Koinos Capital SGR carries out the first add-on for Tre Zeta Group, leader in the production of luxury soles for sneakers and elegant footwear. The company based in San Miniato (PI) acquires 100% of Stil Stampi S.r.l. from the shareholders Luca Longhin, Stefano and Roberto Vettorato, who will continue to hold key positions within the Group.
“Stil Stampi is the first step of the industrial aggregation project, which we immediately shared with entrepreneurs” says Marco Morgese, co-founder of Koinos Capital “by the end of the year we expect to complete further acquisitions that will lead the Group to close 2022 with a turnover of over 70 million euros, up 75% compared to 2021. The aggregation path will continue next year. Our goal is to close 2023 with a turnover of more than 100 million euros, positioning Tre Zeta as the main operator in the sector.”
“I am enthusiastic about this first step towards the realization of the industrial project defined with Koinos” says Stefano Panicucci, founder of Tre Zeta Group “we want to ensure that Tre Zeta can guarantee its customers an integrated 360° offer, including not only TPU and leather, but also EVA and polyurethane, as well as special processes.”
“In a market context where the service offered to brands is king, it becomes key for a subcontractor to be able to guarantee excellent products by minimizing delivery times and offering pro-active development in the prototyping and industrialization phases” explains Fabrizio Mecheri, new Group CEO, previously Shoes Director of Valentino “after the entry of Koinos and the inauguration of a new plant entirely dedicated to the sneaker segment equipped with cutting-edge systems and a fully integrated industrial waste recycling system, with this first acquisition, the Group aims to consolidate the relationship with its customers by internalizing one of the most critical phases of the entire production cycle.”
Stil Stampi S.r.l., based in Arzergrande (PD), less than twenty kilometers from the Veneto HQ of Tre Zeta Group and a long tradition in the world of footwear, is the main supplier of molds for the Group with which it has been collaborating for over twenty years.
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