The division will promote and market the historical brands of the individual Group companies of Sacmi including Carle & Montanari-OPM and CM FIMA.
Giovanni Campolungo, CEO, Sacmi Packaging & Chocolate said the process to align the two divisions began in 2002 when Sacmi acquired Carle & Montanari and its four business units; Process and Moulding, Primary Packaging, Secondary Packaging, and Wrapping.
“The establishment of the Division and its sub divisions according to business type reflects our need to be present in a more widespread and structured way in each of our market areas,” he added.
“It also confirms Sacmi Group’s commitment to the packaging and chocolate sector, allowing these companies, fully controlled by Sacmi, to improve their position across our global network.”
Carle & Montanari-OPM and CM FIMA were two sister companies: Carle & Montanari-OPM was the result of the merger between Carle & Montanari (a company with 110 years of history in cocoa and chocolate preparation and moulding processing) and OPM (which was active for 40 years in moulding lines and primary and secondary packaging).
CMFIMA was the result of the merger between Carle & Montanari Wrapping System and FIMA in 2012.
As part of the restructure, Carle & Montanari will operate the Process & Moulding business unit, and along with FIMA, the Wrapping business unit.
OPM will operate the Primary and Secondary Packaging business unit.
In the food sector, Sacmi manufactures complete lines for chocolate, cocoa processing, wrapping machines, chocolate moulding, primary packaging and secondary packaging.
Further plans for expansion
It will now combine all this technology know-how in the field of chocolate production (as well as expanding into confectionery and bakery) along with further plans for investment in production plants and machinery.
Campolungo added the integration of the business structures within the Group, means the company can take advantage of opportunities offered by an industry that is constantly growing.