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Business diversification.
New energy for a changing world

From 2016 we developed a new business model to take on the challenges posed by an ever-changing world and to strengthen the Group through the diversification of our investments in successful and innovative markets.

It is a strategic choice that will lead us to seize new opportunities and to further push our M&A activity, while remaining consistent with our entrepreneurial vocation to develop the real economy, as proven by Coeclerici in its 120-year history.

We have started this process with the acquisition of IMS Deltamatic Group, today IMS Technologies an international reference point of the Italian tradition in cutting-edge technologies and mechanics.
A valuable alliance between two organizations that have been able to spread Made in Italy innovation, quality and expertise across five continents.

coeclerici 1895
Coeclerici is founded in Genoa and begins importing coal from the UK.
coeclerici 1910
Coeclerici becomes the first company to import US coal into Italy and expands into the shipping sector. In 1913, the Group buys its first dry cargo vessel: the "Tirreno". In 1916 Henry Coe leaves the company, selling his stake to Alfonso Clerici Sr.
coeclerici 1935
Alfonso's son Jack Clerici joins the company. He will play an increasingly important role in company development up to the incorporation of the Coeclerici Group.
coeclerici 1940 - 1969
1940 - 1969
Coeclerici resumes business after World War II, consolidating its presence in international markets and developing trade with the US, England, South Africa and Australia. At the end of the 1950's, Coeclerici initiates its first trade relations with the Soviet Union. In 1964, Coeclerici signs an agreement for exclusive right to sell Soviet coal on the Italian market, marking a new era for the Group's trading activities.
coeclerici 1970
Coeclerici strengthens its shipping sector by purchasing and operating barges to transship coal within port basin areas. This was a strategic step towards developing the Group's logistics business.
coeclerici 1998
Coeclerici signs a contract with Murmansk Commercial Sea Port and finances port dredging. Port renovations allow the company to bring in vessels of up to 130,000 tons, loading cargoes that break all records for Russian coal exportation.
coeclerici 2000
In Murmansk, Coeclerici loads the first Capesize vessel ever loaded in a North Russian port.
coeclerici 2002
The Group's Trading Division finances the completion of a coal mine in Kemerovo, Russia and signs its first long-term supply agreement, granting Coeclerici exclusive rights to sell coal from the Kemerovo mine on the international market. The Group also signs a ten-year partnership with the port of Murmansk for the exclusive use of a coal berth. Coeclerici has its own berths and a storage area at the port of Murmansk, as well as two mobile coal screening and cleaning units, allowing the company to serve end users with special coal needs.
coeclerici 2003
The Group's Shipping Division concludes 16 chartered contracts for the construction of 10 new Panamax and 6 new Capesize vessels. The Coeclerici pool operates a fleet of 47 Capesize and 44 Panamax, for a total of 91 vessels. In 2003 and 2004, Coeclerici opens offices in China and Indonesia, strengthening its presence in these dynamic emerging markets.
coeclerici 2005
The Group's Logistics Division starts operating the "Bulk Pioneer", a floating coal transfer station, in Indonesia.
coeclerici 2007
Coeclerici acquires a 60% stake - increased to 85% in 2008 and to 100% in 2010 - in RAG Trading Asia Pacific Ltd., a Singapore based company specialized in coke and coking coal that was formerly part of Steag GmbH. RAG Trading Asia Pacific Ltd. is merged with the Group's existing steam coal activities in Asia and now operates as Coeclerici Asia (Pte) Ltd. This acquisition was part of Coeclerici's strategy to develop and strengthen its trading activities in coke and metallurgical coal in markets across the Far East.
coeclerici 2008
Coeclerici acquires 100% of Korchakol, a low volatile coal (PCI and thermal coal) mine located in Kuzbass, Siberia, becoming the first and only Western company to have acquired a steam coal mine in Russia. In India, the Group's Logistics Division starts operating the "Bulk Prosperity", a last-generation offshore transshipper.
coeclerici 2011
Two new vessels - the "Bulk Java", employed in Indonesia, and the "Bulk Zambesi", employed in Mozambique - are delivered to the Group's Logistics Division.
coeclerici 2012
Coeclerici opens an office in Miami, Florida to trade coaland related raw materials in North and South America. The office also investigates new logistics opportunities in the Americas. The Group's Trading Division acquires the assets of the American company Coal Network Inc. through the establishment of Coeclerici Coal Network LLC, entering the American coal trading market. Two new vessels - the "Bulk Limpopo", employed in Mozambique, and the "Bulk Borneo", employed in Indonesia - are delivered to the Group's Logistics Division.
coeclerici 2013
The new vessels "Bulk Celebes" and "Bulk Sumatra" are delivered to the Group's Logistics Division. The Group decides to strengthen its Shipping Division, establishing dACC Maritime Limited, a joint venture with the d'Amico Group. Coeclerici acquires 100% of the German company Dako Coal GmbH. Coeclerici Coal Network LLC acquires full ownership of the coal trading division of Alley-Cassetty Companies, Inc.
coeclerici 2015
Coeclerici celebrates the 120th anniversary of its foundation (1895 - 2015). dACC Maritime Limited takes delivery of "DACC Tirreno" and "DACC Egeo".
coeclerici 2016
Coeclerici acquires 67% of the IMS Deltamatico Group specialized in the production of industrial machines and plants in various industrial sectors such as Converting, Automotive and other Industries The new Supramax vessels "DACC Adriatico" and "DACC Atlantico" are delivered to dACC Maritime Limited.
coeclerici 2017
Coeclerici takes over from IMS Deltamatic's founder Raffaele Ghilardi the remaining 33% stake thus acquiring full control over IMS Deltamatic.
coeclerici 2018
In May 2018 IMS Deltamatic SpA changes its corporate name into IMS Technologies SpA. The new brand identity reflects the strategy of the Group aiming to develop its three lines of business: converting, automotive and packaging.