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Breton Company Profile

  1. 1. Breton:proud past, forward thinking Leading the Way
  2. 2. “To our father Marcello, We’d like to dedicate this collection of words and photographs Because of his intuition, His intelligence, His wisdom and his humanity, We owe him all of this Which is not just a great company But also A training-ground for life A laboratory of innovative ideas A team of people of great value” Dario and Luca Toncelli 1
  3. 3. P The Company’s hilosophy Breton: a farsighted Company This monograph is an overview of Breton S.p.A. that has grown and ascertained itself on the market thanks to its winning philosophy dedicated to research and development, ongoing improvement, innovation and high- quality products and services. This philosophy greatly desired by the owners is in fact created by all the people who work within the company and thanks to their creativity and dedication, have contributed to and continue to contribute each and every day to the success of this company. Filosofia aziendale Filosofia aziendale 2 3
  4. 4. The Owners o Breton was first established in 1963 by Marcello Toncelli, who perceived the enormous potential in developing a market which was The absolutely innovative and at the time practically unexplored: developing new technologies and manufacturing industrial plants for producing composite stone. wners Since the beginning of its activity Breton has also dedicated itself to manufacturing machines and plants for processing natural stone. The founder’s farsighted entrepreneurship and his enormous aptitude for developing innovating ideas were the assets that enabled the company to rapidly grow becoming in a just few years an industrial reality in the foreground, and later to become the world market leader. Around the mid 90’s the company decided to move into the market of the fabrication of numerical control machining centres for application in the mechanical industry, and in a very short period of time Breton became one of the important manufacturers in this industry at a world level. Today Breton S.p.A. is under the control of Luca and Dario Toncelli, who run the company with the collaboration of the founder's long- time partner, Roberto Chiavacci, who holds the office of Vice President of the Board of Directors. The company occupies a land area of approx. 80.000, of which 38.000 are covered. The Owners The Owners 4 5
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  6. 6. usiness b Our Line Of Breton is currently involved in the Breton Composite Stone Plants Breton Machines And Plants For High-Speed Machining Centres Machines And Plants For following activities: Processing Natural Stone Processing Ceramics • design and manufacture of plants for producing composite stone In the sector of plants for the The unequalled experience acquired Around the mid 90’s Breton strongly Thanks to the experience acquired and development of the fabrication of composite stone over the years and the complete moved into the market of high- over the years working with natural manufacturing technologies. (Engineered Stone®), Breton range of machines offered, allow speed machining and developed a stone, Breton has developed a • design and manufacture of stands alone worldwide in its Breton to meet all its customers’ range of innovative numerical complete range of machines and machines and plants for technological know-how and needs from the small workshop to control machines with specific integrated production lines for processing natural stone leadership position. the industrial production site. machining technology. processing porcelain granite • design and manufacture of The technologies applied to Breton The range of machines available The Breton high-speed machining applying exclusive technologies. numerical control machining plants, protected by numerous covers all the various production centres satisfy the needs of die centres for high-speed machining international patents, are the result requirements from block sawing to manufacturers in all fields, as well with various applications in of years of research and producing various types of finished as the car, aeronautic and diverse sectors such as die- development. Our engineered stone products. Breton is a specialist in aerospace industries. making, aerospace, cars and plants produce high-quality, its field for all of its machines and In a few years Breton has affirmed general mechanics. technologically advanced and plants, and develops innovative itself even in this market. • design and manufacture of decorative products for the building ideas with exclusive patented machines and plants for and furnishing industry, which are manufacturing technologies. processing ceramic materials. widespread, well known and appreciated worldwide. Every year, in various production sites throughout the world, the plants installed by Breton produce millions of square meters of engineered stone. Our Line Of Business Our Line Of Business 8 9
  7. 7. Customer v Customer Value alue The company has always focalised its attention on the Customer, offering modern, precise and efficient services as an essential complement to the high-quality and high-performance machines supplied. Customer Value Customer Value 10 11
  8. 8. Right from the first contact and throughout the commercial relationship, Breton is always by the customer’s side to help find the right solutions by selecting the appropriate product, providing assistance when setting up the production site and installing the machines, training the operators, transferring the technical know-how, 03 and finally providing the after-sales 02 technical support. Breton only uses qualified staff experienced in their specific fields and who are always there for the customer. Customer v alue 01 05 04 06 Customer Value Customer Value 12 13
  9. 9. Research a Development nd Research And Development Our company is dedicated to research. Research and Development is the key to our success. Our chemical-physical laboratory and our mechanical and electronic design departments develop new ideas for products, processes and manufacturing technologies. The ever-innovating technological content of our machines and plants enables us to maintain our status as market leader in all our company activities. Research and Development Research and Development 14 15
  10. 10. 03 and 01 02 04 Research Development 05 06 The new Research and Development Centre Research and Development Research and Development 16 17
  11. 11. 01 02 c Quality Control Breton’s organizational structure Quality and the fact it has always worked respecting quality standards both in its organization and throughout the production phases, allow us to offer our customers a high-quality product ontrol 03 and service. We were the first company in this field to receive the UNI EN ISO 9001 Quality Certification in 1992 and in 2003 we have been awarded the UNI EN ISO 9001 – VISION 2000 Quality Certification. 04 05 Quality Control Quality Control 18 19
  12. 12. D e s i g a n Production Assistance n d Design And Production All mechanical, electronic and electric design is developed in- house in order to ensure a total technological control. A team of engineers and specialized technicians ensures ongoing product development. Machine design is developed utilizing the modern CAD-CAE technology to ensure fast results. And it is in this department that innovative ideas take on form to be then transformed into products. Our products are mostly manufactured in-house utilizing advanced computerized systems. In our production departments we have modern automatic machine tools and advanced manufacturing processes permitting us to achieve very high-standards of quality and at Design And production Design And production 20 21
  13. 13. D e s i g n Assistence aProduction n d 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 the same time reduce production times trying to achieve the cost savings required by the market. Excellent craftsmanship, regular quality controls on goods in entry and rigid final testing all ensure the renowned performance and reliability of Breton machines and plants. Design And production Design And production 22 23
  14. 14. D e s i g a n Production Assistence n d 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Assistance in-house technicians for the "on- line" solution of the problems, To be Breton Customer means to completes the package offered. choose quality, efficiency and Our parts department, always excellence not only of machines adequately maintained, enables and plants but also of us to respond to Customers' complementary services. requests from all over the world We provide our customers with a very quickly. qualified pre-sale advice, an A network of external authorized efficient installation and start-up workshops located throughout service and a thorough training to the world allows us to expedite operators in order to optimize the Customers' requests for spare machine running. Finally, an parts and assistance in a more excellent after-sale service timely and widespread manner. composed of at least 50 technicians in charge with the installation and assistance at the Customer’ site and of a staff of Assistance Assistance 24 25
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  16. 16. The production departments 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 Production departments Production departments 28 29
  17. 17. Products: Composite stone (engineered stone) manufacturing plants. 09 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 Products: Machines and plants for natural stone Products: Plants for composite stone 30 31
  18. 18. Products: Machines and plants for working natural stone 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 Products: Machines and plants for natural stone Products: Machines and plants for natural stone 32 33
  19. 19. Products: Machines and plants for working ceramic materials 01 10 02 03 31 04 05 06 07 08 09 Products: Machines and plants for ceramic materials Products: Machines and plants for ceramic materials 34 35
  20. 20. Products: High-speed machining centres for mould makers, aeronautic and car fields and for mechanics in general 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 12 Prodotti : macchine e impianti 08 09 10 11 Products: High-speed machining centres Products: High-speed machining centres 36 37
  21. 21. The H istory The History the Town of Castello di Godego, which is in fact the location where the We believe in history as it makes us company is based. He was then later confident in the future and in the new conferred the honour “Cavaliere del ideas to come as they will help us Lavoro” (Knight of the Order of Labour maintain our position as market Merit of the Italian Republic) by the leader. We have a time-honoured President of the Italian Republic. He tradition that has lasted for over 40 was also nominated Honorary years and we would like to conclude member of the International Eurasian this overview by underlining the most Academy of Sciences of Moscow and important events which have Academician of the International characterized the life of Breton in all Academy of Sciences of St. these years of success. Petersburg and finally he was also Thanks to the consistent impulse the conferred the title Honorary Citizen of company gave the local economy, the the City of Le Sueur, Minnesota (USA). late founder Marcello Toncelli was conferred the title Honorary Citizen of The History The History 38 39
  22. 22. Breton is founded by Marcello Toncelli 1963 The first plants for manufacturing small blocks of composite stone using the vibration only are installed 1966 1963 1966 1968 The first "Vacuum Vibro Mixer" plants for manufacturing large blocks of composite stone using the vacuum vibration are installed 1968 The first "Bretonstone BL 120" plants for manufacturing small-sized composite stone slabs using the vacuum vibrocompression technology are installed 1975 Breton is the first to install the revolutionary continuous polishing machine for granite slabs "Levibreton KG" which later became famous all over the world 1979 1975 1979 1983 1984 1985 The first "Bretonstone Block BB" plants for manufacturing large blocks of composite stone using the vacuum vibrocompression technology are installed. 1983 The first "Bretonstone BL 308" plants for manufacturing large slabs of composite quartz using the vacuum vibrocompression technology are installed 1984 The first numerical control machining centre 1998 with automatic tool change for processing stone "Contourbreton NC 120" is installed. 1985 1996 1992 Breton: the first company in its field to have been awarded the International Quality Certification UNI EN ISO 9001. 1992 The first plants for manufacturing cement- bonded tiles using the "Bretonterastone" compaction by vibration under vacuum technology are installed 1996 Matrix is developed: the first Breton machining centre with 5 interpolated axes for mould high- speed finishing 1998 2000 The new closed-cycle moulding technology of the "Bretonstone" slabs into special rubber moulds is developed. 2000 Breton Quality System Certification improves, from UNI EN ISO 9001 to UNI EN ISO 9001- VISION 2000 2003 The new Research and Development Centre is inaugurated. 2004 The History 2004 The History 40 41
  23. 23. And the story goes on... 42 43