The world has changed since February 2020, and the scenario we’ve been faced with has been strongly impacted by the medical emergency that has swept our country off its feet. After almost two months of lockdown, manufacturing activities and constructions sites restarted from 4 May. CMB has reopened in Carpi, Milan and Rome, and work has restarted on its construction sites, gradually and in complete safety.
In a context of the construction sector, which shows signs of a recovery in investments in works and concessions in Italy, CMB has ambitious goals: 650 million euros in revenues in 2020, with an average annual growth of 7% and an order book of 3 billion, among the highest ever reached.
CMB Società Cooperativa Muratori e Braccianti di Carpi, as Leader Company of the Joint Venture with CSC Impresa Costruzioni SA, part of the Salini Impregilo Group, and Italiana Costruzioni SpA, signed the contract for the Renovation of the Historic Buildings at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, dating back to the Thirties. The amount of the work is around 270 million Swiss francs (about 245 million Euro).
On 31 July, after two days of audit for certification, CMB became the first Italian construction company to certify its BIM management system with ICMQ. CMB’s BIM system was introduced, with considerable foresight, in 2010, initially experimentally, then for the management of complex building sites.
In a scenario in the construction sector still affected by the economic crisis, the result of the CMB Group for the 2018 financial year is confirmed as positive, improving the margins set out in the Budget. Turnover stands at 512 million euros, with a profit of 4.4 million.
CMB has entered into a contract with Klépierre, leader at European level in the shopping centres sector, to carry out the restructuring work and extension of Shoppingville Gran Reno in Casalecchio di Reno in the province of Bologna. The work relates to the restructuring of the existing shopping arcade and the completion of a new important portion of retail spaces.
Just a few days before the official opening of Line 2 of the Florence Tramway in the presence of the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella, CMB has approved the Budget for the 2019 financial year, confirming the development model already set out last year in the 2018-2020 Business Plan.
Tramway line 2, opened on 11 February in the presence of Italian PresidentSergio Mattarella, extends for 5 km through the city of Florence. The new tramline aims to encourage commuters to switch from buses, often the cause of traffic jams and holdups, to anelectric and environmentally-friendly form of transportwith a capacity of around 250 passengers.
A unanimous appeal for investments to relaunch the market which has been hard hit by the crisis. On Friday 30 November, in the splendid setting of the Municipal Theatre of Carpi, CMB celebrated its first 110 years with an afternoon of meetings that focused its attention on a depressed market and the ability of the Carpi cooperative to keep its finances always in the black thanks to the know-how, the ability to extend its expertise into services and a quality of works recognised also abroad.