History

 

“From Toschi to Toscotec Tech, through Toscotec”

 
2012
2006
2004
2003
1998
1997
1970-80
1963
1950-60
1948
 
 
 

2012

Just at the beginning of 2012 Toscotec has become fully owner of Milltech, leading company in drying & energy solutions for the tissue industry, and has consolidated its commercial and service network in Far East thru its associate Toscotec Asia & Pacific, established the year before.

World facts

A particle that has similar characteristics to the Higgs Boson was discovered.

Researchers successfully perform the first implantation of an early prototype bionic eye with 24 electrodes.

2006

At the beginning of 2006, the Mennucci family acquires the shares of Mr. Fabio Perini and, through their holding (Mennucci Group), has the complete control of the company.

World facts

Youtube, launched in 2005, is sold to Google for $1.65 billion.

150th anniversary of Nikola Tesla's birthday.

2004

On January, Toscotec starts-up its first TADVision unit in Las Vegas (USA) for Potlatch Corporation. This is the first complete “turn-key” plant Toscotec supplies in the United States.

World facts

Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov discover graphene.

Translucent Concrete developed by Hungarian architect Aron Losonczi.

2003

Toscotec officially becomes the new brand of Officine Meccaniche Toschi: this is not merely a new name but the sign of a further radical process of company expansion and renewal.

World facts

The Human Genome Project is completed.

China launches its first manned space mission.

1998

The company, managed by the Mennucci family, experiences a new phase of technological and market growth together with Mr. Fabio Perini, the world famous entrepreneur that acquires the shares of the Toschi family.

World facts

Larry Page and Sergey Brin create Google as a private company.

Korea's Saehan Information Systems invent the first portable MP3 player.

1997

In 1997, the company enters the group of companies supplying tissue machines with Crescent Former technology delivering its first unit of this type to BJCellox Paper in Thailand.

World facts

Mars Pathfinder lands on Mars.

The first DVD players and discs available in March 1997 in the United States.

1970-80

The 1970s and 80s are years of expansion, thanks to growth in export sales. Toscotec machines are installed in Europe, Africa, Australia Asia and South America.

World facts

The liquid-crystal display (LCD) invented by James Fergason (1971).

The post-it notes invented by Arthur Fry (1974).

Cell phones invented (1979).

1963

1963 the company manufactured the first complete tissue machine.

World facts

Computer mouse invented by Douglas Engelbart.

Philips introduces cassette tapes to the market.

Geneticist J. B. S. Haldane coins the word "clone".
 

1950-60

Thanks to Giovan Battista Mennucci joining Toschi family as shareholder, the company started to design and manufacture the first complete paper machines. In this period, Toscotec was the first company to manufacture steel drying cylinders for paper production providing substantial economical and operational benefits thanks to their higher drying capacity.

World facts

The first credit card, Diners, invented by Ralph Schneider (1950).

The solar cell invented by Chaplin, Fuller and Pearson (1953).

Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce both invent the microchip (1959).

1948

Founded by Sergio Toschi to provide services for local paper mills with the name of Officine Meccaniche Toschi, the company's activity has been always oriented towards the development of paper machine components, accessories and sections.

World facts

Velcro invented by George de Mestral.

The Wurlitzer jukebox invented by Robert Hope-Jones.