Convergent evolution

13 December 2019

At ConExpo in 2017, Faymonville announced it would acquire Cometto. With the three-year anniversary of the deal coming up in 2020, Will North spoke to Cometto head of sales Giovanni Monti about the integration of the Italian company.

Cometto has a strong reputation as a manufacturer of self-propelled modular trailers and industrial transporters. In 2017, the company was acquired by the Faymonville Group. The new ownership, Cometto head of sales Giovanni Monti, explains, has strengthened Cometto's development, production and sales process.

"On the product side, we've clearly divided the ranges within the Group. Cometto takes care of anything self-propelled, the brands Faymonville and MAX Trailer the on-road business.”

"We’ve brought in the Faymonville Group production processes with their high quality and their modular philosophy. So, changes have been made to how we produce the vehicles. Cometto has integrated seamlessly into the famously dynamic Faymonville Group.”

“Additionally, the service and after sales organization has been redesigned. What this actually means is: the customer is king. The aim was to achieve the best possible products combined with an outstanding service.”

"We are always more and more completing the Cometto product range and developing new technologies. Our excellence is amongst others in the electronics and hydraulics, how they control the machines and the feedback from them.

"We want to be at the frontline of the product offering: we've just launched a new 650tm wind turbine blade system called BladeMAX."

Monti notes that the company Cometto has always sold on a global scale: from big orders in Europe to projects on all the continents of the world.

“In terms of sales and service network, Cometto benefits from integration within the Faymonville Group.”

On this job, Fagioli used 72 axles of Cometto MSPE 40t transporters to move two hydrocrackers, each weighing 1,535t and 60m long, from two ATB Riva Calzoni sites in Roncadelle and Venice, to the port of Marghera, for onward transport to a customer in Nigeria. The move was the biggest ever to pass through the Italian port.