Global engineering group Cavotec has officially opened its new production facility in Milan. Some 150 guests attended the opening ceremony, among them key customers, suppliers, partners, local officials and dignitaries, and members of the media. Cavotec board members and management team were also present. Cavotec CEO Mikael Norin opened the ceremony. Following a series of keynote addresses, guests were taken on a guided tour of the facility. The new production plant features the latest in sustainable building materials and technologies, including the capacity to generate 230kW of solar power. It is also equipped with geothermal heating, has 2,730m2 of office space, and 12,264m2 devoted to engineering and production. Not only are we opening a state-of-the-art production facility, were opening a new chapter in the Cavotec story, said Norin. These premises will ensure that we build the manufacturing and supply chain excellence that will see Cavotec realise its full potential. Cavotec Italy is one of the groups seven centres of excellence worldwide. As part of the Ports & Maritime Division, Cavotec Italy focuses primarily on the development and manufacture of shore power solutions, MoorMaster automated mooring as well as crane electrification solutions such as cable reels.
Dean has been with UKi Media & Events for over a decade, having previously cut his journalistic teeth writing and editing for various automotive and engineering titles. He combines extensive knowledge of all things automotive with a passion for driving, and experience testing countless new vehicles, engines and technologies around the world. As well as his role as editor-in-chief across a range of UKi's media titles, he is also co-chair of the judging panel of the International Engine of the Year Awards.