Inaugurates New Headquarters in July
by Ellen Giard
More than 1,000 people participated in the inauguration of For.El.
S.p.A.'s new headquarters located in Roncade (Venice), Italy, on
July 14. The company was founded in 1976 by Fortunato Vianello and
today is a manufacturer of machinery for flat glass and insulating
Among those who attended the ceremony were Marco Stradiotto, undersecretary
for economic development, the mayor of Roncade and Senator Mrs.
Simonetta Rubinato. All of the company's staff, their families and
many suppliers and customers also attended. One of the special guests
was Stefano Salvian, the company's first employee, who started at
the age of 15.
|Fortunato Vianello, the founder of For.El.
S.p.A., spoke at the inauguration of the company's new headquarters
in Roncade (Venice), Italy.
Vianello said his company symbolises a Venetian (and winning) way
of doing business. He explained that a firm grows up if everyone
grows up, too: the entrepreneur, the territory and the workers.
The company's new broad production area is split between two locations,
Roncade (Treviso) and Meolo (Venice), and covers an overall surface
of 19,000 square meters. It is equipped with modern processing machines
and tools. The new production plant is also divided into different
processing departments: set-up, coating, turning, milling, warehouse
and prototype development.
The administrative area covers three levels and includes about
30 offices equipped with modern data sharing, transfer and processing
technologies. The new technical office is divided into two areas,
technical and electronic, where prototypes designed with 3-D CAD
software are developed and machines are continuously improved and
Additional features include an internal canteen with more than
100 seats, a recreational area, a tennis court, a beach volley field
and a library that houses a variety of industry-related periodicals.
Ellen Giard is editor of USGlass magazine.