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    B90 Home Model
    B90 2 Drawer Model
    B60 Coin-Op Standard
    B60 Coin-Op Rustic
    B90 12 Drawer Model
    B60 Coin-Op Specialty
    Custom Designs
    B90H Handicap Accessible
    B90L Handicap Accessible

    Factory

    This page contains information about the Bonzini factory (in France) and manufacturing process, as well as a comprehensive "tour" (in pictures) of a table being built from raw wood to finished product boxed for shipping. This page may take a minute or two to fully load, as there are many pictures.

    Factory:

    Quality is the spearhead of Bonzini's approach: they manufacture and assemble in-house the essential elements of their products. Bonzini's priority is to use only top quality supplies so as to ensure the longevity and attractiveness of their game machines. Their commitment to quality enables us to provide a legal guarantee of up to 5 years on most of our equipment as well as to continue warranty coverage on those machines which go beyond their product line generation.

    This is why many prestigious brands have confidence in Bonzini (they are the exclusive supplier for the French  Federation of Babyfoot (table soccer). The table's purely mechanical design and highly corrosion resistant materials allow Bonzini tables to be installed in places like campgrounds and the  beaches of the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts.

    The Bonzini table's success can be largely attributed to the fact that the company has always applied its technical and general mechanical knowledge and expert craftsmanship into the fabrication of its leisure market products. Each foosball table made in their workshops, is viewed as an ambassador for the quality and know-how of the BONZINI company.

    At Bonzini's 4,400 square meter site in France, they manufacture 500 foosball tables per month, including all models, thus nearly 5,000 game machines per year.

     

    Manufacturing:

    Bonzini's Craft Workshops contain 20 wood machines, including: wood trimming machines, 5 tree cutters with universal tree, reproduction breaker ploughs, wide belt 800 mm sanders, multi-head cycle drills (16 spindles). Their Mechanical fabrication workshops contain 25 machines, including: milling machine, lathes machines, presses, circular transfer machine with 5 posts, etc..

    Bonzini consumes nearly 600 cubic meters in blocks of beech wood. Their preferred source of this wood comes from the forest reserves in eastern France. The widest planks for these pieces are made in multiple layers from our primary beech wood in 12 layers with a total thickness of 22 mm.

    Equipment list: 20 wood machines, including wood trimming machines, 5 tree cutters with universal tree, reproduction breaker ploughs, wide belt 800 mm sanders, multi-head cycle drills (16 spindles).

    Each foosball table is assembled and inspected by an adaptable team formed by the high quality control standards set by their enterprise.

    The major technical elements separating the quality of Bonzini foosball tables from other manufacturers are:

    - The telescopic bars holding the player figurines are in 14 mm semi-hard steel, coated with 30 microns of hard chrome thus insuring high resistance to corrosion.

    - The interior shafts on which the bars slides are made of 9 mm semi-hard steel specially polished/ground, making possible - thanks to an optimal rubbing coefficient - the flexibility in the bar's movements.

    - Players: aluminum and silicic materials, highly resistant to breakage guaranteed; painted by hand and oven dried.

    - Cabinet which opens (only on the B60 model line for public places): making it possible to clean the playfield area of he table; the playfield is in vinyl resin, unbreakable and with easy maintenance.

    - Bar bearings: polyamide materials, highly wear resistant.

    - Coin mechanism: sturdy, extremely reliable and selective.

    - Customer Service: guarantee for the replacement of all parts, thanks to the precision of mechanical tolerances.  

    Table Building Tour:                    
    (click on pictures for larger image)  

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    Raw Wood Received at Factory

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    Wood is cut to length
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    Wood surfaces are finished
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    Woodworking machinery
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    Table cabinet sections being cut
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    Cabinet portions ready for trimming
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    More woodworking
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    Woodworkers
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    Creating the playfield surface
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    Two stages of playfield preparation
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    Building a cabinet
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    More work on the cabinet
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    Unfinished cabinets storage
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    Unfinished (painted) cabinets
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    Cabinet work
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    More cabinet work
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    Cabinet finishing
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    Creating the table rods (bars)
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    Finishing table rods
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    Processing playing figurines (men)
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    Cutting flex & pin holes in the men
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    Close up of the cutting process
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    Painting the men (by hand)
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    Oven cooking the paint on the men
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    Storage racks of finished men
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    Men waiting to be put on rods
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    Putting men on the rods
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    Storage for special styles of men
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    One of every style man made so far
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    Table parts storage area in factory
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    Parts waiting to be put on tables
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    More parts waiting to be used
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    More parts: balls, rods, & men
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    Finished tables waiting to be boxed
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    More finished tables to be boxed
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    Boxed tables inside shipping truck
     
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