In 1976 Bimec was founded by Luciano Bottoli and his then business partner.
The first Bimec factory was in Cardano al Campo, a small town in the province of Varese.
In these early years Bimec primarily produced commissioned orders, designing and tailor-making machines to customer specifications. Most of the early Bimec machines were rewinders and machines for processing plastic films.
During these years, the first Bimec slitter rewinders are built: the models STB/75, STA/528, STB/529, STE/530.