2010 – 2012

Type of intervention:

The company: Samputensili is an Italian manufacturing company based in Bologna, active in the production of quality gear cutting tools and machine tools, widely used in the automotive industry. The company is part of the industrial Group Maccaferri, a diversified Italian reality, with a turnover of over 1 billion Euro and various productive plants in Italy and abroad.


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Due to a contraction of the volumes, it was necessary to cease the activities in the plant of Ortona and to find an industrial continuity solution for the productive complex and its 130 employees involved.


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-Feasibility analysis and reindustrialization project;

-National and international research of potential incoming entrepreneurs;

-Assistance in the design of the operation and in the definition of the related structure;

-Assistance in the due diligence activities;

-Assistance in the negotiations with the various counterparts involved.

We faced several challenges: the trade unions were very strong and reluctant to change, there was no dynamic business environment and the characteristics of the productive plant did not facilitate the taking over process.

The outcome

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We identified some entrepreneurs with industrial plans compatible with the productive plant, but the real estate values proved to be too high to conclude the takeover plan. However, our activity promoted the reabsorbing processes of the employees in Bologna and in other territories. In this way we facilitated the suspension of the activity and the outplacement of the workers.