In 1921 Andrea Tacchella founded a machine shop near Acqui Terme (Alessandria). The critical economic situation did not prevent him from establishing himself in the particular field of precision mechanics in just a few years.
In the following years he produced a wide range of milling and grinding machines in the AU-ATF series
1950s: The consolidation
In the post-war period, the company consolidated its production potential. The company concentrated on grinding and sharpening machines. After the founder's untimely death, his sons, Elio and Franco, took over the running of the company with a focus on the design and production of new complete series of external grinding machines/sharpening machines such as the AU300, AU500 and R600, R1000
1960s: The grow
The company experienced massive growth, especially thanks to the innovative 35L, 4AM and 6ALP series grinding machines.
The 'industrial design', understood not only as an outward image but as a set of ergonomic functions, was addressed and rewarded internationally. The result of this insight is realised in a commercial success exceeding expectations.
1967: The new factory in Cassine (AL)
Opening of the new factory and start of Tacchella's activities in Cassine (Alessandria). The factory boasts state-of-the-art infrastructures and contributes to the definitive success of the brand on the international market.
70s: Universal CNC grinding machines
Development of the 612UA and 1018UA series universal grinding machines, as well as automatic grinding machines with electronic control, programmable logic control, and axis drive via DC motors. At the end of the 1970s, the company was one of the first manufacturers of grinding machines with integrated computer-aided numerical control of its own design.
80s: New product lines are born
The conception of CNC controls with dedicated software imposed a renewal phase on the entire grinding machine production. This gave rise to machines characterized by versatility and variety, such as the Multigrinder and Grindiflex series, as well as single-purpose grinding machines. Elaboration of the current Crossflex and Elektra series.
90s: Tacchella Pulsar is born
Development of the Pulsar series designed for high-speed cutting (CBN) machining and equipped with hydrostatic guiding systems on the main machine units.
2017: Entry into FFG Group
In 2017, aware of its strong international vocation, Tacchella became part of FFG (Fair Friend Group). The primary objective is to further develop the brand's foreign potential by integrating it into the Group and making use of its numerous subsidiaries around the world.
2019: the new line of ECO-Friendly grinding machines
In 2019 Tacchella will present at EMO Hannover the new line of ECO-Friendly grinding machines characterised by a very low oil consumption, a special focus on the materials used and additional options dedicated to energy saving.
2021: the new eVertical grinding machine presented at EMO Milan
In 2021 Tacchella presents eVertical, the vertical axis grinding machine that allows to have an extremely contained layout at the EMO in Milan.
Today, as in the past, Tacchella designs, manufactures and tests its entire product range at its historic factory in Cassine (AL) Italy. With a product characterised by extremely high quality and technological standards, the Tacchella brand produces grinding machines that are globally recognised for their extraordinary precision.