Pioltello, June 2020
Rotolito Graphic Industries leaps over the socio-economic impasse of recent months and launches into a new acquisition, a few months after that of lnprint - Litorama di Baranzate, completed in December 2019.
The group headed by Paolo Bandecchi says that it has formed a newco called "Rotolito Romania", aimed at the acquisition of the company "G. Canale & C.
Romania S.A." business unit in Bucharest, an industrial center with 250 employees specialized in the printing and packaging of illustrated books
For a long time a reference point in the sector for many European publishing houses, the "G. Canale & C. Romania S.A.", now "Rotolito Romania", has produced about 30 million books in 2019, most of which are hardcovers, being able to count on an important productive capacity in terms of printing (large format and web sheets fed) and packaging (sewing machines, paperboard binders and lines).
Rotolito, in view of business continuity, has decided for this new adventure to focus on the experience and ability of the current CEO of the Romanian company, Giuseppe Canale, who will continue to hold the same position for the newborn "Rotolito Romania", in addition to being a minority shareholder.
The acquisition completes the path of growth and diversification that the group of the Bandecchi family had begun as far back as 2014, when it took over 100 % of Nava Press, passing through the most recent operations of Veneta Roto and the aforementioned lnprint - Litorama: "the illustrated book historically represents our core business, so we decided to embark on this adventure" - comments Pres. Paolo Bandecchi - "we also believe that an acquisition outside the Italian territory can represent a strategic investment of wide scope, which can give a further boost to our export, already significant today, and at the same time give an even greater international tone to our group, which can already count on the operation of our offices in New York, Shanghai, Paris and Lausanne".
Rotolito began its activity in 1976 with the production of a famous Italian comic and today is one of the largest printers in Europe, a reference point for large and small publishing houses, companies in different sectors, from large retailers to communication agencies and fashion and luxury brands.
In its 8 production sites are installed the most innovative traditional and digital printing and bookbinding technologies that allow it to manage the entire production cycle, from pre-press to bookbinding, of an infinite range of products: photo books, technical manuals, school books, fashion and sports magazines, catalogues, price lists, invitations, flyers, diaries, comics.