The new production plant in San Donà di Piave is officially in operation
On Saturday, September 24th, during Lafert’s 60th birthday celebration, we took the opportunity to formally inaugurate the new plant on Via Kennedy in San Donà di Piave, close to the historic headquarters.
20/10/2022 | COMPANY
The new production plant in San Donà di Piave is officially in operation On Saturday, September 24th, during Lafert’s 60th birthday celebration, we took the opportunity to formally inaugurate the new plant on Via Kennedy in San Donà di Piave, close to the historic headquarters.
An ambitious investment
The plant consists of a production area and office area that covers 6,000 of the total 12,000 square meters. The entire completely sustainable and automated building was developed with an investment of approximately 18 million euros and reinforces the intention for SHI (Sumitomo Heavy Industries) to root Lafert even further into the territory, expanding its production capacity and growth prospects.
The project began in September 2020 with the aim of building a brand-new manufacturing plant to produce high efficiency permanent magnet motors, specifically intended for pumping applications. The plant was designed and built for production purposes but also delivers maximum comfort in the working conditions of the operators in terms of light, space, services, and other factors that affect the well-being of employees.
In 2021, fully automated production lines were installed in alignment with Industry 4.0 and integrated with 100% traceability of motors and components. Today the plant employs 50 operators who have been carefully trained to work in synergy with the automated production lines and who have expertise in control automation. The machines are closely interconnected with the processes, which produces extremely up-to-date production data.
A plant dedicated to the production of Super Premium Efficiency motors
The new plant was developed to increase production capacity and meet the growing demand for IE5 Super Premium Efficiency motors, while also providing new storage areas for raw materials and finished products. As a result, we are able to produce up to 1400 pieces per day in the new plant. Every week we can ship 4-5 containers to any continent of the world thanks to the internal customs area.
The new plant consists of a shearing machine that operates in three shifts, and four production areas: winding, turning, magnet mounting and assembly, that operate in two shifts. The production area is already fully active while the establishment of the Sales, Marketing, Engineering and Business Development offices is expected by November 2022.
During 2022, the photovoltaic system was installed consisting of 762 high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon modules generating 345 kW of power. When fully operational, the photovoltaic system will be able to produce about 380,000 kWh of renewable energy annually, corresponding to the total energy needs of the plant. From an environmental sustainability point of view, it reduces CO2 emissions by 154 tons per year, equivalent to planting 1100 trees in the area.