MICROingranaggi is founded as a family owned business, primarily producing gears for watchmaking and instrumentation.
The first automatic machines
The first automatic machines are installed to upgrade the production department.
The company moves to a new factory; setting up of turning and assembly departments.
Robotic loading system
The campaign to invest in CNC hobbing machines with a robotic loading system is launched.
The metrology room
The company moves to its current location in Buccinasco and sets up a metrology room. Two gearbox production lines are installed and the Research & Development department is opened.
The production department is upgraded with three new CNC machines. By adopting Pro/ENGINEER, top quality 3D modelling is fully implemented.
Upgrade of metrology room
The metrology room is upgraded with a 5-axis CNC evolventimeter. Measurement activities on behalf of third parties are started.
ISO 9001 certification
MICROingranaggi becomes an ISO9001-2008 n. 5589/0 certified company. Expansion of the technical department and investments in new machines: a 9-axis gear hobbing machine for high production volumes and an automatic washing plant.
Extension of another 1,200 sqm
Extension of Buccinasco plant with a 800 sqm covered area and a 300 sqm outdoor area. New machines are installed: another 9-axis CNC gear hobbing machines; a 5-axis CNC universal sharpening machine; a ZEISS Contura CNC measuring machine. Product traceability by laser marking is implemented.
New upgrade of the machinery park
The company invests in a DMG MORI NTX1000 11-axis machining center; two Koepfer 160 CNC gear hobbing machine with loading system and CAM software Esprit.
New gear hobbing machines
Investments in technology continue: two 2 Koepfer 160 CNC gear hobbing machines with loading system.
Certification and new investments
The company obtains the ISO9001/2015 certification and invests in a new Koepfer HLC 150 H gear hobbing machine and in a new Schaublin 225 TMI CNC lathe.
Industry 4.0 project
Start of the Industry 4.0 project. In the same year: implementation of a MES system and new investments in machinery: a Biglia 438-Y2 lathe; a Klingelnberg P26 evolventimeter; two Modula automatic warehouses and O-inspect, the optical measuring machine from Zeiss.
New investments underway
New investments are underway: another Modula automatic warehouse; a new IFP washing plant, two Monnier & Zahner gear hobbing machines; a Star SR32 lathe and a Miyano lathe.