The company Co.b.a.l.m. was established in 1964 to produce suction benches for the workshops of marble workers; there was a clearly felt, need to eliminate from the environment the dust produced in the dry processing of marble, and company's solution was so original and functional, that it was patented both in Italy and in the major European countries.
Towards the middle of the 70's Co.b.a.l.m. began to produce sawing machines for cutting slabs of marble and granite. In this case, as would occur also in the future, the Co.b.a.l.m. distinguished itself from other manufacturers by creating a single-block machine, all constructed in electro-welded steel with load bearing shoulders (that didn't require concrete walls) with great advantages for installation and placement.