Philip Morris International to invest up to 500 million in Bologna


imgThe new facility will be established in Crespellano, in the province of Bologna, and will be operational within two years creating 600 new jobs

January 10, 2014 - Philip Morris International (PMI) announced a 500 million Euros greenfield investment. The new manufacturing facility will be established in Crespellano, in the province of Bologna. Construction is estimated to last two years. Once the facility will be fully operational, it will employ up to 600 people. The plant in Emilia-Romagna will be the first one to be built in the European Union for the production of a new range of “potentially reduced risk” tobacco products and its production capacity will be able to reach up to 30 billion of units by 2016. The pilot-plant is already nearing completion and will be used for technical training and as production facility for first market launches. Most of the machinery for the construction and production will be purchased from Italian companies.

The company’s press release explains the reasons of the choice: "This investment underscores our strong commitment to Italy and in particular to the Bologna region which is not only home to our state-of-the-art filter factory, Intertaba, located in Zola Predosa, but also offers great infrastructure and, most importantly, access to exceptional human talent."

Philip Morris International is the leading international tobacco company headquartered in USA, producing 7 of the 15 best-selling brands in the world.

Website: www.pmi.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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