Montrade S.p.A.
Who we are
Machines for cigarette filters and tobacco products

Who We are

We invent, design, manufacture and deliver machines for a wide range of products, from cigarette filters to heated tobacco products, from innovative packets to roll-your-own products, and more.


Our greatest passion is to partner with our customers to deploy the best solution for innovative and top quality products.

Our History

A story born from the passion, the experience and the dream of Ms. Antonella Giannini and Mr. Alberto Monzoni: in 2004 they embarked on the challenge of creating a new way of reinventing the tobacco machinery sector.

 

Thanks to its innovative spirit, the solid expertise of its people and healthy entrepreneurial culture, the Company won immediately the trust of many customers and has been growing quickly until it became the leading machine manufacturer that is today.

 

"The only way to do great work is to love what you do"
Steve Jobs

 

 

A history of groundbreaking achievements:

  • 2004
    The beginning of the adventure
    The beginning of the adventure

    Antonella and Alberto founded Montrade.

  • 2005
    The first Montrade filter maker
    The first Montrade filter maker

    Mono machine for acetated filter is launched.

  • 2007
    The combiner
    The combiner

    Montrade invented the Combi (patented design), a revolutionary platform for multi-segment combined filter rods.

  • 2009
    The paper, the future
    The paper, the future

    Predicting the great potential of the use of paper for filters, Montrade designed its first paper crimping module; now the paper machine portfolio is the most complete and innovative in the market, Montrade is the leader here.

  • 2010
    The new factory
    The new factory

    A 5.000 sqm facility in a prestigious industrial area of Bologna, nearby the airport.

  • 2010
    Changing the game in RYO market
    Changing the game in RYO market

    Montrade started manufacturing the machines that will be flooding the RYO market in the next years.

  • 2012
    Birth of a legend
    Birth of a legend

    Montrade reinvents the story of filters with the first NWA maker; from here it starts the excellent collaborations with the main Multinationals for the rollout of their HAT products.

  • 2015
    The future is now
    The future is now

    Montrade is chosen as a key OEM for the most disruptive project of the last decade in the tobacco sector: the Heated Tobacco Products; Montrade machine pioneer the CLT and PLA crimping rod maker market.

  • 2018
    Here you go the straw
    Here you go the straw

    Here you go the straw: first paper straw maker by Montrade.

  • 2019
    Let's change the rules, again
    Let's change the rules, again

    Let’s change the rules, again: Montrade invented something never seen before, the first coaxial machine with infinite possibilities.

  • 2020
    Going Greener
    Going Greener

    Going greener: Montrade establishes itself as the undisputed leader of paper filter-making solutions, selling to several customers the only machines in the market capable to ensure constant and quality production of plastic-free filters.

  • 2022
    Home sweet home
    Home sweet home

    Montrade family has a new house, a 10.000 sqm modern building in addition to the existing factory.

Montrade People

The core of Montrade success is our people.

 

Our family is composed of highly experienced and enthusiastic professionals, each one with an outstanding background: our engineers and technicians have top level knowledge of automatic machinery coming from years of experience in the leading companies of this sector.

Our Workshop

Being customer-centric means setting the priorities with a single objective: deploy excellent service and top quality technology always in time.

 

For this reason, Montrade invested in building a super-capacity workshop equipped with numerous cutting-edge CNC machines powered by top skilled operators.

 

In-house, we manufacture most of the parts of our machine with our 3-4-5 axes drilling machines, laser cutting, welding, 3D printing, etc.

 

In this way, we can assure the highest quality of each component of our machines and provide our customers with timely spare parts supplies.

Our Partners

 

 

Our customers are the lifeblood of our activity. We love to accompany them through their challenges towards their achievements.

 

All the multinationals and most of the other producers in the tobacco business have already chosen Montrade as a faithful partner.

 

We are proud to have been and to be part of their success stories.