Quick Group acquires nautical components business
Marine electronics manufacturer Quick Group has acquired nautical components business Nemo Industrie, which will help the company reach its growth targets set for 2026.
Nemo Industrie was founded in Sarsina, Italy, in 1969 and specialises in the production of nautical components for sail and motor boats, including pantograph doors, portholes, hatches, ladders and gangways.
In 2008, Nemo built a new 5,200m2 production plant, next to the existing one, to house all its warehouses and increased production of a wide range of portlights, hatches and doors for mega-yachts. This marked the beginning of contracts with shipyards including Beneteau, Benetti, Bugari Yachts, Ferretti, Montecarlo Yachts, and Sunseeker.
Quick was founded in 1983 by the Marzucco family, and specialises in sales, installation and after-sales management of marine electronics, refrigeration, air conditioning, heating and electrical systems. All of its products are designed, produced, assembled and tested in its HQ in Ravenna, Italy, and include anchoring systems and capstans, thrusters and stabilisers, components for hydraulic systems and marine lighting. Recently launched products include a ‘minimalist’ spotlight and new Olympic anchors.
Fondo Italiano d’Investimento SGR and Armònia SGR acquired a majority stake in the business in August last year.
Michele Marzucco, CEO of Quick, said:
“The group’s growth drivers that will guide us over the next three years include internal development related to new technologies, to be implemented with new product development, and an external one represented by new acquisitions that will broaden the group’s offer and expertise.
“We intend to strengthen aftersales service and develop advanced software that will improve the integration of onboard systems. In addition, we will continue development plans in the US market. This will result in the goal of the group of reaching over €100m. Finally, major production unit expansions are also planned for a total of 8km².”
This is the third acquisition by Quick this year – previously the company acquired component manufacturer Sanguineti Chiavari, as well as Xenta Systems, an electronics company specialising in control systems for yachts and superyachts.
According to the company, another major acquisition is expected in the spring of 2024.
“That’s plenty of figures that can be summed up in a few very clear targets, the same ones that have animated me since I embarked on my entrepreneurial path: to propose high-quality, technologically advanced products, guaranteeing professional and timely service to our customers in terms of maintenance and aftersales support.”