Silvio Bonomi and his brother Oreste start their own company in Lumezzane:
They name it Eredi di Bonomi Silvio and make parts for Italian agriculture market.
The company moves to Sant’Eufemia, near Brescia, in a bigger leased building.
The name changes to Rubinetterie utensilerie Bonomi Srl (RuB).
First multi-spindle machine is purchased to manufacture components from bar stock in higher volumes.
Production of brass valves begins with our s34 mini product line and export follows closely.
Move to Ciliverghe di Mazzano (BS), current location, in a brand new owned building of 5.000m².
New investments in equipment specific for ball valves and creation of our heavy duty full port s33 product line.
Creation of k60 valves for gas. The first ball valve in history having PTFE sealing to be gas approved by DVGW.
Annual production exceeds 1.000.000 ball valves.
IBM S/34 is the first ERP the company uses.
Assembly process meets automation with purchase of brand new equipment specifically engineered for the job.
Creation of lighter pattern s84: this product line, in all its declinations, has become our best seller ever.
Oreste Bonomi sells his shares to his older brother Silvio.
MES is installed connecting manufacturing equipment to ERP.
Higher pressure and lower cost: our s35 mini product line is brought to market.
Single-spindle machines are dismissed and completely replaced by multi-spindle equipment.
Building expansion to a total of 9.000m².
Installation of high density warehousing system controlled by radio-frequency and connected to ERP.
AutoCAD® is adopted replacing manual drawing.
RuB, Inc. starts as wholly own subsidiary in North America
ISO 9002 status granted by Lloyd’s Register
ISO 9001 status granted by Lloyd’s Register
Document management system is installed.
Pneumatic actuators add to the product line.
Annual production reaches 8.000.000 valves.
Second addition: new area for shipping and packaging.
PED compliance with material traceability.
Third addition to a total of 12.500m² and production reorganization to improve flow of material in the plant.
RuB KK starts as wholly owned subsidiary in Japan
SAP implementation as ERP in RuB Italy.
SAP integration at RuB, Inc.
SAP integration at RuB, k.k.
Launch of “RuB People Think LEAN” project and hire of top managers outside the Bonomi family.
Adoption of CRM across the whole group of companies.
LEAN activities and training in production and office.
Electric actuators add to the product line.
Wholly owned RuB Financials Inc., purchases land to build new facility in MN.
RuB, Fin. building is completed in record time and leased to RuB, Inc.
The family starts a process to prepare for two generational handovers.
Founder Silvio Bonomi retires and his two sons Luciano and Sandro become equal shareholders.
Holding company, Hadron srl, owned by Luciano and Sandro becomes the majority shareholder of RuB.
RuB purchases land and properties adjacent to its facility in Ciliverghe and plans to double production capacity.
5-year business plan is formalized.
Real estate company Shedstone srl is created to optimize real estate investments of the group.