API’s restructuring focuses on end market applications
API SpA, an Italian supplier of thermoplastic elastomers, has reorganized its structure with focus on three market sectors. The company decided to focus on market applications rather than on the product. As a result, three new Business Units are set up: Footwear and Sporting Goods; Automotive and Technical Articles as well as Packaging e Medical. At the same time, a new Marketing figure has been created who will take over a strategic and cross-organizational role within the new company structure.
Sandro Gusi, Managing Director of API, explains the reasons behind the restructuring, “The truly innovative character of the change lies in having decided to apply this to a moderately structured yet medium/small sized company like API. A real and never ending process of cultural growth that presupposes a continual drive towards improvement both in our efficiency and our quality.
The very best reaction came from our own people who have proven to be highly motivated and proudly prepared to operate in this new organizational context, to profitably grow anew.” The new organizational structure was inaugurated in early 2013 to all our distributors and agents representing API worldwide during the event entitled, “Change on Air”.