The Pavan Group is expanding its activities and has become a
major force in the market, and can provide a broad range of
technology and equipment, from flour milling right up to
product packaging.
The Pavan Group, a leading manufacturer of plants and
systems serving the food processing industry, has successfully
closed the acquisition negotiations and is now owner of the
GBS Group. This group of companies was founded by the
merger, back in 2000, of three important names (Golfetto,
Sangati and Berga), specialists in the flour milling market and
in grain storage and handling terminals.
This new Pavan business venture, registered under the
name Golfetto Sangati Spa, will offer equipment and systems
for flour milling and animal feed industries as well as
extending its business across a number of applications for
grain storage and handling terminals satisfying requirements
relating to loading and offloading of bulk products by ship.
Another important new business branch will be plants and
systems for producing biofuels. The product lines will be
marketed under the three original names serving world
industries. Quality Italian Engineering in the cereal milling
market and the headquarters will move to Quinto di Treviso.
An investment plan will be implemented to expand the
existing production sites in Manfredonia, Italy and in Beijing in
The Pavan takeover means the GBS Group is no longer in
administrative receivership, a satisfying result for everyone —
Pavan, trade unions and the Ministry for Economical and
Industrial Development. This move will allow Golfetto Sangati
to continue production and supply the current work orders
being processed and in the short term to overcome the
current financial setbacks.
Andrea Cavagnis, CEO of Pavan, comments, “Over the last
few years we have been implementing a business
consolidation and expansion plan and Pavan, with this move,
will now be in the position to offer and provide our
customers with a broader range of solutions and services,
equipment and systems to complete and integrate food
processing lines with cereal and flour milling systems.”
The Pavan Group located in Galliera Veneta, Italy serves
the food processing industry with technologically advanced
automatic plants and systems for processing, dry and fresh
pasta, snacks, breakfast cereals, readymade meals and frozen
food products. Annual sales revenues amount to €90m and
exports (120 countries worldwide) account for 95% of total
sales. Pavan has a 35% market share in the pasta processing
machinery market and serves the biggest names in the food
processing industry: Barilla, Nestlé, Kellogg's, Kraft, PepsiCo,
Conagra, Procter & Gamble and Molinos Rio de la Plata.
Company strategy focuses on launching Golfetto Sangati
worldwide through the Pavan sales network, the brand image
and investments.
Cavagnis goes on to say, “With Golfetto Sangati in our
group, we’ll be in the position to consolidate our leadership in
Italy and abroad and, unlike the competition, we will be
presenting the market with complete production lines
spanning from flour milling right up to product packaging all
through just one supplier, Pavan. By combining the expert and
specialist know-how of both groups we will be offering our
customers and markets innovative applications in the milling
and food processing industries.”