Surfaces Group acquires International Chips
The acquisition expands the Surfaces Group’s range of consumables for the ceramics, stone, glass and mechanical industries.
With the recent acquisition of International Chips (Domodossola, Verbania), a leader in the production of consumables for the vibro-finishing of light and ferrous alloys, the Surfaces Group has undergone further expansion (Surfaces Technological Abrasives, ADI, NoCoat and RBM). Thanks to this acquisition, the Group based in Cenate Sotto (Bergamo) has extended its range of resin-bond diamond tools for the ceramics, stone, glass and mechanical industries and entered the finishing and super-finishing sectors for fashion accessories, small metal parts and aeronautic metal components. Along with diamond tools, the production facility in Domodossola also produces wet and dry abrasive plastic media and elastic wheels for super-finishing.
Founded in 1975, International Chips rapidly established itself in the vibro-finishing market and in 2006 invented the ECOS system, an exclusive technology for in-depth vibro-finishing of surfaces which can be used on any kind of material.
The International Chips range of diamond tools will be distributed through the Surfaces Group’s sales and technical support organisation. The abrasive plastic media and the ECOS vibro-finishing systems will still be marketed by the International Chips distribution network with the support of the Surfaces Group’s branches worldwide.
“It’s a pleasure to welcome International Chips into the Surfaces family,” said Gaetano Maffei, Pierluigi Dinelli and Dino Zandonella Necca from the Surfaces Group. “Making our platform available to a historical and successful company, encouraging its generational change and contributing to its further development while adding innovation, technology and new products are all elements that help us achieve our own growth goals.”
Claudia and Paolo Besati and Alessia and Davide Sarazzi from International Chips also expressed their satisfaction with the incorporation of International Chips into the Surfaces Group. The operation will create important synergies and new developments, they explained, while the Group’s organization and extensive sales network will give the company the opportunity to fully express its potential in the global marketplace.