References

Gruppo San Marco S.p.A.
San Marco Group S.p.A.
Our company specializes in the production and marketing of paints and paint systems for the building industry. Internationalization has been - and still is - a fundamental lever for the growth achieved by the San Marco group in recent years. Our decades of experience with Finest has undoubtedly been very positive: Finest has supported Colorificio San Marco in two important internationalization projects in the Balkans, Croatia and Bosnia Herzegovina. We had the opportunity to appreciate the professionalism, knowledge of the markets and target countries, the dynamism and speed of response of the Finest structure. Finest can respond well to the needs of companies in the North East as it is aligned with their characteristics and needs. We already have a major new initiative in Russia to go with Finest.
Massimiliano Martini
Group Management Control Manager
Brovedani S.p.A.
Brovedani Group S.p.A.
Our internationalization choices are dictated by the desire to grow the Brovedani Group, so as to make it capable of satisfying our customers for competitiveness and service. The approach with which we developed the project in Slovakia with Finest, therefore, is aimed not at maximizing short-term fruits, but at creating the conditions for our company to become excellent and even more fortified by the fact of belonging to an international Group. We approached Finest primarily because it responds to certain needs, in terms of opportunities. With Finest, we anticipated the 'precipitation' of the ongoing crisis, implementing a strategic plan that looks far ahead.
Benito Zollia
President of Brovedani S.p.A. and Brovedani Group S.p.A.
Rigoni di Asiago S.p.A.
Rigoni di Asiago S.p.A.
Finest's contribution is important in our experience in Bulgaria. The support received, as capital and financing, together with the network of knowledge and experience, has been decisive in the development of the production chain. Moreover, having Finest as a partner allows us to benfit from high reliability.
Andrea Rigoni
CEO of Rigoni Di Asiago S. p. a.
GDS Group
GDS Group
Finest, as an institutional investor, has sepported and actively participated in the process of internationalization of the GDS since 2004 and is now the reference point for our growth projects, offering expertise and concrete availability to participate in the investment with the ability of quick, effective decisions.
Giovanni Cariolato
President of GDS Group
Gruppo Eurovo
Eurovo Group
The Eurovo group, active in the organic poultry sector, has long begun an internationalization process aimed at enabling the group to grow in size and market. The operation in Poland, conducted with the financial and advisory support of Finest S. P.A., led to the acquisition of a plant for breeding and production of eggs, aimed at covering the demand of the Polish, German and more generally north European market. This will allow Eurovo to more efficiently serve its large food retail customers in that geographical area and acquire new ones, with significant spillovers for the entire group. Being active on international markets represents, for us, the best bet on the future of our company.
Ireno Lionello
Managing director of Eurovo Group
Gruppo Beltrame
Beltrame Group
The quality of the service of Finest was excellent, an excellent degree of professionalism of the company which is always close to the customer step by step. The suitability of the financial means addressed to us was above average.
Raffaele Ruella
CFO of Gruppo Beltrame
Energiapura Confsport S.r.l.
Energiapura Confsport S.r.l.
Our company specializes in the production and marketing of high end mid range sportswear items. The sector of affiliation and the policies of business management have determined, since its origins, the international vocation of the company. With the important financial help of FINEST we have managed to build a plant that will allow us to produce and sell our products, and to remain competitive facing aggressive competitors coming from the Far East and facing the challenge of global markets. These are ambitious goals but we know that, with the exception of some markets, the “Made In Italy " is successfully affirmed all over the world.
Alberto Olivetto
Sole director of Energiapura Confsport S. R. L.
Salus
Salus
With the goal of expanding our business, a few years ago we undertook a new project that included the construction of a new Italian-Albanian hospital in Tirana. It was our first experience of investing abroad and the contribution of Finest S. p.a. proved to be fundamental for its support, both in terms of participation and economic support.
Franco Stock
Vice President of Policlinico triestino - President of Salus Tirana
Gruppo Aquafil
Aquafil Group
Since 1969 Aquafil is one of the main players, in Italy and in the world, in the production of synthetic fibers, especially those made of polyamide 6. The Aquafil Group is a reference point for quality, innovation and new models of sustainable development. A strategic choice that is embodied, in a strongly international approach to the outlet markets, in the constant renewal of processes and products, thanks to continuous investments of capital and know-how. The group is present, with over 2,000 employees and 14 plants, in three continents and seven countries: Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany, USA, Thailand and China. Finest S. P.A. is a historical partner of the group, which has supported Aquafil's internationalization efforts in Eastern Europe, first in Slovenia and then in Croatia. Recently Finest participated, with a significant mixed intervention of capital and finance, in a production expansion project of the Croatian subsidiary company AquafilCRO d.o.o.
Cav. Giulio Bonazzi
President and CEO of the Aquafil Group
Askoll Spa
Askoll Spa
Askoll is a world leader in the production of electric motors for domestic applications. It has started a process of internationalization, aiming to achieve a growth in dimension and market size on a global scale, in order to better satisfy our customers, thanks to an important combination of great technological skills of product development in a wide range of applications and an increased efficiency of logistics and production linked to the international presence. Askoll can offer the right solution at the right time and in the right place. The role of Finest has been very important for us: it is an important financial partner that is supporting the development and growth of our Slovak company, which today is already a center of Excellence for the production of electric motors for washing machines.
Alessandro Beaupain
CEO of Askoll Spa
Vini La Delizia
Vini La Delizia
Vini La Delizia is a cooperative company with almost 450 members: it is the largest viticultural reality of Friuli Venezia Giulia, with 2,000 hectares of vineyards and almost 300 thousand quintals of grapes produced. It has established a presence on international markets of 60 % of its turnover, about 12 million bottles. It has been present on the North American market – Canada and the United States – for 20 years now, and lately it is very active in European markets. In a perspective of continuous growth in foreign markets, the company is paying increasing attention to the countries of the East: Russia, Belarus, and neighboring countries. Countries with huge possibilities, new or sufficiently new for the wine sector, and therefore with important margin of expansion. Our experience with Finest is proving to be very important. The realization of a bottling plant in Belarus required Vini La Delizia extremely onerous planning and realization efforts. Finest became our strategic partner in the final phase of the project, with the support of capital and financing, and offering knowledge and experience that are crucial in the Belorussian market, which should be seen in a more strategic way, as the preferential access to the Russian market.
Pietro Biscontin
Managing Director
OSMA STAMPI Spa
OSMA STAMPI Spa
Our subsidiary was established in Turda in Romania in 2013 to directly serve some major multinationals present in that country. From the beginning we used the financial support of Finest to face the investment abroad which allowed us to invest simultaneously also in the plants in Italy. During 2018 it was decided to strengthen the foreign company through the inclusion of new technological plants and information tools, to be able to meet the increased demand of one important customer who also invested in a new production plant in Romania. The capital contribution and financing of FINEST allows us to realize the new investment with serenity and on schedule.
Giovanni Bisognin
President
Cotimber Srl
Cotimber Srl
Cotimber is a Friulian company specialized in timber industry and trade. It represents a quality brand, recognized nationally and internationally. The growth of the company has been characterized by the constant search for new essences, investments in the most cutting-edge technologies and the training of human resources. We are a company linked to the territory and its traditions, but we have been able to evolve and grow abroad, to guarantee the quality of our product, the best service to our customers and the efficency of our structure in Italy. Investing in Croatia with Finest has allowed us to have easier access to quality raw materials making us more competitive on the product.
Moreno Stinat
Owner
Gruppo Dopla
Gruppo Dopla
Our company, based in Casale sul Sile (TV), specializes in the production of disposable tableware and food containers. It is a leader both in Europe and in Italy, where it ranks among the main industrial and Private Label brands in the sector. Our products are bulky and therefore expensive to transport. Wanting to play a leadership role on international markets, we decided to focus on continuous product innovation, with an increasingly wide offer and to concentrate production sites in geographical areas that would allow us to get a competitive positioning on the outlet markets,. In this process we have found in Finest a partner with whom, over time, we have developed affinity in the objectives to be achieved and absolute willingness to share them, also through direct corporate participation.
Carlo Levada
CEO
Inn-flex
Inn-flex
We started our internationalization process several years ago in Serbia, always in the packaging sector. With the positive experience in the Country and the technical business know-how acquired, we chose to stay in Sabac with a new productive investment, which will allow us to complete the range of products offered and oversight in a more competitive way the markets of South-East europe, where several production plants owned by our customers' large multinationals are located.
David Tomasin
Managing Director
Inoxveneta
Inoxveneta
For us, Poland has been a strategic country for over 10 years, not only because of its important internal market, but also because of its access to neighbouring markets, especially the German one. A manufacturing modern plant such as that of Strzelin allows us to be at the center of the European dynamics of the automotive sector, which for years has found its specialization in this area of the EU, allowing the entire group to compete internationally for technology and quality, mainly for Euro 6 systems of exhaust systems.
Alfonso Kratter
CEO
VRM
VRM
The goal of VRM is to bring to the table of consumers excellent food supply chain's products, made with the knowledge, experience and continuous research of the good taste that the entire world envies us. We produce fish in a quality environment and with quality methods, both in Italy and Croatia, using all the know-how gained over the years both in the field of feed production and breeding, not forgetting what the final consumer wants, namely a healthy product.
Ugo Biasin
President
Carr Service Srl
Carr Service Srl
2016 marked an important milestone in our growth path; after reaching a leadership position in our home territory, we decided to meet the international challenge, with the launch in Kastav, near Rijeka (Croatia) of the subsidiary Carr Service Doo. The new Croatian company will supply means of lifting and handling the Balkan market, today characterized by a high demand for technology and assistance, also driven by the presence of important ports of commercial nature such as Pula, Rijeka, Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik, with several companies of medium-great importance working in related industries. Internationalizing for us means growing, acquiring new market shares where there is an opportunity and above all maintaining the high quality that has always distinguished us, providing a timely and efficient on-site assistance service.
Enrico Della Picca
CEO
CCIR - Camera di Commercio Italo Russa
CCIR-Italian-Russian Chamber of Commerce
The Italian-Russian Chamber of Commerce, which for more than 50 years has been providing services for the internationalization of companies in the Russian and Italian markets, counts Finest among its associates since 2013. In this period of time, synergies and projects were born aimed at setting up a preferential lane for Italian companies interested in ensuring an outlet for their products or services on the Russian market.
CCIR - Camera di Commercio Italo Russa
Zoppas Industries
Zoppas Industries
Confirming the strong international vocation of I. R. C. A. It has been decided to strengthen our production plant in Serbia, with the contribution of FINEST. The Serbian company became operational in 2016, with on-site production of heating and cooling systems for domestic and industrial applications. The new investment is aimed at changing the business model of the foreign company: from work account for the main company and other companies of the group, to production on market, with sales also directed to third-party customers operating in the white sector for non-EU markets, in particular Turkey. From the investment we expect the acquisition of new customers and greater loyalty from current ones, with a return in terms of revenue growth and employment for the entire group.
Gianfranco Zoppas
President
XACUS Srl
XACUS Srl
Our company has been present for over twenty-five years in Albania, where we produce high quality men's/women's shirts for the best national and international customers. Thanks to the partnership with FINEST we are building a new plant in Tirana equipped with the most up-to-date production and logistics technologies. This important investment will allow us to increase the levels of quality and efficiency of the entire production and commercial cycle in order to better meet the challenges of the coming years.
Paolo Xoccato
CEO
Gruppo Veronesi
Gruppo Veronesi
The Veronesi group, which today exports around 16% of the production of the 23 production sites in our country, has planned, together with a Russian minority partner, to implement in Russia the entire cycle of the turkey meat supply chain: from breeding to processing, distribution and marketing of meat. At the heart of this project there is the interest in exploring new markets such as the Russian one, where white meat consumption is growing and we believe it can develop significantly in the coming years. We are proud of this start-up that through the establishment of a joint venture under local law with FINEST will make us enter one of the most promising and high growth markets . This is for us the first integrated supply chain that we carry out overseas and that will allow us to also offer Russian consumers a very fresh product, one of the hallmarks of our company.
Luigi Fasoli
CEO
Montura®
Montura®
"Searching a new way". The idea as a research that anticipates the future: it is from here that Montura ® was born, from the desire to look beyond the boundaries of experience to seek new solutions, just like the climber who feeds his dreams by exploring the horizons that appear beyond any destination and any peak reached. The Tasci group produces and sells technical clothing and footwear for the mountains and outdoors. In Finest we have found the ideal financial partner for the continuation of the investment program at our production subsidiary in Moldova, a solid foundation for the solid future of the group and the Montura ® brand.
Gruppo Sirmax
Gruppo Sirmax
The SIRMAX Group has production plants in Italy (Six), Brazil, USA (two), India (two) and Poland (Two), and produces thermoplastic and elastomeric compounds, with operational plants also in the recycling and production of biopolymers. Since 2016 Finest has been working with Sirmax in the development of investments in the municipality of Kutno, in the Lodz region, which have led to the construction of two important production sites for the production of all thermoplastic and elastomeric compounds in the range to serve, together with Italian plants, the entire European market.
Roberto Pavin
CFO
Gruppo Pittini
Pittini Group
The Pittini Group is the most important steel producer in the long steel sector in Italy and one of the most significant private companies in the European steel industry. Since 2013 it has been present in Austria with two production plants, in Linz and Graz, where electro-welded grids for the construction sector are produced. The Graz plant needed to increase its production capacity and increase efficiency through the acquisition of two new high-tech lines. This transaction, for which we used the support of Finest, allowed us to achieve the objectives set, consolidating our position in the Austrian market.
Federico Pittini
President
Gruppo Brazzale
Brazzale Group
The Brazzale Group has been present in the Czech Republic since 2001 through the company Brazzale MORAVIA whose activity is focused on the production and sale of hard cheeses both for the main company and for direct marketing in the local market. FINEST has supported our initiative during all its development phases and therefore it was natural to continue the collaboration also in the operation of the acquisition of minority shares of a local partner carried out during the current financial year.
Roberto Brazzale
President
Lavorazione Legnami S.p.A.
Lavorazione Legnami S.p.A.
"The production investment in Bulgaria together with Finest S.P.A. was for us the first step of internationalization, which is part of a broader and already started path of growth and global value creation. The Bulgarian Creazione Legno D.o.o. allows us to directly access the supply's sources of forests in Bulgaria to meet the request of the main company tolmezzina, in a direct supply of semi-finished products. This allows us to increase the quantity of finished product in Italy, expanding our market share"
Michele Ianich
President
DBA Group S.p.A.
DBA Group S.p.A.
“Internationalization is the natural path for a company like ours that competes in foreign markets: the sharing of objectives, strategies, and resources is the multiplier that allows the entry of new roads and the increase of the speed of growth. It is with this vision that we developed the investment project in the Slovenian subholding DBA it doo, with Finest S. P.A. as the financing partner”.
Raffaele De Bettin
CEO of DBA Group and Vice President of the Slovenian group Actual it dd
Simeon Srl
Simeon Srl
"With a 90% share of foreign market, direct presence in some countries is essential for us. In March 2020, we set up Simeon France, an operation developed with the collaboration of Finest, a financial company for the internationalization of triveneto. Offices in Paris and 15 fixed resources allowed us to follow the construction sites and to support customers on site even when moving from Italy was impossible due to the lockdown (Covid-19)”
Marco Simeon
President