Serge Ferrari Group has acquired Plastitex, an Italian manufacturer of specialty composite materials for indoor and outdoor furniture. Besides its expertise in new product design, Plastitex will provide Serge Ferrari Group with extra capacity and additional manufacturing flexibility.
Through Plastitex, Serge Ferrari Americas, based in Pompano Beach, Fla., will now offer a new service of textile customization for designers, hotel and restaurant owners and furniture manufacturers. The service will provide customers with unique and exclusive color combinations, weave patterns and designs for completely one-of-a-kind chairs and cushions. Serge Ferrari’s Plastitex design consultants work with customers in developing these creative concepts that are then produced on its short-run looms and coating machines.
In 2016, Plastitex posted revenues of €9 million. Based in Carmignano di Brenta in northern Italy, Plastitex employs about 60 people at two production facilities located in Carmignano and Novi Grad, Croatia, and serves a number of prestigious brands including Kettal, B&B, Moroso, Unopiù and Emu. The company will continue to sell its colorful and elastic textiles, including Jacquard and Brigitte, under the Plastitex name.