90 years of gear-drive solutions

MIJNO was established in 1919 in Saint-Etienne, France by Mr Joseph Mijno, to manufacture gears for bicyles.

Mrs MIJNO and her 4 sons (from left to right : Jean, Adrien, Henri and Louis). Today Henri's son François runs the company with his son Gregory.

In the 1950's his 4 sons Jean, Adrien, Henri and Louis took over management of the company and developed the company by acquiring several companies in order to diversify product lines.

Here are our major milestones:
  • 1968 : First planetary gearbox
  • 1970 : First bevel gear
  • 1972 : First rack
  • 1978 : First low-backlash planetary gearbox
  • 1979 : First ground gear
  • 1982 : François MIJNO takes over management of the company, third generation
  • 1997 : Opening of the North American office in Chicago (USA)
  • 2002 : First ground rack
  • 2006 : First custom gearbox according to customer specification
  • 2008 : First mecatronic system (made with a custom gearbox)
  • 2014 : First special gearbox for an Aeronautic application
  • 2016 : Opening of MIJNO GEARS USA in California (New Sales & Marketing office for the North American market)
Today, MIJNO is a four generation company, run by Gregory MIJNO 

MIJNO has long term employee retention resulting in strong relatonships with our customers and sub-contractors.

This stability is a key element of our companies success and our ability to continuously improve our manufacturing and quality processes.

MIJNO is certified ISO 9001, employs 85 people and uses 150 modern machine tools in 2 production sites.

All manufacturing is perfomed at home, in France. Over 55% of these products are exported through our office in California MIJNO GEARS USA and through a efficient distribution networks.

MIJNO has managed to acquire over the years a unique know how in design and production of complex transmission components. Continual investment in high tech equipment and ongoing training of our staff enables MIJNO to control our processes and production while meeting demanding quality standards .

We are constantly preparing for tomorrow's challenges.