Company

Why complicate matters when there’s a simple solution?

Doma-Tech Mainardi AG is a modern, family-run company based in Diepoldsau. It’s all thanks to the commitment of Gianfranco Mainardi Sr., our founder and CEO, that we’re an indispensable and expert partner for mechanical engineering and automation today. We’re passionately continuing his life’s work and manufacturing top-quality locking cartridges and locking units for pneumatic cylinders for our customers. Both when it comes to our products and our customer relationships, our attitude is ‘Why complicate matters when there’s a simple solution?’. We’re happy to be measured by this motto! Find out more about our products and our company.

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Employees

Our team makes a world of difference

Every company is shaped by its employees. Doma-Tech Mainardi AG is no different! Our team is one big family made up of highly trained, qualified and – above all – motivated people with years of experience under their belts. After all, it’s only through the personal commitment of every single individual that we achieve the quality and precision that make our products a success. And we’re proud of that! Please feel free to get to know our team better:

Employees

Our team makes
a world of difference

Every company is shaped by its employees. Doma-Tech Mainardi AG is no different! Our team is one big family made up of highly trained, qualified and – above all –­ motivated people with years of ­experience under their belts. After all, it’s only through the personal commitment of every single individual that we achieve the quality and precision that make our products a success. And we’re proud of that! Please feel free to get to know our team better:

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Bianca Mainardi

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Lucia Mainardi

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Gianfranco Mainardi jun.

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Gianfranco Mainardi sen.

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Monika Mainardi

Heidi Ferrari

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Dimitri Cools

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Kawa Saedun

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Raffaele Marzano

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Bianca Mainardi

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Lucia Mainardi

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Gianfranco Mainardi jun.

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Bianca Mainardi

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Lucia Mainardi

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Gianfranco Mainardi jun.

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Gianfranco Mainardi sen.

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Monika Mainardi

Heidi Ferrari

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Dimitri Cools

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Kawa Saedun

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Raffaele Marzano

History

From mechanic to
inventor and pioneer

1958

Immigration

When Gianfranco Mainardi emigrated from Italy to Switzerland in 1958, there was no predicting the success story he would write. In Switzerland, he spent many years gaining valuable experience as a mechanic at various companies and acquiring extensive technical expertise.
1958
1990

Bracket design request

A request for a bracket design for a round piston rod changed everything. He constantly chipped away at this challenge. Gianfranco Mainardi tinkered, pondered and planned until he found the perfect solution. He stuck to his idea undeterred, despite considerable difficulties.
1990
1996

Breakthrough

His perseverance paid off, and in 1996, he received the funding he needed to get started. His idea finally took off with the strong support of his family.
1996
1997

Patents

The patents for the locking units were applied for in 1997.
1997
1998

Establishment

The company Doma-Tech AG was established in Au (St. Gallen) in 1998. The business began to grow rapidly. Additional family members and employees were hired to meet the high demand.
1998
2000

Move to Diepoldsau

In 2000, the company moved to larger premises on Schmitterstrasse in Diepoldsau, where Doma-Tech Mainardi AG still has its head office to this day. Thanks to CEO Gianfranco Mainardi’s determination and pioneering spirit, the company is still helping to ensure perfect process cycles in automation even today.
2000
2021

Takeover by the second generation

The siblings Bianca, Lucia and Gianfranco took over management of the company from their father in 2021.
2021
1958

Immigration

When Gianfranco Mainardi emigrated from Italy to Switzerland in 1958, there was no predicting the success story he would write. In Switzerland, he spent many years gaining valuable experience as a mechanic at various companies and acquiring extensive technical expertise.
1958
1990

Bracket design request

A request for a bracket design for a round piston rod changed everything. He constantly chipped away at this challenge. Gianfranco Mainardi tinkered, pondered and planned until he found the perfect solution. He stuck to his idea undeterred, despite considerable difficulties.
1990
1996

Breakthrough

His perseverance paid off, and in 1996, he received the funding he needed to get started. His idea finally took off with the strong support of his family.
1996
1997

Patents

The patents for the locking units were applied for in 1997.
1997
1998

Establishment

The company Doma-Tech AG was established in Au (St. Gallen) in 1998. The business began to grow rapidly. Additional family members and employees were hired to meet the high demand.
1998
2000

Move to Diepoldsau

In 2000, the company moved to larger premises on Schmitterstrasse in Diepoldsau, where Doma-Tech Mainardi AG still has its head office to this day. Thanks to CEO Gianfranco Mainardi’s determination and pioneering spirit, the company is still helping to ensure perfect process cycles in automation even today.
2000
2021

Takeover by the second generation

The siblings Bianca, Lucia and Gianfranco took over management of the company from their father in 2021.
2021
Mission statement

These principles are
our yardsticks

We also owe our success to our mission statement, which outlines the principles we’re committed to in our everyday work:

nummer 1

Customers

Our customers and ­their needs are the focus of everything we do. Our customer ­relationships­ are characterised by mutual trust and ­integrity.

nummer 2

Employees

We offer employees an attractive environment and ensure through continuous further ­training that they can do their very best for our customers – day in, day out.

nummer 3

Suppliers

We strive to nurture long-term cooperative relationships with our suppliers based on mutual trust and respect.

nummer 4

Quality and precision

We’re proud of our products’ long ­service lives and fault-free operation. That’s why quality in production is ­our top priority.

nummer 5

Satisfaction

We value honest feedback to strengthen customer ­satisfaction.

nummer 6

Cooperation

The informal atmosphere in our company means we attach a great deal of importance to open cooperation and ­mutual respect. We communicate ­clearly, politely and appreciatively­ with one­ another.

nummer 7

Social responsibility

We benefit from an environment and ­institutions that support ­us. As a result, we want the community ­to share in ­the company’s success­ each year with selected ­projects.

nummer 8

Sustainability

We are committed to using natural resources, materials and consumables ­carefully during the manufacturing process and production. This includes consistently reducing ­and separating waste, as well as minimising ­energy ­consumption.

nummer 1

Customers

Our customers and ­their needs are the focus of everything we do. Our customer relationships are characterised by mutual trust and ­integrity.

nummer 2

Employees

We offer employees an attractive environment and ensure through continuous further training that they can do their very best for our customers – day in, day out.

nummer 3

Suppliers

We strive to nurture long-term cooperative relationships with our suppliers based on mutual trust and respect.

nummer 4

Quality and precision

We’re proud of our products’ long ­service lives and fault-free operation. That’s why quality in production is ­our top priority.

nummer 5

Satisfaction

We value honest feedback to strengthen customer ­satisfaction.

nummer 6

Cooperation

The informal atmosphere in our company means we attach a great deal of importance to open cooperation and mutual respect. We communicate ­clearly, politely and appreciatively with one another.

nummer 7

Social responsibility

We benefit from an environment and from institutions ­that support us. As a result, we want the community to share in the company’­s success each year with selected projects.

nummer 8

Sustainability

We are committed to using natural resources, materials and consumables carefully during the manufacturing process and production. This includes consistently reducing and separating waste, as well as mini­mising energy ­consumption.

Executive Board

You’re in expert hands with us

Gianfranco Mainardi Sr. diligently and lovingly created a life’s work. His generous, kind and social nature helped him build close, long-lasting customer relationships. ‘Ensuring the satisfaction of my customers, suppliers and employees is my top priority,’ said Gianfranco Mainardi Sr. His three children have worked alongside their father for decades. They are intimately familiar with his wishes and concerns and are carrying his philosophy into the future. ‘We’re taking over the company with pride and respect. Having our dad by our side even at retirement age is a gift,’ declares Lucia Mainardi happily.

Executive Board

You’re in expert hands with us

Gianfranco Mainardi Sr. diligently and lovingly created ­a life’s ­work. His generous, kind and social nature helped him build close, long-lasting customer ­relationships. ‘Ensuring the ­satisfaction of my customers, ­suppliers and employees is my top priority,’ said Gianfranco Mainardi Sr. His three children have worked alongside their father for decades. They are intimately familiar with his wishes and concerns and are carrying his ­philosophy into the future. ‘We’re ­taking over the company with pride and ­respect. Having our dad by our side even at retirement ­age is a gift,’ declares Lucia Mainardi happily.

Gianfranco Mainardi sen.

Lucia Mainardi, Gianfranco Mainardi jun., Bianca Mainardi

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