"It was a wonderful day that turned into an almost informal gathering where we could share our thoughts and, above all, talk about the Med Group and EuroProgress, two companies active in the international greenhouse sector," said Jean Pierre Lejeune at the open day in Vittoria, Italy.
Those who attended the meeting (full program here) had the feeling that they were attending a gathering among friends. Therefore, the open day of 24 September 2021 celebrated a festive occasion, divided into two parts. The first part was a conference to honor the companies' successes, and the second part was the inauguration of the brand-new showroom in Vittoria, the world's leading center for intensive greenhouse farming.
"I am here to announce the union of two companies that will allow us to achieve the best possible synergy for our customers in terms of production speed, technology, assembly service, and all other needs. The two companies are separated when it comes to shareholders, but they are fully linked when it comes to production and commercial activities," said Lejeune, president of Med Group from Vittoria (RG) and EuroProgress from Mirandola (MO) - picture on the right.
"On this day, we had the opportunity to bring together the sales networks of the two companies, especially since the Med Group also has a sales function, albeit a minimal one, in regions such as Sicily, Calabria, Basilicata, and Apulia. In the course of the day, we discussed most of our products and also showed the new showroom at the Vittoria headquarters. We have about 37 employees, plus a dozen assembly teams, who work with us on installations and carry out all the collateral activities related to production and marketing. We have a turnover of around €25 mln, and I am delighted with this year's sales results, which have increased by 25-30%, despite the pandemic."
"We have made plans to double the turnover of MedGroup within three years and to increase that of EuroProgress by 30%. I hope to be back here in three years to provide an overview of the progress we will have made by then."
The company's turnover abroad
At the moment, the foreign turnover is 45-55%, but we want it to be 65-70%. We will increase the local market (Sicily, Calabria, Basilicata and Apulia) through the Med Group. But we also want to invest in our people and therefore we have planned an investment campaign for the next two years to increase the capacity of the turnover/staff ratio and to increase the return of the single employee on the productivity of the Med Group by 50%," concluded Lejeune.