Atom is established by three young entrepreneurs, Luciano Deambrosis, Lorenzo Gaia and Emiliano Cantella, who share the same values and vision of the future. At first Atom starts as a subcontractor and spare parts workshop to become an international leader in cutting systems in a few years.
Atom focuses its production on the vulcanizing machines for rubber shoes.
Atom is the first Company to offer reliable cutting presses made in Italy. In particular, Atom starts manufacturing oildynamic cutting machines, being a new product with really high competitive chances. They are so adaptable and versatile to be suitable also for different sectors, such as leather goods.
Just after 12-year-activity Atom is recognized as one of the most important and well known international companies in the sector of cutting machines.
Atom increases its production passing from 4 to 196 units, enhancing international market penetration and starting to outline its export-oriented-attitude, which will get stronger and stronger in the coming decades.
Atom confirms as leader in the production of cutting presses, which are still today the corporate icon all over the world.
Atom focus its attention on the manufacturing of CNC cutting systems and water jet tables for the automatic die-less cutting, being suitable also for sectors different from footwear production. These equipments will be in fact chosen by well-known companies in the world of fashion and automotive.
Destination: Brazil. Atom gives birth to a joint-venture with a local partner in Novo Hamburgo, which will grow into Atom Maquinaria para Calçados in 1993. Thus Atom has been among the first companies to understand the huge potentialities of the Brazilian market.
It is time for the new generation. The sons of the founders have been able to take the challenge of change, and continue a corporate story of success.
The adventure in China starts. Atom gets the business license in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.
Atom opens its first production unit in China, in Fengxian District.
Atom takes over Main Group in Venice, thus reaching 4 production units in the world, in addition to Vigevano, Brazil and China.
Atom Group grows by integrating others important businesses of footwear industries to its own production: from the shoe lasting technology of Atom MB, born by the synergy with Molina e Bianchi, to the software CAD/CAM 3d Shoemaster, integrated by the acquisition of UK company CSM3D.
To celebrate its 70 years anniversary, Atom presented "Atom: The Cutting Factory", a travelling design exhibition, inaugurated at Triennale di Milano. The cut, protagonist of the project, inspired the creativity of 12 designers, who created objects that enhances the technological potential of the cutting machines. A story of technology depicted through creativity.