ERJ staff report (DS)
Fedi Gomme Srl has established a strategic partnership with the Marangoni Group. This partnership will allow Fedi Gomme to expand its business abroad and Marangoni to create a replicable model for the benefit of its customers. Fedi is a specialist outsourcing company, providing tyre management for large transport fleets. Its customers include some of the main players in the Italian logistics and road transport industry.
The company has been looking for ways to offer services in competition with large tyre makers, such as Michelin. The arrangement with Marangoni should permit it to do that in regions beyond its home country of Italy.
Marangoni said the transport and logistics business is evolving, and an increasing number of companies now find it much more convenient to outsource the management of their tyres to specialist companies.
â€œWe pioneered mileage-based tyre management, building our experience step-by-step starting from the early '90sâ€, commented Giuseppe Zecchi, Managing Director of Fedi Gomme Srl. â€œI realised that alone we would not be able to make headway in a sector that is mainly dominated by new tyre manufacturers. For the last few years I have been looking for an industrial partner that could help us compete at the same levelâ€.
â€œThanks to the Marangoni Groupâ€, Zecchi continued, â€œwe can now start thinking about expanding our horizons and offering even more specialist services. Currently we have 14 mobile workshops of all types and sizes, with the ability to operate over the short and long range. Specific equipment and innovative solutions allow our service technicians to work in any weather and in all conditionsâ€.
â€œThe principle of aggregation means that technological knowledge, managerial culture, business management and IT support can become a common and shared asset. Research and innovation, which are only possible with considerable investments, give life to new products and services to supply to our key customersâ€, explained Massimo de Alessandri, CEO of Marangoni Spa. â€œI believe that the partnership with Fedi Gomme Srl is a field test for the further advancement of Marangoni professionals, being a fundamental aspect in the philosophy of qualityâ€.