- Varvel is formed in Bologna on 24 February, by Cesare Berselli, the father of the current president.
- Varvel begins to design and produce mechanical speed variators.
- The name of the company is formed by the first three letters of the words "VARiatori" and "VELocità" (variators and speed). The company adopts a logo formed by the letter "V" positioned over a gear.
- Production is expanded to encompass gearboxes, gearmotors, and speed variators for small to medium power fixed applications.
- Francesco Berselli, the Varvel Group's current president, joins the company.
- Varvel starts exporting its products and begins the process of internationalizing (in Europe).
- The company becomes VARVEL S.p.A..
- Varvel moves to a new site in Anzola dell’Emilia (occupying a plant of around 1500 square metres).
- Varvel begins internationalizing outside Europe (South Africa and Australia).
- The company expands its operations in Italy to satisfy demand from the domestic and export markets without having to contract out production.
- Varvel continues growing, placing more and more emphasis on internationalization.
- The company begins investing in local production facilities.
- Varvel establishes commercial links with Asia and South America.
- The RS Series of worm gearboxes is launched.
- Varvel's Quality Management System is certified to EN ISO 9001.
- The FRP71 gearbox is introduced for use in ground level, linear feed systems for livestock.
January 1, 2000
- The company moves to its current location in Valsamoggia, Bologna (20,000 square metres of factory and offices).
- RT Series is launched.
- Introduction of the innovative "motor flange without gasket"; Varvel is the first to bring this innovation to the gearbox market.
- Varvel's Environmental Management System is certified to EN ISO 14001.
- Varvel begins investing in production process automation to improve the level of service to customers.
- A new series of helical gearboxes, designated "RD" is launched at the international exhibition in Hanover.
- Varvel is the first gearbox manufacturer to introduce an innovative “integrated flexible input coupling".
- The local production network is completed through the acquisition of shares in another three companies.
- Four new gearbox series are introduced: RG low backlash planetary, RN helical, and RO and RV bevel helical gearboxes.
- Varvel forms its Indian subsidiary, MGM-Varvel Power Transmission Pvt Ltd, in Chennai (India).
- The FRP90 gearbox is introduced for use in ground level, linear feed systems for livestock.
- ISM-BSM modules are introduced, greatly extending customization options.
- The Group's international expansion continues, with the first links with the USA, Canada and Mexico.
- The RB Series of helical gearboxes is introduced for use in pellet burners.
- The SAP ERP system is launched and implemented, to be followed by a CRM system in 2015.
- The Group participates in a tender for the Horizon 2020 European Framework Programme and obtains funding for the Smart Gearbox project.
- Varvel SpA obtains certification for its Occupational Health and Safety System according to the BS OHSAS 18001 international standard.
- The new SRS050 worm gearbox is launched.
- The RO2 two stage bevel helical gearbox is presented at the Hanover exhibition.
- Under the Horizon 2020 programme, Varvel begins work on the two-year “Smart Gearbox” project to develop a new range of worm gearboxes.
- Varvel acquires the companies OCI Srl and Benincasa Meccanica Srl.
- At the Hannover Messe exhibition, Varvel presents the new FRP680 gearbox for use in ground level, linear feed systems for livestock.
- The Varvel Group's American subsidiary, Varvel USA LLC, is incorporated in Atlanta (Georgia).