Brazilian injection molding machinery group Indústrias Romi SA is dropping the Sandretto badge from the beginning of this year.
The 84-year old company, which purchased the Sandretto business in July 2008, started downsizing the Italian operation in 2011. It culminated in 2013 with the disposal of a facility where Sandretto machines were previously produced.
At the same time, the agreement involved transferring the employees of Romi Italia to Italian company Scout One along with the facility in the Piemonte region and the Sandretto trademark from 1 January 2015.
Livaldo Aguiar dos Santo, chief executive of Romi, said in a letter to customers: “Now another chapter, after six years managing and trading under the Sandretto name, all products and services the market knows and is familiar will be branded as Romi. Starting from 2015 we are adopting the Romi brand. By putting our name forward we are only increasing our commitment to customers, be [they] Romi or Sandretto.”
Romi, based in Santa Bárbara d'Oeste, Brazil, now manufactures all its injection molding machines at its nine manufacturing facilities in Brazil.