Bunting has appointed Stefano Maiaroli to head up business development in Italy and
Southern Europe. This latest appointment is part of an ongoing strategy to develop
additional export business for magnets, magnetic separators and metal detectors.
Bunting is one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of magnetic separators,
metal detectors, magnets, magnetic assemblies and magnetising equipment. The Bunting
European manufacturing facilities are in Redditch, just outside Birmingham, and
Berkhamsted, both in the United Kingdom.
“Locally-based employees are tuned into the nuances of the market and provide better
customer service,” explained Simon Ayling, Bunting’s European Managing Director.
“Stefano is our first appointment, focusing on Italy and the Mediterranean countries, but
will not be our last.”
Stefano Maiaroli is an experienced engineer with over twenty years of experience of
providing technical solutions. For nearly ten years, Stefano has developed business in
Europe for equipment manufacturers. This has included setting up distributorships and
directly managing key accounts.
Bunting’s export business from the United Kingdom into Europe has increased significantly
in recent years. The latest appointment offers the opportunity to break into new market
sector with proven products.
“Bunting has an extensive product portfolio which reaches out to a wide range of
industries,” said Simon. “Our high intensity magnetic separators for the mineral processing
sector are world-leading. Sales for metal separation equipment for the recycling sector
continues to grow at a rapid rate. And we are recognised as a global expert for bespoke
magnets, magnet assemblies and magnetisers.”
Stefano’s first attendance at a conference for Bunting was in Italy at the UK Magnetics
Society’s two-day Magnetic Materials and Applications MMA event (Milan 18-19 September
2019). In October 2019, Stefano attended his first major international trade show, the
K2019 plastics industry trade fair, with the wider Bunting team. Between the 5 th and 8 th
November 2019, Stefano will be managing the Bunting stand at Ecomondo 2019 (Rimini,
Italy), assisting companies in the recycling and waste sectors solve issues of metal recovery
“This is a very exciting opportunity,” said Stefano. “I was impressed by the vision of Simon
and the management team. Bunting has a global presence and I am looking forward to
enhancing that identity by developing business in Italy and the Mediterranean corridor.”