Gimatic Srl is founded:
Three friends decide to combine their different potential and experience to create a dynamic new context. A context that, even through the era of globalisation, will stay true to the values of a “family” business as it evolves over time.
The first pneumatic gripper (PB) is created and Gimatic registers its first patent. Numerous products come after this, including two- and three-jaw parallel grippers, two-jaw radial grippers, rotary and linear actuators, electric linear guides, linear motor…
Already a star player on the handling market, Gimatic decides to invest in electronics to increase its competitiveness. It therefore develops magnetoresistive, electronic and shock sensors.
The company gains structure and the change in its legal status becomes essential.
Gimatic staff grows and the company moves to a 2000 square metre establishment.
Looking firmly to the future, Gimatic decides to take a stance on the plastics market, collaborating actively with manufacturers and installers of machines for moulding plastic materials. Gimatic specializes also in the production of vacuum cups (flat and bellow), pneumatic nippers, air hands, End of Arm Tooling (EOAT)… .
Gimatic expands not only in terms of activities but also territorially and does so by opening its first commercial branch in Novara.
Gimatic’s projection into the future translates into an active interest in the sector of electric actuators. The first products from the Mechatronics line were introduced to the market in 2012: two- and three-jaw electric parallel grippers and electric actuators. Other products were added in 2013, such as electric angular grippers, radial electric grippers, parallel electric grippers with long stroke and electric linear guides.
On the 30th November 2013 Gimatic SpA was sold to the Xenon Private Equity holding company. The Gimatic group had showed in the last years growth rates above the average. Gimatic has founded subsidiaries in foreign countries and should be follow others in the nearest future. Therfore the mechatronic specialist pursues the goal of a rapid internationalization, which will be actively supported and attended by Xenon.
In June 2016 Gimatic Srl’s majority stake was acquired by the private equity fund AGIC Capital. A purely financial acquisition, which brought new impetus to the Company. The presence of new resources increased the awareness of the Gimatic brand in the world as well as in the traditional areas, including Italy.
The opening of new branches, Gimatic Automation Engineering in Changshu, China, and Gimatic Balkan in Belgrade. The creation of these new subsidiaries as competence centers is meant to centralize the new experiences, for the technological relocation and training in advanced technologies.
Gimatic takes over the Italian company MTM Montini, our strategic supplier for a long time. This operation enabled us to shorten the manufacturing times and satisfy better the requests made by our customers. Gimatic has also deposited new patents in the mechatronic division.
The American technologies and industrial products supplier, Barnes Group, completed the acquisition of Gimatic from its founder Giuseppe Bellandi and from the investment funds Agic Capital and Xenon Capital Partners. Barnes Group Inc is a global provider of highly engineered products, differentiated industrial technologies, and innovative solutions. Its specialized products and services are used in far-reaching applications including aerospace, transportation, manufacturing, healthcare, and packaging.
Thanks to the high productivity, the company MTM Montini expands itself for 3000 square metres, reaching a total of 8000 square metres.
Gimatic expands its product range with the launch of products of the new vacuum technology division. The new offering enables greater flexibility in designing custom automation systems to achieve unprecedented levels of efficiency and productivity.