Ivrea, Italy – Tecnau, a global name in paper handling, monitoring, processing and finishing solutions for the digital print industry, on 10 July announced the acquisition of all operating activities of Sitma Machinery S.P.A.
Sitma was founded in 1965 and is a global leading company in the fields of direct mail and transpromo packaging systems: document inserting systems, paper wrapping and intelligent solutions for personalized mailings and advertisements.
It also handles postpress – collating, inserting, addressing, paper or poly wrapping systems targeted at magazines, books and newspapers manufacturers.
Sitma is also into general packaging – innovative and versatile film packaging systems with modular design for a wide range of formats and types of packaging for consumer, food and industrial goods.
E-logistics is another part of Sitma. It provides technologies for sustainable packaging including dynamic and pack to size paper-based systems for books and e-commerce markets and parcel sorting solutions for books, postal services and other intralogistics markets.
Benefits for Tecnau
The move allows Tecnau to strengthen its position in the graphics industry with the addition of a well-established brand and product portfolio and to boost its diversification in the e-logistics segment (packaging for ecommerce and intralogistics), started recently with the opening of its new division, Tecnau Automation & Packaging.
The acquisition offers several benefits for Tecnau. It will help expands products and services offered by Tecnau in the graphic communication segment, with added solutions for direct mail and transpromo markets. Tecnau now diversifies into sustainable packaging for books, e-commerce and parcel sorting for intralogistics.
The move creates a global entity with combined over 370 employees and revenues above US$100 million (fiscal year 2022). It also Broadens Tecnau’s global reach with combined direct subsidiaries in United States, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Belgium, Singapore and Japan and a global distribution/agency network.
With head offices in Spilamberto (in the North of Italy, outside Modena) Sitma has sales and service branches in France, Japan and the United States, which adds to the well-established Tecnau direct presence in the United States, Germany, Belgium, Singapore and Sweden to strengthen Tecnau’s local presence in key markets and geographies with direct sales and service support.
In addition, both Tecnau and Sitma possess a professional and long term distribution and agency network in over 50 countries worldwide.
“We are very excited to welcome all Sitma employees, customers and partners to the bigger Tecnau family,” said Stefano De Marco, chief executive officer at Tecnau. “Sitma has a long history in the graphics business with a very consolidated and high-performance product mix. Over the last few years Sitma was able to diversify and apply its technical expertise to the fast-growing e-commerce business, developing sustainable, pack-to-size technological solutions as well as energy saving and low-running-cost parcel sortation systems. Tecnau endorses this strategy and will provide all the necessary support to retain and expand further the wide customer base in traditional segments and to broaden the portfolio and customer base in new growing areas. We’re of course very interested in possible synergies between these recent Sitma innovations and Tecnau’s new Automation & Packaging division”.
Founded in 1988, Tecnau is a multinational corporation with head offices in Italy, Sweden and the United States and sales and service hubs in Germany, Belgium and Singapore and a reliable distribution network worldwide.