Industrie Saleri Italo S.p.A. announces the acquisition of the global trademark rights of brand Ruville, property of its business partner Schaeffler, coupled with the acquisition of C.D.C. S.r.l., an Italian company of engine and chassis auto parts operating in the automotive Aftermarket based in Florence.

Founded in 1942, Industrie Saleri Italo S.p.A. is now heading a wider and more global organization: the “Saleri Group”, leader in the development of Thermal Management solutions. The Group is structured to satisfy the demand for lighter and fuel-efficient vehicles and its objective is to quickly become the main supplier for Thermal Management technologies in zero-emission vehicles. The Group operates as a Tier 1 supplier in the Original Equipment segment and it records a historical presence in the Independent Aftermarket division.

Basilio Saleri, President of Industrie Saleri Italo S.p.A. comments on the double acquisition: “These operations well represent our commitment and strategy for the Aftermarket business. These two investments complement and complete each other. The Ruville brand provides wide international recognition thanks to its extensive product portfolio, while C.D.C. ensures the industrial know-how and the operational agility to supply this multi-product offer to the market”. With these strategic acquisitions the Saleri Group relaunches itself into the Aftermarket business, securing the operational excellence the market requires through a strong integration between decision making, industrialization, purchasing and sales.

“The trademark Ruville will further strengthen Saleri perception as a reliable and sound partner at global level” adds Matteo Cosmi, Managing Director at Industrie Saleri Italo S.p.A., “while C.D.C. has been chosen for its significant track record, its consolidated sourcing chain, and its scalable logistic platform. This – together with its management expertise – make it the perfect base for the Saleri Aftermarket Business Unit”. Aste Magherini, together with Francesco Giubbolini, former owners of C.D.C., have been appointed as the new CEO and Procurement Director of Saleri Aftermaket Business Unit: “Joining Saleri is a great opportunity to scale up C.D.C.’s successful operating model by exploiting the potential of the Saleri and Ruville brands in the IAM segment”. The coming months will be dedicated to completing the integration, which has already started. The new Business Unit will be fully operative by the beginning of 2022.

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