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Cupa Group compra el grupo Samaca / Cupa Group acquires the slate group Samaca Irosa

11.06.2024 09:29

La multinacional pizarrera Cupa Group, con sede en Carballeda de Valdeorras (Ourense), ha anunciado recientemente la compra del grupo Samaca Irosa, también radicada en el mismo municipio, en O Trigal.

Según informa Cupa Group en un comunicado, con esta adquisición «refuerza su posición como primer productor de pizarras para cubiertas y fachadas a nivel mundial».

Fundado en 1968, el grupo Samaca cuenta con 300 empleados y está constituido por las sociedades Pizarras Samaca, empresa comercializadora, e Irosa y Pizarras Gonta, empresas productoras que operan a través de cinco canteras y siete plantas transformadoras, ubicadas en las localidades de O Trigal y Portela, en Carballeda de Valdeorras, y La Baña, en la comarca leonesa de La Cabrera.

Estos activos se incorporan a Cupa Group para «ampliar su capacidad productiva y comercializadora en países como Francia, Reino Unido, Bélgica, Países Bajos, Luxemburgo y Estados Unidos.

500 millones de facturación

Samaca registró una facturación de 30 millones de euros en 2023. Cupa Group ya ha incorporado a Pizarras Gallegas, Proinor, Lomba y Rinus Roofing en 2021. Se convierte en un grupo empresarial que gestiona 79 filiales, 30 canteras, 40 plantas transformadoras, 70 centros de distribución y 2.800 empleados con presencia en nueve países, que en 2023 generaron una facturación consolidada de 465 millones de euros. Así, la compañía, con esta integración de Samaca Irosa, prevé alcanzar los 500 millones en 2025.

El CEO de Cupa Group, Javier Fernández, destaca la operación como «la más importante a nivel económico y estratégico en la historia del grupo». «Una inversión que ampliará nuestra capacidad productiva y expandirá nuestra presencia en los mercados donde operamos para fortalecer nuestro liderazgo», agrega.

«Demostramos nuestra absoluta confianza en el futuro del sector de la pizarra, que tiene un alto potencial de crecimiento si continuamos invirtiendo en su modernización y desarrollo, fomentando un modelo de negocio sostenible, que está generando mucho empleo estable y de calidad, y contribuyendo de forma significativa al desarrollo socioeconómico de nuestro entorno, mayoritariamente rural», sostiene.

Cupa Group es una multinacional formada por 79 empresas con sociedades filiales en nueve países, 29 canteras y exporta a más de 70 países de los cinco continentes, con más de 2.800 personas empleadas.

Las tres principales líneas de negocio del grupo son Cupa Pizarras, el líder mundial en pizarra natural, Burton Roofing, el segundo mayor distribuidor de materiales para cubiertas del Reino Unido, y Cupa Stone, los expertos en piedra natural, líderes en distribución en España, Francia y Portugal.

En 1892, inauguró su primera cantera, Solana de Forcadas, en San Pedro de Trones (León). En 1968, cinco empresarios se aliaron para vender su producción en todo el mundo.

Cupa Group has recently announced the acquisition of the Samaca group, a company that specialises in the extraction, manufacturing and sale of slate, based in O Trigal, in Carballeda de Valdeorras, Orense, Spain. With this operation, Cupa Group strengthens its leading position as the biggest producer of slate for roofs and façades on a global scale.Established in 1968, the Samaca group has 300 employees and is formed by the companies Pizarras Samaca, a trader company, and Irosa and Pizarras Gonta, two production companies that operate five quarries and seven processing plants, located in the towns of O Trigal and Portela, in Carballeda de Valdeorras, Galicia, and La Baña, in the district of La Cabrera in León, Spain.

These assets are incorporated into Cupa Group to increase its production and sales capacity around the world. Samaca’s position as a key player on the international slate market is notable in several countries, with France, United Kingdom, Benelux and the United States being the main countries it exports to.Growth strategySamaca recorded a turnover of 30 million euros in 2023. Its acquisition reactivates Cupa Group’s inorganic growth after it incorporated Pizarras Gallegas, Proinor, Lomba and Rinus Roofing in 2021, and it means that Cupa Group now manages 79 subsidiaries, 30 quarries, 40 processing plants, 70 distribution centres and 2,800 employees with presence in nine countries, which generated a consolidated turnover of 465 million euros in 2023. The company, propelled by the acquisition of Samaca Irosa, predicts that it will reach 500 million euros in 2025.Javier Fernández, CEO of Cupa Group, describes the operation as “an investment that will increase our production capacity and expand our presence in the markets we operate in, to strengthen our leading position. This acquisition, the largest in the group’s history, economically and strategically speaking, demonstrates our absolute confidence in the future of the slate sector, which has a high growth potential if we continue investing in its modernisation and development, promoting a model of sustainable business, which is generating a lot of quality stable employment, and significantly contributing to the socioeconomic development of our region, which is primarily rural”.

Cupa Group has recently announced the acquisition of the Samaca group, a company that specialises in the extraction, manufacturing and sale of slate, based in O Trigal, in Carballeda de Valdeorras, Orense, Spain. With this operation, Cupa Group strengthens its leading position as the biggest producer of slate for roofs and façades on a global scale.Established in 1968, the Samaca group has 300 employees and is formed by the companies Pizarras Samaca, a trader company, and Irosa and Pizarras Gonta, two production companies that operate five quarries and seven processing plants, located in the towns of O Trigal and Portela, in Carballeda de Valdeorras, Galicia, and La Baña, in the district of La Cabrera in León, Spain. These assets are incorporated into Cupa Group to increase its production and sales capacity around the world. Samaca’s position as a key player on the international slate market is notable in several countries, with France, United Kingdom, Benelux and the United States being the main countries it exports to.Growth strategySamaca recorded a turnover of 30 million euros in 2023. Its acquisition reactivates Cupa Group’s inorganic growth after it incorporated Pizarras Gallegas, Proinor, Lomba and Rinus Roofing in 2021, and it means that Cupa Group now manages 79 subsidiaries, 30 quarries, 40 processing plants, 70 distribution centres and 2,800 employees with presence in nine countries, which generated a consolidated turnover of 465 million euros in 2023. The company, propelled by the acquisition of Samaca Irosa, predicts that it will reach 500 million euros in 2025.Javier Fernández, CEO of Cupa Group, describes the operation as “an investment that will increase our production capacity and expand our presence in the markets we operate in, to strengthen our leading position. This acquisition, the largest in the group’s history, economically and strategically speaking, demonstrates our absolute confidence in the future of the slate sector, which has a high growth potential if we continue investing in its modernisation and development, promoting a model of sustainable business, which is generating a lot of quality stable employment, and significantly contributing to the socioeconomic development of our region, which is primarily rural”.

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