HANDYTECH - CARROZZERIA 71 srl
Strada Patro, 3 Moncalvo (AT) - Italia
Tel. +39 0141 917665
Fax. +39 0141 923979
info@handytech.it

History

Renzo Nosenzo
What has been done so far is just the beginning. It is the energy and enthusiasm of our customers that drives us to new challenges.
Handytech’s story is made of intuition and sacrifice, innovation and service. A challenge that has turned into a vision that today helps thousands of people in Italy and abroad to find the possibility and joy of moving, breaking down barriers.

From the bodywork to the first prototype of a passenger lift

In 1971, Renzo Nosenzo founded Carrozzeria 71 in Moncalvo, near Asti, Piedmont, whose mission was to repair and adapt special vehicles for the transport of racing cars and industrial vehicles. In 1978, Renzo got closer to the world of disabilities when he developed a friendship with a disabled person. That moment marked a major turnaround for the company, Carrozzeria 71 decided to focus more and more on the design and implementation of mobility solutions for persons with disabilities. As a result of it, Help III was designed and built, the first passenger lift for transporting wheelchair passengers.


Mobility specialists

Handytech becomes the new brand specializing in driving and transport devices to enhance the mobility of people with disabilities, fully designed and manufactured in-house. The company begins its collaboration with Fiat and other major manufacturers dedicated to the sector.


The first car with multiple adaptations

In collaboration with Okey Technologie and Fiat, , the first car with multiple adaptations is presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1993. The Handytech brand receives the first international awards, creates new products and obtains new ministerial approvals.


Distribution network

Carrozzeria 71 develops its own distribution network for the installation and after-sales service of the HANDYTECH brand, currently counting over 60 authorized dealers throughout Italy. In 2006, the Handytechrent service is introduced, the most important Italian fleet of vehicles with multiple driving and transport adaptations for persons with disabilities. Handytechrent provides vehicles throughout the country that can be rented from the authorized dealers.


Freetime

Handytech launches the Freetime project dedicated to all those who dream of getting back on the saddle of a motorcycle, quad or a leisure vehicle, in complete freedom.


Low-floor vehicles and the Going project

Commitment to constant product evolution, Handytech expands its range with the production of low-floor vehicles in collaboration with the main manufacturers (Fiat, Peugeot, Renault, Toyota, Citroen, Nissan, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Opel). The Going project is born, the first wheelchair that combines electric drive and self-balancing technologies for urban mobility, in complete autonomy, and even on rough terrain.


Members of EMG

Carrozzeria 71 and its Handytech brand become a member of the European Mobility Group, the leading consortium of manufacturers of mobility devices for persons with disabilities in Europe.


An international company

HANDYTECH is now grasping the challenge to grow as a reliable and credible company at national and international level. To this purpose, Handytech is expanding the number of Authorized Dealers in Italy and the number of international retailers, while consolidating partnerships with manufacturers to develop new products and cutting-edge solutions.