History

We would like to share the main events of our company. We are proud of our over 60 years history. Although time has passed, our values remain strong and guide us into the future.

1954

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.

1957

The company moves to Sant’Eufemia, near Brescia, in a bigger leased building.

1965

The name changes to Rubinetterie utensilerie Bonomi Srl (RuB).

1972

First multi-spindle machine is purchased to manufacture components from bar stock in higher volumes.

1973

Production of brass valves begins with our s34 mini product line and export follows closely.

1974

Move to Ciliverghe di Mazzano (BS), current location, in a brand new owned building of 5.000m².

1978

New investments in equipment specific for ball valves and creation of our heavy duty full port s33 product line.

1980

Creation of k60 valves for gas. The first ball valve in history having PTFE sealing to be gas approved by DVGW.

1981

Annual production exceeds 1.000.000 ball valves.

1984

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.

1985

Creation of lighter pattern s84: this product line, in all its declinations, has become our best seller ever.

1986

Oreste Bonomi sells his shares to his older brother Silvio.

1987

MES is installed connecting manufacturing equipment to ERP.

1990

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.

1991

Building expansion to a total of 9.000m².
Installation of high density warehousing system controlled by radio-frequency and connected to ERP.

1992

AutoCAD® is adopted replacing manual drawing.

1994

RuB, Inc. starts as wholly own subsidiary in North America

1995

ISO 9002 status granted by Lloyd’s Register

1998

ISO 9001 status granted by Lloyd’s Register

1999

Document management system is installed.

2000

Pneumatic actuators add to the product line.

2001

Annual production reaches 8.000.000 valves.
Second addition: new area for shipping and packaging.

2002

PED compliance with material traceability.

2006

Third addition to a total of 12.500m² and production reorganization to improve flow of material in the plant.

2007

RuB KK starts as wholly owned subsidiary in Japan

2009

SAP implementation as ERP in RuB Italy.

2010

SAP integration at RuB, Inc.

2011

SAP integration at RuB, k.k.

2012

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.

2013

LEAN activities and training in production and office.
Electric actuators add to the product line.

2014

Wholly owned RuB Financials Inc., purchases land to build new facility in MN.

2015

RuB, Fin. building is completed in record time and leased to RuB, Inc.

2016

The family starts a process to prepare for two generational handovers.

2017

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.

2018

Real estate company Shedstone srl is created to optimize real estate investments of the group.