Rodengo Saiano, Italy (September 21, 2021) – Metra S.p.A. has completed the acquisition of Rustici S.p.A., a manufacturer of aluminum structural components for the rail industry. Rustici is the second acquisition made by Metra since KPS Capital Partners, LP acquired Metra company in July 2021.
Headquartered in Pistoia (Tuscany), Italy, Rustici was founded in 1969 and is a long-standing partner of large OEM’s in the rail industry for the supply of welded structural sub-assemblies obtained from aluminum extrusions and laminates.
This acquisition further expands Metra’s ability to provide a full range of value-added services alongside its traditional production of aluminum extruded profiles for the industrial and building sectors.
Rustici expands and complements Metra’s welding and assembly expertise, allowing it to diversify its proposals to existing and potential customers. Thanks to this acquisition, Rustici’s customers will now have access to Metra’s global network, which offers a broader range of products and services, as well as additional expertise in aluminum extrusion.
Enrico Zampedri, CEO of Metra, said, “I am very pleased to welcome the Rustici team to Metra. Rustici is considered as one of the best companies in our country specialized in aluminum welding and structural assembly and has a strong reputation in the rail industry for quality and technical expertise. Its capabilities and services are complementary to Metra and will provide additional growth opportunities in this key sector for the company’s future.”
Emanuela Galigani, CEO of Rustici, added, “We are excited to partner with Metra to continue to grow Rustici and provide our customers with the high level of quality and service they are accustomed to. This partnership provides Rustici with access to new customers and provides existing customers with access to a larger manufacturing network in both Europe and North America, and this represents an extremely exciting opportunity.”
In the acquisition process, Metra was assisted by Equita K Finance (Clairfield Italy), part of Equita Group, as financial advisor and Pedersoli Studio Legale as legal counsel. Rustici’s shareholders were assisted by a team of professionals comprising lawyer Pierpaolo Ciccarelli, Roberto Becciani and Pisaneschi Toninelli.
About Rustici S.p.A.
Rustici is a manufacturer of aluminum structural components, primarily for the railroad industry. The company’s manufacturing capabilities include welding, machining and assembly of aluminum extruded profiles. Rustici is headquartered in Pistoia, Italy, where it serves customers through two manufacturing facilities located at a single manufacturing site. For more information, visit www.rusticispa.com.
About Metra S.p.A.
Metra is a global, vertically integrated manufacturer of aluminum extruded profiles and related value-added services, including painting, oxidation, machining, welding and assembly. The company offers a full range of aluminum extruded profiles, primarily used in industrial and building end markets in Europe and North America. Metra is headquartered in Rodengo Saiano, Italy, with six manufacturing facilities strategically located in Italy, the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit www.metra.eu.