In 1946 Marino Tonon, Founder of Tonon Srl, decided to abandon the general carpentry sector to specialize in specifically aimed structures for the food industry and, more precisely, the transport of meat by meat rails.
Leader for several years in the sector, in 1961, with the arrival of the first child Mariano, the small company moved from the historic establishment in Corso Grosseto (Turin) to be located in the rising industrial area of Borgaro Torinese, strategically put between the city and the airport.
In 1973 the company had achieved such experience as to be able to design a completely innovative meat rail, made of aluminum, including hook and pulley, thus revolutionizing the production of the sector (until then all meat rails were built exclusively in steel).
The success was above expectations, to such an extent that in 1974, it was decided to invest also in a completely aluminum shelving, including slats, that would allow a more rational use of the space inside the cold room and built to measure for customers needs.
We must wait 1988, with the arrival in the company of Bruno and Sergio Tonon, for the launch of the Eko Fit line, with slats in high resistance thermoplastic material and a connection between shelf and frames, made with a double pin connection, which reinforces the shelf's capacity and stability.
The shelf was sold in modules, allowing a shift in the production of the shelf from “home-made” to industrial and commercially opening the market to the retailer.