Sacmi acquires 20% stake in BMR
Finalised on 4 July, the partnership boosts Sacmi’s ability to act as a one-stop shop for all stages of the ceramic production process, including a strategic role in the end-of-line stage.
Sacmi’s acquisition of a 20% share in BMR, finalised on 4 July, seals a long-standing industrial and technological partnership in the end-of-line ceramic processing stage. BMR’s chairman Paolo Sassi notes that the two partners have common commercial and industrial development goals and that the operation will strengthen their ability to offer the market comprehensive customised solutions.
BMR is the acknowledged leader in the ceramic finishing segment with a wide range of squaring, cutting, lapping and surface treatment systems.
“Sacmi’s acquisition of a stake in BMR strengthens its role as a one-stop shop for all stages of the ceramic production process, from raw materials through to the finished product,” explained Sacmi Imola chairman Paolo Mongardi.
The operation is part of the Imola-based group’s long-term strategy aimed at integrating the various processing stages downstream of the kiln to meet growing demand for customised products, resulting in a shorter time-to-market and more efficient management of small production batches.
Finally, it will generate technological and commercial synergies and further expand the Customer Service proposition by combining the coverage of the Sacmi Global Network with the consolidated experience of BMR, already a major partner of leading ceramic companies the world over.