Correggio (RE) – Milan, 18th September 2020 – Warrant Hub (Tinexta Group), leader in consulting businesses on subsidized finance transactions and supporting innovation and development projects, and MADE, the public-private consortium company that supports SMEs on the path to Industry 4.0, announce that they have signed a collaboration agreement aimed at integrating their respective expertise, activities and services for the benefit of Italian businesses.
On the one hand, MADE, able of identifying the best of the technologies on the market, acts as an accelerator for companies’ technical skills by suggesting innovative solutions for the modernization of industrial processes: a backbone pillar of the Industry 4.0 plan, now Transition 4.0, and a genuine innovation hub for the national business fabric.
On the other hand, Warrant Hub is now a point of reference in consulting not only in the areas of Facilitated Finance, Energy and European Funds, but also in innovation, digital transformation and technology transfer. With today’s agreement, Warrant Hub joins an excellence team, in terms of skills and specialization, made up of 4 Universities, 1 Public Entity and 42 companies including brands of international size and prestige.
Thanks to the collaboration between MADE and Warrant HUB, companies could rapidly adopt digital value chains, based on the on enhancing and upgrading human capital, an indispensable asset for recovery, competitiveness and growth.
“Warrant Hub’s entry into the MADE partnership completes a range of services aimed at subsidized finance for small and medium-sized Italian manufacturing companies.” – says Prof. Marco Taisch, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of MADE – “The ability to intercept the needs of a wide network of subjects, aimed at the fruition of the incentives provided by the Transition 4.0 Plan with a view to innovation, research and experimental development, allows us to expand the perimeter of MADE’s support.”
At MADE, companies will be able to take advantage of – on favorable terms – the consulting support of Warrant Hub. For example, for taking advantage of the incentives provided by the Transition 4.0 Plan: Tax Credit for research, development, innovation and design activities, Tax Credit for investments in capital goods and Training Bonus 4.0. Or, for the exploitation of the Patent Box or for specialized services such as, among others, the managerial management of European Projects.
Warrant Hub has, moreover, made its WNEWS platform and online “facilitation map” service accessible to MADE, which ensures constant and timely updates on all funding opportunities nationwide.
“The partnership with MADE reinforces our positioning in digital transformation, in which we are already a leader in consulting for incentives to support investments and research and development projects,” – explains Fiorenzo Bellelli, CEO of Warrant Hub – Tinexta Group – “It is an agreement that confirms our willingness to offer and make accessible to companies, also thanks to highly qualified collaborations, cutting-edge and constantly evolving consulting and information services, to concretely help them face and win the increasingly complex challenges of the market.”
Warrant Hub has, moreover, made its WNEWS platform and online “facilities map” service accessible to MADE, which ensures constant and timely updates on all funding opportunities nationwide.
As an effect of the agreement, a series of training appointments will also kick off soon in webinar mode and later at MADE headquarters.
Warrant Hub S.p.A.
Warrant Hub (formerly Warrant Group), founded in 1995 is a leading company in Facilitated Finance and consulting services for SMEs and large companies. In addition to its headquarters in Correggio (RE), Warrant is present in: Milan, Bergamo, Piossasco (TO), Casalecchio di Reno (BO) and Rome. It joined the Tinexta Group in November 2017 in the Innovation & Marketing Services Business Unit and boasts more than 200 professionals and more than 6,000 client companies throughout the country. Warrant advises companies in all sectors on the following areas: Facilitated Finance (regional, national; automatic incentives), European Funding (through European Funding Development and the Brussels-based “beWarrant” company, Warrant supports companies under the European Framework Program in Research and Innovation – Horizon 2020), Corporate Finance, Energy (Energy Diagnosis – Excise Duty Recovery – Energy related facilitations), and Innovation, Digital Transformation and Technology Transfer (through the subsidiary “Warrant Innovation Lab S.r.l.”). Finally, on 27th January 27 2020, Warrant acquired 60 percent of PrivacyLab srl, a leader in the sale of licenses, consulting and training for GDPR compliance management.
Tinexta, listed on the STAR segment of the Milan Stock Exchange, reported the following Consolidated Results as of December 31, 2019: Revenues of €258.7 million, EBITDA of €71.3 million and Net Income of €28.8 million. Tinexta Group is among the leading operators in Italy in its three business areas: Digital Trust, Credit Information & Management and Innovation & Marketing Services. The Business Unit Digital Trust provides, through the companies InfoCert, Visura, Sixtema and the Spanish company Camerfirma, products and solutions for digitalization: digital signature, digital identity, customer onboarding, electronic invoicing and certified electronic mail (CEM) for large companies, banks, insurance and financial companies, SMEs, associations and professionals. In the Credit Information & Management Business Unit, Innolva and its subsidiaries offer services to support decision-making processes (chamber of commerce and real estate information, aggregate reports, synthetic ratings, decision-making models, credit evaluation and recovery) while RE Valuta offers real estate services (appraisals and valuations). In the Innovation & Marketing Services Business Unit, Warrant Hub is a leader in subsidized finance and industrial innovation consulting and Co.Mark provides Temporary Export Management consulting to SMEs to support them in business expansion. As of December 31, 2019, the Group had 1,293 employees.
MADE – Competence Center Industry 4.0
MADE – Competence Center supports manufacturing companies on their path of digital transformation towards Industry 4.0. It is the technical interlocutor to turn to for managing innovation activities, technology transfer, applied research and assistance in implementing 4.0 technologies.
A teaching factory of more than 2,000 square meters, with 13 demonstration technology islands, classrooms for training, spaces for co-working, meetings and events. A unique solution to touch upon innovation and reconsider one’s organizational models, business models and strategic aspects to maintain a high competitive level.