The Canela group was established in 1967 by Ramon Canela. The former activity was welding and sub-contracting jobs, but in 1974 the manufacturing of
tools for indexable inserts began using part of the machinery acquired in the previous years. In 1977 Microfusió Catalana was founded and started metal casting using the lost-wax process as an additional activity to the manufacture of tools.
This was the embryo of a large family business, carried in the early days by Ramon Canela and his wife Maria Rosa Vinyes, and later by his son Alex Canela and his daughter Silvia Canela.
Canela is nowadays the only tool manufacturer of its size in the world that has not been acquired by a large group.