Great accomplishments do not come out of nowhere, first they must be a vision and then realized, step by step, with passion and patience. The path can be long and sometimes on the journey one has to reflect and even take steps backwards to move forward. When the finish line is reached, there is the outstanding reward of having achieved a goal, even if it was very challenging.
This is actually what happened to Mr. Stefano Ballotti when he decided to find a way to build a solid future for his company, Proxaut. Since the founding Proxaut in 1996, he always strived for growth. In fact, he expanded Proxaut from just a few people, to an industrial company of more than 50 people, in over 25 years of hard work.
A few years ago, Stefano Ballotti realised that, like a son who had come of age, PROXAUT needed redirect its business toward a new future. He knew it was time to look for an opportunity to continue building upon what he had worked so hard to create. Then, he then connected with Middleby Corporation, through an important Italian customer of Proxaut called VE.MA.C., based in Castelnuovo Rangone, Modena (Italy). The customer specialised in processing lines for dry cured meats and salami, and had been part of Middleby since 2018. This was the moment he realized that something special could happen.