Work on creation of the technological and production centre at Settimo Torinese for production of “green performance” tyres continued in 2010, as part of the process to improve efficiency and productivity standards. This project is being carried out as part of a framework agreement between Pirelli Tyre and the Region of Piedmont, Province of Turin and the City of Settimo Torinese, and will be fully operational in 2011.

-36% reduction in direct CO2 specific emissions

The New Industrial Centre will be the Group’s most technologically advanced plant for the production of ecological, high-performance and ultra-high-performance tyres. This will be made possible by:

  • the adoption of measures that limit environmental impact and reduce energy consumption to the greatest extent possible, which is absolutely consistent with the Pirelli strategy of sustainable development;
  • the use of the most modern technologies, the result of Group research, including evolution of the Pirelli robotic system to produce tyres (Next Mirs) and the precision system for the production of compounds (CCM). When operating at full capacity, the New Centre
  • resulting from the integration in one area of the two Pirelli plants already operating at Settimo Torinese and which will be staffed by over 1,200 employees – may produce more than 3.5 million of tyres annually exclusively for the premium segment.

The experience accumulated during this project will be exploited in the planning and construction of new production sites, with the appropriate changes and additions