The company finalises the acquisition of Grup Ibervending S.A., one of the major Spanish players in the vending sector, as well as the Swiss Demomatic: IVS Group confirms its own European growth strategy.
Cesare Cerea, Group Chairman, dies in August in the same year. A pioneer of the vending sector in Italy and Europe, he went down in history for developing innovation since the 80s, in technologies and information systems applied to vending.
From the outset of his career, Cesare Cerea was visibly inspired by a far-reaching vision and excelled in aggregating resources and skills required to successfully take on new and tough challenges. Cerea created a group which has pursued a constant strategy of growth and international development, both during previous crisis years and even more so today, with solid foundations and excellent results.