At just 17 years of age, a very young Carlo Menon took up his first employment specialising as a blacksmith and armorer. Within a short time his activities progressed to making bicycles initially and then motorcycles, demonstrating straight away his strong entrepreneurship and versatility.
A will to experiment and his insatiable appetite for inventing led him in 1897 to make his first small car fitted with a single cylinder engine. This pioneering event earned him his rightful place in the story of the motor car and wrote an important chapter in the history of Italian industry.
The 1930s brought with them the trials of war and Menon, always open to change, began making munitions. The know-how gained during these years would be very important in the decades to follow, allowing him to develop components considered still today
extremely innovative in the engineering industry.
At the end of the Second World War yet again Carlo Menon’s intuition urged him to decide to steer his company’s production towards mechanical components.
During the 1980s, Nuova Menon specialised in hot forging and processing ferrous and non-ferrous metals, soon becoming one of the industry’s points of reference.