History

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

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

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

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 grew accordingly in the decades.

1963 – automatic machinery

1963 – automatic machinery

The economic growth of Sixties comes with the automation of some manufacturing processes and new sheds being built.

1974 – zogno plant

1974 – zogno plant

The company starts producing different product lines and this requires more floor space. The plant in Zogno is built.

today

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.