Sacmi Acquires Environmental Services Provider Eurofilter
Eurofilter’s product range includes dust extraction systems, waste/process water treatment solutions, fume capture/treatment and heat retrieval.
Sacmi recently announced that it has acquired 100% ownership of Eurofilter, a leading provider of environmental services to the ceramic industry and other sectors. The goal of the acquisition is reportedly to see Eurofilter (20% of which has been owned by Sacmi since 2015) achieve further growth (the company reportedly has over 2,500 installed systems to date). The operation will also see Eurofilter play a key role in Sacmi’s development plans, as its solutions and services are applicable to multiple businesses and are set to play a pivotal “green” role that mirrors the growing importance of the environmental aspects of smart production 4.0.
“This decision stemmed from the need to invest in a company, already an industry leader, to generate further growth and make the most of a wealth of know-how by implementing projects of potential interest to all group businesses,” said Paolo Mongardi, president of Sacmi Imola. “Moreover, this takeover comes at a time of ever-stricter regulations (Italy already has advanced environmental protection laws) and a growing awareness that sustainability and other ‘green’ issues are the keystones to implementation of Industry 4.0.”
Founded in 1968 as a service company in the Sassuolo ceramic district, Eurofilter (which now employs 60 people) has reportedly grown steadily to become the district’s main environmental services provider. Its product range includes dust extraction systems, waste/process water treatment solutions, fume capture/treatment and heat retrieval.
“When it comes to environmental matters, our district pays the utmost attention to regulations and environment-related awareness,” said Claudio Marani, general manager of the Sacmi Group. “One of today’s greatest challenges is transferring this approach to all world markets, both those where the implementation of environmental services is something new and those similar to our own where regulations and the current situation in the ceramic industry is decidedly underdeveloped compared to that in our own companies.
“What’s more, being a 100% Sacmi-controlled company will let us plan investment in new business areas where the group is already present, from beverage to metal powder, from closures to packaging. All manufacturing processes have plant engineers whose task is to ensure process quality and workplace health and safety. Being able to offer a comprehensive, integrated range also as regards environmental services provides added value for Sacmi, as we’re aware that the capacity to reduce pollutants and supply clean conveying systems is set to play an ever-greater role both in Italy and abroad.”
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