Forty-five years ago, back in 1956, the Bonfiglioli
Group experience began. At that time, the market
was still taking shape and demanded<BR>ever-increasing
production capacities from the industry.
In order to conquer a leading position over an increasing
number of competitors, Costruzioni Meccaniche Bonfiglioli
started its activity under the trademark C.M.B.
and launched an innovative project in the field
of speed reduction units, abandoning the gear construction
for other companies.
The first gearboxes entirely designed and produced
in-house were wormgears, followed by helical units
and then by a parallel shaft series. These products
enabled C.M.B. to expand to more application fields,
until the successful approach to packaging machines,
produced mostly in Bologna, as well as conveyors
and woodworking machines.Ever committed to grow
and improve, the company patented a two-stage planetary
gearbox that set the standard for further improvement
for the years to come. The performance and reliability
of C.M.B. products led to the acquisition of ever
In order to meet changing and growing requirements,
a first expansion project was launched involving
several takeovers. Trasmital, taken over in 1976,
was followed by the current Machining Division,
Gear Division, Assembly Division, Silectron Sistemi
and Vectron.<BR>This is how
a major corporation in the power transmission industry
was born and became an established name worldwide:
the Bonfiglioli Group.