SITI B&T Group and Ancora at Revestir 2015: Italian technology takes the spotlight in Brazil
Formigine, 2 March 2015 – Following the recent acquisition of Ancora, from 3 to 6 March SITI B&T Group is taking part in the Brazilian trade fair Revestir in São Paulo, where it is showcasing the very best of Italian ceramic technology at the stand Ancora 391A – hall C.
The integration of Ancora’s solutions for polishing, honing, cutting, grinding and protective treatment of ceramic tiles has further strengthened SITI B&T Group’s leadership position in the field of complete plant technology for all stages of the ceramic tile production process.
One of SITI B&T Group’s latest investments in Brazil is the opening of the new Barbieri & Tarozzi do Brasil Ltda branch in Mogi Mirim (state of São Paulo), where the two companies will work together closely to promote products and improve the services offered to Brazilian customers.
Revestir 2015, the most important South American show for the building and home furnishing sector, will host 250 exhibitors in a total floor space of 40,000 sq.m and is expected to attract around 50,000 visitors.
On Friday 6 March, the exhibition will be hosting the forum Tecnargilla do Brazil, an annual educational conference for Brazilian ceramic industry technicians. This highly anticipated event, coordinated by Professor Anselmo Boschi in cooperation with the Ceramic Tile Laboratory (LaRC), the Department of Materials Engineering (DEMa) and the Federal University of San Carlos – UFSCar, will include a presentation by SITI B&T Group called “New equipment and technologies allowing a 30% of energy savings”.
The speaker will be Marco Ferrari, General Manager of Barbieri & Tarozzi do Brasil. The event will be held in the Transamerica Expo Center, São Paulo, Brazil. Enzo Morini, Sales Manager at Ancora, will also speak at the conference, where he will outline group synergies and focus in particular on new products for the end-of-line stage.
Brazil is the world’s second largest ceramic tile producer with a 2013 output of 871 million sq.m. South America is the sixth largest outlet market for exports of Italian ceramic machinery, accounting for sales of 182.2 million euros in 2013 (13.3% of the total).
SITI B&T Group
SITI B&T Group is a manufacturer of complete plants for the world ceramic industry with an extensive presence in all global markets. It delivers outstanding technological solutions and innovative services with a special focus on energy efficiency and reducing production costs.
It offers customers a complete, personalised service including technical assistance with installation, maintenance and modernisation of production lines.
SITI B&T Group operates through five divisions: Tile (complete plants for tile production), Projecta Engineering and Digital Design (digital decorating machines and digital graphic design projects), B&T White (complete plants for sanitaryware) and B&T Automation (automated plants for the end-of-line stage). The Group has a current turnover of around 180 million euros and an export share of more than 80 percent.
The company Ancora, a leading manufacturer of complete lines for ceramic tile finishing operations, joined SITI B&T Group in February 2015. Ancora has installed more than 800 lines in 40 countries worldwide and has an annual turnover of 23 million euros.
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