Company history

In 1970, M&M Mechanika started as a trading company buying and selling machinery for the metal industry. Soon, the two brothers Frederik and Johann Massée, founders of M&M, realized that the forming technology at that time did not meet the needs of the market. For this reason in 1973 they started an ambitious project to develop a completely different spinning machine using an inductive tracing (template) system in 1973. Two years later in 1975 the first machine of type F350 was built and sold immediately. The high demand on such machines led to several subsequent orders. Within one year the first F350 machine was exported to Switzerland in 1976.

The production capacity required to fulfill the needs of the market was achieved soon on was soon achieved by the lean production philosophy. This operational innovation to outsource the non-strategic operations of M&M was completed in the seventies before this concept became a generally practiced business concept in the eighties.

In the next decade M&M’s approach was to implement the art of "manual spinning" into a new machine. In addition this machine would provide higher repeatability of tolerated dimensions and a better surface quality. Hence, unlike all CNC position controlled systems, a new force control system was required. It had to be both accurate and fast. Because no CNC controls could fulfill M&M’s specification, M&M started to develop their-own control.

In 1982, the first Teach-in / Playback controlled machine was exported to Switzerland. Nearly every new machine became equipped with a digital control in combination with the "Force Control System" developed and patented by M&M.

In the nineties the application of the new M&M core competences revealed new possibilities in existing and new applications and markets. New demands caused M&M to develop new knowledge and applications that again led to a series of process innovations applied in the tube forming and in the automotive industry.

Today, several hunderds of M&M machines and complete production lines are in operation on nearly every continent at well-known metal forming companies in numerous industrial segments.