02/01/2013

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Cannon inaugurates new factory for turn-key plants

The new facility will allow for the simultaneous assembly of large moulding lines for automotive parts and long foam laminators for insulated panels, increasing the efficiency of the newly created Cannon Ergos, the group's unit dedicated to the construction of turn-key plants.[image_0] Last year, Cannon implemented a reorganisation of its manufacturing centres for automotive, refrigeration, composites, aluminium die-casting and thermoforming. The new Cannon Ergos incorporates the activities, assets, and personnel of the existing Tecnos, Crios, T.C.S. and Forma companies.The Cannon problem-solving approach has significantly increased in the recent years, resulting in the acquisition of complex projects for turn-key plants. These Cannon installations are fully manufactured and mounted in-house for final testing, before being shipped to the final site of installation: this philosophy requires wide manufacturing halls, simultaneous presence of different technical specialists, and proper logistics and IT resources.[image_1_right]The structural change deriving from the creation of Cannon Ergos included the decision to build a new manufacturing hall able to host the assembly of different types of large, complete manufacturing equipment under the same roof.Exploiting a large plot of land available at the existing site of Caronno Pertusella, now the headquarters of the new company, Cannon commissioned a 5,000 m², 12 m high factory able to host the simultaneous construction of several different types of equipment. Amongst others: automotive plants for seats and sound-insulation elements, compression moulding and RTM presses for composites, rigid foam laminators for sandwich panels, and large thermoformers. The existing office building has also been fully restructured and extended to accommodate a unified engineering department, manufacturing, marketing and sales, finance, logistics, and management staff.

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