2016 has a been a year of growth for our Group, in terms of profitability, projects and resources.
Our successes, the diversification of the business and our presence worldwide have enabled us to develop a series of targeted publicity initiatives featured in the media, with the publication in numerous local and international newspapers of the history of our Group, which registered 99.6 million euro turnover in 2015/16. Custom, thanks to our 200 strong engineering and R&D teams, has developed not only hardware but also propriety intelligence design automation software, with the launch of our Custom Power Tool.
In January 2016, at New York's NRF trade fair, Custom presented the new FLY, a 15.6" POS PC with standout design features; in the OEM area, we introduced the PP54, a uniquely multifunctional and versatile product which simplifies and customises a variety of features, making it the best option currently available for “ticketing management”, including standalone solutions.
Custom gets on the track with LCR Honda and on court with Top Volley Latina
In March, Custom was on the track with the LCR HONDA team as Official Sponsor and Event Title Sponsor at the MUGELLO GP, a unique opportunity for presenting ourselves in the Premier Class. In doing so, we highlighted our shared values of speed, dynamism and technology leadership. Our commitment to sport, understood not just as an exercise in brand awareness, but rather as a fully-fledged means of communication, also involved us in the world of volleyball, with our sponsorship of the TOP VOLLEY LATINA team.
More mobile and digital
In 2016, Custom reinforced its partnership with NETRISING, a subsidiary of the leading app and digital design Group, by acquiring a majority share in the company. Its major projects include the development of an application for Austrian railways, as well as a number of retail business apps.
Aviation, GLB and Phone
The Custom Group also saw significant growth in the aviation industry, thanks to our robust, functional, design-oriented technology, as well as in the GLB (Gaming/Lottery/Betting) industry, where our long-standing experience enables us to offer terminals which are currently among the most flexible and innovative on the market, with added value payment services.
Our most recently established department, the PHONE division, also made major gains: its diversified offering, inspired by the mission "Technology at a smart price", has captured the attention of both seniors and younger users, with custom solutions for a wide range of users with specific needs.