Bobst Italia, located in San Giorgio Monferrato near Milan has acquired the remaining assets of the well-known gravure press manufacturer Cerutti by winning the final auction for the acquisition of Cerutti. The industry press reports that the CEO of Bobst Italia, Davide Garavaglia stated that the acquisition of the remaining assets and the historic Cerutti brand will strengthen the Bobst group as well as the leadership position of Italian print technology in the global equipment manufacturing sector.
Garavaglia is responsible for Bobst’s gravure, laminating, coating and vacuum product lines of which the first three are based in Bobst Italia in San Giogio Monferrato with 440 Italian employees. Bobst says it intends to absorb the 30 former Cerutti employees while concluding the acquisition as soon as possible. Bobst also acquired label press manufacturer, GiDue which it renamed Bobst Firenze in the same Northern Italy region, several years ago.
(Note – This article has been corrected at 1055am India time on 7 August 2021 for geographical accuracy and with the new name of the Bobst label press acquisition renamed as Bobst Firenze. The earlier version wrongly described the region of Northern Italy in which Bobst Italia, Cerruti and Bobst Firenze are all located.)