Search by year
Search by keyword
Search by sector
Search by category
Sacmi RSS Feed
Find out how to subscribe to Sacmi RSS feeds
Change of ownership of Laeis Bucher Technology GmbH

Press release

Bucher Industries and Sacmi Cooperativa Meccanici Imola a.r.l., Italy, have signed a letter of intent to negotiate a 100% ownership interest of Sacmi Group in Laeis Bucher Technology GmbH. Sacmi with its leading position in the ceramics industry is the ideal strategic partner to further expand the business of Laeis Bucher Technology GmbH. Laeis Bucher Technology GmbH, a subsidiary of Bucher Industries, is a leading global supplier of hydraulic presses, kilns and complete plants for the refractory industry. In addition, the company produces presses and process technologies in the field of the ceramics industry and other industrial applications including carbon-graphite products and cement bonded construction materials. Sacmi Group is an international industrial group with its headquarters in Imola, Italy active in ceramics, plastics, filling & packaging and food industries. Sacmi’s ceramics division holds world leading positions in design and manufacturing of machinery and complete plants for tiles, table and sanitaryware, refractory industry and for the production of extruded products. In 2002 Sacmi Group achieved total sales of 829 million Euro with 3164 employees. The intended takeover of Laeis Bucher Technology GmbH by Sacmi will result in the globally leading position for hydraulic presses for the refractory and tile industries. Within the Sacmi group Laeis Bucher Technology GmbH is foreseen to become the center of competence for presses, kilns and complete plants for the refractory industry. Karl Eping will continue to manage the operations of Laeis Bucher Technology GmbH. It is planned to conclude the transaction by the end of the third quarter 2003 after the negotiations of a final contract and the approval of the respective governmental authorities. LB Produktion GmbH is not affected by this planned transaction and will continue to supply its manufacturing and assembly services under a supplier agreement to Laeis Bucher Technology GmbH and third parties. Bucher Industries is looking into various forms of cooperation with partners for LB Produktion GmbH.

Corporate News

Christmas 2017, practical action to safeguard the dignity of the needy
A supporter of educational, health and charitable institutions both locally and worldwide for many years, this Christmas Sacmi is taking the opportunity to help the Imola Red Cross assist the disabled. Moreover, as of today, the company canteen is also participating in the non-profit "No Waste" campaign.  >>

New “Internet of Things” lab, the Region rewards Sacmi's proposal
The project has passed “phase one” of the regional call to tender to attract investment. The goal: to build an Industry 4.0 research hub capable of acting as a bridge between the regional education system and the local small-medium enterprise community.  >>

New SACMI PH8200 Imola series: the smart pressing era begins
Over 150 international customers attended the presentation of the new Sacmi press. Thanks to Ethernet Powerlink field bus automation, this first “digital native” model of the Imola series provides advanced integrated diagnostics and remote services.  >>

Sacmi, new organisational set-up for the Chocolate business unit
Shake-up lays the foundations for further development of the chocolate sector, already the hub of the Group's Food Division.  >>


This website uses "cookies". If you choose to continue using the website, you are authorising the use of cookies according to our cookie policy. For further information or to deny the use of some cookies, please click here.

accept cookie policy