From the land of mechanics,
with passion.

We were founded in 1945 in the heart of Emilia, the land of mechanics, industries and innovation. For over 70 years we have been manufacturing top quality asynchronous electric motors for engineering companies in many different fields. On our work benches, we develop high quality products, manufactured with care and fine attention to detail.
Most of our production is devoted to custom solutions, starting from drawings or specific requirements of our customers.


Our main aim: to strengthen growth trends in Italy and significantly develop foreign markets in order to deliver exclusive products and services; to be recognised as an Italian excellence in the production of special asynchronous electric motors.


Loyalty, competence and reliability are the values that characterise us and that we constantly transfer in the development of our projects.


Cento, 1945. Giorgio Bonora founds Motori Bonora S.p.A. and begins to produce three-phase and single-phase asynchronous electric motors. For several years all processes are carried out within the company, where all production departments are developed: foundry, die-casting, stamping, winding, mechanical machining. This vertical development strategy is partially forced by the market low availability of components and semi-finished products. In the early ’90 – aligned with the market evolution offering a wide net of highly specialised and competitive sub-suppliers – the company decides to operate a radical productive re-organisation, relying on outside companies for foundry and basic workings, in order to concentrate on activities of design, mechanical workings and assembling. The most significant part of the production of electric motors is always represented by IEC standard motors. In 1998 the company moves to its new plant in Via Reno Vecchio, which covers an area of 21,000 square meters, 7,000 of which are covered. The wide spaces available allow to carefully redesign the company's layout. Important resources are invested in the technical department and in the test room, to support its strategic business area: the creation of customized products, created according to specific customer requirements. Motori Bonora is a small and medium sized company, highly specialized, tied to the family from which it takes its name. From the post-war period to today, control and management have always been the responsibility of the Bonora family, now in its second generation.


For over 20 years we have been operating with a documented Quality System that regulates all business processes. Particular attention is paid to monitoring data on Non-Compliances, together with the performance of production departments and suppliers: this is to ensure our customers full satisfaction in a context of continuous business improvement.

Quality System

Some data for 2018:
- N-C value reported by customers / Volume Revenues = 0.02%
- Total N-C Value (from Customer, Process, Inbound) / Product Volume = 0.20%
- Average value of non-punctual deliveries (even of 1 day) / value of order book = 0.48%