STATE OF THE ART
Cerim was founded in Vigevano in 1955, and boasts aver 60 years of experience producing machinery for the footwear industry. The company produces approximately twenty different machines that can be adapted to meet any production requirement. Cerim is renowned worldwide for its experience in the sector and the reliability of its machines.
Cerim is born...
CERIM (Costruzione E Riparazione Macchine) was founded in 1955 by Gaetano Pedretti.
Following on from his success running the company OR-PE, during which he patented a system for applying lace hooks to open and tubular uppers in 1954, Pedretti created a small workshop in Via Valletta Fogliano.
Birth of the K58
The new company made its international debut with a significantly high-quality product and an owner who was already highly regarded in the sector for his professionalism, skill and reliability.
1958 saw the birth of the K58, a highly successful, hydraulically-operated, water-based glue heel seat lasting machine..
Designs, builds, grows
Cerim's market share grew steadily. The workshop in via Valletta Fogliano became too small to meet the demands of the market.A new, 600 sq. m. facility, complete with offices and caretaker's residence, was designed and built in via Cantù. The company moved into its new premises in 1961.Pedretti hired a hydraulic engineer and created the K61, a technically competitive, yet economically priced, cement heel seat lasting machine.
Birth the K63
The K63 was launched in 1963, a hydraulically-operated, glue toe lasting machine.
New complete processing cycle
In 1964, during the last edition of the Footwear Exhibition to be held in Vigevano, Cerim's local parent company ORVI presented a complete footwear manufacturing complex that covered every phase of the production process, from the initial cutting through to the finishing stages.
This concept, entirely developed with the technology skills renowned in the Vigevano area, was the basis of the industrial production cycle that strongly affirmed itself and was subsequently adopted all over the world.
K68 IS DESIGNED
1968 is an important year that sees the design and construction of the K68, a hydraulic toe lasting machine that extends the assembly procedure to the waist, consolidating the process initiated with the K58 heel seat lasting unit. For certain models, this operation shortens production times and simplifies procedures and costs by eliminating a working phase; the machine is suitable for use with tacks, cements and thermoplastics.This was a technology success story and the Cerim brand became synonymous with efficiency. Commercial organisations vied for exclusive international territorial distribution agreements.
New programming systems applied to assembly
Cerim outgrew its premises in via Cantu and further facility expansion was required to enable it to meet the growing demands of the market.Pedretti located an area of 10,000 square meters in corso Novara and he assigned the design and construction of the new facility to Prof Mario Bonzanini. In 1975, Cerim became a joint stock company and a new generation took over senior management, headed by Luciano Mercalli who arrived to work alongside Pedretti as general manager.
Meanwhile, as electronics, computers and robotics begin to play an increasingly important role in the footwear manufacturing machinery industry, Cerim began developing new programming systems for assembly automation. Sophisticated combinations of operations such as preforming, roughing, scouring, pounding and cementing, were developed, these were to inevitably cover the entire assembly process.
The K78 Premonta is designed
1978 saw the development of a machine that would ultimately come to represent the intrinsic reliability and innovative spirit of Cerim's strength in design, both in Italy and abroad. This machine is still widely imitated even today and it is much sought after on the second hand market - the K78 pulling over lasting machine.
New markets all over the world
From the 1980s up to the present day Cerim continues to expand into new markets all around the world, specialising in the production of an increasingly comprehensive range of technologically advanced footwear assembly and bottom working systems machinery, mechanising operations such as scouring, pounding, roughing and cementing.
Thanks to company's history and the experience acquired over sixty years of activity in the mechanical-footwear industry, the Cerim brand has become synonymous with reliability, professionalism and innovation, and is considered an industry benchmark both in Italy and abroad.
Towards Industry 4.0
Cerim is embarking on a quest to create new industrial automation solutions for the factory of the future.
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