INDEVA acquires a majority stake in Selettra Automação e Robótica Ltda.
17 June 2022
In pursuance of its global expansion project, Scaglia INDEVA invests in SELETTRA as an Innovation Hub for Mobile Robotics and signs an agreement to acquire a majority stake.
Scaglia INDEVA SpA, an Italian company, leader in the production and sale of industrial manipulators, cobots, AGVs and Lean modular systems, part of the Scaglia Group, and SELETTRA Automação e Robótica Ltda, a leading Brazilian company in the production and sale of AGVs and mobile robotics, have signed an agreement under which Scaglia INDEVA SpA will acquire a majority stake in Selettra Automação e Robótica Ltda. The closing of the transaction is expected before the end of 2022.
Significant synergies will result from this agreement in research and development and in the more effective use of sales networks, thanks also to the strong complementarity of product ranges.
SELETTRA Automação e Robótica Ltda, which will be renamed Indeva Selettra Mobile Robotics Ltda, will be an important center for the entire INDEVA group for research and development in mobile robotics and will provide a solid base for development in the Brazilian market. Indeva Selettra Mobile Robotics’ AGVs and mobile robots will complement INDEVA’s existing product range and will be distributed throughout INDEVA’s network of subsidiaries and distributors.
The entire team, as well as the current shareholders of SELETTRA Automação e Robótica Ltda, who will retain a minority stake in the new company, will continue in their current
operational positions, ensuring management continuity in what has been a successful enterprise to date. The continuity of relations with customers and suppliers is guaranteed, and they will benefit from the development of current activities that the new company will achieve as a result of belonging to a major industrial group.
“With this acquisition, INDEVA strengthens its presence in the fast-growing market of mobile robotics. In Selettra, we have found technology and expertise, as well as a wide product range that very well complements that of INDEVA,” says Stefano Scaglia, Managing Director of Scaglia INDEVA SpA and Scaglia Group.
Sidnei Antonio Gularte, Director of SELETTRA Automação e Robótica Ltda states that “It will be a great honor and at the same time an exciting challenge to become a center of
excellence on Mobile Robotics for the entire Group; through INDEVA’s wide sales network, SELETTRA will be able to access the European and North American markets, providing local presence and a high standard of service to its customers”.
Scaglia INDEVA SpA Company Profile
Scaglia INDEVA SpA was founded in 2004 and is part of the Scaglia Group, that consists of companies active in the mechatronics sector and that now employs around 1,200 people worldwide.
Scaglia INDEVA SpA, headquartered in Val Brembilla, Bergamo, about 70 km north-east of Milan, is a leading company in the design, production and sale of industrial manipulators for manual handling of loads, cobots, AGVs and Lean modular systems with applications in a wide range of industrial sectors, such as automotive, mechanical and electromechanical, food, chemical and pharmaceuticals. Scaglia INDEVA’s customers are leading companies in their sectors in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Scaglia INDEVA, with a total staff of about 250 people, is present with its subsidiaries in France, Germany, UK, Sweden, USA, China and Russia and in other countries with an extensive network of distributors.
Company Profile SELETTRA Automação e Robótica Ltda.
Selettra Automação e Robótica Ltda , established in 2002, with a staff of 80 people, is headquartered in São José dos Pinhais in the Metropolitan Region of Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil. With a solid experience in industrial automation applications in various sectors, in 2009 SELETTRA began to develop its own AGV product lines (autonomous vehicles for industrial and logistics use). Currently SELETTRA, with more than 500 units of autonomous vehicles installed in various industrial sectors such as automotive, agri-food, electromechanical, has a wide and complete range of products. AGVs are made in numerous configurations: Lifting with forks, for trailer or self-supporting and with capacity ranges from 200 kg to 10 tons. The guidance systems used are inductive, magnetic or optical tape, and laser triangulation, as well as the first prototypes with SLAM natural guidance. The ability to customize is the great differential of the company: SELETTRA, in addition to standardized products, designs vehicles suitable for the specific needs of the customer and, in addition to autonomous vehicles, also offer the AGV fleet management system, with the possibility of integration with the management and supervision system of the customer’s production line.
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