1947
1960s
1970s
1980s
1990s
2000s
2007 (60th anniversary)
2010s

68 years... a long road... the following contents are memories that never lead us forget where we came from, the efforts made, the people who fully contributed over the decades to be where we are today, and a stimulus for the present who works with enthusiasm to continue this success story...

Dr. Fabrizio Pesce (Managing Director Vigel Group)

1947

  • On June 15, Lodovico Geninat founds Vigel, a Machine Tools Company in Torino
  • Craft production of lead screw tapping machines began in a small rented workshop
  • In the 50th begins the production in small series of the ALFA- BETA bench type tapping machines followed by
    ALFA-TR model
  • Patent granted in the most European countries
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1960s

  • In 1961, Vigel relocates at Borgaro, first village north of Turin
  • Begins the large scale production of M65 – M65/T – DELTA models
  • During the decade Vigel takes part in the main exhibitions, Bimu Milano 1960, Moscow1962, Brussels, Paris etc
  • The Vigel trade mark makes headway abroad
  • Starts the design and manufacturing of components for Modular Transfer Machines
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1970s

  • First extension of Borgaro plant
  • Strong success in supplying Modular Transfer Machines like the BM 135 – BC180 and BCM 270
  • Development of larger components size for Special and Transfer Machine as: Slides Units, Spindles, Multiple-Spindle Heads, Rotary Tables
  • Beginning of the supplies for the Auto Industry in Europe
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1980s

  • Further extension of Borgaro factory: 7,000 sq. metres under roof
  • First approach to the US market with the collaboration with Snow Manufacturing in Bellwood II
  • Introducing “Vigel Modulflex” CNC Modular Production Systems
  • Success in the Indian market with Bajaj Auto the two wheeler local leading company, supply of a flexible engine production line and granted a license to manufacture special machines
  • Vigel USA starts doing business in Chicago
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1990s

  • Inauguration of a second factory in Rivarolo: 5,000 sq. metres under roof
  • IRMU is the Group’s structure for retooling and refurbishing of machinery
  • In 1992, Vigel France starts its operations
  • TRW Automotive first program acquired, VW rear brakes - Lean Manufacturing Cell, 1 Million brakes per year followed by 2 additional Cells, 19 MC in total
  • Consolidation of the range of Multi-Axis CNC Working Modules for Flexible Transfer Lines & Production Cells
  • Vigel Germany starts its operations in 1997
  • ISO 9001,Vigel obtains from DNV the Quality System Certification (Nov. 1998)
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2000s

  • Over fifty years after its foundation, Vigel is firmly placed as a Systems Integrator
  • Ford Motor Company grants Vigel with the “Q1” Award (Jan. 2000)
  • Vigel North America Inc. (2000) starts is operation in Taylor Michigan
  • The Twin Plus platform wins an international tender in Bosch, 16 Machines delivered in their facilities in US & Europe 2001/2002
  • In 2007 Vigel Italy merge its facilities in a brand new infrastructure base, in Borgaro (Torino), on an area of 33.000 sqm, 15.000 covered.
  • Vigel India Manufacturing Technologies Pvt. Ltd. starts its operation in Pune (2007) with 2.700 sq. mt. covered
  • In 2008 the first Vigel Machine installed in Japan
  • During the 2000s Vigel takes part to the major exhibition of the machine tool sector as Emo Milan - Emo Hannover, IMTEX in Bangalore (India)
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2007> 60th anniversary

On July 15 Vigel celebrated the company’s 60th Anniversary. This is an important event that marks the long road taken by a tight knot family with strong corporate convictions. The same family that now looks to its third generation of young mangers to show the same strong leadership qualities that has shone for the last 60 years. A company that is reborn every day thanks to the versatility which which it tackles new projects and for the incredible enthusiasm with which it looks to the future.

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2010>today

  • After 65 years since its foundation and thanks to the enthusiasm and the professional standing of its Managing Director Mr. Alberto Pesce, Vigel continues on the path of Globalization in support of its International Customers.
  • China 2011, opening of “Vigel Technical Service Co, Ltd” in Suzhou
  • Mexico 2012, starting of “Vigel Service Mexico s.r.l. c.v.” in Queretaro
  • Japan 2013 Special Award by Hitachi Automotive System, Japan
  • In order to respond to rapid market changes, Vigel develops a new range of productions alternatives:
    New CNC Standard Machine 400H
    New CNC Standard Machine 720H
    New CNC Standard Machine 320V produced by Vigel India
  • Vigel North America Inc. relocates in Medison Heights, Michigan. Spares parts inventory, refurbishment of key components, training on the job are some of the service we reinforced
  • In 2016 Vigel Technical Service Co, Ltd. will relocate in a new infrastructure base, in Suzhou (China).
  • Thanks to the contribution of each person in the company and the constant stimulus of its successful customers, today, Vigel can boast of more than 800 Mult-Spindle Machining Center installed Worldwild
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