Monzino

Monzino1750

Via Bernini, 8
20020 Lainate (MI) - Italy

Tél : +(39) (0)2 93 99 76 300
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E-mail : info@monzino.it
Internet : www.monzino.it

MONZINO today :

Eight generations for music since 1750

The Monzino group includes an Holding Company, Monzino S.p.A., which owns and coordinates the controlled companies Mogar Music S.p.A. and Carisch S.p.A that fully own Carisch S.r.l and the Joint Venture Gewa med Srl.

  • Mogar Music S.p.A. operates in the import, export and distribution in the area of musical instruments in Italy, with branches in France and Spain
  • Carisch Srl. operates in the music publishing area with a variety of musical publications having branches in France and Spain and distributes its publications worldwide through the commercial partner, Music Sales & Carisch Distribution Center in UK.
  • Gewa med S.r.l. is the JV operating as a branch of the Gewa G.m.b.h. distributing the products of the mother Company in the Italian territory.

Since 2002 some members of the eighth generation have actively joined the Company in operative function and to day 2014, one member of the seventh generation and three family members of the eighth generation.
2009 Carisch becomes a Joint Stock Company and acquire the pro audio activity originally started in Monsound with the objective of creating an industrial pole of the Group and at the same time the Company MMB (My Music Brand) has been created for the management of the “own brands projects” as a start up of the Group.
2014 after some difficulties in implementing the strategic change and having to cope with the world economic crisis in parallel with a generation shift, new managers, non family managers joined the Group, in a new governance model, that includes family members of the eight generation together with independent professionals.

A board of directors manages the Group and it includes Antonio VII, as President, his brother Alberto, as member of the board, alongside other external managers. Four family branches are part of the company with members of the seventh and eight generation, after the signing of the family agreement in 2002 which regulated the relations between the partners and the companies and laid down the governance regulations of the Group.
Since 2002 some members of the eighth generation have actively joined the company. To date there are two members and a relative-in-law of the seventh generation and three family members and a relative-in-law of the eighth generation.

1750

Antonio Monzino (I) founded the Casa Monzino in Milan in Contrada della Dogana, where the instruments with harmonic strings were produced and sold.

1792

Antonio Monzino (I) is replaced by Giacomo Monzino. Violin and guitar teacher, he left several pedagogical documents and important compositions.

1840

Antonio Monzino (III) succeeded his father Giacomo. He will incredibly increase the activities of the family handcraft business.

1870

Antonio Giacomo (V) became the manager of the company. His constant search for innovation leads to the creation of new instruments. Active promoter of the cultural life of the times, he is one of the founding members and President of the Società Orchestrale della Scala, of which Giuseppe Verdi became honorary member in 1888.

1905

Antonio (V) and Adele, the children of Antonio Giacomo (V), joined the company. Antonio (V) founded a string instrument production unit together with the lute-maker Enrico Ventura. Thanks to an exclusive contract, he can benefit from the help of the lute-makers Romeo and Riccardo Antoniazzi and their pupils Erminio Farina and Carlo Riva.

1911

The business name of the company becomes "Antonio Monzino e Figli".

1926

Creation of the General Partnership "Antonio Monzino e Garlandini" with head office in Via Larga.

1929

Antonio Monzino (VI) became the manager of the company after the passing of his grandfather and after completing his studies at the School for Making Stringed Instruments of Markneukirchen and Mirecourt.

1971

With Antonio VII the business name of the company becomes "Monzino S.p.A." and the fifth member of the seventh generation joins the company.

1987

The new company Mogar Music S.p.A. is created.

1999

The Foundation Antonio Carlo Monzino is created. Its aim is to keep and pass down the heritage linked to the history of the family.

2002

Signing of the family agreement which lays down the governance regulations of the Group and the acquisition of the Group Warner Chappel of Carisch, musical editor since 1887.

2005

Creation of the company Gewa Med S.r.l., in partnership with the German company GEWA Gmbh.

2007

Creation of the company Monsound S.r.l. to enter the new market through the development of the production of professional audio products.

2009

Carisch becomes a Joint Stock Company; acquisition of the audio professional sector of Monsound with the objective of creating an industrial pole of the Group and at the same time the company MMB (My Music Brand) is created for the separated management of the brand names of the Group.