SAPA - the One-Shot® Company - is Superior Auto Parts Always.

This was born in the 70s.

An industrial group that begins with the first step taken by Angelo Affinita, a man born and raised in a small suburb of central-southern Italy. It all starts with craftsmanship, from "handmade", foundation of made in Italy.

I want to share a small but significant anecdote. 

Angelo's father made handcrafted fixtures and fittings. Unique and inimitable pieces, real small works of art. But it was Angelo Affinita's intuition and ingenuity that radically changed his father's work and the future of SAPA.

In fact, he convinced his father to make the doors and windows in series , optimizing work processes and production. From manual processing to the perfection of mass-produced work. 

The patented One-Shot® method, if you will, has its beginning right there.

The extraordinary human, technical and entrepreneurial skills of Angelo Affinita have transformed an artisan business into a consolidated and growing industrial reality, with 11 plants in Italy and Europe, over 1,800 employees and a turnover of 300 million.

Today SAPA is an Italian industrial group dedicated to injection molding for the automotive sector, with direct supply to the major Car Makers in Italy and abroad.

Key Facts

11 Factories

3 South Italy / 3 North Italy / 2 Spain / 1 Poland / 1 Morocco / 1 China

3 Varnishing Installments

> 200 injection moulding press machines

From 50 to 4.000 tons

29 patents ONE-SHOT® method

4.5% turnover re-INVESTED in r&D

+1800 PEOPLE

Green investments

10.000 m2 OF MODULES in 5 plant 4.500 t OF co2 Avoided 8.000.000 kwh PRODUCED

85.500.000 COMPONENTS PER YEAR

M&A focus

Investment banking strong relationships

Our story

from its foundation to today

2022

SAPA Group acquires a majority stake in Quarza's portfolio company, Grupo Hispamoldes, and expands its presence in Spain and Morocco.

2019

sapa in the future

Worldwide launch

Rosanna De Lucia, President of SAPA, was awarded by the President of the Italian Republic with the title of Cavaliere del Lavoro, an Italian honor bestowed on leading figures in the industry "who have proved to be singularly worthy"

2018

The FCA awards ceremony was held on December 17, 2018, where SAPA received the "Supplier of the Year 2018" award. This is the motivation: "for the proactive pursuit of technological excellence and the optimization of product costs".

2018

SAPA presents the One-Shot® method at IZB, one of the most important global events for automotive components.

2018

SAPA acquires Selmat and expands into the industrial vehicles and luxury cars sector.

2018

SAPA - the One-Shot Company - is always superior quality auto parts. The One-Shot® method is a worldwide patented, fastest all-in-on process for producing cheaper and lighter car components. SAPA Gmbh officially opens in Germany.

2017

new acquisitions

Acquisition of Brigoni S.p.A.

SAPA acquires 100% of Brigoni S.p.A., bringing the aggregate turnover close to 180 million euros, with 6 production sites and more than 1,000 people employed.

2016

superior automotive parts and applicationnua

One Level Up

SAPA becomes Superior Automotive Parts and Application.
A precise focusing method, with the aim of taking injection molding for the automotive sector to a higher level, with 2 main product families: engine area and interiors car.
SAPA becomes part of the ELITE project of Borsa Italiana, the new 21,000 m2 plant in Poland in Sosnowiec is inaugurated and turnover grows to almost 130 million.

2015

processo interanzionale

Expansion up to the USA

From Italy to Eastern Europe to the USA.
SAPA begins a scouting operation thanks to the support of the Chamber of Commerce and the UK Trade & Investments dept.
SAPA's international expansion project adds a prestigious and important element: in fact, it becomes part of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy.

2014

new foreign markets

Strategic choices

The time has come for important strategic choices: SAPA focuses on new markets to consolidate its position on the foreign market.
An additional sales office is opened in Germany, oriented towards new customers such as Daimler and BMW.

2013

an increase in turnover of around 30 million euros

It's Jeep time

After Fiat and Volkswagen, it's time for Jeep: SAPA wins the order for the new SUV from the American company, with an increase in turnover of around 30 million euros.
And that's not all: the first assignment of activities by Volkswagen Group.
Continuous growth also requires new spaces, a new plant is acquired in Melfi (PZ).

2011

continue climbing

Volkswagen Group

Growth continues in the foreign market: a sales office is opened in Germany. The internationalization program launches the climb towards the heights of the giants.
SAPA is included in the list of accredited suppliers selected by the Volkswagen Group for the industrial production of plastic components.

2010

a pivotal year

The project in Poland starts

It's a crucial year. Angelo Affinita passes away, leaving control of the company to his wife Dora and children Mariangela, Antonio and Giovanni.
At the same time, the wings of the company also spread abroad: the project for growth in Poland, with the new opening of “SAPA Polska”, located in the Tychy area.

2007

continuous growth

300 million euros

The group acquires Robotec Srl in two stages: initially 49% (2007) and then total control in 2009.
It is the process of consolidating the group in the automotive plastic molding sector. A growth that it also reflects on the total turnover, exceeding 50 million euros.

2005

sales grows

Fiat group direct suppliers

Direct suppliers

SAPA becomes the direct supplier of the Fiat group, thanks to the acquisition of a branch of Lucchesi Srl, a company operating in the plastic material molding sector.
Turnover grows to 40 million euro and the process of focusing begins: only the automotive sector, the household appliances business unit is eliminated.

Fiat group

1995

ripe times

Plastcaudio srl is born

PLASTCAUDIO srl is born. After almost twenty years from the beginning, the time is ripe to start the plastic material molding business.
The production is directed to the automotive and household appliances industries. A significant, second step: the turnover will reach 12 million euros in 2004.

1974

a long entrepreneurial journey

Simeg Srl

The long entrepreneurial journey of Angelo Affinita and SAPA begins: Simeg Srl is established, a company that operates in the galvanic sector

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1974

2024

SAPA, consolidates its share in the truck sector with the acquisition of 100% of Promens Zevenaar and Rongu from Berry Global, Inc.

2022

SAPA Group acquires a majority stake in Quarza's portfolio company, Grupo Hispamoldes, and expands its presence in Spain and Morocco.

OGGI

2022

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2011

2010

2007

2005

1995

1974

2019

Rosanna De Lucia, President of SAPA, was awarded by the President of the Italian Republic with the title of Cavaliere del Lavoro, an Italian honor bestowed on leading figures in the industry "who have proved to be singularly worthy"

OGGI

2022

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2011

2010

2007

2005

1995

1974

2018

The FCA awards ceremony was held on December 17, 2018, where SAPA received the "Supplier of the Year 2018" award. This is the motivation: "for the proactive pursuit of technological excellence and the optimization of product costs".

OGGI

2022

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2011

2010

2007

2005

1995

1974

2018

SAPA presents the One-Shot® method at IZB, one of the most important global events for automotive components.

OGGI

2022

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2011

2010

2007

2005

1995

1974

2018

SAPA acquires Selmat and expands into the industrial vehicles and luxury cars sector.

OGGI

2022

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2011

2010

2007

2005

1995

1974

2018

SAPA - the One-Shot Company - is always superior quality auto parts. The One-Shot® method is a worldwide patented, fastest all-in-on process for producing cheaper and lighter car components. SAPA Gmbh officially opens in Germany.

OGGI

2022

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2011

2010

2007

2005

1995

1974

new acquisitions

Acquisition of Brigoni S.p.A.

SAPA acquires 100% of Brigoni S.p.A., bringing the aggregate turnover close to 180 million euros, with 6 production sites and more than 1,000 people employed.

OGGI

2022

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2011

2010