European Additive Manufacturing service providers BEAMIT SpA, Fornovo di Taro, Italy, and ZARE srl, Boretto, Italy, have announced the merging of their Additive Manufacturing businesses to create a new organisation, The BEAMIT Group.
The newly-formed joint organisation employs 100, with operations across five plants concentrated in a 40 Km area between Parma and Reggio Emilia, Italy. The organisation also operates four commercial offices in France, Germany, the UK and Japan. Andrea Scanavini will serve as BEAMIT Group General Manager.
Both BEAMIT and ZARE will continue to operate under their own brands, but activities will converge into BEAMIT Group, which will specialise in providing a comprehensive range of materials, processes, technologies and certifications to the international aeronautical, aerospace and defence, energy, motorsport, oil & gas, transportation & industrial sectors.
With the merger, the group explains that it aims to make customer’s lives and processes easier in all crucial strategic activities, through fully integrated operations with unique partner services.
Mauro Antolotti, BEAMIT president, stated, “I had the opportunity to meet special people and courageous entrepreneurs, Sauro Zanichelli and Andrea Pasquali. The idea to grow the group further was born during one of these meetings: BEAMIT, Pres-X and ZARE.”
BEAMIT acquired a stake in Pres-X, a startup specialising in post-processing for Additive Manufacturing, early in 2020, as part of its strategic vision to broaden its knowledge and special process offering, strengthening its position as an AM service provider for demanding industries.
On the merger, Antolotti added, “The extended organisation is created to serve and support our common customers with a true 360-degree service span as well as greater investment capacity and financial strength, in order to become even stronger to meet further market challenges, while securing total reliability for present and new customers into this journey together. The group is now officially launched: our claim is [we were] ‘born for you to stay by your side’.”
Andrea Pasquali, ZARE’s General Manager, commented, “We have known Mauro for quite a long time and when he shared with us the challenging project he had in mind, we were truly impressed by the potential that the creation of the group would generate.”
“As he explained the amazing scenarios obtained by our merger, we immediately realised the huge step forward that this would bring in Additive Manufacturing as well as the maximisation of customer service: a must for ZARE,” he continued.
“With the group, process optimisation and integration will be unprecedented: this will enable to unlock new opportunities and break process limits that are still difficult to overcome today. Integrated Additive Manufacturing is finally concrete: this group is ready for the market.”
On his appointment as General Manager of the new joint company, Andrea Scanavini stated, “Having the opportunity to lead this new high-tech hub is a chance that very few people can experience in real life. Being here at the very moment where it all starts off, is an even rarer event.”