atomAtom, footwear industry leader in advanced cutting and injection machinery solutions, has acquired 100% of the capital of CSM3D from Torielli Spa, the well-respected international company for the supply of footwear technology and machinery. The investment aims to not only advance the technological development, but also enlarge the worldwide distribution network for the suite of Shoemaster applications.

CSM3D will become Shoemaster International and will perform a central role in the business, working in close partnership with Shoemaster, a newly created Italian technical-commercial support division that will be based at the Atom headquarters in Vigevano. This is in addition to a worldwide network of service companies shared with Atom.

The business strategy will integrate Shoemaster with the production range of Atom and Main Group technologies with the aim of using the combined strength of the groups’ worldwide sales network to enhance a market orientated approach to ‘delivering service’ and satisfying the demand for global integration and production coordination in the footwear industry.

Giovanni Torielli, owner of Torielli, said: “Since the 80s I have believed in the fundamental role that 3D design will play in the footwear industry. In all these years we have been deeply involved in developing and distributing the CAD system, which has become a significant reference point for our sector. This important new step will now give Torielli the possibility to focus our attention  on system integration and the engineering of production plants for the next generation in the global market, as well as on the development of new ranges of shoe production machinery.”