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. A lot of products will born after this , such as two and three jaw parallel grippers, 2 jaw radial gripper, linear and rotary actuators, linear electric guides, linear motor... .
Investment in the electronic field
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.
Change from limited liability to joint-stock company
The company gains structure and the change in its legal status becomes essential.
Move to new headquarters
Gimatic staff grows and the company moves to a 2000 square metre establishment.
The first Plastics catalogue is produced
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)... .
The first commercial branch is opened
Gimatic expands not only in terms of its business but also territorially, doing so by opening its first commercial branch based in Novara. Gimatrade Srl is simply the forerunner and today Gimatic is proud to boast 10 sister companies (4 Italian and 6 foreign).
Move to the current headquarters
The important structural development of Gimatic made another move necessary. The company went from headquarters measuring 2000 square metres to a new one of 5000.
The advent ofl Mechatronics
The eye on the future today takes the form of Gimatic's active interest in the electric actuator market. In the year 2012 were born the first mechatronics products, such as two and three jaw electric parallel grippers and electric actuators. In the year 2013 have been designed others: electric angular grippers, radial electric grippers, parallel electric grippers with long stroke, linear electric guides, electric motor... .
The succession of Gimatic
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.