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 .