work in the hard soil of the Emilia-Romagna region in northern Italy.

  • SUPERIOR Brand

    Creation of the SUPERIOR brand.

  • Self loading padder

    Design and construction of the first self-loading padding machines SPD 45

  • Creation of the first pipelayer

    The decision to create this machine was taken after having transformed over 300 tracked dozers into pipelayers using our CPX conversion kits.

  • The third generation

    The third generation entered the company

  • Construction of new warehouses and offices

    • Covered Area: 5.860 m² (63.076,52sq ft)
    • Offices: 580m2
    • Warehouse: 2.040 m²
    • Production Site: 3.840 m²
    • Yard: 7.640 m² (82.236,28sq ft)
    • Test Field: 8.500 m² (91.493,24 sq ft)

  • Scaip produces the 200th pipelayer

    10 years after the construction of the first SPX-960 SCAIP has an entire pipelayer range made of 6 different models with various lifting capacities. All the machines are equipped with anti tipping system ATP and LAS.

Our numbers


Foundation year


Security and comfort for operators

10% of the EBITDA invested in R&D

More than 70 models currently produced

Production Facilities

Covered Area: 5.860 m² (63.076 sq ft) | Office: 580 m² (6.243 sq ft) | Warehouse: 2.040 m² (21.958 sq ft)
Production Site: 3.840 m² (41.333 sq ft) | Yard: 7.640 m² (82.236 sq ft) | Test Field: 8.500 m² (91.493 sq ft)