EFI Reggiani, the industrial textile printing business of Electronics For Imaging (EFI), has broken ground on a new textile campus. The new 200,000-square-foot campus in Comun Nuovo, Italy, is expected to be completed midyear in 2023.
“EFI Reggiani has always worked diligently to take our offerings to the next level,” says EFI Reggiani Senior Vice President and General Manager Adele Genoni. “The new campus is an important step in our journey, and it is proof of EFI’s strong commitment to the continued development of the textiles business unit. Not only will this provide us more space to continue our growth, but it will also be a welcoming and sustainable environment for our employees.”
According to the company, the new facility was designed with environmental sustainability and employee well-being in mind. That focus includes plans to install 400 kilowatts of solar panels supplying 60% of the facility’s total energy requirements. In addition, the building will benefit from thermal insulation that will ensure a reduction in heating and cooling costs, and skylights will provide better natural lighting and a reduction in artificial lighting usage.
The company says that green space on the campus was a priority during the design process, covering an estimated 20% of the total area. For a more welcoming work environment, the campus will also feature a canteen and gymnasium for employee use.
A 30,000-square-foot demo center in the new facility will be nearly twice as large as the current EFI Reggiani demo center and will showcase EFI Reggiani printers, as well as Mezzera and Jaeggli products. The demo center will also feature the company’s recently acquired portfolio of Inèdit raster image processing (RIP) and workflow software solutions.