Starting the year with an acquisition means being clear about the company’s future and goals. This is what it has done
which, in early 2021, acquired Progetto Elica, an Italian company born from the experience of SBM, which builds custom-made propellers.
“We tailor everything ,” explains Francesco Deponti, manager of engineering at Progetto Elica. and even for mass-produced boats you can hardly find two identical examples. This is because engines, weights, and fittings change and more. One must, therefore, take measurements and make calculations to make the right propeller for each boat. We have on our side so much experience with which, in addition to calculations, we can realize and configure the best solution for each boat. As production we are 50% surface propellers, 50% classic immersed propellers, but we also work with the commercial world.”
The important thing is, then, to understand the needs of each boat, but also those of the owner. For example, a boat that retrofits engines may also need to change propellers to match the new engine.
Propeller Project carries out almost every step in-house, from design to 3D production of propeller molds for boats.
“In addition to doing everything at home,” Deponti continued. – we also have available a three-dimensional scanner that allows us to measure existing propellers. It happens that an owner of a boat comes in who has broken a propeller, but does not have the drawings available. We scan it and replicate it exactly the same, and the same goes for the other components of the propeller.”
“With this acquisition,” Alessandro Fossati, sales manager of MZ Electronic, tells us, “the company aims to enter a new market with a product of excellence. Through our sales network, we want to make Progetto Elica known and grow in the world. There is certainly no lack of quality.”