Arclinea by B&B Italia

B&B ITALIA BECOMES THE MAJORITY SHAREHOLDER IN ARCLINEA,  A LEADER IN HIGH-END DESIGNER KITCHENS

THE AGREEMENT FORESEES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP THAT LEVERAGES THE FULL POTENTIAL OF THE RESPECTIVE
PRODUCT RANGES. COMBINING BOTH COMPANIES’ COMMON ABILITIES TO CREATE UNIQUE DESIGN AND INNOVATION THROUGH AN INDUSTRIAL
APPROACH OF EXCELLENCE. 

THE OPERATION WILL ENABLE B&B ITALIA – THE LEADER FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS IN DESIGNER FURNITURE FOR BOTH INDOOR AND OUTDOOR
ENVIRONMENTS - THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND ITS PRODUCT OFFER, AND TO ENTER INTO THE HIGH-LEVEL DESIGNER KITCHEN MARKET SEGMENT. 

THE PARTNERSHIP WILL ALSO PROVIDE ARCLINEA ADDITIONAL AVENUES TO SUBSTANTIALLY ACCELERATE ITS GROWTH PLANS WORLDWIDE. 
B&B ITALIA HAS SIGNED AN AGREEMENT TO BECOME THE MAJORITY PARTNER OF ARCLINEA. THE FORTUNA FAMILY, THE CURRENT SOLE SHAREHOLDER OF ARCLINEA, 
WILL RETAIN A MINORITY STAKE, AND WILL CONTINUE ITS ROLE IN THE OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT. SILVIO FORTUNA WILL REMAIN PRESIDENT OF THE COMPANY. 

GIORGIO BUSNELLI, CEO OF B&B ITALIA COMMENTED: “FOR B&B ITALIA THIS IS THE FIRST MAJOR MILESTONE IN THE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT PROCESS
THAT FORMED THE BASIS OF THE AGREEMENT WHICH WE SIGNED WITH INVEST INDUSTRIAL
LAST YEAR. B&B ITALIA NOW EXPANDS ITS PRODUCT PORTFOLIO INTO THE EXCITING SEGMENT OF DESIGNER KITCHENS, A SECTOR OF PRIMARY IMPORTANCE FOR BOTH
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL BUSINESS. BRAND STRENGTH, A DEDICATION TO RESEARCH AND INNOVATION, AND A GLOBAL FOOTPRINT ARE SOME OF THE VALUES SHARED BY THE TWO BRANDS. THE SHARED MIND-SET WILL MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO ACTIVATE SYNERGIES IN TERMS OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND STRATEGIC THINKING, WHICH WILL BE A VERY EXCITING TASK FOR BOTH OF US TO ACCOMPLISH”.