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Efficiency and indirect productivity improvement for an industrial group

EFESO Management Consultants was selected by an Italian Private Equity firm to conduct a thorough operational performance review and associated due diligence on a target industrial group based in Italy. The target group operates in the industrial surface treatments and additive solutions industry and has a global footprint (headquartered in Italy, with 16 operating units across Europe, US and Asia). The goal was to better understand the general organization and industrial footprint of the group in terms of:

  • The robustness of the operations model adopted in the factories, and the state of maturity of the associated end-to-end supply chain processes
  • The management processes and principles adopted in respect of the management of these end-to-end supply chain activities
  • The sustainability of the operational growth plan, and the group’s planned industrial investments
  • Possible synergies or feasible and achievable rationalizations through a revision of the current operations model

Our approach

During this three-week assignment involving an international team, we conducted an initial desk review for the entire group, and then made a detailed assessment of five operating units.


We identified a potential efficiency improvement of 10-15% and an indirect productivity improvement of 15-20%, enabling a review of the investment budget in support of the three-year business plan.

Industry: Surface treatment and additive solution
Project : Due Diligence