A plant for the Future
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From left: Sergio Antoci, General Manager of Vetropack Italia; Johann Reiter, CEO of Vetropack Holding; Claude Cornaz, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vetropack Holding; Christoph Burgermeister, Project Leader of Vetropack Holding.
On 25th October 2021, the groundbreaking ceremony and press conference for the new glassworks was held in Boffalora sopra Ticino. This important event was attended by some national, regional and local authorities, GSE Italia S.r.l., responsible for the civil and urbanization part, CM.Project.ing, a German engineering company responsible for the whole procedural part, and the many external partners who supported Vetropack Italia in this long journey.
The ceremony was held in Via Magenta 94, in Boffalora sopra Ticino, where the new Vetropack glassworks will be inaugurated in 2023. Vetropack Holding and Vetropack Italia representatives performed the groundbreaking in the presence of the Italian authorities.
From left: Claude Cornaz, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vetropack Holding; Giulia Castoldi, Vice-President of Assolombarda; Sabrina Dallafior, Consul General of Switzerland in Milan; Sergio Antoci, General Manager of Vetropack Italia; Francesco Vassallo, Councillor of the Metropolitan City of Milan; Sabina Doniselli, Mayor of Boffalora sopra Ticino; Curzio Trezzani, Councillor of the Lombardy Region; Massimo Garavaglia, Minister of Tourism; Johann Reiter, CEO of Vetropack Holding; Christoph Burgermeister, Project Leader of Vetropack Holding; Guido Guidesi, Councillor for Economic Development of Lombardy Region; Carlo Ferri, President of ICE.
The authorities and the Vetropack representatives then moved to Villa Calderari, also located in Boffalora sopra Ticino, where all guests were able to follow the celebration via live streaming and where, shortly afterwards, the press conference was held. Many speeches underlined the importance of this great investment, not only for the Municipality of Boffalora, but for the whole country. Manlio Di Stefano, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, defined it as "the biggest investment project of a Swiss Group in Italy for its size and impact". This stands to show that Vetropack represents a model Company, from both a national and international perspective.