Piaggio Aero reported the groundbreaking of its new Villanova d’Albenga manufacturing plant which will be operational by 2013. The new production plant of 49.300 square meters will be located in an area of total 127.000 square meters in a strategic position behind Villanova d’Albenga airport with direct access to a 1500 meters runway. The investment required for this project is about 100 million Euros. Villanova d’Albenga, Piaggio Aero’s new factory, is expected to increase production line efficiency and speed up lean manufacturing cycles. The new plant will also offer a high quality work environment and a museum telling the extensive history of the Company since its foundation in 1884 to date.
As part of Piaggio Aero’s mandate to contribute to a more sustainable future for the aviation industry, the company now extends its ecological attention to facilities and manufacturing processes. The new Piaggio Aero production plant will obtain the ISO 14004 certification.