TMB, Your Better Choice
TMB was founded in Codogno (Lodi) in 1980 as a manufacturer of dry/wet vacuum cleaners and carpet cleaners. The manufacturing site was then relocated to Guardamiglio, also in the province of Lodi. Giancarlo Ruffo, a successful entrepreneur and the charismatic owner of Comac, became interested in the company and acquired it in September 2000. In February 2001, his son Giampaolo was appointed to the position of TMB's General Manager. His task was that of setting clear goals for the company, redefining its mission, strengthening its competitive advantage and widening its product offering. This strategic move produced the desired results: TMB brand became gradually established both on the Italian and global markets thanks to the safety, quality and reliability of the company's products. End users are very impressed with its comprehensive range of extractors, dry/wet vacuum cleaners and carpet cleaners: powerful yet compact, they are designed to solve any cleaning issue. They are reliable, light, fully accessorised and noiseless. The success of “Piccolo”, a versatile vacuum cleaner that is virtually noiseless and ideally suited for cleaning operations in hotels, hospitals and office buildings, is particularly encouraging.
In 2006 the manufacturing plant and the company's offices were relocated by a few miles to another, larger and more comfortable site in Cerca, still within the Guardamiglio Municipality. Now employing approximately thirty employees, apart from continuing to manufacture professional and industrial single-phase/three-phase dry/wet vacuum cleaners, TMB branched out in the car wash sector.
The company led by Giampaolo Ruffo became the end user's preferred choice thanks to its innovation, technological know-how, design values and tailor-made product offering. With room for growth (the new plant covers a surface of 4,500 sq.m. versus the original 2,000 sq.m.), TMB expanded over the years by rationalising its organisation and introducing new production lines.
The company's growth meant constantly looking for new markets, developing vertical product ranges that become gradually specialised and targeted to specific client groups. Commercial and professional vacuum cleaners, primarily aimed at cleaning companies, are manufactured leveraging the two main production lines; another department focuses on industrial appliances and "Self" machines for car washes.
The company's main markets are European countries and the USA, but TMB is also gaining ground on the French, German, Scandinavian and Eastern European markets. TMB has become established as a well-resourced Italian manufacturing company with a very innovative and competitive profile that has made a mark at both Pulire (the large Verona Environmental Technology show) and ISSA Interclean in Amsterdam, the industry's main European fair.
In September 2011, the company finally relocated to the Ruffo family's historical manufacturing site in via Ca’ Nova Zampieri in San Giovanni Lupatoto, just outside Verona. This was a long awaited, strategic move that marks an important milestone: TMB's full integration into the Ruffo family's brands from a logistics and manufacturing standpoint - a responsible, coherent choice that signals future investment in Italy, in Verona.