Niedax – Niedax Group acquires Italian Spina Group


The Niedax Group continues to expand internationally. 


With the acquisition of the Italian cable management systems manufacturer and distributor Spina Group, Niedax is consistently continuing its international growth strategy.


The Niedax Group is acquiring the Spina Group, one of Italy’s leading manufacturers of cable management systems and distributors of electrical materials for industrial plants. The takeover took place on May 28, 2024.

The Spina Group offers integrated solutions for customers in industries such as oil and gas, petrochemicals, infrastructure and the marine and energy sectors. The product portfolio includes cable trays and explosion-proof materials.

The group was founded in 1990 and employs more than 100 employees at its headquarters in San Giuliano Milanese near Milan and eight other locations worldwide.  In addition to its domestic market, Spina is particularly active in the large-scale project business in Central America and Africa.

Bruno Reufels, CEO Niedax Group, says: “We are constantly evaluating growth opportunities that expand our strategic business areas in a beneficial way. The acquisition of the Spina Group underlines this approach. The first-class international customer relationships and expertise in the field of large-scale industrial projects are an excellent addition to our Group’s portfolio.”


Marco Spina, Managing Director Spina Group, states: “I am confident that the Spina Group will be able to continue and accelerate its growth and development on a global level thanks to the support of the Niedax Group’s expertise and experience. We will continue to make optimal use of our skills in project development and supporting customers in their implementation.”


Niedax Spina Group

from left to right: Marco Spina (Managing Director Spina Group), Franco Spina (Founder Spina Group), Bruno Reufels (CEO Niedax Group), Adrian Lowiner (Managing Director Niedax)




EMR Analysis

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More information on Spina Group by Niedax: + Solutions for industrial plants.

Spina is able to handle major orders to support the development and maintenance of industrial plants thanks to the technical and commercial know-how acquired over 30 years of experience in the manufacturing and distribution of electrical materials for industrial plants.

Spina, organized in 4 business units: Production, Bulk & Systems, Laboratories & Workshops and Spares & Consumables, handles directly every step of the supply process, including analysis of the project requirements, evaluation of make or buy strategy, shipping of the materials and on-site supervision.

The three made in Italy product lines, Eurocavi, Schiavetti e Atex, makes our company a major player in all sectors, allowing for prompt and flexible performances in accordance with the specifications of each project.

Spina is ISO 9001:2015 certified. This means performance measurement, analysis and continuous improvement as well as constant boost towards excellence. The company collaborates with the major certification bodies, such as UL, IMQ and CESI.

  • +450.000 Items
  • 16 Product Categories
  • +334 Projects
  • 100 Employees in 2020
  • 22 Certifications

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EMR Additional Notes:

  • Ex Certification by IEC (Explosion Protection):
    • Ex is an explosion protection concept applied to the installation to ensure increased security against the possibility of excessive temperatures and sparks from hazardous area electrical equipment. Equipment that normally causes sparks is excluded from use within this method of protection.
  • IECEx:
    • International Electrotechnical Commission System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Explosive Atmosphere +
    • The objective of the IECEx System is to facilitate international trade in equipment and services for use in explosive atmospheres, while maintaining the required level of safety:
      • reduced testing and certification costs to manufacturer
      • reduced time to market
      • international confidence assessment process of products, equipment, personnel, and facilities
      • one international database listing for certified Ex equipment & Ex components, personnel, and facilities
      • maintaining International Confidence in equipment, personnel, and services covered by IECEx Certification
  • ATEX: 
    • Equipment for potentially explosive atmospheres
    • A potentially explosive atmosphere exists when a mixture of air gases, vapours, mists, or dusts combine in a way that can ignite under certain operating conditions.
    • Equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (ATEX) cover a range of products, including those used on fixed offshore platforms, petrochemical plants, mines, and flour mills, amongst others.
    • The ATEX Directive 2014/34/EUSearch for available translations of the preceding linkEN••• covers equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.
    • Although there are some small differences between each certification, ATEX and IEC Ex are very similar. The main difference is the geographical location where the certification is recognised and accepted. While ATEX is a requirement in Europe, IEC Ex is accepted across several countries internationally.