In December 2023, CLS, a TESYA Group Company and leading supplier of advanced solutions for material handling and logistics in Italy, signed a binding agreement to acquire all the shares of the company from which Degrocar – the sole distributor of ‘Mitsubishi’ forklift trucks in Italy, with a turnover of €52M in 2022 and a customer base of over 3,500- will transfer its key business assets.

CLS will now distribute Mitsubishi’s electric, diesel and warehouse forklifts in the market, significantly expanding its current offering.

Lino Tedeschi, TESYA Group Chairman and CEO, commented: “This strategic move will ensure an even broader presence and greater growth prospects in the forklift truck market, within which we are committed to scaling our presence, achieving a market share of 10% within the next four years. By 2025, we aim to become the preferred supplier for intelligent, state-of-the-art, high-value-added intralogistics solutions in Western Europe.

Paolo Vivani, CEO of CLS, added: This acquisition positions us for greater range renewal and faster delivery times. The new equipment will help us develop flexible packages that adapt to continuously evolving work environments through dynamic and innovative solutions. Between fleet-related investments and those aimed at development, we plan to invest over €30M in the next two years. Our objective is to strengthen our position as a market leader in integrated, high-added-value solutions for the improvement of material handling processes.