The owners of shirt maker Milena Confezioni have taken over upmarket clothing producer and distributor Carrel, Pambianconews reported.

The acquisition is part of the Del Siena family's strategy to grow its luxury clothing operations both in Italy and abroad, Milena Confezioni CEO Marco Del Siena was reported as saying.

Carrel founder and director Antonio Cinel was cited as saying the deal would help create a new strategy for the company to expand at home and internationally.