In 1975, CMS provided Minelli Group with their first CNC machine. Known as Tecnolegno SPA at the time, Minelli put that CNC system to good use, turning out a wide range of the high quality wood products the company is famous for. Minelli’s CNC machining center, the first designed by CMS founder Pietro Aceti, served them well for nearly 40 years. In 2014, they replaced their original machine with CMS’ brand new Karat Triposto, the last system designed by Aceti before he passed away in January of that year.
Minelli: Excellence in Woodworking
Established in 1937 in Italy’s Brembana Valley, Minelli has made a name for itself worldwide in the highly competitive markets of functional and decorative carved wood products. Everything the company creates is designed and manufactured in close collaboration with their customers, to ensure the best results in quality and performance. Producing indoor and outdoor products—everything from boats to beer tap handles—Minelli’s talent for woodworking is recognized around the globe.
Complementing their unrivaled talent and enhancing the Italian-made quality of their products is the advanced CNC machining technology at Minelli’s disposal. In the forty years since we delivered that first CNC system, CMS has provided roughly 90 percent of the CNC and manufacturing equipment Minelli uses in their daily operations.
With a recent boom in orders from European and North American clients, Minelli realized they were due for an upgrade. They needed a high precision CNC system that could provide fully automatic operation and high speed production capabilities without breaking the bank. As before, Minelli turned to CMS.
The CMS Karat Triposto
Through collaborative R&D and the careful study of the close relationship between form and function—both of our CNC systems and Minelli’s wood products—CMS and Minelli developed a custom-configured Karat Triposto system that meets their unique manufacturing requirements. Minelli’s Karat Triposto provides a high level of automation with automatic workpiece loading and unloading for the fast, efficient, high-volume production of complex products.CMS’ Karat series of CNC machines are characterized by their fixed-bridge designs and are available with 3-, 4-, or 5-axis machining capabilities. Available in more than 200 configurable versions, Karat models are ideal for a wide range of applications. Our Karat CNC machining centers are the global gold standard for performance, versatility, and reliability.
Thanks to the new Karat CNC machining center, Minelli can continue their tradition of high quality carved wood products and further strengthen their standing in the marketplace. The company continues to make its production chain more dynamic and competitive, without sacrificing the quality that makes them who they are. With the Karat Triposto, Minelli has improved their output and reduced waste (of both material and man-hours) while enhancing their precision manufacturing capabilities
40 Years & Counting
Over the past four decades, both CMS and Minelli have grown substantially, following a somewhat parallel path to success. Both companies have evolved their respective capabilities and developed new products and solutions to meet the needs of customers all over the world.
Minelli now operates out of five production sites in Europe and the United States, with over 30,000 square meters of total production space. CMS, with four unique branches and global sales and service networks, has become a world leader in CNC technology.
Together, CMS and Minelli continue to strive for perfection, to innovate, and to improve. We look forward to another forty years and beyond.