GERMAN RELIABILITY,
ITALIAN FLEXIBILITY,
MILANESE STYLE

We’ve been manufacturing and selling machines for pharmaceutical, food and chemical industries for over 60 years.
We are specialised in handling and processing powders.
We have a wide range of solutions that we customize to every type of need, process and function.
Our machines – Sherpa lifting columns, oscillating granulators, cone discharge valves, tailor made, according to each customer’s specifications, are installed in the most important Italian and foreign companies.

Over the years we have selected only the best German companies, and today we are the exclusive Italian representatives for brands like Fette, Amixon, Azo, Optima.

We started in Milan and have always kept our headquarters in the city: a strong bond, that makes us different and challenge us.

THE STEEL TAILORS

“Steel tailors”... is how one customer described us. A description that sums up our approach: to guarantee a highest quality personal service.

The Manes staff develop every project
with the care and attention to detail that are typical of tailors.

The internal workshop assembles the machines, integrating electronics and automation systems; while our programmers develop software and user friendly interfaces.

The common goal is to engineer processes by anticipating critical issues and problems.

We have organised an excellent production chain, located mainly in Lombardy, which guarantees reliability and prompt delivery.

A QUALITY CHOICE, EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.

verything we design, manufacture and sell corresponds to the highest quality levels, both in terms of materials used and construction techniques. Product excellence that can be only achieved cooperating with you, every step of the way.

For us, Manes people, every project becomes a for research and development opportunity, as the needs of each customer are never the same, nor are the solutions proposed.

INDESTRUCTIBLE FOR OVER 60 YEARS

TECHNOLOGY AND QUALITY IN CONTINUOUS EVOLUTION

1954
1960

In Milan, Ermenegildo Benvenuti founds Manes, an acronym for Macchine Automatiche Nazionali ed Estere Speciali (Special National and Foreign Automatic Machines).

From the very beginning, the company is active in representing the most important German manufacturers of machinery for handling and processing powders in the pharmaceutical, food and chemical industries.

Among the first brands represented: Fette and Optima.

1960
1970

These are years of significant industrial development in Italy. In addition to consolidating its market position, Manes takes part in fairs and expands its representation, following a “supply chain logic”. Among the new brands represented: Steinberg (now Driam) and Azo. At the end of the 1960s, Ermenegildo’s son Marco joins the company, with his innate passion for mechanics complementing his father’s commercial intuition.

1970
1980

These are years of transformation in Italy. The Government’s plan to develop Southern Italy promotes rapid industrial growth in the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors, with the arrival of American multinationals. Manes is ready, and begins its own production of machines that complement the production process and make it even more efficient. The Sherpa lifting column, the dry oscillating granulator and the cone valve are gradually developed.

1980
1990

Manes grows together with the market. The original site doubles in size in order to provide adequate space for new operations. However, the decision to remain in Milan confirms the strong bond with an increasingly innovative, industrious and international city.

Manes’ know-how and skills are refined: machines designed to meet each customer’s specific needs are constructed with  tailors accuracy.

1990
2000

Manes machines cross borders. Although operating exclusively in Italy, requests arrive from the represented German companies and from foreign subsidiaries of the multinationals we serve in Italy.

Together with the Optima Group, who we represent, we develop solutions for the biggest Italian coffee producer for industrial production of coffee pods, leading to the start of a new segment with advanced designs of absolute excellence.

2000
2010

The third generation joins the company, alongside the previous one, in the company’s management and organisation. With renewed enthusiasm, new ideas take shape and new horizons open up. Thanks as well to the participation to the main trade fairs (Host, Pharmintech, Ipack Ima), Manes is now a trusted choice for hundreds of customers.

Today,
towards the future

We have always treasured all our past experience, in order to look further ahead with ever more innovative solutions, ready to face the next 60 years.