Rolls-Royce Acquires Team Italia

17th July 2023

Rolls-Royce Acquires Team Italia

Rolls-Royce Power Systems has acquired the Italian yacht bridge and marine automation specialists Team Italia for an undisclosed sum, strengthening Rolls Royce's position in the yacht market.

Team Italia, with its HQ in Viareggio, was established in 2000, and specialises in the integration and functional optimisation of navigation, telecommunications, security and data transmission equipment, using its exclusive I-Bridge® system, and integrated yacht bridges for Italian yacht builders and shipyards.

Massimo Minnella, MD of Team Italia, said:

Team Italia benefits from the Rolls-Royce Power Systems’ worldwide distribution network which provides access to global markets and yacht makers worldwide. Team Italia systems are already in service around the world on some 350 yachts of 30-100 meters in length.

Daniele Ceccanti, Technical Director of Team Italia, commented:

Rolls-Royce develops and delivers new mtu marine solutions for propulsion, automation and service, working with customers and partners to examine the best marine propulsion solutions, from fuel infrastructure to drive profiles and propulsion systems and their integration into vessels.

Further expansion of its mtu portfolio for yachts will help it to realize its ‘bridge to propeller’ strategy. In addition to a mtu propulsion system, Rolls-Royce can now offer integrated bridge products as well as regulation, control, automation, and navigation systems, and many other functions for yachts.

Denise Kurtulus, VP Marine in the Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems, said:

Having collaborated on joint development projects in 2019, the two companies now agreed that the best way to realise strategic growth plans would be for Team Italia to become part of Rolls-Royce.

Clemens Berger, President of Mobile Power Solutions at Rolls-Royce Power Systems, says Team Italia’s system design and integration, together with its software programming and the ongoing development of its bridge and integrated platforms, will be a perfect fit. He concluded:

With the new name Team Italia Marine s.r.l., the company continues to operate in the Italian cities of Fano, Livorno and Forlì. Its workforce of almost 60 employees including all managers and key personal will be taken over by Rolls-Royce, as Massimo Minnella will keep the role as Managing Director and Daniele Ceccanti as Technical Director. They will be supported by Nicola Camuffo, head of the Rolls-Royce mtu Yacht Competence Centre in La Spezia.

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