EFI REGGIANI BREAKS GROUND ON NEW CENTRE
EFI Reggiani, the industrial textile printing business of printing technology company, has broken ground on a new 20,000sqm textile campus to accommodate ongoing growth, with the new campus in Bergamo, Italy, expected to be completed in 12 months time.
“EFI Reggiani has always worked diligently to take our offerings to the next level, thinking ahead and developing high-tech, high-quality and reliable textile solutions,” said EFI Reggiani senior vice president and general manager Adele Genoni. “The new campus is an important step in our journey, and it is proof of EFI’s strong commitment to continued development of the textiles business unit. It will provide us more space to continue our growth, and will also be a welcoming and sustainable environment for our employees.”
The new facility was designed with environmental sustainability and employee well-being in mind. That focus includes plans to install 400 kilowatts of solar panels supplying 60 per cent of the facility’s total energy requirements. The building will also benefit from superior thermal insulation that will ensure a reduction in heating and cooling costs. Numerous skylights in the facility will provide better natural lighting and a reduction in artificial lighting usage.
Green space on the campus was a priority in the design process, and will cover an estimated 20 per cent of the total area. For a more welcoming work environment, the campus will also feature a canteen and gymnasium for employee use.
The 3,000sqm demo centre in the new facility will be nearly twice as large as the current EFI Reggiani demo centre in Grassobbio, and will showcase EFI Reggiani printers, as well as Mezzera pre- and post-treatment and Jaeggli yarn treatment products. The demo centre will also feature EFI Reggiani’s recently acquired portfolio of Inèdit rip and workflow software solutions.
EFI Reggiani’s product portfolio has continued to expand, ranging from rotary and flatbed printing machines, to scanning/multi-pass digital printers, to the world’s fastest digital textile printer – an award-winning EFI Reggiani Bolt single-pass inkjet printer that operates at 90 metres per minute. Additional solutions in the portfolio include the world’s fastest scanning printer for textile, an EFI Reggiani Hyper model that can output up to 20 linear metres per minute at peak speed.
EFI Reggiani is also an innovator in ink – one of the only companies to manufacture the full range of inks used in industrial textile manufacturing.