MULTI-MILLION EURO MANUFACTURING PLANT (15 August 2016)
Customers of process valve and actuator supplier Bonomi (UK) are set to benefit from the opening of a new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in the company's Italian homeland.
Officially unveiled in the presence of Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, the Brescia-based factory covers some 120,000 square metres and is capable of producing an impressive 130,000 valves per day.
Technologically advanced and constructed with environmental sustainability as its goal, the facility harnesses much of its electricity from solar panels, whilst heat is obtained partly via the cooling systems employed in its manufacturing processes, and partly from Geo-thermal ground-source heat pumps, thereby avoiding the use of fossil fuels.
Similar 'green' systems are employed to provide the building's air conditioning and have resulted in it receiving a 'Grade A' environmental rating and being widely regarded as a paragon of manufacturing excellence combined with environmental sustainability.
The global Bonomi Group comprises three companies; Rubinetterie Bresciane, Valpres and Valbia, with nearly 400 employees worldwide and an annual turnover exceeding €100M.
Comments Bonomi (UK) sales director Jason Hill: "The new factory has increased Bonomi's output dramatically, thereby enabling us to improve our already impressive and dependable supply of products to customers. This huge investment demonstrates Bonomi's total commitment to the future of our industry and comes at a time when many manufacturers are reducing capacity; bringing with it reassurance and buying confidence to Bonomi customers throughout Europe."