Desmet Ballestra Group has reached an agreement with Sagittario S.p.A. for the purchase of Mazzoni LB spa soap and detergent operations.
The closing of the deal has taken place on March 15, 2017.


Desmet Ballestra Group is proud to announce this further enlargement of its technology portfolio through the acquisition of Mazzoni and IIT companies from Sagittario spa.
Mazzoni is the world leader in design and supply of soap production plants and equipment. They develop and provide specialized solutions for the soap production industry, as
well as innovative oleo‐chemical solutions which will further complement the Desmet Ballestra Group technology portfolio. IIT, founded in 1976, was recently acquired by Mazzoni,
and has available know‐how in sulphonation plants and relevant critical equipment which smartly extend the solution range currently proposed by Desmet Ballestra to meet
its client requirements. Mazzoni and IIT will further benefit from the strong commercial and marketing resources of the worldwide sales and technical support network of
Desmet Ballestra Group to provide enhanced service to their current and future client base. The Mazzoni present management remains unchanged to facilitate the integration
of the two company’s operations.

With this acquisition, the Desmet Ballestra Group confirms its undisputed world leadership in developing, engineering and supplying processing plants and proprietary equipment
for: the Oilseeds, Oils and Fats and Animal Feed industries; the Oleochemical and Biodiesel industries; the Detergents and Surfactants industries; and the Soap industry. Additionally,
over the last 15 years, through leverage on its process technology know‐how and licensing of world‐class technologies, the Desmet Ballestra Group has also become a reputable player
in the Inorganic Chemicals and Fertilizers industry. Desmet Ballestra benefits from a great worldwide reputation, thanks to over 70 years of unequalled experience, a strong R&D
commitment and the most extensive customer base in the industry.