Francesco, the founder
The 13th of January 1937 Francesco Minelli and his three sons Raffaele, Felice and Paolo registered the Minelli company in Bergamo city and cutting the local woodlands of Brembana valley was the first business. Immediately after, in the Ambriola village a small workshop was built to perform some basic wood machining.
1937 – the first shopfloor
Francesco Minelli and his three sons Raffaele, Felice and Paolo registered the Minelli company in Bergamo city and cutting the local woodlands of Brembana valley was the first business
1940 – the artisan workshop
Immediately after, in the Ambriola village a small workshop was built to perform some basic wood machining. Francesco’s sons learned the secrets to recognize the finest species, the techniques to work and finish wood to the best.
1952 – the first factory
The artisan workshop grows into a small factory with one small office to manage the business. Located in a narrow valley, where the sun is just peeking, Minelli’s quality products began to be appreciated and grew accordingly in the decades.
1963 – automatic machinery
The economic growth of Sixties comes with the automation of some manufacturing processes and new sheds being built.
1974 – zogno plant
The company starts producing different product lines and this requires more floor space. The plant in Zogno is built.
2010 – the finishing lab
Over the years Minelli has refined its experience and further improved its production capacity. At this point it became essential to have an internal finishing laboratory in which the company could exploit its own knowhow and expertise in order to develop and experiment new technologies and finishing methods. Gottolengo production plant & finishing lab was founded.
2012 – across Europe
The exceptional quality of Minelli products has led to a growing demand from international markets. To meet production demand and reduce carbon emissions related to the transportation of goods and raw materials, Minelli is growing in Europe by building the production plant in Albania.
2015 – Minelli USA
Innovative processes, cutting edge technology, experience and tradition become the trade mark of Minelli all over the world. Nowadays Minelli produces premium custom made wood components for the leading brands in each sector. In order to respond to the growing demand in the US markets Minelli USA LLC was born.
2020 – WOOX®
From quaint shopfloor to 5 plants worldwide, Minelli Group has made its mark on handcrafted wood products. WOOX is the the newest venture of Minelli Group, made in Italy and developed in USA. An artisanal line of high-performance outdoor gear.
Today, the Minelli Group, is still family owned and is proud to employ more than 250 full-time workers who operate in five plants encompassing a production area greater than 350.000 square ft.