Our history reminds us of the immense progress we have made as a Company. CMD - Costruzioni Motori Diesel S.p.A. is born thanks to the experience and strong passion for engines of the Negri’s family.
At the center of our work have always been people, the idea of family and the desire to evolve our competences.
CMD/FNM’s history begins in 30s when Corrado Negri, an eminent member of Italian Air Force, took part in the transoceanic ﬂight of Italo Balbo, an italian politician involved in promoting Italian aviation in the world.
The end of the 70s and the beginning of the 80s were a turning point for CMD. The company starts ﬁrst partnerships with FIAT (now STELLANTIS), becoming supplier of precision milling for automotive components. After few years CMD has developed its own high precision parts and components production, becoming leading supplier of the biggest international groups in the automotive ﬁeld such as ALFA ROMEO, AUDI-VW and FORD, in addition to the collaboration with FIAT, which still represents a meaningful part of the company’s business.
The first supercharged GD 17 AT 1.3 diesel engine, designed and developed by CMD, has been shown at Turin Auto Show. In the following years the engine obtained a considerable success.
FNM, under FNM marine brand, launches the ﬁrst diesel engine for the marine market.
In 1991 C.M.D. Costruzioni Motori Diesel Spa is formally set up, including also FNM division and its know-how.
It has been the turning point for the company expansion and production activities diversiﬁcation. Over the years the plants also increased.
Over the years the team has grown and the skills have increased, as the sectors in which we operate. In the 2000s CMD expands its production and technology ﬁeld opening 2 plants in Atella (PZ).
During these years CMD starts some new important projects:
New range of JTD marine engines implementation
Two engines for General Aviation and ultralight aircrafts design
Micro-CHP systems fed by wooden biomass project (ECO20x). Thanks to its development CMD has entered into different international markets, attracting the interest of important players in the engines field.
In 2013 CMD is selected by Italian Stock Exchange to join the Elite Program, a program of support for private companies seeking expansion and access to the capital markets and aimed at identify the most promising Italian SME. Elite Program has been successfully completed one year later.