With its expansion program, international profile and increased sales volumes, the Piovan Group is laying the ground work for further expansion in 2015. As a result of its continuing international expansion, seven production facilities and 23 associated companies, the Piovan Group has been able to build up an articulated position in all main trading partner nations.
In 2008, the group began its mission to strengthen its position in the marketplace with its acquisition of Universal Dynamics (Una-Dyn), a U.S.-based company specializing is the design and production of storage, handling, blending and drying systems. The Una-Dyn purchase was key to Piovan's breaking into the American market. In the following six years the partnership with the Virginia-based company went from strength to strength and Una-Dyn is now a well-established member of the Piovan family fully on board with the group's objectives in terms of product design, expansion and sales strategies. German company FDM, a leading name in blending systems for extrusion lines based in the town of Königswinter, joined the group in 2010.
This was followed, at the end of 2014, by Penta, an Italian firm from Poggio Renatico, near Ferrara, that designs and produces large-scale systems for the storage and handling of raw materials and ingredients in powdered form used mainly in the plastics and food and beverage industries.
Aquatech, a new company founded to operate in the industrial refrigeration sector, opened its doors in January 2015 and represents a natural evolution of Piovan's existing chiller department. Another member of the group, Energys, works mainly on the Italian market in the field of energy efficient industrial systems.
Piovan has also extended its areas of expertise to include a number of sectors. About 10 years ago, the company was divided into four divisions: injection and blow molding, extrusion, PET preforms and optical applications. At the beginning of 2013, there was a further re-organization with the introduction of 10 application sectors that correspond with specific industrial segments and products that Piovan, together with other companies from the group, is able to supply in highly specialized formats: PET preforms & bottles, rigid packaging, automotive components, medical solutions, technical parts, thermoforming & technical sheets, flexible film, pipes, profiles, cables, fibers & strapping, recycling and compounds.