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Leasing of equipment for sustainable transition: the case of E-Group

My father founded Eurotherm in 1984 as a company specialising in radiant systems specifically for underfloor heating – Christian Pezzei, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Managing Director of E-Group, said of the process of establishing the E-Group.

We set up our production line in 2007, with the foundation of the company Enetec and the first factory in Appiano (BZ). We later expanded with a new facility in the province of Brescia for the production of insulation materials (expanded polystyrene) and another in Germany for the production of pipes.

Over the years, the evolution of building technology and market potential has allowed us to cover both the Italian market and expand into foreign markets: Spain, North Africa and some Eastern countries.

Today we specialise in radiant systems and all other systems that reduce energy consumption. We are active in about 30 countries in Europe and have 3 production sites and 2 administrative sites, in Bolzano and Slovakia.

How many years have you been a customer of Banca Ifis? And how has the bank assisted you with the leasing of equipment? 

Our relationship with Banca Ifis began in 2016, with the leasing of vehicles. We have always got on well with both you and your local sales representative. We therefore decided to increase our use of leasing by also financing certain capital goods.

With your support, we have invested in new production lines, digital equipment and energy-saving solutions. Examples of these are robotics, new energy-efficient thermoforming and expansion lines, and some technological solutions for production that allow us to optimise both our material flows and the work carried out by our colleagues.

What are E- Group’s plans for the future? 

Our next goals are to improve the production process. We will therefore focus on digitisation and saving energy.

The latter issue is particularly important for us as we have been aiming for some time to acquire B-Corp certification. There is still a lot of room for improvement to achieve this, but all the investments we are making are aimed at improving our commitment to sustainability and the impact of our business.

This is the path we have decided to take and to which we will be committing ourselves in the coming years.