TECNOGI SPA acquires the majority of SIPOL SPA

September 2019

TECNOGI SPA acquires the majority of SIPOL SPA

TECNOGI S.p.A., former minority shareholder and founding partner of SIPOL S.p.A., has completed the extraordinary acquisition of the majority of the latter's share capital.

Since long time, both companies were cooperating in the footwear market, exploiting various synergies in terms of both technological know-how and global positioning.

Thanks to the M&A operation of SIPOL, TECNOGI accomplish the strategical target to grow its own business, extending it also to other industrial sectors like biodegradable polymers, techno-polymers, automotive, packaging and textile, strengthening, in this last business segment, the historical partnership with CEPAT AG, a Swiss company based in Chur and owner of the Cepatex brand.

TECNOGI SPA, founded by Giardini’s family in 1979, whose headquarter is based in Borgolavezzaro (NO), is the world's leading manufacturer of both reinforcement materials and of impregnated and plastic materials for toe-puffs and counters in shoe manufacturing. It has a turnover of 42 million Euros, where 75% comes from its export activities, and has 65 employees.

In addition to the recent acquisition of Sipol, TECNOGI was already controlling a group of Companies of Excellence like TECNOGIPLAST SPA, active in the production of extruded materials; TECNOGI JASMINE , based in Hang Zhou (China), active in the production and marketing of toe-puffs and counters mainly for the Asian market and TECNOGI INDIA PVT LTD, a joint venture company that processes and distributes TECNOGI materials to the Indian market.

Following the recent acquisition, the consolidated turnover of the TECNOGI group for 2019 is expected to be around 86 million euros. SIPOL SPA, founded in 1999, based in Mortara (PV), is active in the formulation and polymerization of co-polyesters and co-polyamidesdesigned for hot-melt adhesives market, high-performance engineering plastics and biopolymers. With a turnover of 25 million Euros, mainly generated by European, Asian and American customers, Sipol has 40 employees.

In the engineering plastics sector, SIPOL is well known to be one of the few European producers of elastomeric co-polyesters (TPCET), marketed under its own Sipolprene® brand. This operation allows SIPOL to confirm its long-term strategy as a flexible and independent manufacturer, together with the strengthening of its global presence, which is also achieved thanks to the contribution of the foreign branches of the TECNOGI group.

Mr. Gianni Zanetti, CEO of TECNOGI commented “there is great and common satisfaction spread between property and management for the conclusion of this operation, strongly desired and pursued with great determination. This represents a unique and extraordinary opportunity for the growth of the Group in the year that celebrates the 40th anniversary of TECNOGI constitution”.

Mr. Massimo Cattaneo, CEO of SIPOL, declared "among the various options, this is the most welcome and the best one under all points of view. The industrial plan developed together with the acquisition project is ambitious, but I believe that, thanks also to the support of Tecnogi, all goals will be timely achieved ".



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