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.
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.
When travelling for business or pleasure, travel insurance is often a vital and sometimes overlooked component. Security and safety are major concerns for many people when they are enjoying time away from home. Europaeiske Rejseforsikrings A/S, headquartered in Copenhagen, has over 95 years of experience in providing customers with peace of mind.
More and more players enter the renewable energy market. Governments issue national and European regulation to support more sustainable developments, while adjusting their directives over time. For companies and public organizations that want to increase their sustainability, it is ever more difficult to find their path in a web of regulations, products and certificates. Nvalue AG acts as a renewable energy wholesaler and supplies renewable energy through a broad range of Certificates to energy distribution companies and corporates across Europe, together with several services to lead the way forward.
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.
The increasingly complex international security situation is driving a new client base onto professional training bases: They now train company attorneys, managers and IT specialists in how to deal with worst case scenarios before they take up positions in crisis regions. Security expert Jörg Dreger has been holding seminars for this target audience for several years. He spoke to European Business about the most important steps companies can take to make doing business in crisis regions safer, the design of his training program and the response his expertise is eliciting from cyber protection specialists in particular.