Marchesini Group inaugurates new factory in Carpi

CEO, Maurizio Marchesini comments: 'It will be the biggest thermoforming hub in Italy, employing 50 people during the coming months'

National and local authorities and the group’s employees attended the inauguration of the new production facilities of Marchesini Group in Carpi.

It covers 14,000m2 and is the biggest production hub for thermoforming machinery in Italy. This technology is used to form hot plastic materials to make pharmaceutical blisters.

It has taken the work of 300 people to build this factory, in which the Group has invested €14 million; another 150 will be employed to work permanently at the factory once it is up and running, plus 50 workers, among technicians and engineers from Carpi and Modena will be taken on next year.

Some authority representatives who attended the cutting of the tape included the Minister for the Environment, Mr Gian Luca Galletti, the governor of the Emilia-Romagna Region, Mr Stefano Bonaccini, the Mayor of Carpi, Mr Alberto Bellelli, the Bishop of Carpi, H.E. Monsignor Francesco Cavina and Maurizio Marchesini, the CEO of the group and Chairman of the Industrialists Association of Emilia-Romagna.

The Minister, Mr Gian Luca Galletti, stated: 'Marchesini’s new factory in Carpi sums up what the country needs to grow, namely sustainable technology, an investment that brings new job opportunities and local development, strongly focusing on environmental aspects. Following the historical agreement reached during the Cop21 in Paris, the world chose the production model of decarbonisation, regeneration and sustainability: some national businesses realised this before others and this is why they will be immediately and lastingly competitive on the marketplace. Once again, the Emilia-Romagna region proves that Italy is back on its feet and ready to act as a European leader of green economy.'

Maurizio Marchesini pointed out: 'The factory in Carpi has been built, and will continue to grow, as a modern smart factory. It will produce at industrial rates but with the quality of fine tailored products. The technologies exploited will ensure energy from renewable sources and will minimise harmful emissions. Each workplace has been created using exclusively Made-in-Italy products. Today, we are not just inaugurating a factory, but we are celebrating a way of doing business and of enhancing our land.'

According to Stefano Bonaccini: 'Marchesini Group represents a smart business model: research and development, deep roots in the local area, ongoing growth on international marketplaces, social responsibility of the business and strong internal bonds, great awareness toward people and the working environment and continuous training. The fact that the growth of the Group goes through the magnificent factory inaugurated in Carpi - in the area hit by the earthquake of 2012 that has never surrendered but that has started again even stronger and even more competitive - is a great merit that goes also to this land and the people who live here.'

Alberto Bellelli said: 'It is always a pleasure when our land appeals to important companies, in terms of prestige and turnover, such as Marchesini Group. I cannot but express my satisfaction for what the inauguration of this new factory means for Carpi’s economy and employment opportunities, highlighting the strategic role of the investment for this important business.'

A traditional 5-day Open House event was held just before inaugurating the new factory in Carpi. The group opened its factory to more than 700 national and international customers. During their stay they were able to take part in talks on current topics concerning the pharmaceutical industry.