AxFlow buys Italian pump distributor Generalcontrol

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AxFlow Italy has acquired Generalcontrol Spa, a Milan, Italy-based distributor of positive displacement (PD) pumps, instruments, vacuum pumps and compressors.

With a product mix of pumps, instruments, air motors, medical air compressors and mixers, Generalcontrol has established positions in the sanitary, chemical, ceramics and automotive industries. Generalcontrol’s brands include Wilden, Masterflex, Cole Parmer, GAST, Ametek and Almatec.

“The acquisition of Generalcontrol is well in line with AxFlow Group’s strategy for growth based on distributing international premium brands and value-added selling through competence and local in-depth customer knowledge,” said Ole Weiner, CEO of AxFlow Holding.

Established in 1967, Generalcontrol has offices, workshop and warehousing in Milan, near to the motorway leading to Malpensa Airport, connecting the company to all parts of Italy.

AxFlow says that Generalcontrol is a perfect fit, as both companies’ business models are very similar, yet they have complementary products.

“Generalcontrol is a highly strategic acquisition for AxFlow Italy,” said Gabriele Tanzi-Mira, managing director, AxFlow Srl. “It has a highly skilled workforce and excellent facilities that have enabled it to establish an excellent reputation throughout the country. Its customer base will now be able to benefit from access to our portfolio of PD pumps and at the same time, we will be able to expand into markets where until now AxFlow has had limited exposure.”

“We are very happy with the finalisation of this important process and we are very excited to become a part of the AxFlow Group,” said Daniela Biagini, general manager of Generalcontrol. “We strongly believe that this step will guarantee continuity to the Generalcontrol business and that many synergies can be achieved between our two sales organisations, providing more top-level products and services to the customers we already serve and generating more business opportunities in new market segments.”