Intermac, the Biesse Group division responsible for designing and marketing machinery for glass, stone and metal processing technologies, signed preliminary agreements to acquire two Italian companies.

Intermac will purchase 60 percent of Movetro s.r.l. and, in a joint venture with Donatoni Macchine s.r.l., will acquire Montresor & C. s.r.l.

Movetro, based in the province of Padua, manufactures automated systems for storing and handling glass. It produces classifiers, shuttle storage systems, automated loading machines, loading and tilting machines and specially designed management software. Montresor & C., based in Villafranca di Verona, manufactures edge-polishing machinery.

The transactions are expected to close by August.