Spandex expands its product portfolio and presence in Italy with acquisition of Bibiemme

Spandex and Bibiemme join forces to provide improved portfolio and service to customers in the North East of Italy

Venegono, Italy – 6 June 2016 – Spandex, the one-stop supplier of innovative solutions to the sign, display and architectural industries is expanding its operations and presence in North Eastern Italy with the acquisition of ‘value add’ leading distributor, Bibiemme.

Based in Padova and with over 20 years’ experience, Bibiemme is the number one distributor in the Triveneto region for the graphics market. A key distributor of Orafol sign and digital materials, Bibiemme also stocks Siser textile materials, a comprehensive range of rigid sheets including products from ImageBond and Simona as well as Summa vinyl cutting plotters.

Initially, it will be business as usual for both Spandex and Bibiemme and their customers. However, over time, customers of both companies will be able to access a wider portfolio of innovative products from leading brands. Additionally, they will benefit from increased service levels in terms of product availability and delivery, and be further supported by a tailored network of knowledgeable sales representatives and agents.

Alessandro Lanfranconi, General Manager, Spandex Italia, comments: “Bibiemme has an excellent reputation and is strongly recognised by the local market as a customer orientated company, which reflects Spandex’s own customer values. With this acquisition Spandex will reinforce its market share in Italy, especially in the North East region, but more importantly, it will create opportunities for customers of both companies who will benefit from a wider range of products and first class customer service levels.”

Rob Jackson, Group Vice President, Spandex, says: “We are excited to add Bibiemme’s reputable business operation to the Spandex organisation. We continue to leverage our Italian infrastructure, product portfolio and wealth of talent to make a consistent and positive impact upon our customers, suppliers and employees in Italy.”

Simone Morbiato, former owner of Bibiemme, who will remain at the company as Branch Manager, says: “I look forward to helping our customers grow their businesses through a more comprehensive product portfolio and service improvements that we will be able to offer following this acquisition. We are proud to have strong relationships with our loyal customer base and this acquisition will allow us to strengthen these, I feel Spandex is a natural fit for our business.”

For more information on Spandex and Bibiemme visit www.spandex.com and www.bibiemme.it.