Cassa Depositi e Prestiti is financing Zamperla, one of the key players in the amusement rides market. The Vicenza based company, founded in 1966, specialises in the production of transportable rides and fixed-installation attractions, designed for large amusement parks, indoor entertainment and leisure centres.
The financing, pooled with leading banking institutions, aims to support new investments, especially for the “Luna Farm” theme park, in the FICO food district in Bologna. It's the largest food park in the world, covering a total area of around 6500 square metres, with 15 rides, many settings and animations, video games, virtual reality and 4D cinema.
Zamperla has around 450 employees, with a turnover of 120 million euros, the majority of which is made abroad: 65% in Asia, 17% in the United States, 8% in Europe and 7% in South America. The 4 production facilities are located in Italy, Slovakia and the Philippines.
The company is active in all stages of project development, from the initial stages to the finished product, from technical assistance to park management, offering a wide range of products and services to make the product instantly usable and keep it in perfect condition over time.
The Zamperla Group stands out for its ability to combine its wide ranging offer, also in terms of customisation to meet customer requirements, with ever increasing innovation.
In the future, the company intends to focus further on the Asian and emerging markets, strengthening its capacity for innovation and the integration of new technologies, while further enhancing relationships with the worlds leading players in the amusement industry.
With this transaction Cassa Depositi e Prestiti is contributing to achieving Objective 8 of the UN 2030 Agenda - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all , and further confirms its role in supporting the growth of Italian enterprises , especially the most innovative ones that are able to compete successfully on international markets.