History

Grimeca in the world of Aftermarket with fifty years of experience

1950/55

A GOOD START

The company started out as a precision mechanics business and then expanded its activities to include casting and metalworking. It soon became apparent that the company's production capabilities were ideally suited for the motorcycling industry.
 
1955/60

mopeds

During this period, the company began to supply hubs, drum brakes and sprockets for low-powered motorised vehicles.
 
1960/65

aluminium

The company embraced aluminium and light-alloy casting technology. This intuition was to award Grimeca with significant technological breakthroughs and market success a few years later.
The many aluminium components manufactured include complex parts with high technological content, such as the whole crankcase complete with heads and cylinders used in the motorcycles of that period.
 
1965/70

a growing company

In that period, the company secured the first major customers outside Europe, in the Far East. To meet the large market demand, new, large plants with cutting-edge technology shops and labs were set up. In 1968 Grimeca developed the first double-cam hub for MORINI 350 SPORT, that marked a significant step forward in terms of racing performance. Currently still in production, it is much sought after by vintage motorcycle lovers.
 
1970/75

the power of innovation

After large production volumes were achieved, this was the time of technological breakthroughs with innovative design concepts that revolutionised the concept of mass-produced motorcycle chassis components.
1971, first disc brake hub - DUCATI 860 GT/750 SS/DESMO
1972, first hydraulic braking system for motorcycles with chrome-plated steel brake disc - SACHS
1973, first taper hub - SWM 250
1974, first light-alloy wheel - MORINI
 
1975/80

product innovation and more

At that time, Grimeca had become established as a leading OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer - for the motorcycle industry on international markets. During those years, our innovation efforts were focused on manufacturing methods and were again awarded with excellent results. Grimeca was the first European company to adopt CAD/CAM information systems throughout the manufacturing cycle of the mass production.
 
1980/85

focus on human resources

A significant training plan was launched to enable and motivate personnel to respond to ongoing technological innovation. The Higher Institute for Scientific Research granted Grimeca the official designation as Technological Hub. The emphasis on training led to the creation of a study centre. Our centre hosts classes and workshops for the Departments of IT and Mechanics held in collaboration with the University of Padua.
1981, brake disc upgrade kit - VESPA.
Grimeca's Vespa brake disc upgrade kit is still in production for those vintage Vespa owners who wish to upgrade their front drum brake to a safer, smoother braking system. Distributed in Europe by S.I.P. Scootershop.
 
1985/90

flexible automation

Production is set up as an automatically managed, closed-loop integrated cycle. To meet the most specific customer needs, manufacturing processes are designed for the utmost flexibility.
Aluminium die-casting is used to manufacture a whole frame for a Gilera moped for the first time. A first die-cast motorcycle frame for the Honda - NSR (1988) and the first die-cast swingarm for CAGIVA MITO (1990) will follow.
 
1990/2000

global quality

Grimeca obtains the DNV - ISO 9001:2000 certification for the whole corporate system.
In view of the opportunities opened up by global markets, the company approaches new, increasingly specialised market niches.
As a result, the evolution of manufacturing processes calls for a diversification of manufacturing technology. Die-casting plants are supplemented with “low-pressure” and “gravity” casting technology. 
 
Dal 2006

your performance supplier

Grimeca launches an extensive line of own-brand brake discs in the motorcycle and scooter After Market. Other dedicated catalogues with different type of spare and special parts are in the making.
 
Dal 2008

international approach

Grimeca obtains the ISO/TS:16949:2002 certification, developed by the ISO committee and by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF).
 
Present

high-quality projects

A long-standing official supplier to major motorcycle marques, Grimeca is more than ever committed to this role.
The many projects currently in production include: HONDA SH front and rear wheel; YAMAHA X MAX front and rear wheel; APRILIA SHIVER half chassis, swingarm engine casing; APRILIA RSV 4 FACTORY chassis/swingarm, upper and lower crankcase, not to mention the many other projects under development.