Saturday 13 July 2024

Ferrari announces grand opening of its new E-Building in Italy

MARANELLO (Italy), 19 days ago

Ferrari has announced the opening of its new E-Building, the factory that will produce internal combustion engined cars, hybrids and the auto brand's first electric model, in the Italian city of Maranello.
Rectangular in shape and 25 metres high, the new building is in harmony with the landscape and surrounding buildings and is recognisable for a façade with a tailor-made, highly efficient “skin”.
Through the e-building, Ferrari is enhancing its production flexibility in line with its strategy of prioritising revenue quality over quantity. 
The plant also reflects the principle of technological neutrality, as it will house the production and development of internal combustion engines, hybrid engines and new electric motors, each capable of delivering Ferrari's signature driving excitement.
The e-building was inaugurated by Italian President Sergio Mattarella in the presence of Ferrari Chairman John Elkann, Vice Chairman Piero Ferrari, CEO Benedetto Vigna and other company representatives.
"We are honoured to have President Mattarella with us for the inauguration of the e-building, a plant that combines the centrality of the people in the workplace with respect for the environment," commented Ferrari's President, John Elkann. 
"Investing in our territory is essential to prepare ourselves for Ferrari's future with confidence and confirms our commitment to Italian excellence and to our country," he added.
The integration of the production of the entire range in a single building will allow Ferrari to reorganise and reallocate all production activities more efficiently among its existing facilities in Maranello, increasing its ability to adapt quickly to production needs.
The e-building, a facility equipped with state-of-the-art technology, will also produce the strategic electrical components that are highly relevant to differentiating Ferrari's technology and performance: high-voltage batteries, electric motors and axles.
The building, designed to achieve the highest levels of energy performance, is powered – among other sources – by more than 3,000 solar panels installed on the roof that produce 1.3 MW. 
With the shutdown of the trigeneration plant, scheduled for the end of the year, the building will be powered entirely by renewable energy, generated from both internal and external sources with a guarantee of origin.  
Several cutting-edge solutions have been adopted to reuse energy and rainwater in the production cycle. For example, more than 60 per cent of the energy used for battery and motor testing will be recovered in accumulators and redirected to power new processes.
The plant was built north of the Ferrari campus, which is being expanded. The area was acquired and redeveloped without additional land consumption by replacing obsolete and energy-dispersive industrial structures.
According to Ferrari, the training and well-being of workers was a priority in the design of the building, which houses a dedicated training space.
The training path for people selected for the new lines began two years ago, with the aim of delving into the skills and processes that are needed for the new systems and products, as well as strengthening knowledge related to the electric motor. 
In full continuity and synergy with the mechanical and electronic skills that have always been Ferrari's heritage, additional competencies, for example in chemistry and battery assembly production processes, have been developed.
The e-building is a confirmation of Ferrari's central role in the local industrial landscape – a role reinforced by continuous investments made in tune with the specific needs of the local community.
The integration of the building into the urban context was perfected through an urban redevelopment of more than 100,000 sq m and a redesign of the road infrastructure. In fact, a road serving the site and a 1.5-km bike path connected to the town’s network have also been built.
The exterior façades and main interior spaces of the e-building were designed by MCA – Mario Cucinella Architects, a firm at the forefront of the development of sustainable solutions and urban regeneration, in synergy with the Ferrari team.-TradeArabia News Service


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