In 1912, a man from Milan, Giuseppe Cimbali, founded a small workshop in the centre of the city, where he offered his services in 'hydraulic engineering and general repairs’. This legacy has since been handed down through the family for 110 years, with the company becoming a world leader in the sector. 

CIMBALI from the beginning, through time (solidity and legacy)

Giuseppe Cimbali from Milan founded his first workshop in which he set himself up offering ‘hydraulic engineering and general repairs’, producing, among other things, the boilers needed for the flourishing coffee machine industry. It was not until the 1930s that he started his own machine production, but historical documents reveal a fascinating and long-lasting history. We can indeed say that Giuseppe was active in machine production from the very beginning. A family photo from 1905 reveals an untold story. The story of a young man, already with a determined look on his face, who put his manual skills to use, refining them and turning them into craftsmanship, in the construction of the Pavoni machines that would be exhibited on the Bezzera stand in 1906 and from which the epic of espresso would begin. Giuseppe Cimbali was therefore active in the sector from the very beginning. When he set up on his own, he decided not to compete directly with those who had taught him the trade, but rather carved out his own market area, waiting almost 20 years before trying his hand at the art of espresso.Today, together with La Bezzera, the La Cimbali brand is the only one still owned by the founder’s family, with the third and fourth generations of the family currently employed in the company.  Pages from the book “Senso Espresso. Coffee. Style. Emotions”