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Business in Italy

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White teeth, bright smile

A bright white smile: Dentistry today is about much more than just fillings and crowns. Cosmetic work, even on healthy teeth, is a growing trend, and whitening treatments are in high demand. Italian company IDS Spa supplies dental professionals with its own-brand, state-of-the-art whitening products which are the result of extensive investment and experience.

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Innovation creates a giant in anatomic pathology

When a serious, potentially life-threatening illness is suspected, fast and accurate diagnosis is critical so that the most appropriate treatment can be quickly implemented, thereby giving the patient the best chance of regaining full quality of life. Effective anatomic pathology relies on state-of-the-art instruments and equipment, such as that produced by Italian manufacturer Diapath S.p.A., located in Martinengo in the northern province of Bergamo. The company offers a complete portfolio of innovative instruments, reagents and consumables which guarantee total accuracy, reliability and quality of results.

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The future is electric

If it moves, it can run on electricity. Electrification in all product areas is one of the biggest current trends, and nowhere is this process gaining more attention than in e-mobility. For this vital technology to achieve its potential to reduce harmful vehicle emissions, the onus is on electric motor designers and manufacturers to improve the efficiency of their motors. For Came SpA, the Italian company led by Cristian and Matteo Chilese, the last two years have seen significant investments that allow it to better serve the brushless direct current electric motor market.

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Flourishing in adversity in freight forwarding

From one small lorry to a large fleet of vehicles: Despite the extensive challenges that the transport industry has experienced over the past 40 years, resulting in many insolvent companies, Italian freight forwarder Ceccarelli Group. has bucked the trend and proved that it can adapt to changing demands and trends. European Business spoke to Luca Ceccarelli, Commercial and Branch Manager at the family enterprise, to find out about the significant changes he has seen in the industry, and how the company has continued to flourish in the face of adversity.

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The quick and easy way to cover books of all kinds

In the 20 years since CoLibrì System SpA was founded by Aldo Farnetti and co-founder Paolo Valle to market a system to cover books with a protective film, more than 340 million books have been protectively swathed by CoLibrì’s products. This makes the Italian company the European leader in this particular niche. However, the company’s success is due not just to its absolute technical leadership but also to its early adoption of a widespread export strategy. The company has five sales offices in key markets and more than 40 sales and distribution partners worldwide. Innovation and diversification cement its dominance still further.

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Masters of materials processing technology one step ahead

Biesse SpA, head of the internationally successful Biesse Group, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019. Rather than dwelling on past achievements, the group focuses on the future. Its ‘Future On Tour’ initiative started at its headquarters in Pesaro, Italy; the Biesse Campus opened its doors to demonstrate sophisticated technologies, integrated solutions and smart automation which show how production meets efficiency. Other open-days followed throughout the year and more are planned for 2020 to show that Biesse and its partners are creating cutting-edge processing systems for wood, stone, metal, plastic and glass.

Interview with Paolo Maderna, Managing Director of Unitransports SpA

Building bridges in the air

In today’s global trade markets, transports do not stop at national borders, and neither do customer contacts. Global trade relies on global relationships. This is something that Italian logistics company, Unitransports SpA, recognized early on. It revels in the international nature of its business and thrives in the high-pressure, tightly scheduled world of international air freight. Managing Director Paolo Maderna talks to European Business about what it takes to be successful on the international stage and how to maintain long distance personal relationships.

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Keeping fit for growth in financial software

Despite its position as Italy's leading software house for corporate treasury management and financial planning, Piteco S.p.A. is still setting itself challenging goals; one of the most important is continued growth. Founded in 1980, the company has already seen extensive change in the market, and is striving to remain at the forefront of future developments.

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Spending moves towards digital in Italy

The cashless society: Is it a global aspiration or rapidly becoming a reality? Either way, it’s a situation which could be achieved in the not-to-distant future. While some countries are still predominantly cash driven, many governments and businesses are working hard to change through the wide-scale introduction of digital payment or prepayment solutions. One such company, and a specialist in the field, is epay Italy, based in Milan. A subsidiary of Euronet Worldwide Inc and part of the global epay business, the Italian firm has the expertise, experience and instinct for innovation which is helping drive the conversion to digital payment services in Italy.

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Bread with soul

Focaccia, Ciabatta, Pane Toscana, Pane Carasau – Italy is not only famous for the most delicious pizza and pasta but also for a great variety of bread. Bread has a long tradition in the country and rarely is there a meal that does not include bread. Rome opened up a bakery school in the first century AD, and today Italians still have high standards for bread. Rossetto Srl in Mazzè perfectly represents the tradition of making high-quality bread and other Italian treats with soul.

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