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Our history

Technology lead our history, innovation will guide us into the future

2010 2017

2017 - G.D strengthens its leader position in the tobacco machinery industry while increasing its product offering in the instrumentation segment, through the acquisition of Molins and Cerulean.

2015 - G.D entered the new generation product market with flexible platforms for liquid based e-cig and multi-segment products.

2011 - G.D made a further step forward in the strategy of widening its product range with the acquisition of SASIB.

2011-2017
2000-2010

2000 2010

G.D revolutionized the market once again with the H1000, the first continuous motion hinge-lid packer, teamed up with the 121P, a cigarette making line at 20,000 cigarettes per minute.  G.D entered the filter production sector introducing the DF10, the first double-rod filter maker, and the FC8 filter combiner.

1990 2000

G.D launched the first double-rod cigarette maker.

1990
1970

1970 1990

G.D created the X1 and the X2, the first high-speed soft and hinge-lid packers.

1960 1970

G.D entered the tobacco industry, introducing the 4350/Pack-B, a revolutionary wrapping machine, thus becoming the outright leader in the sector.

1960
1939-1950

1939 1950

Enzo Seràgnoli took over the company. The focus was shifted towards packaging for the confectionery and soaps sector, and a wide range of innovative automatic wrapping machines was launched, also thanks to Ariosto Seràgnoli who had joined G.D.

1923

G.D, a legendary motorcycle company, was established in Bologna.

1923