Founded in 1980, So.F.teR. is the largest independent compounder in Italy and one of the top three in Europe. The company specializes in engineering plastics, thermoplastic elastomers, and vulcanized thermoplastics for the automotive, appliance, electric and electronic, construction, footwear, personal care, sports and leisure, and furniture markets. Headquartered in Forli, Italy, So.F.teR.’s global footprint consists of facilities strategically located in Europe, Mexico, Brazil, and the United States. The company reported consolidated sales of EUR 260 million in fiscal 2015.