Our history

More than fifteen years of success in the industrial keyboards industry

Grafos Steel started operating in January 2001 under the name of Mekano Srl as a subsidiary of Grafos Srl. Firmly believing in this project, Grafos Srl invested heavily right from the beginning in the new company. This premise provided Mekano with the research and production capabilities for creating the best industrial metal keyboards, num pads, HMI control panels, and frames.

In 2007 Mekano moved directly under the control of Grafos Srl as its industrial keyboards branch. Eventually, it returned to its autonomy with the new name Grafos Steel Srl.

Grafos Steel is currently run by Grafos Srl founder Roberto Gatti and by Technical Manager Alberto Tosi, who joined the company in 2003 to advance the research and development of new products.

2001

Mekano starts operating

2003

Click-INOX technology reinvents the membrane keyboards concept

2004-2005

DIGI INOX and FIT INOX technologies are born, featuring a higher IP69K degree of protection and a better typing comfort

2007

MEKANO becomes GRAFOS STEEL

2009

Grafos Steel inaugurates its milling department for steel and aluminium panels

2012

Manufacturing moves to the current facility of Formigine (Modena. Italy); the company now has an annual revenue of two mln Euros and count on fifteen employes

2016

The company strengthens its foreign markets operations; annual revenues reach 4,9 mln Euros, and the workforce grows to thirty-five employees

2017

Decisive investments for the development of touch panels technologies

2019

Grafos Steel acquires Noxid; the group now has sixty employees, and annual revenues are esteemed for nine mln Euros.