After extensive experience in the design of industrial machines, Samuele Mazzini establishes SMRE Engineering in the town of Montone, Italy.
The first machine is an X-Y ultrasonic cutting station for acrylic fabrics. SM-400-TA is introduced at the T+T show in Rimini.
In the same year, SMRE designs a packaging machine for chemically heated or cooled cosmetics. The project called for a complex system to create a water bubble and dose chemicals such as calcium chloride, for chemical reactions that generate heat, and ammonium nitrate to generate cold.
SMRE develops a complete electric power train for vehicles with telescopic aerial device built by the Connecticut based Terex company.
The first linear sewing machine for overlaps and hems on specialty fabrics is designed.
SMRE moves to new headquarters in Montone. The company now employs a staff of 12.
Development of a cutting machine with laser technology to create awning valances.
An anthropomorphic, ultrasonic cutting robot is constructed to create patterns for the interior of the FIAT “Stilo” vehicle.
A complete electric power train with electronics and software is developed for fire extinguishing vehicles used by the US military on air force bases.
Introduction of the first linear welding machine for technical fabrics. The Pfaff welding head is updated with a head of SMRE design.
The groundbreaking Intelligent Torque technology is awarded a patent. This intelligent interaction between software and welding wheels guarantees seams of unparalleled quality and strength. Intelligent Torque is now a standard feature on all SMRE welders.
Introduction of the first CAD/CAM cutting plotter with laser technology.
Construction of an ultrasonic welding station for solar panels.
Introduction of the first machine for the automatic production of retractable insect screens. SM-520-ZA reduces the cycle time for a 6-meter wide insect screen from 20 to less than 2 minutes.
The first multiple tool cutting plotter of the FULLCUT series is introduced at the T+T exhibition in Rimini.
Invention of the patented “Rotosonic” technology: ultrasonic welding of technical fabrics with an extra wide welding wheel (up to 28 mm).
Worldwide patent to weld of straps of industrial fabrics onto fabric sheets following a CAD/CAM design.
Construction of the first water jet of the SM-800-WJ series, a pure water CAD/CAM cutting machine for foams and soft plastics.
Introduction a heavy duty cutting machine with conveyor belt that enables the automatic production of patterns in flexible PVC of infinite length.
Amidst worldwide economic turmoil, a steady increase in orders pushes SMRE to move to new company premises. In September 2009, a new building is inaugurated in Montecastelli. The company now employs 28 people.
In the same year, SMRE presents a new water jet cutting machine with water and abrasives for materials such as stone, marbles, glass and metals.
The company sees a steady increase in orders for customized manufacturing solutions, such as a conveyor water jet to cut 3D shapes in polyurethane foam used to for the soundproofing of commercial vehicles.
Installation of the first machine for the full automatic production of pergolas in flexible PVC. SM-321-HA increases the production output of our customers twenty-fold compared to the traditional welding process with HF technology.
The revolutionary IET (Integrated Electric Transmission) power train technology is patented. The Italian motorcycle press speak of a “silent revolution”.
Europe’s largest manufacturer of quality greenhouses orders a solution to join multiple rolls of thermoplastic fabric in a continuous cycle, simultaneously creating pockets with steel cable inserts. The machine produces a ready-to-install greenhouse of 6 by 10 meters in less than 4 minutes.
At the end of the year SMRE constructs a series of water jets for Italy’s main manufacturer of deep frozen vegetables. SM-800-WJ performs high speed cuts on blocks of deep frozen spinach using the fly-cut principle.
SMRE transforms the SM-321-HA machine for pergola production into a highly efficient welding machine for truck covers. The new machine reduces the cycle time from hours (and multiple operators) to less than 20 minutes (and a single operator) and causes a revolution in the truck cover industry.
In the same year a multiple roll welding and cutting machine is constructed. SM-450-SA joins several sheets of bubble wrap plastic, transforming the sheets into a single XXL sheet. A second travelling bridge performs a fly-cut with twin laser technology. The first unit was supplied to a French manufacturer of swimming pool covers. A second was built for a manufacturer of the same products in the state of New York.
Acquisition of long-standing partner for electronics and software development Studio SPE from Perugia. A staff of 7 highly specialized engineers is integrated into the SMRE team.
A US branch is opened in Cleveland, Ohio. SMRE America, Ltd. for sales and service to customers in the Americas for the SMRE and Zemat TG production lines.
In May, the construction of a second production hall and integrated tensile structure warehouse is started. The new building is inaugurated on October 4. The covered production area doubles from 2.500 to 5.000 sqm.
The revolutionary MRT system – an electric power train with multiple rotor – obtains a worldwide patent.
Spin out of the business unit dedicated to electric mobility creates a new company – IET S.p.A. – 100% owned by SMRE S.p.A.
After more than a decade of design and construction of quality machinery SMRE grows to employ more than 50 professionals.
In April SMRE is quoted on the AIM stock market in Milan (SMR.MI).
SMRE and IET now employ 65 highly skilled people.
Introduction of the revolutionary SM-370-HA flatbed welding plotter with multiple bridges for the creation tarpaulins. The machine produces a finished truck roof in less than 4 minutes with one operator, compared to 2 hours with many workers.
Simultaneously SMRE introduces a conveyor-based welding machine to apply multiple anti-theft straps in record time.