Dacke Industri strengthens its position in Europe by acquiring MecVel Srl in Italy

Dacke Industri acquired, on October 3rd, 2023, the majority of MecVel Srl shares, a leading manufacturer and developer in the linear automation field of electric linear actuators and mechanical screw jacks.

This acquisition aligns with our ambition to grow and develop with companies focusing on their own products and customized components and systems.

MecVel will be included in the Air Technology and Electromechanics division, where similar companies have significant knowledge that can contribute to the group.

Since 1987 MecVel is in the linear automation field, developing and manufacturing a constantly updated range of electric linear actuators and mechanical screw jacks.

It has its headquarters in Bologna, Italy with about 50 employees and an annual turnover of more than EUR 12 million.

The customization service offered by MecVel allows configuring each product per the specific technical needs of the designed application. The client will be followed and advised in each phase of the development.

The products are designed, developed, and assembled in Italy. The raw materials and the components used in the actuators’ manufacturing are high end and comply with European standards. They serve a range of different business areas as the food industry, steel industry, heavy industry, hydroelectric, pharmaceutical, and more.

“With Dacke Industri’s support, we can expand into new markets and achieve our goals for a prosperous future at MecVel,” says Miria Bastoni, part-owner of MecVel.

“Our remarkable progress since 1987 has paved the way for even greater achievements. With our collaboration with Dacke Industri, we are poised to take advantage of fresh opportunities and expand our reach into exciting new markets,” says Roberto Viviani, part-owner of MecVel.

“The acquisition of MecVel marks an important milestone in Dacke Industri´s history and is an important step to realize our strategy and strengthen our presence on the European market. By acquiring MecVel we can grow our team of skilled people with in-depth knowledge about the industry within our division,” says Mika Virtanen, VP Air Technology & Electromechanics of Dacke Industri.

This is Dacke Industri

Dacke Industri is a long-term owner that invests in innovative technology companies within selected niches with potential for development. We provide expertise and strategic guidance to build sustainable companies over time.

We follow a decentralized model where our companies have a high degree of autonomy and are run independently. Our companies have their own products or systems with a strong technical focus, development- and design expertise, and quality execution. The companies use existing platforms for innovation and work towards environmentally sustainable products and production. Dacke Industri is owned by Nordstjernan since January 2016.

Today Dacke Industri has 18 subsidiaries within 4 divisions, close to 1500 employees worldwide, and net sales of SEK 4 billion.


For more information, please contact:

Mika Virtanen,
VP Air Technology and Electromechanics
Dacke Industri
+ 358 40 83 27 583

Miria Bastoni
MecVel Srl
+39 0514143736

Lars Fredin
Group CEO
Dacke Industri
+46 70 770 71 00


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