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INFAPLIC S.A.: NEW COMPANY ACQUISITION IN SPAIN

Subscribed the deed of purchase of 51% of the shares of the subsidiary INFAPLIC S.A. with registered office in Getafe (Madrid).

In the photo the moment of the signing of the agreement with the Deleyto family occurred in the presence of Donato Todisco (on the left) responsible for International Development for the Maggioli Group.

The company operates within the Local Tributes in over 500 Ayuntamientos (Municipalities) clients in which its own management software is installed.

The company is specialized in the development of software for tax management, web portals, citizen portal, document management integrated with the electronic register, management App for the various related activities.

They also offer consultancy services regarding the management, assessment and collection of Local Taxes (ordinary / compulsory collection and assessments). Infaplic has major clients throughout the Spanish territory, albeit more focused in the Madrid area

This new acquisition in Spain follows the already acquired company Galileo Ingenieria y Servicios (active for 30 years between the Canary Islands and South America for the modernization of the management systems of the P.A.) in 2016.

BOGOTÀ: THE SIELOCAL PROJECT

Colombia represents an important stage for the Maggioli Group in the development process in international markets

In these days the contract was signed in Bogotá to realize the SIELOCAL project that will support the Colombian Federation of Municipalities (FCM) in the creation of a system of analysis and supervision of data for Local Authorities: a technologically innovative IT platform that collects all the information economic and financial sources from different sources and that is used to improve the management and transparency of public finance, providing its users with a powerful tool, reports and dashboards.

The project, which is financed with resources from the European Union, will be implemented by our subsidiary company Galileo Ingeniería y Servicios (based in Madrid) and will allow us to represent the information collected in an interactive manner, to offer open and public reports from all the administrations. 

Using ‘big data’ technologies will generate knowledge so that any user can access a wide catalog of information with different indicators. Sielocal is based on economic data, infrastructures and local equipment.

At present it has data from 8 countries including Spain’s main country (Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay, Ecuador and Chile) and it is working to incorporate information also from Brazil.

 

In the picture (from left to right):
Donato Todisco, Head of International Development and Public Institutions of the Maggioli Group
Gilberto Toro, Director General FCM Colombian Federation of Municipalities
José Luis Delgado Jalón, Chief Executive Officer of Galileo Ingegneria y Servicios

NEU NEWSLETTER FOR THE EUROPEAN UNION

The latest challenge of the Maggioli Group addresses the European frontier: NEU Newsletter for the European Union aims to offer a source of information on the latest developments in key sectors of European affairs, future activities of EU institutions and important opportunities for financing and subsidies.

NEU, fortnightly newsletter entirely in English and totally free, focuses on energy, labour policies, migration, economics, foreign relations, social affairs, requests for tenders and European financing.

The NEU portal – www.newslettereuropean.eu – contains all the main editorial sections, a space dedicated to EU projects, also including details on the latest opportunities for EU financing, and obviously all the articles published in the newsletter, which can be received simply by subscribing.

In addition to acting as a new informational product of great quality, NEU also has the ambitious objective of offering contents involving Europe and European policies, addressing a varied target of readers and with firm roots in the institutional realities of Brussels, including regional representatives, associations, NGOs, think tanks and other persons involved in the institutions present on the Brussels scene.

“We are very proud and pleased to have been able to launch this service, which has a double value for us,” Paolo Maggioli, the Maggioli Group CEO tells us. “On one hand, in fact, this is a newsletter entirely in English that is sent to about 2000 European recipients, helping to further consolidate the Maggioli brand name throughout the continent. On the other, it is important because it further enhances the contents and value of our traditional services on the market of Italy’s local and central public administrations”.

Find out more about the NEU Newsletter for the European Union

 

EXHIBITION OF OUR SMART TECHNOLOGIES IN FRANKFURT

Light + Building is the world’s leading trade fair for lighting and construction services technology. The digital future meets the hotspot of design: Light + Building addresses the themes of the future. From 18 to 23 March more than 2,600 exhibitors are presenting their innovative products in the field of lighting, electrical and building engineering and building automation in Frankfurt am Main.

The Maggioli Group will take part in the Frankfurt worldwide exhibition with the skilled offer of APKappa, the new company born on 01.01.2018 from the merger of APSystems with StudioK, operating in the IT markets for the PA, smart lighting, smart metering and more in general of smart city solutions in Italy and abroad.

At Light + Building 2018 APKAPPA will exhibit the integration of the Internet of Things with its smart lighting platform, called Luminibus.  This offer not only allows to remotely manage public lighting systems but also to activate more and more services, useful for citizens and the territory, achieving significant results/ with significant achievements on energy, economic and environmental savings.

Remote management, energy and economic savings, improvement of smart lighting and smart city services: this is Luminibus and all of this will be exhibited in Frankfurt.

HALL  4.1 STAND A.49 – Frankfurt Messe (D) from 18 to 23 March 2018.

 

PROJECT FOR THE COLOMBIAN GOVERNMENT

Presentation in Bogota of the project “Analysis and Design of unstructured data to provide intelligence to the accounting decision making” for the Colombian Government.

The project is the work of Galileo Ingeniería y Servicios, controlled by the Maggioli Group.

On January 24, the presentation of the project “Analysis and Design of unstructured data to provide intelligence for accounting decision-making” took place in Bogotá, at the headquarters of the Colombian National Accounting Office.

The project, carried out by the computer engineers of Galileo, a company of the Maggioli Group, is financed by the Swiss Cooperation Fund and in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance of Colombia.

“A strategic project for the country and for all of Latin America,” said the General Accountant of the Nation, Dr. Pedro Luís Bohórquez Ramírez. “The business intelligence system has among its objectives to support the Administration in the preparation of the Consolidated Financial Statements of the Colombian State and guarantee the transparency of the data.”

It should be remembered that, since 2016, the Maggioli Group controls the Spanish company Galileo, based in Madrid and Tenerife. The company has a turnover of 2 million euros and is specialized in the management of the cadastre and territorial data for Local Administrations. In addition, Spanish society offers its services in the areas of “good governance”, “institutional strengthening” and ” modernization and municipal decentralization “.

In this context, he has carried out projects in Mexico, Venezuela, Panama, Guatemala, Cape Verde, Senegal and Morocco.Galileo, the Iberian company, has interesting projects in Latin America, especially in Colombia, which will gradually take place,said CEO Paolo Maggioli.

EXHIBITORS AT THE SMART CITY EXPO 2017 BARCELONA

The Maggioli Group will be present at the Smart City Expo in Barcelona, ​​Recinto Gran Vía, Hall 2, Level 0, Stand N. F 659, together with the acquired APSystems and the newly-controlled Spanish Galileo Sa and , with its innovative solutions dedicated to Smart City and a wealthy a series of innovative products and services for Metropolitan Cities and Local Authorities.

The World Congress of Smart City Expo, organized by Fira de Barcelona, ​​scheduled from November 14 to 16, recorded a rise of 30% of exhibitors (591) in 2016 and involved over 16,000 participants who shared development experiences urban. The event focused on the latest edition on strategies and tools available to promote citizen empowerment and greater involvement and participation in municipal processes and projects.

Barcelona will become the indisputable capital of urban innovation. Cities, companies and experts from around the world will be exchanging ideas and projects intended to improve living conditions for all our neighbours. Barcelona is the capital of creativity and innovation in many areas, but particularly in the field of smart cities. We are committed to e nsuring technological progress helps us meet the major challenges facing cities today: an ageing and growing population; the fight against climate change; the transition to new forms of sustainable mobility; the right to housing, education and health; and the challenges, yet they undoubtedly require local solutions, where innovation, talent and technology will play a very important role.

In this context, Maggioli Group through its technological partner A.P. Systems, is one of the world’s leading manufacturer of hardware devices for collection and transmission of data from/to meters via wireless networks and/or powerline communication.

APYLink devices are used in the Smart Metering systems of the main operators in Italy and abroad and connect to the management systems and billing meters more than 20 million customers.

In addition, Maggioli Group offers to public service providers, as well as local authorities, a Smart City platform that allows public services management through IoT devices/sensors. First of all, this platform integrates Smart Lighting solutions that optimize consumption and in general public lighting service. But also Smart Metering, systems are used in power distribution networks, where Italy has always played a leading role thanks to the foresight and proactivity that Enel Group has always demonstrated.

Additional services, in response to the necessity of the territory, for example, waste management, road floor shedding, traffic monitoring and adaptive lighting, flood prevention, parking payments, electric car charging station management, bicycle rental stations, wi-fi access, video surveillance, SOS alarms and more, can be integrated.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

MAGGIOLI GROUP ACQUIRES A.P. SYSTEMS

Maggioli Group, the leading Italian company with the widest and most qualified range of products and services for the Local Public Administrations, has acquired the majority shares of A.P. Systems, based in Magenta (Milan), an Italian software house specialized in the development of IT solutions and advanced telemanagement systems that can efficiently improve the quality of services of the Local Authorities.

A.P. Systems, with € 10 million revenues in 2016 and 90 employees, has been designing ICT systems for Local Public Administrations and Public Utilities (both national and International) for more than 30 years, aiming at the energy efficiency and management of public lighting systems, the application of smart technologies to public services and the optimization of machine-to-machine (M2M) data communication in electricity, water and gas distribution networks.

With this acquisition, Maggioli Group consolidates its role of Reference Partner for Local Public Authorities in providing software development, maintenance, consulting, and outsourcing services to bring the Public Administrations towards full digitation.

“It is beginning to shape our internalization strategy. A.P. Systems is particularly present in Spain and South America, the countries we are focusing most; we have a subsidiary in the Canaries (Galileo SA) that is operating in these areas. A.P. Systems is a supplier to the local power supplier in Colombia and works in Spain with Endesa in the telegestory and smart city subfunds“, said Paolo Maggioli, CEO of Maggioli Group. “With this further acquisition, the strategy that has led us over the last few years to invest in dynamic and profitable business ventures, specializing in business lines that complement our product and service offering; We want to continue to grow, we have the resources to do so, to maintain our leadership in Italy and to dedicate ourselves to the development of the foreign markets.”

“I am delighted that we have concluded the deal with an Italian group and not with other international groups that were proposed. Along with Maggioli, we are confident that our smart technologies can accelerate the metamorphosis of cities into real smart cities both in Italy and abroad“- Renzo Bassetto, CEO of A.P. Systems .“In fact, we are an excellence in IT management for the Public Administrations, in the extensive use of the Internet of Things to enrich value-added services to the territory, citizens and businesses, and telegraphic technologies Punctuality of power, water and gas distribution systems and public lighting systems: a rich offer of smart technologies, all knowingly dominated by our experts, of which indirectly over 50% of the Italian population benefits. It is worth mentioning, for example, that our smart technologies and devices are widely used by more than 90% of Italian multi-utilities with which they daily receive and transmit billions of data and save considerable energy, environment and money. With these same smart technologies we are already present overseas where we are involved in similar projects in Spain, Romania and South America, and we are launching interesting opportunities in Australia, Asia and Africa.

 

EVENT ORGANIZED AT THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

Maggioli Group has always fostered initiatives for the evolution of ICT and Knowledge base of Local Public Administrations.

The internet and digital technologies are transforming our world. But existing barriers online mean citizens miss out on goods and services, internet companies and start-ups have their horizons limited, and businesses and governments cannot fully benefit from digital tools.

It’s time to make the European Single Market fit for the digital age – tearing down regulatory walls and moving from 28 national markets to a single one. This could contribute €415 billion per year to our economy and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs.

The mission of Maggioli responds perfectly to the requests of a market in constant transformation and increasingly looking for reliable partners, to offer Italian and foreign public organizations services and products of excellence to promote innovations in technologies and processes.

Maggioli Group is organizing a very important event at the European Parliament (30th May 2017 / 12:00 – 13:00), titled: “Public Administration in the Digital Single Market”, co-hosted by MEP Elisabetta Gardini, MEP Therese Comodini Cachia and MEP Fulvio Martusciello.

The agenda provides (download the Invitation):

› Opening
› Presentation by Paolo Maggioli – Maggioli Group CEO
Ernesto Belisario, Lawyer in ICT law and administrative law
Kirsi Ekroth-Manssila, Head of Unit, European Commission, DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs: “The role of public administrations in digitising European industry
› Remarks by MEPs hosting the event
› Exchange of views
› Light lunch

Registration at: maggioli.ep@thetriumph.com
Secretariat and information: +32 2 229 19 28

Maggioli Group has actively participating in various INA-SAIA projects (Index of National Registries – Access System for Registers Exchange) involving about 2.000 municipalities and facilitating the transformation toward ANPR (National Population Register). Our products have strong interoperability with all Regional Identity Providers and we are engaged in experimenting with SPID (public system for digital identity), and in the future towards European eID (Stork).

We provide a full adherence to national projects for document management (DocER, CRIPAL). We are helping some cities in the design that will lead them to turn from urban cities to metropolitan cities. In this step, the Municipality has to make its administrative procedures interoperable with other players managing Utilities such as: Transport, Energy, Water, etc.

The resulting experience could be scaled to a national and international context, by proposing these projects as part of the European research and innovation programmes.

 

GALILEO S.A., IMPORTANT ACQUISITION IN SPAIN

Maggioli Group increased its capital stock in Galileo S.A., based in Canary Islands, specialized in the management of the land register of the Local Public Authorities, which led to the control of the company.

The acquired company will join the foreign branches in Belgium (Brussels) and Albania (Tirana).

Galileo has some interesting projects in Latin America, especially in Colombia, which will materialize as early as 2017anticipates Paolo Maggioli, CEO of Maggioli Group; this is actually our first major operation in Europe.

The growth opportunities through M&A are becoming a reality in Maggioli. Two weeks ago, the company launched a binding offer to acquire another Spanish company, based in Barcelona; and sets his sights on a third company, based in Madrid, to become the majority shareholder: both companies offer IT services for municipalities and the market of the Iberian public administration is considered very promising.

In Italy we are looking around – he continues – we have 2-3 ongoing negotiations always in the IT. We want to grow while maintaining our leadership position in the PA market, also taking advantage of the opportunities that the market will give.

UNICORN, NEW EU PROJECT ON CLOUD COMPUTING LAUNCHED

A new EU research project entitled UNICORN A Novel Framework for Multi-Cloud Service Development, Orchestration, Deployment and Continuous Management Fostering Cloud Technologies Uptake from Digital SMEs and Startups, funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Call H2020-ICT-2016, Grant Agreement No. 731846), was launched.

The project with duration of 36 months (1 Jan 2017-31 Dec 2019) and a total budget of € 4.2 Million brings together 11 leading European research/academic institutions, industries and SMEs in the field of cloud and software technologies from 8 EU member states (Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom).

Visit project website

The overall objective of the project is to simplify the design, deployment and management of secure and elastic – by design – multi-cloud services. This will be achieved by a) developing and design libraries that will provide security enforcement mechanisms, data privacy restrictions, monitoring metric collection and resource management; and b) enabling continuous orchestration and automatic optimization of portable and dynamic cloud services running on virtual instances or micro-execution containers for increased security, data protection privacy and vast resource (de)-allocation.

Towards this end, and building upon this umbrella concept, the UNICORN vision can be considered two-fold: to enable software developers to design and develop secure and elastic applications and to increase the awareness of all stakeholders, in particular SMEs and Start-ups.

Participating organizations:

  • CAS Software AG, Germany
  • University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  • Maggioli SPA, Italy
  • Foundation for Research and Tecnology Hellas, Greece
  • Suite5 Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Pan-European ICT & eBusiness for SMEs Association, Belgium
  • Deutsches Institut fuer Normung EV, Germany
  • Gioumpitek Meleti Schediasmos Ylopoiisi kai Polisi Ergon Pliroforikis EPE, Greece
  • Steinbeis Beratungszentren GmbH, Germany
  • Universitad Politecnica de Cartagena – Cloud Incubator Hub, Spain
  • Redikod AB, Sweden

Contact:

Andrea Montefiori (Risk Manager), Tel. +39 (0)541 628380 | E-mail: andrea.montefiori@maggioli.it

Armend Duzha (Project Manager), Tel. +39 (0)541 628329 | E-mail: armend.duzha@maggioli.it

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