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Bunting establish Italian office

Bunting establish Italian office

BUNTING has appointed Stefano Maiaroli to head up business development in Italy and Southern Europe. This latest appointment is part of an ongoing strategy to develop additional export business for magnets, magnetic separators and metal detectors.

Bunting is one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of magnetic separators, metal detectors, magnets, magnetic assemblies and magnetising equipment. The Bunting European manufacturing facilities are in Redditch, just outside Birmingham, and Berkhamsted, both in the United Kingdom.

“Locally-based employees are tuned into the nuances of the market and provide better customer service,” explained Simon Ayling, Bunting’s European managing director. “Stefano is our first appointment, focusing on Italy and the Mediterranean countries, but will not be our last.”

Stefano Maiaroli is an experienced engineer with over 20 years of experience of providing technical solutions. For nearly 10 years, Stefano has developed business in Europe for equipment manufacturers. This has included setting up distributorships and directly managing key accounts.

Bunting’s export business from the United Kingdom into Europe has increased significantly in recent years. The latest appointment offers the opportunity to break into new market sectors with proven products.

“Bunting has an extensive product portfolio which reaches out to a wide range of industries,” said Simon. “Our high intensity magnetic separators for the mineral processing sector are world-leading. Sales for metal separation equipment for the recycling sector continues to grow at a rapid rate. And we are recognised as a global expert for bespoke magnets, magnet assemblies and magnetisers.”

Stefano’s first attendance at a conference for Bunting was in Italy at the UK Magnetics Society’s two-day Magnetic Materials and Applications MMA event (Milan 18-19 September 2019). In October 2019, Stefano attended his first major international trade show, the K2019 plastics industry trade fair, with the wider Bunting team. Between 5 and 8 November 2019, Stefano will be managing the Bunting stand at Ecomondo 2019 (Rimini, Italy), assisting companies in the recycling and waste sectors solve issues of metal recovery and contamination.

“This is a very exciting opportunity,” said Stefano. “I was impressed by the vision of Simon and the management team.  Bunting has a global presence and I am looking forward to enhancing that identity by developing business in Italy and the Mediterranean corridor.”