Quick Group announces Nemo Industrie acquisition at METSTRADE
Quick Group announced the acquisition of Nemo Industrie at METSTRADE yesterday (16 November 2023) as it presented its outlook for the next three years.
Since the Fondo Italiano d’Investimento SGR and Armònia SGR acquired a majority stake in Quick Spa in 2022 to boost development opportunities, Quick has embarked on an ambitious program of consolidation and development, bringing new products to market made completely in house.
This year, the program has included a triple acquisition. In addition to the 100 per cent acquisition of Nemo Industry, a company specialising in the production of components for motor and sail boats such as hatches, portholes, jib furlers and gangways, Quick has also acquired Ligurian component manufacturer Sanguineti Chiavari and electronics company Xenta Systems, which specialises in control systems for yachts and superyachts.
Another major acquisition is also expected in the spring of 2024.
The group says all these acquisitions ensure its has a solid and incisive position in new and promising market segments, and while respecting the individual corporate identities, synergies in production and expertise will enable all the companies involved to benefit from the ongoing growth.
“That’s plenty of figures that can be summed up in a few very clear targets, the same ones that have animated me since I embarked on my entrepreneurial path: to propose high-quality, technologically advanced products, guaranteeing professional and timely service to our customers in terms of maintenance and after-sales support,” commented Michele Marzucco, CEO of Quick.
“The group’s growth drivers that will guide us over the next three years include internal development related to new technologies, to be implemented with new product development, and an external one represented by new acquisitions that will broaden the group’s offer and expertise.”
This company’s growth has been underpinned by the appointment of key personnel, including:
- Tommi Salonen, chief compliance officer of Quick Group, with experience gained from several years of working in the boating industry, most recently at Torqeedo GmbH
- Marco Rodi, chief operating officer of Quick Group with 15 years experience at Technogym
- Marco Santoro, managing director of Quick USA, joining from Ferretti Group
Consolidating the team and supporting its expansion are two new sales managers and five new hires in Quick USA, as the company opens an office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Marzucco adds: “We intend to strengthen after-sales service and develop advanced software that will improve the integration of on-board systems. In addition, we will continue development plans in the U.S. market. This will result in the goal of the group of reaching over 100 million euros. Finally, major production unit expansions are also planned for a total of 8 sq km.”
At METSTRADE, Quick is focusing on new products to its portfolio on stands 01.153 and 01.251. These include on-board lighting with the company presentation its Lume, Rubik, Cinammon, Crown and Gladis models, a new ‘minimalist’ spotlight which is the result of ‘a careful restyling of the well-known and already highly appreciated one’.
Also on display are the new Olympic anchors made from AISI 316 stainless steel which Quick says are easier to use due to the shape and size being proportioned with a greater amount of lead at the front for a centre of gravity projected more towards the tip, which, combined with the anti-rollover joint, increases its ability to penetrate the seabed. The sheet metal forming process offers a high strength-to-mass ratio which is said to guarantee optimisation of weight distribution, while the cavities that are generated and the air trapped in them produce a floating effect that results in proper positioning of the anchor on the seabed.