Tecnau acquires all operating activities of Sitma

Press release submitted by Tecnau

Tecnau, a global market leader in paper handling, monitoring, processing and finishing solutions for the digital print industry, announced today the acquisition of all operating activities of Sitma Machinery S.P.A.

Sitma was founded in 1965 and is today 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.
  • Postpress: collating, inserting, addressing, paper or poly wrapping systems targeted at magazines, books and newspapers manufacturers.
  • 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: technologies for sustainable packaging including (i) dynamic and pack to size paper-based systems for books and e-commerce markets and (ii) parcel sorting solutions for books, postal services and other intralogistics markets.

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.

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” stated 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”.