Has bought De Stefani
Portfolio expansion at the Giardina Group: The Italian specialist for coating technologies for the wood, glass, plastics and metal industries and for the finishing of composite materials has acquired the manufacturer De Stefani Valerio & C snc based in Giussano (Italy). This means that in future, sanding and edge banding machines will also be part of the Giardina range. De Stefani Valerio & C is a small, agile manufacturer that has been operating all over the world for over forty years, mainly in the field of sanding solutions for craft businesses.
The signing of the contract coincided with the global foreclosure due to the Covid 19 pandemic. "We have been working on this project for some time now and have completed it despite the circumstances", comments Stefano Mauri, who owns the Giardina Group together with his brother Riccardo. "We believe that, especially at a time like the present, companies need to show that they are looking ahead: For example in the form of such a project. It proves that there is enough strength and above all a perspective for the future of the company. Without waiting to see to what extent governments and institutions will intervene and possibly intervene or support. Today it is more important than ever to believe in your own strengths and ideas."
Despite Corona, Giardina has not been idle over the last few weeks: The analysis and evaluation processes, which should lead to the companies growing together as harmoniously as possible, have already been completed. There is a clear plan for the integration of the teams and products and how sales will be synchronised. De Stefani will continue to produce at the headquarters in Giussano. Responsibility for this and coordination with the management of the Giardina Group will be assumed by the sons of the company founder Valerio De Stefani, Sara and Alessio De Stefani.
takeover of De Stefani is a further important chapter in the "Giardina
Group 2030" strategy. The focus of the plans is on meeting the customer
markets with the widest possible range of products. Very important in this
respect is comprehensive know-how in the planning and construction of specially
tailored solutions for all areas in which the Group operates, from wood to
glass, plastics to the automotive industry and composite materials and