Marchesini Group (Bologna, Italy) has invested €14 million in a new facility in Carpi, Italy, that will manufacture machinery to form hot plastic materials to make pharmaceutical blisters. The Italian packaging machinery company claims it will be "the biggest thermoforming hub in Italy.” Over the next few months, 50 employees will be hired on at the 14,000-square-meter factory. Once the hub is up and running permanently, another 150 staff will be added to the workforce.
Speaking at the ribbon-cutting ceremony, minister for the environment in Italy, Gian Luca Galletti, said: "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 decarbonization, regeneration and sustainability: some national businesses realized 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, CEO of the group, added: “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 minimize harmful emissions. Each workplace has been created using exclusively Made-in-Italy products."
A traditional five-day Open House event was held just prior to inaugurating the new factory in Carpi. The Group opened its factory to over 700 national and international customers. During their stay they were able to take part in talks on current topics concerning the pharmaceutical industry.