DBM Group history

Discover the history of the DBM Group, from the 70s to today

DBM Group:
molding at the origin of technological progress

For over 50 years, the DBM Group has been a key player in the mold and die industry for technical components. Since then, he has constantly sought to increase the technical scope of his services in areas subject to operational and high-production deadlines.

Mold designed by DBM Reflex
Example of a mold designed by DBM Reflex

DBM Reflex and DBM Optix: the art of dividing to revolutionize

From the outset, thanks to the vision of its founder Italo Caroli, the DBM Group focused its activities on automotive lighting, the first sector to benefit from its high-precision machine and tool manufacturing technologies. The manufacture of prisms for reflectors consolidates its reputation based on innovation, process simplification and optimization. Formalization came in 1971 with the creation of DBM Reflex Entreprises Inc.

Anticipating customer needs and offering them the benefit of a resolutely forward-looking vision: these are the principles that will guide the company as it diversifies its services. After making its mark with the first single-color mold in 1975, and the first multi-color mold in 1987, DBM rolled out its optical design expertise in 1993, and a few years later was able to design and mold thermoplastic optics for LED source applications with the same high degree of precision and efficiency. It was the start of a new era with the founding of DBM Optix Inc. in 2015, and the inauguration of its new 5,000 m2 factory the same year.

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DBM Group headquarters

Microfluidics and high volume: the medical scope of DBM Medix

Resting on one’s laurels is not really in the DNA of the group, which has always been keen to look beyond molding to expand the potential of its applications. His new goal? Meeting the needs of the medical sector, particularly in microfluidics, with DBM Medix. How? By combining its proven expertise:

  • Injected silicone;
  • In-house high-precision machining;
  • High-volume made-to-measure production.

And its mastery of the key elements of microfluidics:

  • Promote turbulence-free laminar flow by manufacturing mold inserts with mirror surface finishes;
  • The miniaturization of laboratory analyses, or Lab on a Chip;
  • Clean rooms.

From start-up to established company, the DBM Group relies on the uniqueness and complementarity of its three divisions to offer you a complete ecosystem and rapid, solid development focused on simplified, optimized production.

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The DBM Group has over 300 employees in North America, Europe and Asia. Its mission is to become a key partner for its customers, supporting them in their conversion to injection molding of silicone and thermoplastic components (“Injection modelling”), by providing personalized support towards..:

  • Automated operations;
  • Handling the entire production chain, from design to molding;
  • Custom parts production to maximize operations.


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