Fenzi Expands Italian Headquarters With New Logistics Center

The Fenzi Group has expanded its headquarters in Milan, Italy, with a new integrated logistics center to optimize efficiency in warehouse management and shipping.

With a surface area of more than 160,000 square feet, the new plant is highly automated and designed to make use of the company’s logistics management techniques, according to the company. It is equipped with structural technologies to digitize the flow of raw materials and shipping, thereby improving traceability while having a positive impact on the overall quality of the company’s products.

“The COVID-19 crisis has not stopped our determination to continue to improve,” says Matteo Padovan, general manager of Fenzi Italia. “Our enthusiasm is intact and we continue to invest in the development of new services to maximize our connection with our clients, becoming even more efficient and continuing the group’s growth process begun almost 80 years ago. At this juncture, it is naturally about making judicious, well thought-out choices to maintain balanced development and renewed optimism in the future. Special thanks go to all of our partners and Fenzi employees whose commitment and passion are clear, allowing us to obtain these results.”

In addition to the new facility, EcoVadis, an international platform that evaluates the corporate social responsibility of companies and supply chains, has assigned Fenzi a high rating in recognition of its corporate sustainability management. Fenzi earned the EcoVadis silver medal award, which is achieved by only 25% of the companies evaluated, according to the company.

Horn Glass Industries Expands its Headquarters

Workers are in the process of completing an expansion at Horn Glass Industries’ headquarters in Ploessberg, Germany. Sixty employees will use the new wing, which includes smaller office units meant for two to three people rather than an open floor plan. The project is scheduled for completion in mid-2020.

All components in the building will have digital accessibility. Lighting, heating, blinds, locking and alarm systems will be controlled digitally.

The new wings’ system is not cooled by air conditioning, but by component activation. Pre-installed pipes with cold water cool the rooms without draught or noise, according to the company. The integrated ventilation system ensures a comfortable room climate thanks to constant but unobtrusive air circulation.

Horn Glass manufactures melting furnaces and other equipment for glass lines.

Hegla UK Relocates

Hegla UK has relocated as part of a larger expansion program. Since the termination of its partnership with Bystronic glass UK at the end of 2019, the company has moved to a more centralized location that is well suited to support its business needs and those of its customers, according to the company.

“We are confident that the support the Hegla UK team can now provide will be even better than before, in combination with direct access to our German service department. At this new site we will be able to hold more spares stock and offer better meeting facilities for our customers if required,” says Steve Goble, managing director. “The industry is going through a period of change and uncertainty at the moment. Customers want reassurances and consequently the move gives us a much more central base with a growing service team not only to support existing Hegla customers but to support what we hope will be the successful introduction of the Hegla TaiFin range of furnaces for flat architectural and curved automotive glass.”

“The new building offers us space to supply to customer demands and will allow us more control over the company’s destination,” adds Paul Gibbs, sales manager.

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