OUR HISTORY

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Finamac was founded in Brazil, in 1985, by an Aeronautical Engineer with a strong entrepreneurial vision and experience in aerospace industry, who enabled the company along with his revolutionary project of a compact ice pop machine, completely innovative in the market.  

The idea came from growing up watching his father, an Italian immigrant who arrived in Brazil in 1954 and started with an ice cream shop, working later as a refrigeration technician and, during his free time, manufacturing small artisanal ice cream machines to people in his neighborhood.

In 1988, at age 29, the Aeronautical Engineer built the first 5 samples of his revolutionary ice pop machine in a spare room of his house, facing a huge challenge and creating a successful story.

He applied all his resources in this business and began with one employee. Five years later 70 people were employed. Over time, the manufacturing parts were outsourced and the Company focused on innovative research projects and integration of equipment, accumulating more than 40 patents in ice cream machines.

In 2006, Finamac began to export its brand and products, which are currently present in more than 100 countries. The numerous innovations in ice cream machines yielded several appearances on traditional and digital media focused on business.

In 2013 Finamac received support from FAPESP, a Funding Agency for Research and Innovation, similar to the SBIR Program (USA), to develop the most revolutionary ice cream machine ever created in the world, to be presented to the market in 2019. The innovation is being developed with the support of Doctors from the best Educational Institutions of Brazil and the United States as ITA (Technological Institute of Aeronautics, Brazil), Poli (Polytechnic School of USP, Brazil) and CALTECH (California Institute of Technology, USA). It also has technological support of US suppliers, Sweden, Denmark, Germany and other countries.

In 2014, the Company was also given a grant from the Design Export Award, supported by APEX, the Brazilian Agency for Export incentive, which resulted in a revolutionary design of ROBOPOP Ice Pop machine, certified by Safety and Health Agencies of the United States and Canada, according to the UL (Underwriters laboratories) and NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) Standards.

Also in 2014, Finamac gained recognition by having presence in 15 of the 17 best Ice Pops makers in the US, besides exporting more than 60% of its production. See the stores in this link by clicking on the images in the left arrow. Fifteen of them are using Finamac equipment.

In 2015 Finamac officially opened the international sales office and manufacturing plant in Miami, United States. 

In 2016, Finamac began the development of a new technology for ice pop production that is expected to revolutionize the world market, also with the support of FAPESP, to be presented in 2021.

In 2018, new projects of the Design Export/Apex Program are initiated to offer more widely differentiated equipment to the world market.

The staff of Finamac are composed of dedicated and competent people seeking a lasting and challenging employment and many of them have been with the Company for several years or since its foundation. Our suppliers and collaborators follow the same principle and give solidity and reliability to our products and services.

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