The move starts a new chapter for the Italian branch of Martin’s US engineering firm.


February 23, 2024

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Martin Engineering sales manager Matteo Manghi (left) and administration and accounts manager Simona Farina (right)Image courtesy of Martin Engineering

Martin Engineering, has restructured its Italian business, and relocated to a new facility to boost customer service and accelerate growth.

The move starts a new chapter for the Italian branch of Martin’s US engineering firm, which supplies belt conveyor products and material flow aids to bulk handling and material processing companies to boost production efficiency and workplace safety.

Martin Engineering has been present in Italy for more than 30 years, supporting the country’s producers of coal, cement, and aggregates. Moving to a new warehouse near Monza, northeast of Milan, allows the company to broaden its scope to solve material handling problems in sectors like recycling, glass, steel, paper and ports.

Wider Range of Products

The new location also enables Martin to bring a wider range of products to the Italian market, including the N2 remote monitoring system for conveyor belt cleaners that enables maintenance teams to track conveyor belt cleaner blades on a mobile app. Martin’s range of CleanScrape belt cleaners are also being introduced in Italy, and last up to four times longer than standard cleaners with no retensioning or extra maintenance required after installation.

Restructuring the business means that Martin Italy is now jointly led by sales manager Matteo Manghi, who heads a team of sales engineers and service technicians, with administration and accounts manager Simona Farina, who is responsible for accounts, customer service, and head office functions. Both Matteo and Simona report directly to Robert Whetstone, Martin Engineering’s area vice president for EMEAI (Europe, Middle East, Africa, and the Indian subcontinent).

“It’s an exciting time for Martin Engineering in Italy as we now have the capability to apply our bulk handling expertise in new ways to solve problems for customers in a broader range of industries,” said Manghi. “Our new facility gives us the space to assemble and distribute our products for installation by our team of trained specialist service technicians.”

“Martin Engineering has a long history in Italy and the move to our new headquarters represents a new beginning for our Italian business,” said Farina. “We are now in a strong position to provide better service to our existing loyal customers and we have a solid base from which to grow our business into new segments of the market and bring new customers on board.”

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