Investor @The Center Group


Brand Atena

Software Company since 1986, Assintel founding partner, holds a portfolio of leading innovative solutions such as: Finance Atena®, ERP and Software for Financial Investigations, for the Registry of Reports (Agenzia delle Entrate) and for Anti-Money Laundering (BankItalia).

Brand Finance Atena

The first FinTech platform in Europe, based on AI, for Predictive, Economic-Financial Consulting for any type of Investment and Business Model, to ensure maximum Reliability, Opportunity and Profitability for the Public and Private sector.

Brand WeInvest

An Investment and Consultancy company whose mission is summarised in "Get Value to your Asset”. It ensures maximum profitability, through a Systemic Approach, in Real Estate and Corporate, with Finance Atena® and the Network Club Deal WeInvest.

Brand Emotions for Business

Company that has defined a new way of Business Communication based on: Marketing, for defining Strategy, Neuro Linguistic Programming, for effective content structuring, and the Art of Cinema to convey the emotional power that only it is capable of.

  • 4 piani fuori terra, con una superficie totale di circa 2.000 mq
  • 4 piani fuori terra, con una superficie totale di circa 2.000 mq
  • 4 piani fuori terra, con una superficie totale di circa 2.000 mq
  • 4 piani fuori terra, con una superficie totale di circa 2.000 mq

The Industrial Sector

Is typically referred to as Manufacturing, encompasses companies and activities involved in the production of goods through industrial processes. These processes involve sequential operations within the production cycle, starting from raw or semi-finished materials and culminating in the final product. The sector includes companies that produce and supply tangible physical goods referred to as "industrial" products. It also encompasses a wide range of companies operating in specific industry areas. The common denominator among these companies is the use of machinery and, nowadays, largely automated systems.

According to the analysis conducted by Prometeia, the Italian Manufacturing Industry experienced significant investment dynamics in the period 2020-2021, with a growth of 11.5% starting from the first quarter of 2021, surpassing pre-Covid levels in terms of revenue. Riding on this wave, WeInvest has decided to dedicate a specific Sectorial Thematic Club Deal to the Industrial sector.

Sector Charateristics

Business Model

The term "Industrial" is used broadly to refer to any activity aimed at generating goods or services. Due to its broad nature, it is important to specify the concept based on the context. Therefore, the identifiable Business Models within the Industrial sector can be categorised as follows:

  • Extractive: This industry engages in processes for the extraction of raw materials intended for consumer use;
  • Manufacturing and/or Transformation: This industry is dedicated to commercial activities involving the use of machinery, tools, and labor to convert raw materials into sellable goods;
  • Mechanical and Metalworking: These are productive activities aimed at producing components or final goods made of metal or the manufacturing of machinery for the production of final goods;
  • Automotive: This industry specialises in the design, construction, and sale of motor vehicles;
  • Components and Electronics: This branch of the manufacturing industry focuses on the production of components and electronic products for other industrial and commercial sectors, as well as for direct consumer use.

Status & Market Risks

Compared to most market sectors, especially in Italy where small and micro-sized businesses prevail, the Industrial sector is predominantly characterised by large and long-standing companies. The sector is less fragmented and highly competitive. This also results in significant entry barriers of an economic and technological nature, limiting the access for new enterprises. In terms of performance and results, the Industrial sector is cyclical and highly influenced by the overall course of the economy. Additionally, in recent years, there has been an increasing trend of geographic relocation of Italian industrial production facilities to foreign countries.

Being highly susceptible to PEST factors (political, economic, social, and technological), it is common to observe fluctuations in value (in terms of production and revenue), transformations in production processes, and evolutions in the utilisation of facilities and machinery in the supply chain. Examples of PEST phenomena that have led to such events include:

  • The Covid-19 pandemic in the period 2020-2021;
  • The Digital Transformation;
  • National and European regulations regarding safety.

Market Trends

The Industrial sector is undergoing significant evolution, providing investors with opportunities to diversify their portfolios based on emerging market trends. The rapid and growing digitalisation of the sector, which has led to the emergence of Industry 4.0, is driving the use of technologies such as:

  • IoT (Internet of Things): In the industrial context, these technologies are applied to machine control, construction or plant operations (examples include Smart Factories, predictive and remote maintenance, rapid measurement, and industrial HVAC);
  • 3D Printing: Used for producing plastic prototypes, structural parts for civil applications, direct use of metal parts in final products, and biomedical and aerospace applications;
  • Robotics: Refers to the automation of human labor along assembly lines, particularly in palletising and storage, mostly in challenging and hazardous work areas. It ensures a consistent work pace while also protecting human health;
  • AI (Artificial Intelligence): Through algorithm development and the assistance of computational linguistics, AI provides benefits in industrial decision-making processes, product design phases, industrial space management, and labor acceleration.

Furthermore, other rising trends include:

  • Modularity and adaptability: The ability to adjust production processes and machinery to manufacture various goods and commodities that cater to different needs;
  • Focus on environmental sustainability throughout the different stages of the production processes.