C.R.G. S.p.A., the world leader for the manufacturing and marketing of chassis and spare parts for karts, was founded in 1986 thanks to the experience of its partners, matured starting from the seventies in the company KaliKart. KaliKart was born as a little factory producing hobby chassis but in a few years it changed into a nationwide company, selling its products in all of Italy and in 1979 it won the 125cc Italian championship.
The new company C.R.G. S.p.A., established itself within the international karting scene, thanks to a constant commitment in the research and technical development of its products. In the early 1990's, it changed from a small hometown production into an industrial manufacture. During that period CRG saw a widespread expansion of importers and distributors in the five continents, with a particular interest for the key markets of Europe and U.S.A.. Today , CRG,officially has 70 distributors all over the world with ever increasing numbers, with the new importers of the rising markets.
Also in the 1990's, the company started the development of a new company for the manufacture and design of karting engines. The new company required a high specialization, both for the manufacturing structure and for the different skills required of the staff. So after the company and production reorganization in the year 2000 the management decided to create a separate company: Maxter S.r.L.
In 2003 the company experienced another reorganization which resulted in the establishment of the Tinini Group, the leading company that controls and coordinates both Maxter S.r.L. and the new co. C.R.G. S.p.A., now focused only on its core business. Both the operating units have recently moved to a new industrial area, which is much more suitable for the leading role they are playing in their field.
The commitment of C.R.G. S.p.A. is centred not only on the technological evolution of the karts and their components, but also on the international competitions: the results achieved by the Racing Team boasts a huge number of victories in the World and European Championship and many continental titles. A staff of highly skillfull professional mechanics supports the official drivers during the races, providing them with precious technical support. They have also the task of testing the new products of the company, combining the trial on the track to the study and the research carried on inside the company.
We consider C.R.G. a real factory of champions, this is evidence of the great number of drivers who passed from the karting to the Formula 1, thanks to their characteristic qualities. Some examples? Michael Schumacher, Ralf Schumacher, Raikkonen, Fisichella, Heidfeld, Liuzzi, Nico Rosberg, Kubica, Lewis Hamilton... all of them have raced on C.R.G. chassis'!
The commitment of the company for the technical and qualitative improvement of its products steadily continues in time, and this is confirmed by the drivers that every year bring C.R.G. to the top positions of the national and international championships. The passion is the same...and the evolution goes on!
Note: The above picture is the front of the CRG factory.