Causing some material to turn and using tools to give the material the desired shape: man has been doing this since history began and the mechanism for turning the material and moving the tools became known as the “lathe”. When, with industrialization and the advent of mass production it became necessary to produce thousands, or millions, of parts as identical to each other as possible, the old craftsman-operated lathe was transformed into an automatic lathe, a machine capable of producing without operators and capable of producing in quantity, and with quality, that not even the most skilled craftsmen could achieve.
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In 1944 the company employed more than 150 and was working around the clock to manufacture a lathe, called “Littore”, used on military vehicles. The bombing raids of 1944 caused the overnight destruction of the company facilities and forced Amedeo to start all over again after the end of the war. The new company, Tajariol Macchine Utensili, now known as TAJMAC-MTM, started by salvaging machinery of war-damaged plants, rebuilding it and selling it to companies in an area which soon expanded to encompass the whole of Italy. Given Amedeo’s experience, it is not surprising how little time it took for the new company to specialize in the rebuilding of and trading in automatic lathes. Amedeo’s first-born, Andrea Tajariol, joined TAJMAC in 1968 and dramatically expanded its activities by dealing directly with foreign suppliers and by becoming the Italian distributor for DAVENPORT and WICKMAN, two of the leading multi-spindle manufacturers of the time. Four Tajariols of the third generation are the fruit of Andrea’s marriage to Karen Holden: two of them, Michele and his sister Scileili, now work in the family company, and the younger two, Lorenzo and Chiara, are still at college and high school. The need to satisfy the constantly evolving market requirements compelled the Tajariol family to transform themselves from traders into manufacturers, and therefore into designers, of multi-spindle lathes. Hence the acquisition of WICKMAN, of ZPS, (now TAJMAC-ZPS), and of the ZPS-SLEVARNA foundry and also the formation of an important company specialized in the rebuilding of used machinery, ZPS-GO in the Czech Republic. The determination to establish and maintain close and mutually satisfactory relations with customers led to setting up a network of agents and exclusive distributors which now extends to most countries of the world. In some of these (France, Great Britain, Germany and the Czech Republic), the distributors are branches of what is now commonly referred to as the “TAJMAC group”. Branches, distributors and agents all operate in the same manner as TAJMAC-MTM, advising and keeping in touch with the customer before and after purchase, assuring prompt servicing and spare parts delivery and providing all information required to keep the customer technologically updated.