Guangzhou, China – OMS has invested in new machinery and taken on staff to meet additional demand, director Enrico Lombardini said at PU China.
Lombardini added that the EUR 1m investment complements earlier investment in robotic production, and is designed to make the production of slats for its conveyor systems more economical.
The first milling robot has been working for five or six years, he said, and the new robot is designed to load and unload the milling robot. ‘If it is done manually, it takes two people. If a machine can do this it frees two people who can be deployed elsewhere in the factory,’ he said.
Eraldo Greco, commercial director, said that staff numbers had recently grown to 170 at the site in Verano Brianza, near Milan.
Lombardini agreed that because Italian labour laws make it relatively hard to fire staff once they are hired, this shows commitment to the business. ‘If you are to fulfil your commitments, you have no choice,’ he said.