FRANCIA CATENE: components and industrial technical articles

Transmission chains for transportation and lifting, industrial wheels, belts, gears and racks, transmission belts and pulleys, lifting systems and technical components for industrial use.

A 75-year history. Experience and reliability recognized by the market.
FRANCIA has a long tradition of technicians and retailers of high-quality products, deep-rooted especially in Emilia-Romagna, region known as the "packaging valley" all over the world, thanks to its mechanical, mechatronic, and motoring system. 

Since the very beginning, Francia S.r.l. has been offering the widest range of chains and accessories for industrial use on the market. A specialisation which evolved with other technical products lines, such as:
- lifting and transport systems
- gears and racks
- conveyor systems
- guides
- industrial wheels
- linear motion systems
- joints
- handles
- protections and other complementary technical articles


Our history begins in the distant year of 1947, when the founder established FRANCIA LUCIANO, a company specialising in transmission chains and auto parts, along the Via Emilia, at the entrance to the city of Bologna.

FRANCIA e CATENE: an inseparable pair
From 1947 to the present day, the company has transformed and evolved, adapting to the times, specialising more and more in mechanical transmission, particularly in roller chains. So much so as to be now known in the market as FRANCIA CATENE.

The 2022 catalogue. Pioneers in the distribution of technical supports.In 1965 we produced our first customised catalogue, a unique example for a retailer at the time. It was a success among manufacturing companies, technical offices, craftsmen, and universities, and this is why we have renewed it over time with new editions.

This latest edition of 2022 - completely revised and expanded with new products - comes after the inauguration of the new headquarters in Castel Maggiore (BO), the fourth in 75 years of activity.



Mechanical and power transmission is at the focus of our specialisation.
We are distributors of a wide range of products and technical accessories coming only from Italian partners of proven construction quality.

Our assets have been known for a long time and by many customers, because our history and technical expertise have developed in a traditionally mechanical and manufactory territory, that encompasses all sectors and all industrial applications. Basically, we know them and work with them all. 

However, our main strength is our ability to solve problems by providing standard or modified products, or by producing customised or specific products according to drawings (read ››).

Our core product? Chains for transmission and transport. No other distributor can boast such experience, reliability, variety of models and customisation.

We offer pre-sales and after-sales support, technical support for designers, and customised solutions for all kinds of applications.

Contact us for any requests or advice, even at the design stage.

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