Philip Morris doubles investment in Bologna

30/06/2017 -Philip Morris International planned to invest an additional €500 million to expand the investment in the manufacturing facility in Crespellano (Bologna) for large scale production of tobacco units used with the electronic heating device IQOS. Completed in September 2016, the facility currently employs over 600 people, that are part of the over 1,000 employees of the company considering also the plants in Zola Predosa (Bologna). Up to 600 new jobs are expected to be created by the end of 2018 with the new investment.

Michele Cattoni, PMI’s Vice President Technology & Operations for Reduced Risk Products, stated: “The opening of the Crespellano plant represented a historic milestone in PMI’s commitment to replace cigarettes with better alternatives to the benefit of smokers, public health and society at large.”

Source: Business Wire, ANSA - 26/06/2017













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