Amilcare Merlo Obituary, Death – According to Farm Contractor, Amilcare Merlo, the company’s founder and president, passed away at the age of 88. He was born in 1934 on the suburbs of Cuneo, Italy, and at the age of barely 14 he started working in his father’s blacksmith shop. This gave him the motivation to launch the first Merlo Group manufacturing site in 1964. The business he started celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014, which was commemorated by inclusion in the Italian register of historic businesses. A year later, Mr. Merlo and his sister Natalina received honorary citizenship from Cuneo.
Mr. Amilcare Merlo in 1964 in Cuneo, Italy, with the DM, the company’s first machine. It is a big loss for everyone, said Cuneo Mayor Patrizia Manassero in her condolence message to the Merlo family. Together with his family, Amilcare Merlo was a very valuable character for our province. I wish to think of him because he was a Cuneo honorary citizen. He was a shining example of wisdom, kindness, and vision in every way. At the University of Turin, Mr. Merlo addressed the student audience during his acceptance speech for an honorary Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, saying, “I say have the guts to dare, since those who do not dare will never receive anything.
Be curious and don’t give up after the first setback, even if it means making a sacrifice. This honor brings me enormous happiness and realizes a lifelong desire for me, who has always viewed himself as a land engineer. Shaun Groom, general manager of Merlo UK Ltd., said Amilcare Merlo “was a wonderfully inspiring character for anyone that had the privilege to meet him.” “The Merlo UK staff as a whole is deeply saddened by his passing. I’m confident that everyone will miss his wisdom, wit, tenacity, and experience. We will carry on as he would have wanted, making sure the Merlo brand keeps innovating, developing, and expanding in the UK.
The surviving family members of Mr. Merlo include his wife Denise, children Cristina, Paolo, Silvia, Andrea, and Marco, as well as a number of grandchildren.