The company Newlast srl was established in Tortona, Alessandria, Italy - in the same year the first equipments for automatic development are tested on some old machineries for manufacturing of lasts. The system is named Easylast1.
Easylast2 rises, the first real CNC Newlast. The first machine that face the market is a SF6 with DGT incorporated, the first customer: Formificio Fioretti. 97th is a deeply important year, new machines are developed: NL-MODCNC and NL-SG2 and also the versions of the NL-SF6 and NL-DGT are ready independent between themselves.
Newlast Ltd. takes over the Supermatic company. This is the year when the seed is sowed for a real revolution: the product of technology NL-SDF takes shape in the Tortona factory.
Newlast incorporates the historic brand Donzelli. The first version of CAD / CAM NL-Easylast3D, which is developed in collaboration with Inescop, becomes a reality.
The Newlast technology makes a decisive step forward, finally at disposal of last-makers, a reliable system for optical scanning, not on contact, of shoe lasts: NL-DIGISCAN - The beginning of the new millennium also see the presentation to the market of the new system of stamping blocks NL-PA2-100 + FN100. Newlast International SA, a Swiss branch of the Group, was founded in the same year.
A new updated version of the Newlast CAD / CAM is developed. Within a year all the Newlast‘s machines in the world, will use the new EASYLAST2001 with great satisfaction of the users.
For Newlast this is the year of the boom, the group turnover reaches 17 million euros. The V2 electronics is absorbed, known company in Tortona specialized in the production of precision electronic equipments.
While the Asian markets come into stalled unexpectedly as a result of the Saars emergency, thanks to great investments in R & D in Newlast the DIGISCAN2 sees the light. The same, in the wake of the idea that was born in '98, the Directorate launches the research for the SDF project.
The international crisis heavily makes feel its effects on the footwear market that suffers an unexpected and sudden stop. To react to the crisis, the group is forced to relocate its production.
Exploiting the benefits of NL-DIGISCAN2 finally the technology of turning for lasts SDF is presented to the markets, unique in the world that, thanks to a new grip system patented by Newlast, it proves to be able to disengage this type of production from all those variables and imperfections due to manual intervention.
The technology NL-SDF allows Newlast to enter the world of shoe-factory that finally can self-supply of the sophisticated and evoluted Modelling Kit, composed of the machine NL-SDF1 plus the NL-DIGISCAN2 and of course the CAD/CAM Easylast 3D arrived in the meanwhile at the version 3.0.
Newlast lands in the automatic-cut world presenting NL-T2400 at Simac.
Another step in answer to the most exigent shoe factories needs: Newlast develops a new system for the cut in continuous: NL-TR1600, application of linear engine and the conveyor system allows to reach an unimaginable cutting speed.