Sacmi recently produced one of its best financial results since inception. Revenues from sales and services amounted to €1.4 billion, about 40 million more than in 2015, and a net worth of €642 million.
These figures were illustrated at a shareholders’ meeting on 19 May at the company’s new Imola auditorium, Italy. The results are said to have been exceptional for three years in a row.
Paolo Mongardi, president of Sacmi Imola says the increasing specific weight of the Italian market reflects a significant rise in investment within the industry. ‘Sales are rising and the consolidated net result stands at about 34.5 million euros,’ Mongardi comments.
The results were driven by the excellent performance of the ceramics, and closures and containers divisions. Particularly noteworthy were Sacmi‘s Industry 4.0 projects. This was part of a broad policy encompassing all the cooperative’s divisions and businesses. Alongside ceramics, the success of the Continua +line and new Eko kilns has been combined with large slab storage and handling systems developed by Toyota Handling Italia. These were recent developments by the company in the beverage industry, which have focused on total integration of production lines. The concept has extended from cap and preform to filling, labelling and secondary packaging.