Construction has started on a new TechnoAlpin production facility in Bolzano, Italy.
A ground-breaking ceremony on 21 February was attended by Chief Executives, Erich Gummerer and Walter Rieder, as well as the governor of South Tyrol, Dr. Arno Kompatscher, and the mayor of Bolzano, Dr. Renzo Caramaschi. It is expected that the facility will be ready by 2019.
Gummerer said: “Ski resorts depend on good planning for the future in order to guarantee a successful winter tourism season. Having consistent snow quality, even on the more frequently used slopes, is today a basic expectation. The new production facility in Bolzano will play a big part in meeting these requirements in the future.”
TechnoAlpin employs nearly 600 people around the world, over 300 of whom are employed at their headquarters in Bolzano, where the snow guns are already assembled. During the peak season, 150 workers will be active at the new production facility. Many of these jobs will be newly created positions brought about by the new facility.
The new production facility on Siemensstraße will have a total volume of nearly 110 000 m³, spread over an area of 14 500 m². With four storeys in all (one of which is underground), the new structure will in the future house the company’s entire production facilities, including offices, meeting rooms, and a warehouse for snow guns.
Kompatscher commented: “TechnoAlpin is active in a field of expertise which is of strategic importance for South Tyrol: alpine technologies. So, I am very pleased that the world market leader in the production of snowmaking systems is investing more into its company headquarters in Bolzano, thus boosting South Tyrol’s business and research credentials. As an internationally recognised company, TechnoAlpin is helping to make South Tyrol’s future even brighter. I wish the company’s management and its committed employees continued success.”
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