CAREL acquires Alfaco Polska, strengthening its position in eastern Europe
CAREL continues its international expansion strategy through acquisitions by fully acquiring Alfaco Polska Sp. z o.o, based in Wrocław, Poland, the company’s Polish distributor for over 20 years.
Carel Group’s investment is aimed at consolidating the growth it has recorded in recent years in the Polish, Ukrainian and Baltic markets, where double-digit growth in the refrigeration and air-conditioning markets is expected over the next few years. “Alfaco is a very important, long-term partner for us in Poland”, commented Francesco Nalini, Carel Group Managing Director. “With this acquisition we are continuing our strategy to establish a direct presence in all major international markets, meaning we can can be close to our customers and support them in terms of technology, logistics and service.”
Currently the Carel Polish office employs 38 local personnel. The company’s board members will be: Jarek Baranczenko (CEO), Luigi Rossi Luciani (Carel Group President) and Mirco Cauz (Managing Director Carel Central and Southern Europe).
“Over the last 25 years, Alfaco Polska Sp. z o.o. has built a very solid position on the Polish market”, explained Jarek Baranczenko, Alfaco CAREL CEO. “Our organisational structure with six different locations across Poland allows us to reach a large number of customers, providing technical support and logistical efficiency. This acquisition by the CAREL Group will help us better serve the needs of domestic and foreign markets. Innovation, responsibility and quality are the cornerstones that define us in this industry and strengthen our position on the market.”