Founded in 1943, Comelz is one of the pioneers of that generation of Italian companies that was able to interpret the needs of a national footwear and leather goods market booming in that period and creating a shoe-machinery sector of international excellence. In the late '60s, the company breaks into the market with highly innovative products and gradually states among the most important companies of the sector, taking also a leading role within the association. But it is at the end of the '80s that Comelz is among the earliest companies to interpret a new industrial season based on the diffusion of CAD systems and numerical control systems, re-establishing its own corporate identity on a strong integration of mechanical technologies, electronics and software.
Among the "pearls" of the Italian industry
The results of an authoritative research conducted by the primary Italian newspaper publishing group RCS (Corriere Della Sera), places Comelz, the only one in the sector, among the top 30 best performing companies of the more than 14,000 medium-sized Italian companies, analyzed in the periods 2003-2007 and 2004-2008. "The position achieved by our company", comments President Alessandro Zorzolo, "is the result of a long running, summarized in three turning points: we were the first in our sector, to introduce the electronics, the first to provide ourselves of numerical control machines for the production, among the first, finally, to include informatics in our products. In essence, a company style developed over years, focusing all our activities, internal and external, on a kind of obsession: standing".
Towards the global market
The ability to always offer innovative products is also the result of direct contact with the markets. For this, Comelz is engaged in a process of internationalization that has already led to the creation of branch offices in Europe, India, China, Vietnam, Colombia and Brazil, where recently arosed the new modern building in Novo Hamburgo, headquarters for the whole South America.