Indústrias Romi

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Indústrias Romi SA
legal form Sociedade Anônima
founding 1930
Seat Santa Bárbara d'Oeste , Brazil
Branch Mechanical engineering , formerly automobiles

Emblem of the Romi-Isetta

Indústrias Romi SA is a Brazilian company and a former manufacturer of automobiles .

Company history

Américo Emílio Romo founded Garage Santa Bárbara in 1930 in Santa Bárbara d'Oeste . He initially traded in used cars and machines. A little later he made plows and the like for agriculture. In 1938 the name was changed to Máquinas Agrícolas Romi Ltda. From 1941 he manufactured lathes , which he also exported. In 1948 the production of tractors began .

He acquired a license from Iso in the 1950s . At the end of 1956, the production of automobiles began under the brand name Romi-Isetta . Car production ended at the beginning of December 1961. A total of 3090 or 3150 vehicles were built.

In 1972 the company was converted into a public limited company. Nowadays it is one of the leading industrial companies in Brazil.

The German machine tool manufacturer Burkhardt + Weber has been a subsidiary of Indústrias Romi since 2012 . Today Romi offers various machine tools and has injection molding machines in its portfolio.


The 1948 Romi Toro was the first tractor made in Brazil.

For the Romi-Isetta some Iso components were imported from Italy. The twin-piston two-stroke engines with 236 cm³ displacement and 9.5  hp came from Iso España in Spain . Another source mentions a displacement of 198 cm³. The gearboxes were also imported. Romi made the bodies. The facelift initially led to a slightly more powerful engine from Iso from Italy and external changes. Another source now gives 236 cm³ displacement and still 9.5 HP power. From 1959 the frame, chassis and the single-cylinder engine from BMW came from Germany . The 298 cm³ engine developed 13 hp. This model was called the 300 de Luxe . 450 vehicles have been handed over for 1957 and 1200 for the following year.

There were plans for the production of the BMW 600 and the Iso Isocarro commercial vehicle , but they did not materialize.

See also


Web links

Commons : Indústrias Romi  - Collection of images, videos and audio files
  • João F. Scharinger: Lexicar Brasil (Portuguese, accessed September 24, 2016)
  • d'Auto (Dutch, accessed September 24, 2016)
  • Allcarindex (accessed September 24, 2016)

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u Harald H. Linz, Halwart Schrader : Die Internationale Automobil-Enzyklopädie . United Soft Media Verlag, Munich 2008, ISBN 978-3-8032-9876-8 , chapter Romi.
  2. ^ A b George Nick Georgano (Editor-in-Chief): The Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile. Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, Chicago 2001, ISBN 1-57958-293-1 , p. 1365. (English)
  3. a b c d e f g h i João F. Scharinger: Lexicar Brasil (Portuguese, accessed September 24, 2016)