SACMI hits record revenue in 2021


SACMI Group has announced a record revenue of more than €1.53 billion in 2021, up almost 40% year-on-year, with sales and orders returning to pre-COVID levels.

These were the key facts that emerged from the SACMI Imola Members’ Assembly held on Saturday 14 May, which approved the Group’s Consolidated Financial Statement and proceeded with the renewal of the Board of Directors.

From an economic perspective, SACMI net equity reached €773 million euros and the net financial position touching €97 million.

The year 2021 was characterised by a sharp increase in revenues – thanks to strong order flows – and record-breaking performance, especially in Tiles, which saw a 99% increase in machine sales.

Advanced Materials posted highly satisfying results, both in the traditional Refractories and Metal sectors and in emerging areas, especially those linked to the manufacture of components for the lithium-ion batteries that are driving global growth in electric mobility.

Similarly, Rigid Packaging saw orders recover more than proportionately, despite the ongoing impact of the health crisis, especially on the metal closures and vision system fronts; likewise for Beverage, with Africa and the Middle East remaining the leading purchasers of complete plants. Packaging & Chocolate also bounced back convincingly. This was largely due to a strengthening of the product range and the development of solutions able to accommodate new eco-sustainable primary packaging and wrapping materials.

In terms of markets, SACMI strengthened its sales position in all the world’s main areas as investment levels spiked across Europe and the Americas. Despite very strong competition, SACMI also performed well in Asia, confirming its role as a key technology provider both in the traditional ceramics and packaging sectors and in emerging areas such as components for the electrical automotive sector, Carbon and advanced ceramics.

Throughout 2021, the focus was on supplying technologies and production processes that are environmentally sustainable, a goal that’s playing an increasingly strategic role in business decisions.

“Governance, skills, and a sense of belonging to the company are all vital factors in responding to change”, stated the President of SACMI Imola, Paolo Mongardi. He also pointed out that the extraordinary results of 2021 stemmed from “SACMI’s ability to hold its course in heavy seas, ensuring continuity of production and excellent levels of customer service throughout the health crisis”.

Despite military conflict in Europe, spiraling energy and raw material costs and severe procurement problems, the first few months of 2022 have seen SACMI move forward with determination.

As President Paolo Mongardi points out, the company “aims to continue investing in innovation and skills. This will largely concern the new professions and enabling technologies needed to accomplish digitalisation and the green transition, ensuring the company has all the tools it needs for a second century of success”.

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