Marchesini invests €7m in packaging machinery production facility

The facility has been built for the branch of the company that specialises in producing machinery for packaging pharmaceuticals in aseptic environments

The ribbon-cutting ceremony. (L–R): H.E. Monsignor Augusto Paolo Lojudice, Bishop of the Diocese of Siena; European MP Carlo Calenda; Maurizio Marchesini, President of the Marchesini Group; Andrea Frosini, Mayor of Monteriggioni

The Marchesini Group has invested €7 million (US$7.8m) in the new factory of CORIMA and created 30 new job opportunities for technicians and engineers. CORIMA is a Tuscan specialist that produces machinery for packaging pharmaceuticals in aseptic environments.

The multimillion Euro investment has doubled the size of the company's plant, which now has a further 6,000 sqm of production facilities. The aim is to meet the growing demands of the unstoppable sector even more efficiently and faster, especially for anti-cancer drugs from Eastern countries and above all China.

The "aseptic" industry does indeed play a key role in the expansion strategies of the parent company, the Marchesini Group. This multinational enterprise located in Pianoro (Emilia-Romagna, Italy) is a worldwide supplier of pharmaceutical packaging machines. In 2018, thanks also to CORIMA's contribution, Marchesini reached a consolidated turnover of €400m, of which 85% came from exports.

The operation will create 30 new jobs for technicians, in addition to the current 130 employees. Job interviews will commence after the opening event and will continue throughout 2020. The company will be scouting mostly for newly graduated mechanical and electrical technicians and automation and IT engineers.

"This new factory will bring new lifeblood to a uniquely beautiful and historical land," said Maurizio Marchesini. "We are certain this new fellowship between the manufacturing expertise of the Packaging Valley of Emilia-Romagna and the creative genius of Tuscany will further enhance our identity as versatile and reliable manufacturers".

"A factory that opens is a safe haven in a rough sea," said Carlo Calenda from the stage. "In an increasingly globalised and virtual economic context, Marchesini is sending an important message of stability and loyalty to the community, starting in Monteriggioni and extending throughout the world."

Calenda also reiterated the importance of the continuity of investments in Industry 4.0, which are essential also for the Marchesini Group. Last April, at the Headquarters of Pianoro, the AI - Artificial Intelligence project kicked off.

Marchesini conceived this project to launch its current vision of Industry 4.0: a long-term plan which aims to create increasingly interlinked and efficient machinery, without losing sight of the traditional craftsmanship and the people who really "make" the company.

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