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Lafert: New Production Plant

Site is near original Italian location of company, will produce renewable energy

Lafert has formally introduced its new production plant that is officially in operation after its formal unveiling at Lafert’s 60th anniversity celebrations in San Donà di Piave, Italy, close to the historic headquarters of the company. The 130000 sq foot 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.

"Its photovoltaic system will be able to produce about 380,000 kWh of renewable energy annually, corresponding to the total energy needs of the plant," said Madeline Hickey, Marketing and HR Coordinator for Lafert, in an email to Electrical Apparatus. The following plant video also showcases its extensive automated production capabilities:

In this plant alone, Lafert is able to produce up to 1400 pieces per day and can ship 4-5 international containers per week thanks to the internal customs area.

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 with extensive automated production capabilities including fully automated production lines. Today the plant employs 50 operators who have been carefully trained to work in synergy with the production lines. The plant 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 2022, a 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. This reduces CO2 emissions by 154 tons per year and supports Lafert's mission to work towards a better future for our planet.

The new plant consists of a shearing machine and four production areas: winding, turning,

magnet mounting and assembly. The production area is already fully active while the

establishment of the Sales, Marketing, Engineering and Business Development offices is

expected by November 2022.

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