Sacmi Becomes a Mectiles Shareholder
Sacmi Group recently announced that it has become a minority shareholder in Mectiles, a company based in Casalgrande, Italy. Mectiles has managed the purchase, regeneration and subsequent sale of used machines for the ceramic industry on Sacmi’s behalf. Mectiles has 30 employees and is expected to close 2015 with total sales of over $45 million. Sacmi reportedly plans to extend Mectiles’ scope of business from second-hand ceramic machines to other business areas such as packaging and food.
“In recent years, management of used Sacmi machines has been performed by this specialised company, which operates independently,” said Pietro Cassani, managing director of Sacmi. “Thanks to their undisputed technical and commercial skills and excellent management by their president, Stefano Compagni, their work has also resulted in higher sales of new machines by allowing customers to cover part of the payment from the sale of used equipment. By shrewdly expanding the handling of used machines, we can boost sales by including other group business segments where there is demand for us to buy back used equipment as partial compensation for investment in new plants.”
It is expected that managerial and organizational autonomy will ensure optimal results in both the sale of new equipment, run by Sacmi, and the sale of used equipment, handled by Mectiles, which works not just for Sacmi but also other players in the Sassuolo ceramic district. Used machines represent an interesting opportunity for customers in emerging nations that are looking for economical yet good-quality solutions.
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