According to the company due to extraordinary circumstances and ongoing pandemic the company decided to change its plans and after more than 40 years of participation at the show pulls out of drupa 2021. The company says this decision is part of their new strategy and their shift towards more digitalization and sustainability approaches.
The company lost its founder and president Aris Ballestrazzi to Coronavirus back in march 2020. In a statement published by the company following the death of Sitma’s founder the company said:” Aris founded Sitma in 1965 and has never left its side. He guided it to such an illustrious notoriety, held its hand through ‘thick and thin’, yet all with the determination and awareness that sets him apart as a father. Aris taught every single one of us something, and the only way we can all thank and honor such an extraordinary person is by committing ourselves even more to the family he created at Sitma, helping it shine and prosper in the years to come, all whilst following in the giant footsteps he created over the last 55 years.”
Sitma is specialized in manufacturing of polywrapping machines, as well as paper wrapping lines and packaging products different supply chains, including e-commerce.