Sidel acquires Makro Labelling to expand offering

The Sidel Group has expanded its offering in labelling technologies with the acquisition of Makro Labelling, an innovator in the field.

08 Feb 2023 | By Rahul Kumar

Sidel has been developing labelling solutions for the past 40 years

Sidel said the low and medium-speed modular labelling machines made by Makro will complement the company’s higher-speed technologies that are manufactured in in Mantova, Italy and integrated into Sidel’s packaging lines. 

Makro Labelling is a modular labelling machine company that was founded in 2009 by five partners, who are still forerunners in the company today and bring 30 years of experience to the table. 

Makro’s machines can label up to five items per bottle in cold glue, hot glue, self-adhesive, and combination versions. 

Monica Gimre, CEO and president at Sidel, said, “We will capitalise on the success already reached by Makro Labelling built on expertise, innovation and operational agility. We are excited to be able to offer enriched labelling expertise and even greater flexibility to our customers, strengthening our position in labelling solutions and broadening our reach in dynamic markets, such as wine, spirits, food, home and personal care.”

Sidel has been developing labelling solutions for the past 40 years. It is present in Mantova with its own labelling plant where it has advanced its labelling technologies, reaching speeds of 90,000 containers per hour, that are well-integrated into Sidel’s complete lines and Super Combi series.

“Joining forces with Sidel is an opportunity for further development and growth for Makro Labelling. After the acquisition, Makro will maintain its full autonomy as a unit of the Sidel Group and will continue to operate independently from its current headquarters. At the same time, we will be able to leverage and develop interesting synergies, exchange best practices, and offer an even richer experience for our employees and a broader portfolio to our customers. We are excited to embark on this new chapter of our adventure,” said Simone Marcantoni, managing director at Makro Labelling.

Sidel’s pairing with Makro offers a key opportunity for both parties. The company is based in Goito (Mantova, Italy) and employs over 120 people.