OUR HISTORY

Passion and competence since 1933

Cool Timeline

1933
December 15

Rex, the first DELLORTO carburetor

Rex, the first DELLORTO carburetor

DELLORTO manufactured the first carburetor with acronym SC 26 -commercialized as Rex-. The three founders developed the first carburetors for the main motorcycles manufacturers such as Guzzi, Benelli and Piaggio, performing all production phases (diecasting, mechanical machining and assembly) by creating a strategy which was not limited to the component manufacturing, but which controlled the whole production chain.

1940
December 15

The adventure in Motorsport begins

The adventure in Motorsport begins

When production of high performances carburetors for motorsport applications started, DELLORTO manufactured the new SS series of carburetors in aluminum. A treatment, preventing corrosion, resulted in a dark red color that well identified this series for long time. One double float bowl is added to the R series for the purpose of improving the fuel level management, keeping it constant.

1960
December 15

The four wheels

With the second generation of carburetors, DELLORTO extended its interest to the 4-wheel drive world, supplying companies such as Innocenti, Alfa Romeo, Ford, Lotus, Lancia and others. Besides the motorcycle and passenger-car production, DELLORTO enlarged its business to industrial engines (mower, generator, etc..) too.

1990
December 15

The Throttle bodies

A new component, dedicated to the injection engine, the Throttle Body, was developped. DELLORTO, always focused and interested in new solutions, studied and developed products in partnership with its customers, obtaining the demanded results. DELLORTO’s engineers developped the best air-fuel systems with respect to the national and international environment standards.

2000
December 15

The third generation

From 2000, the third generation of Dell’Orto’s family entered the company, ensuring the continuity that always characterizes its business. The focus of this period is concentrated on Diesel Throttle bodies, in particular for top Customers such as FIAT and Renault, strengthening the existing partnership.

2006
December 15

ECS – Electronic Carburetion System

Ever appreciated for its power, agility and lightness, the future of the 2-stroke engine seemed to be compromised by Euro3 norms, compulsory from 2007. Against any preconceptions, DELLORTO studied and developed the Electronic Carburetion System (ECS), which, for the first time, allowed a 2-stroke engine to respect the new heavy limits on pollution emissions. The ECS manages the injection and carburetion in function of engine rpm and gas opening, following mappings similar to those used in an electronic injection system. In addition to the above, a delocalization in India started with the establishment of Dell’Orto India Private Limited.

2007
December 15

EGR valve

EGR valve

After the passenger-car, the motorcycle entered the new technological era of Drive by Wire, too, and DELLORTO decided to use the know-how acquired by many years of experience in the 4-wheel drive world. The production of the new EGR valve began, which allowed DELLORTO to enlarge its product range for new generation diesel engines. These projects were developed in the new Italian R&D Centre, while stronger partnerships reinforced the company growth.

2008
December 15

The Tata Nano and the People Car

People Car is the name that identifies the new car model increasingly used in developing countries. Certainly the Tata Nano is the icon of this new phase for the automotive industry and DELLORTO designs and manufactures the Throttle Bodies used by the Indian manufacturer to produce this new ideas of car.

2009
December 15

DELLORTO in SBK

DELLORTO in SBK

The new high-performances Aprilia and BMW superbikes officially entered the market and DELLORTO is pleased to announce to be involved in the main projects of the European Manufacturers, which are seducing the market with their technology and design. Aprilia releases its evolved RSV4 pipeline system with variable geometry, perfectly integrated with the Drive-by-Wire system. For the S1000RR (4-stroke engine), a motorized Throttle Body System was introduced, with a DELLORTO&BMW innovative patent for safety and Drive-by-Wire electronic support.

2010
December 15

DoDesign

From the experience and passion for the racing world, Do Design was established as a new commercial business unit, dedicated to motorcycle products sales and design, production and distribution of Private Labels. New important cooperation with teams, motorcycle manufacturers and riders are strengthened. The production of EGR valves for diesel engines keeps growing and DELLORTO is the reference supplier for Customers such as FIAT and GM.

2011
December 15

Exclusive supplier of the electronic control unit in Moto3

Exclusive supplier of the electronic control unit in Moto3

DELLORTO is appointed by the International Motorcycle Federation as exclusive ECU supplier for the new MOTO3 category for three seasons, 2012-2014. DoPe is the name of the unit which performs all the racing motor management activities with software calibration and data acquisition.

2013
December 15

80 years and the partnership with Bosch

80 years and the partnership with Bosch

In the year of its 80th anniversary, DELLORTO continues its business with great partnerships. Thanks to a technical agreement with Bosch Group in 2012, DELLORTO started the production of motorized throttle bodies for customers, high level application and aftermarket demand. The partnership enlarges with the distribution of Bosch products through DELLORTO sales network in the national market.

2015
January 7

Reconfirmation as the exclusive supplier of the electronic control unit in Moto3

Reconfirmation as the exclusive supplier of the electronic control unit in Moto3

DELLORTO reaffirms its presence as exclusive supplier for three seasons, 2015-2017. The Electronic Control Unit has been implemented and starts with a successful season.

2018
December 15

85 years in the name of India

85 years in the name of India

On its 85th anniversary, DELLORTO continues its business towards great projects.

DELLORTO has signed  a strategic joint venture with VARROC  to develop Fuel injection systems in the Indian market and worldwide. This is a very important milestone for DELLORTO in the development of the new EFI system: Monnalisa. The goal is to enlarge company vision towards worldwide prospective being a global system integrator for 2 wheeler and 3 wheeler vehicles.

December 16

Third renewal of the Moto3 partnership (2018-2020)

Third renewal of the Moto3 partnership (2018-2020)

DELLORTO has been confirmed as exclusive ECU supplier for the third consecutive time (2018-2020).

2019
January 13

Data Acquisition Partner MotoE

Data Acquisition Partner MotoE

DELLORTO participated in the launch of the new MotoE class as Data Acquisition Partner (up to 2022). A commitment in line with the desire to take part in the challenges of the mobility of the future, which will be based on different solutions that combine electric propulsion with the combustion engine.

2020
January 13

Electrification

Electrification

From the joint venture with Energica Motor Company for the production of the Power unit for small and medium-sized electric vehicles to the CEMP project, in collaboration with Energica itself, Octo Telematics and the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, in 2020 DELLORTO focused on the future of mobility.

2021
January 13

Five-year renewal (2021-2025) of the Moto3 partnership

Five-year renewal (2021-2025) of the Moto3 partnership

The collaboration with Dorna is renewed for the fourth consecutive time: a five-year agreement from the 2021 to the 2025 season.