Italy is synonymous with impeccable style. The best fashion schools, the best shoes, the best handbags – it is surely no coincidence that Italy is shaped like a boot. Home furnishings also have a place in Italy’s couture culture. Fabbian Illuminazione Spa partners with international designers and architects to produce stylish and modern light fixtures, so consumers can take home a piece of Italian fashion at an affordable price.
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There are many IT solutions providers in the business-to-business market. The products and prices of these companies are mostly very similar. So how can a company distinguish itself from other suppliers in such a situation? As one of Denmark’s fastest-growing IT companies of 2015, NetSolutions ApS has managed to do just that. The provider of hardware and software, consultancy and IT infrastructure has implemented a new strategy that clearly works.
Take the plunge in a natural pool
The dream of having a swimming pool in the garden remains just a dream for most people, many of whom content themselves with a pond instead. With the natural pools from Bioteich SAS, however, it is possible to have both. The French company has been building natural pools that blend into the environment for nearly 30 years.
A durable and beautiful finish
Titanium-zinc sheeting is one of the most popular materials for roofs and building facades thanks to its attractive appearance and durability. It is equally at home on avant-garde architectural landmarks as it is on private houses, providing both with equally longlasting service. The environmentally-friendly, maintenance-free material is in increasing demand in a range of applications. One of the leading European suppliers of continuous metal laminate is Zintek Srl in Italy. Its product zintek® is the only 100% Italian rolled zinc-titanium sheeting and is entirely produced under stringent quality standards in its parent company Simar SpA’s factory in Porto Marghera.
There are over 50,000 companies involved in the textile and apparel industry in Italy. Over the past decade, this industry has experienced increasing competition from countries like China and Vietnam, and despite a slight decline in output, the Italian textile industry has continued to generate annual revenues of nearly 60 billion EUR. Unlike in the rest of Europe, in Italy this sector is dominated by independent retailers, such as Giesse Scampoli srl.
The demand for energy efficient solutions keeps increasing in all industries as well as in everyday life. For sure, LED technology is a revolution in the lighting sector offering high output and only little energy consumption at the same time. Multi-Lite Lichttechnik Handelsgesellschaft mbH from Hamburg in Germany is a specialist in innovative lighting technology and a leading name in LED solutions for special lamps. Yet, the company offers its customers much more than just lighting products. Multi-Lite Lichttechnik offers comprehensive consultancy on energy efficient lighting solutions.
Travel agents specialize in making travel arrangements on behalf of individual, group and business clients. Their job is to advise customers on air, rail and sea travel and provide access to cheap fares, hotel deals and other perks travellers cannot get on their own. TAS Touristik Assekuranzmakler und Service GmbH from Frankfurt, Germany is the company that supports these specialists by providing insurance tailored to their specific needs.
Since the financial crisis of 2007 which finally resulted in a world economic crisis, the financial market significantly changed. Many non-bank players entered the market. At the same time, the traditional banks keep withdrawing from several business fields in order to minimize their risks. One of these fields which are not covered by the banks any more is financial trading in emerging markets. Here, the DF Deutsche Forfait AG, based in Cologne, Germany, comes into the game.
A personal approach to logistics
Austria occupies a unique position at the center of Europe. It is a major crossroads for traffic between east and west. With the collapse of communism and the expansion of the European Union, traffic has grown significantly, creating opportunities for freight forwarders. Although Europe is coming closer together there are still differences in attitudes. GRT Spedition & Logistik GmbH is one of the companies taking advantage of the increased flow of goods.
Total spare parts solutions
Outsourcing of non-core activities is a growing trend to reduce costs and improve efficiency. In particular, more and more aftersales services are being entrusted to external providers, such as Special Logistic Services BV in the Netherlands. The spare parts logistics specialist offers its customers total supply chain management solutions, including distribution, warehousing and added value services, both nationally and internationally.
Low latency, high performance
In information technology, latency is defined as the time needed to send data units from one point in a network to another. The shorter this time is, the better. One of the leading providers of the required infrastructure for such low-latency networks is BOS Network Solutions. The Ireland-based company with offices in France, the UK and Hong Kong offers high-performance global network, hosting and cloud computing solutions with a strong focus on the financial sector.
In touch with Lufthansa
The air transport industry is looking back on challenging years. Ever-new regulations, the prevailing discussion about environmental protection and increasing fuel prices resulted in a highly competitive market environment. At the same time, the quality demands of corporate and private travelers kept increasing, too. As a result, many airlines had to consolidate and optimize their business. GTS Group contributes to these processes.
Aluminium, pans and more
Italy is famous for its culinary traditions. It therefore comes as no surprise that one of the most prominent international companies for equipment to produce these delicious foods – namely professional frying pans – is also found here. Agnelli Industries Group – Agnelli Metalli S.p.a. based in Bergamo is an ISO-certified group of companies with more than 100 years of experience and know-how in metal processing in general and pans in particular. Run by the fourth generation, this family-owned company offers both great flexibility and a close connection to its customers.
A device in every ambulance
Quality and reliability are features demanded of every commodity. They are an absolute must if the product has been designed to save lives, such as in the case of medical emergency devices. WEINMANN Emergency Medical Technology GmbH + Co. KG is a leading supplier of such devices with demanding customers all over the world. The privately owned company has a particularly strong position in the domestic market where it will be hard to fi nd an ambulance without one of its life-saving devices in the vehicle.
The future of robotics is here
Industry 4.0 is a buzz word in all producing industries. BM Group Holding S.p.A., based in Cimego, northern Italy, is one of the top suppliers of automation and robotic systems for the steel industry. Also, BM Group is one of the major EPC contractors in the renewable energy sector. Being at the forefront of technology, the company follows a stringent specialization strategy. Andrea Tonini, Co-Owner of the group, and Sales Director of its subsidiaries BM Automation and Polytec Srl, is positive that the company will be able to increase its international foot print in the coming years.
A true multi-talent
The scope of activities is simply overwhelming, as is the number of 5,000 employees in Hungary and beyond. It is hard to describe in a simple phrase what Jász-Plasztik Ltd., headquartered in Jászberény, stands for. As Jászberény is well known as the center of the injection moulding industry in Hungary, it does not come as a surprise that Jász-Plasztik is primarily concerned with plastic processing. Likewise, the Hungarian company is involved in toolmaking and battery production, making it the forerunner in certain industries.
Commercial property consultancy
Real estate is one of the most popular and stable investment opportunities available. However, in order to maximize returns, it is best to take advice from a property expert. It is even better to avail oneself of the comprehensive services offered by a specialist commercial property consultant such as SPG Intercity SA in Geneva. Founded in 2000 as a joint venture between Société Privé de Gérance in Geneva and Intercity in Zurich, the company was created to offer a service that up until then was not available in the Swiss market: consultancy and brokerage.
Keeping your kitchen fresh
First of all, your range hood has to keep your kitchen free from vapours, smoke and smell. The device also has to integrate smoothly into your kitchen furniture and overall interior design concept. As a result, the manufacturers of modern range hoods have to unite technologies and design. Best S.p.A., based in Cereto d’Esi, Italy, is a leading producer of range hoods worldwide. Innovative strength and an unmistakable intuition for design make the company “best” in class in its field – as the name promises.
Technologies for good wine
More than seven thousand years ago, people started producing wine. Today winemakers around the world produce a broad variety of different wines, using centuries-old knowledge. Bucher Vaslin SA with headquarters in Chalonnes sur Loire, France, provides the required machines for the production of high quality wines from the grape to the bottle. The company has been active in the market for more than a century, developing products according to the needs of the winemakers.
A successful transformation
The Polish company SATORIA Group is the result of a privatization process – of employee or stock ownership privatization, to be exact. While it used to be a state-owned company in 1980s and 1990s, the employees had the opportunity to buy the company from the state in 1996. In the past 18 years, SATORIA was able to successfully transform its business from a local Warsaw operation to Poland-wide operations. Today, the company is a national player in the hotel business.