History

MUNIT is an independent group of companies. It has been family-owned since its foundation and is firmly committed to remaining so.

MICROCHEM, established in 1978, is founded on the pioneering spirit of engineer Alberto Martinoli who designed jet mills for pharmaceutical applications when micronization services became a fundamental aspect of the pharmaceutical industry. 

JETPHARMA was founded in 1986 by Alberto Martinoli, in response to the need for internationalization in the pharmaceutical market.  Since then, the global market for powder engineering solutions has grown rapidly, and JETPHARMA has become synonymous with Micronization services worldwide. A broad range of innovative solutions are offered for powder inhalation and bioavailability enhancement of poorly soluble drug substances, based on JETPHARMA’s innovative and proprietary platform technology, its top-ranking product and process development, and its state-of-the-art analytical service. 

Today MUNIT has become a leading player in the field of PARTICLE SIZE ENGINEERING for pharmaceutical substances, offering tailored solutions to enhance the physical behavior of drug molecules.

In 2021 Alberto Martinoli carries on his role as Chairman of the companies’ BoDs, while handing over his executive functions to his sons, Luca and Stefano.

MUNIT History

1953
1953

1953

Alberto Martinoli joins the family company Costruzioni Meccaniche Guseo Domizio, which at the time was located in Greco, a town that was not yet part of Milan

1956
1956

1956

Alberto Martinoli takes over the management of the company at just over 18 years of age when his father falls ill

1959
1959

1959

The first Jet Milling mill is studied based on the American scientific literature of the time

1973
1973

1973

The company launches contract milling of active ingredient components and realizes that there is an opportunity for development in the field of micronization services and not only in plant engineering 

1978
1978

1978

Microchem is founded in Fiorenzuola d’Arda and, at the same time, the production of mills for third parties ceases. The plant engineering know-how remains within the company

1986
1986

1986

Jetpharma is founded in Balerna, Switzerland, with the intent and vision to target the global market and focus on more complex micronization services

1989
1989

1989

Jetpharma grows rapidly and doubles its production area with a double plant 

1993
1993

1993

Luca Martinoli enters in Microchem

1995
1995

1995

Microchem and Jetpharma are in compliance with GMP regulations passing the first FDA inspections

2000
2000

2000

Stefano Martinoli joins Jetpharma as Purchasing Manager

2001
2001

2001

The first in-house designed High Potent Isolator is laid in Jetpharma

2017
2017

2017

Foundation of MUNIT, which seeks to ensure customers an even more streamlined and multi-site approach to the service of micronization, with a bespoke team dedicated to each customer and his needs

2020
2020

2020

Beginning of operations to double Microchem’s spaces

2021
2021

2021

Alberto Martinoli remains President of the BoD but hands his executive roles over to his sons, Luca and Stefano 

2022
2022

2022

Inauguration of the new Microchem