We are a family business operating in the demolition, engineering consulting, decommissioning and reclamation sectors. We are a company working in Italy and across the world that has always invested in people, technology, safety and quality.
We are a company recognised internationally for its unique ability to design innovative solutions and succeed in the most complex challenges. We are what we do. And for over 40 years we have been trying to do it best. Despe is a member of NADECO, EDA and CTBUH.
Founder and chairman is Giuseppe Panseri, a visionary pioneer on the Italian demolition market, third chair of NADECO (National Italian Demolition & Construction Association) and former chair of EDA (European Demolition Association). His sons are currently at the helm of the company: Stefano Panseri, Managing Director, President Eda, Member of the NADECO Management Board
; and Roberto Panseri, director, technical director, Despe Research and Development DRS® Manager, Despe France and Despe USA branch manager.
Despe has its headquarters in Italy, in Bergamo and two detachments, one in France and one in the USA.
Despe works in the world exporting MADE IN ITALY professionalism and technology.
Men and machines are two fundamental resources for the company. We have a team of about 100 men and women. A highly qualified professional team that constantly keeps abreast of all the latest developments.
A real team that shares the goals and work to achieve them. There are excavator workers in the team with over 35 years of experience on the ground and thanks to training courses, as well as engineers, nuclear engineers, three amide members of the IDE and skilled personnel qualified to operate in high risk sectors. Despe consistently invests part of its turnover in innovation. It has an in-house Research and Development department, the DRS® whose main objective is to create sophisticated solutions for all types of interventions. Among its patents: ‘TopDownWay®’, a system created for the intelligent demolition of skyscrapers, Dust Buster, an abatement system of dust during height work, the ‘Lifting Jacks’ system for the controlled demolition of boilers and the ‘Red 0-Ring’, the circular hydraulic platform for the deconstruction of chimney stacks.
Despe also has one of the most powerful and specialised fleets in all of Europe. Over 300 tools, 100 excavators of between 5 and 200 tons with arms reaching 60 metres in length, robots, crushers, grabbers and all sizes of shears and compact machines. An actual inanimate army capable of meeting all possible demands.
Despe s.p.a., in compliance with D.Lgs. 30 March 2023, n. 24 (c.d. Whistleblowing Decree) has established an internal reporting channel that allows you to report, in writing or orally, in strict confidentiality, violations of national or European Union regulatory provisions, of which the reporting agents have become aware within their working context inside the Company.
The reports are addressed and managed by a subject inside the company, autonomous and specifically trained in the matter, in compliance with and in the protection of absolute confidentiality relating to the identity of the reporters and the content of the reports.
Despe is one of the most recognized companies at international level. It is often invited to attend the major conferences worldwide and to present its projects. National Geographic Television selected Despe to make a documentary film. Despe is mentioned in the most important international magazines and it is one of the first companies in the world awarded with several prizes at the prestigious ‘World Demolition Awards”.
PREMIO “INDUSTRIAL AWARDS” por la demolición de la central termoeléctrica de Génova.
PREMIO “COLLABORATION AWARDS” CON P.OLSEN por la demolición de la sede de Carlsberg en Copenhague.
PREMIO “SHORTLIST CIVIL AWARDS” por la demolición del Espigón Syndial de Cirò Marina, en Crotone.
PREMIO “SHORTLIST CONTRACT OF THE YEAR” para la demolición del Autogrill de Montepulciano.
PREMIO “SHORTLIST INDUSTRIAL AWARD” por la demolición del alto horno AFO 3 de Taranto
SHORTLIST COLLABORATION AWARD for the Exxon Furniture Refinery in Notre Dame de Gravenchon.
SHORTLIST CONTRACT OF THE YEAR UNDER US$1 MILLION for the Vinci railway station demolition in Lyon.
SHORTLIST CONTRACT OF THE YEAR US$1 MILLION OR OVER for the demolition of the former Expo Milano area for Mind.
SHORTLIST RECYCLING & ENVIRONMENTAL for the Edison wind farm in Castelnuovo della Daunia (FG).
SHORTLIST SAFETY & TRAINING for the course held at the Bologna Fire Department.
SHORTLIST CIVIL AWARD for the Mungivacca project in Bari
SHORTLIST RECYCLING & ENVIRONMENTAL for the intervention at Chorus Life, Bergamo.
SHORTLIST CONTRACT OF THE YEAR UNDER $1Mil. for a piezometric tank demolition of PaviaAcque in Pavia.
SHORTLIST CONTRACT OF THE YEAR UNDER $1Mil. for the Atalanta stadium north stand demolition in Bergamo.
SHORTLIST CONTRACT US$1 MILLION OR OVER for the Auchan shopping centre demolition in Milan.
SHORTLIST URBAN DEMOLITION UNDER US$10 MILLION for the Esselunga industrial site demolition in Livorno.
Contract of the year under US$1 MILLION - Demolition for the cableway Eupilio in Como
Collaboration awards con Cardem with Cut & Drop system for the railway station of Lyone
URBAN DEMOLITION AWARD UNDER US$10 MILLION for the demolition of Gioia 22 building in Milano
SHORTLIST URBAN AWARD UNDER US$10 MILLION with Cut & Drop system for the railway station of Lyone
SHORTLIST INDUSTRIAL AWARD with Decommissioning of the ACN and Torch plant at the Eni Refinery in Gela and the Piombino demolition spot
SHORTLIST CIVILS AWARDS – with the flyover in Corso Grosseto in Turin
SHORTLIST RECYCLIND & ENVIRONMENTAL with the demolition of cold rooms plants in Tavazzano
CONTRACT OF THE YEAR UNDER US$1 MILLION with Apple demolition in Milano
RECYCLING & ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD with a demolition in Segrate for Westfield
SHORTLIST URBAN DEMOLITION UNDER US$10 MILLION with strip-out and demolition of Hotel Vista Palace in Montecarlo
SHORTLIST INDUSTRIAL DEMOLITION AWARD with the industrial area in Terni for Beaulieu
SHORTLIST CIVIL DEMOLITION - Former Steelworks Stefana for Esselunga
URBAN AWARD for the deconstruction of Sporting d’Hiver in Montecarlo.
SHORTLIST CONTRACT OF THE YEAR UNDER US$1 MILLION for the deconstruction of the Valentino store in London.
SHORTLIST INDUSTRIAL DEMOLITION AWARD for the disaster recovery intervention at Fiumicino.
SHORTLIST INDUSTRIAL DEMOLITION AWARD for the demolition of the Eridania sugar plant.
INDUSTRIAL AWARD for the demolition of the refinery in Gela.
COLLABORATIVE AWARD for Safedem, C&D Consultancy, Glasgow Housing Association for the demolition of two towers in Glasgow with TopDownWay®.
SHORTLIST CIVIL AWARD for the deconstruction of the Moldavia Viaduct.
SHORTLIST SAFETY & TRAINING AWARD for the training plan for the decontamination of Bosco Marengo.
CONTRACT OF THE YEAR AWARD for the deconstruction of the UAP tour in Lyon with TopDownWay®.
CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR SPECIAL MENTION.
SHORTLIST INDUSTRIAL DEMOLITION AWARD for the demolition of the Power Plant in Turbigo.
SHORTLIST SAFETY AWARD for the demolition of the Power Plant in Priolo Gargallo.
SHORTLIST TRAINING AWARD for the training course for the police bomb squad.
SHORTLIST ENVIRONMENTAL & RECYCLING AWARD for the deconstruction of the former funicular at Passo del Tonale.
CONTRACT OF THE YEAR for the deconstruction of the Bridge on the river Po in Piacenza.
SAFETY AWARD for the decontamination of the Nuclear Power Station in Caorso.
URBAN DEMOLITION AWARD for the demolition of the former Railway headquarters in Turin.
SHORTLIST CIVIL AWARD for the removal of the Roman temple from the underground system in Naples.
It has also received the following acknowledgements:
INDUSTRIAL AWARDS for the demolition of the thermal power station in Genova.
COLLABORATION AWARDS WITH P.OLSEN for the demolition of the Carlsberg plant in Copenaghen.
SHORTLIST CIVIL AWARDS for the demolition of the Cirò Marina Syndial Pier in Crotone.
SHORTLIST CONTRACT OF THE YEAR for the demolition of the Autogrill in Montepulciano.
SHORTLIST INDUSTRIAL AWARD for the demolition of the AFO 3 blast furnace in Taranto
CONCOURS INNOVATION Catégorie Travaux Exploration Services – 2ème prix.
CONFINDUSTRIA ‘AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE ANDREA PININFARINA’ Certificate of Excellence.
REAL ESTATE AWARDS MILAN ‘BEST ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN'.