CMC opens three new subsidiaries including UK arm

Richard Stuart-Turner
Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Italian automated mailing line and packaging machinery manufacturer CMC has opened three new subsidiaries in the UK, France, and Germany as part of its international expansion strategy.

CMC was founded in Italy in 1980
CMC was founded in Italy in 1980

The company said it has made the move to accommodate the increasing demand for packaging automation in these European markets, where e-commerce penetration is higher than the rest of the continent.

All opened as of last month, the new subsidiaries will enable CMC to better serve its customers and shorten response and delivery times for after sale service and consumables.

CMC Machinery UK will be led by West Midlands-based general manager/country manager Scott Torrington, who will also oversee the CMC business in the Nordics. He brings more than 15 years’ senior leadership experience in the parcel and warehouse automation industry.

Torrington said: “I am honoured to lead the CMC team in the UK, Ireland and Nordics markets. CMC are the global leader in right-sized sustainable packaging machines and our history of innovation combined with a true belief in our people really inspired me to come to CMC and be part of this exciting and fast-growing organisation.”

Supply chain and packaging veteran Loïc Blin, who has more than 25 years of experience of the French market, will be at the helm of CMC France.

CMC Deutschland will be headed up by André Warth, who has 27 years’ industry experience.

The three new subsidiaries are in addition to the established CMC America and CMC Netherlands subsidiaries, which have added warehouse space and sales and service organisations in the regions.

CMC CEO Francesco Ponti said: “We are proud to have reached another key milestone in our international growth journey.

“Supported by the new subsidiary direct daily dialogue, CMC Italy will continue to maintain close and trustworthy relationships with our current and future customers with the ability to concentrate on strategic developments and R&D programs for the entire organisation.”

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