UNITEC GROUP ACQUIRES STAKE IN PACKTIN
Lugo (Ravenna), December 13, 2022 – UNITEC, a leading group specialized in designing innovative and patented solutions for fresh fruit and vegetable sorting and processing, has acquired a stake in Packtin s.r.l., a science-based company based in Reggio Emilia. Packtin is specialized in the full valorization of agri-food by-products through innovative stabilization and extraction processes and in the production of 100% plant-based flours of the highest nutritional quality, consistent with the principles of sustainability, respect for nature, and circular economy.
Angelo Benedetti, president and general manager of UNITEC Group, is now a member of Packtin’s board. UNITEC Group’s acquisition of a stake in the Reggio Emilia-based company will boost Packtin’s industrial development and the marketing of its products, already appreciated in Emilia-Romagna and the rest of Italy.
“We are proud that UNITEC Group decided to invest in Packtin and that president Benedetti is a member of our board,” said Riccardo De Leo, Packtin’s president and co-founder. “UNITEC Group is a major global player, operating in key markets such as the Americas and Asia; its commitment to R&D and innovation is widely acknowledged. UNITEC Group’s acquisition of a stake in Packtin will make a fundamental contribution to the company’s growth project, thanks to its experience in technology at an international level”.
“In Packtin, we have seen a group of highly-qualified young professionals, enthusiastic about their project, which is already well advanced,” said Angelo Benedetti, president of UNITEC Group. “We are happy to accompany them as they pursue their growth objectives, thanks to our experience in the technology world, to achieve zero waste of raw materials in our industry thanks to an innovative process that we think we can perfect and make usable for our customers as well”.
UNITEC is an international group specializing in designing and manufacturing innovative technologies for processing, grading, quality selection, and packaging of more than 35 types of fresh fruit and vegetables. For nearly a century, UNITEC has been committed to improving the quality of fruit and vegetable processing providing patented tailor-made solutions for around 50 different types of fruit and every stage of the process, offering its customers the highest standards of reliability and profitability. 100% Made in Italy, UNITEC solutions are manufactured in-house and cover the entire processing cycle of fruit and vegetable products. On an international level, UNITEC has set up a network of 20 operational branches in some of the most important countries in the fruit and vegetable industry (the USA – Washington, California and Oregon –, France, Spain, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Turkey, Russia, Australia, and Canada) and a commercial structure that allows UNITEC Group to meet the specific needs of its customers in the over 65 countries where it operates.
Packtin s.r.l. is a science-based company based in Reggio Emilia founded in 2017. It specializes in the valorization of agrifood by-products through innovative stabilization and extraction processes and in the production of 100% vegetable flours of high nutritional quality, consistent with the fundamental principles of sustainability, respect for nature and circular economy.