Acofer is the distribution company of the Duferdofin-Nucor group, the first distributor of beams and one of the first distributors of long products in Italy. It operates through three warehouses in Italy: the first located in the north at San Zeno Naviglio (BS), the second in the center of San Giovanni Valdarno (AR) and the third in the south at Giammoro (ME). Thanks to the location of its warehouses, the Company is able to cover the Italian market with an efficient, low-cost structure.
Despite the demand for long products remaining weak, in particular in the construction market, due to the lack of new investment projects, Acofer expanded the activity of its three warehouses.
In 2014, notwithstanding sale prices decreasing by 10% during the last semester of the fiscal year, the Company was able to significantly improve its economic margin. Specific measures and actions have been taken in order to improve customer services and to meet market needs.
The development of customer services and the capability of adequately covering the entire Italian territory with a lean structure will be the winning factor to improve margins and market share during the next fiscal year.