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Summa Acquires Valiani

The deal expands the vinyl-cutter OEM’s business in flatbed cutting.




Pictured are Geert Pierloot, managing director at Summa (left) and Nico Valiani, CEO of Valiani (right). Pictured are Geert Pierloot, managing director at Summa (left) and Nico Valiani, CEO of Valiani (right).

Summa (Gistel, Belgium) recently acquired Valiani (Certaldo, Florence, Italy) to strengthen its position as the leading manufacturer in print-finishing equipment, according to a press release from Summa.

“The merged business will continue as before and will complement each other to offer customers an even broader range of cutting solutions,” the release states.

Valiani, a developer and manufacturer of small- to medium-sized, flatbed cutters with a worldwide distribution network — per the release — has an extensive history in the picture-framing industry and digital solutions: for example, designing and cutting mat board and offering passepartout tools for bevel cuts.

“In the recent years we have renewed our complete portfolio with a wider range of solutions,” Nico Valiani, CEO of Valiani, said. “Now, this is starting to pay off [with] significant growth … My family and I are convinced that being part of the Summa group will accelerate our growth and give our customers much more possibilities.”

“Since the negotiations started, my appreciation for the Valiani company and its products has grown more and more,” Geert Pierloot, managing director at Summa, said. “The organization with Lean manufacturing production lines in the Certaldo, ISO-certified, plant is a true example for the industry.”

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