ERJ staff report (DS)
Settimo Torinese -- The President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, and his wife, Clio, accompanied by the chairman of Pirelli, Marco Tronchetti Provera, and the chief executive officer of Pirelli Tyre, Francesco Gori, visited Pirelli's new technology hub at Settimo Torinese, outside Turin.
The Settimo Torinese hub, which employs over 1,200 people will attain full scale in 2011 and will be officially inaugurated by the end of the year, will be the Pirelli group's most technologically advanced and efficient plant in terms of product and production process innovation, as well as in terms of sustainability and the quality of the work environment.
With an initial investment of over 150 million euros, the Settimo hub will run the most modern technology developed by Pirelli research, including the latest generation of Pirelli's robotic tyre production system (Next Mirs) and the new compounds' production system (PTSM). The plant's output, consisting of eco-friendly, High-Performance and Ultra High-Performance tyres, could exceed 3.5 million tyres a year when fully operational.
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Press release from Pirelli