Italy

News aus der Elektroindustrie

28
May

Fegime, based in Cernusco sul Naviglio / MI, has a new managing director

Fegime, based in Cernusco sul Naviglio / MI, has a new managing director in Francesco Redaelli; he succeeds Claudio Albertini.

Fegime has 21 members in Italy with a total of 78 branches. In March, the Mega-group, based in Vasto, has joined Fegime. The Mega group consists of the 6 wholesalers De Gregorio, D'Elpidio, Eurolux, G.F. Elettronica, Serafini, and Elettro Center.

The Mega-group is run by M. di Lello, the owner of Elettro Center. The turnover of the group is approx. 16 m EUR.

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Sonepar took over the Italian wholesale group Elettroveneta from Padua at the beginning of March.

Sonepar took over the Italian wholesale group Elettroveneta from Padua at the beginning of March.

Rumors of a change in the Italian electrical wholesale market have been around for some time, but seeing that Sonepar has taken over Elettroveneta, this was quite surprising.

Elettroveneta is it’s headquarter in Padua with a further 34 branches and has been a member of the Findea marketing organization, which in turn is a member of the international association IDEE.

Until the takeover by Sonepar, Elettroveneta has formed a market community called Sistema E with Ferri Elettroforniture from Pescara and their 11 agencies.
The takeover must still be approved by the respective antitrust authorities.

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The Swedish lighting manufacturer Fagerhult from Habo has signed a letter of intent on 15th October to take over......

The Swedish lighting manufacturer Fagerhult from Habo has signed a letter of intent on 15th October to take over......

the Italian lighting manufacturer iGuzzini from Recanati. The transaction is expected to be completed in 2018.

The sellers (the Guzzini family, represented by their legal advisor) receive a substantial portion of the sales value in Fagerhult shares with the aim of becoming shareholders in the new combined entity.


Adolfo Guzzini (President of iGuzzini) and Andrea Sasso (CEO of iGuzzini), in addition to their current leadership roles within iGuzzini, will take on key roles in Fagerhult's top management.

iGuzzini had a turnover of approx. EUR 230 m in 2017; Fagerhult had approx. EUR 500 m in the same period.

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Würth in Italy has made a big hit, the effects of which are not yet clear. Ulrich Liedtke, the expert for international business at Würth,......

Würth in Italy has made a big hit, the effects of which are not yet clear. Ulrich Liedtke, the expert for international business at Würth,......

was able to win over Simon Sanfilippo, managing director of the purchasing association Elex Italia for Würth. Sanfilippo is one of THE professionals in electrical wholesaling in Italy. Before that, he was at the wholesale company Comet. Sanfilippo is indeed bilingual: Italian and English (native speaker).

Würth has signed two partnership agreements with major electrical wholesalers in recent years. First, it was MEF from Florence (since February 2015) and since July 2018 with M.E.B. from Schio.

Behind this tactic is quite a system to be recognized, but the most important thing is, you have to get on it first.

Already 1 year ago, Würth in Poland was able to win the managing director of the marketing association SHE, Mr. Ryszard D'Antoni. Without doubt also perfect as regards to the wholesale trade.

Würth is represented in Poland by the companies Elektroskandia Poland and Fega-Poland.

Until now, e.g. most recently in Germany (Hagemeyer), Sonepar has always benefited from a tumbling wholesaler, with good professionals migrating to Sonepar; this could change now, as Würth is not only represented in Italy and Poland, but in other European countries as well. Würth is perceived, which certainly results in a desired effect in terms of staff with expertise.

And by the way Ulrich Liedtke is quite a heavyweight in the European electrical wholesaling scene as well. He is acting President of the European Union of Electrical Wholesalers (EUEW) with multiple contacts to the entire trade.
 

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Würth electrical wholesaling has its presence in Italy expanded at the end of June, through a strategic partnership..........

Würth electrical wholesaling has its presence in Italy expanded at the end of June, through a strategic partnership..........

with the wholesale company M.E.B. from Schio. M.E.B. was founded in 1992 and operates 24 branches with a turnover of approx. 107 m  EUR.

The model of this partnership lies in the partnership that was concluded in February 2015 with the wholesaler MEF from Florence, i.e. the majority of M.E.B. is taken over by Würth, the board members and the management remain in their respective postions.

Leonardo Giaffreda, President of the MEF and Board Member of W.EG Italia and Bruno de Guio, President of M.E.B. are pleased that this kind of cooperation will bring further synergies and further strengthens the importance of the brands in the Italian market.

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Giuseppe "Peppino" Sacchi died on 2 January 2018 at the age of 88 years.

Giuseppe "Peppino" Sacchi died on 2 January 2018 at the age of 88 years.

His company, which he founded in Barzano in 1957, is today one of the most important electrical wholesalers in Italy.

It includes 45 branches with IMEP, which also belongs to Sacchi, and had a turnover of approximately EUR 500 m.

The company is now headed by his wife and his two sons. Since February 2017, the Sacchi Group belongs to Sonepar.

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General Cable from Highland Heights/Kentucky and Prysmian from Milan signed a binding merger contract..........

General Cable from Highland Heights/Kentucky and Prysmian from Milan signed a binding merger contract..........

on 4th December, according to which Prysmian pays USD 3 bn (EUR 2.5 bn) for General Cables’ cable business, including General Cables’ debts and other liabilities.

Prysmian is paying approx. USD 30 (EUR 25.42) per General Cable share, which corresponds to an 81% markup  on the 14.7.2017 closing price of USD 16.55 (EUR 14.00) before announcement of alternative strategies.

The completion of the transaction is expected for the 3rd quarter 2018, after consent from the relevant supervisory authorities.

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Sonepar opened its 100th branch in Italy at the end of September in Empoli with 1,500 m2 of covered space and 2,500 m2 of open space.

Sonepar opened its 100th branch in Italy at the end of September in Empoli with 1,500 m2 of covered space and 2,500 m2 of open space.


Sonepar Italia now has 100 branches, with about 1,400 employees. Sergio Novello, President of Sonepar Italia expects sales of more than EUR 550 million in 2017.
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Sonepar Ib &eac; rica expects this year a turnover of approx. EUR 500 million.

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Sonepar has in Italy the electrogroup G. Sacchi with a turnover of approximately EUR 500 million ...........

Sonepar has in Italy the electrogroup G. Sacchi with a turnover of about EUR 500 million ...........

and 1,130 employees in 56 offices. Sacchi went to the purchasing association Startre.

Sacchi is also the location of the branches of the major IMEP, which previously belonged to the purchasing association Fegime.

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As the president Ezio Galli has announced, Giuseppe Sardi will take up the position of sales and marketing director at Findea purchasing association.

As the president Ezio Galli has announced, Giuseppe Sardi will take up the position of sales and marketing director at Findea purchasing association.


Findea belongs to the international marketing association IDEE, with its headquarters in Germany.

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