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Al-Air and LU-VE, the merging of two great professionals

 

Al-Air and LU-VE, the merging of two great professionals

The inclusion of the “Al-Air” product division of Alfa-Laval within the LU-VE Group was celebrated with a big two-day event.
This is an important enhancement for the Uboldo-based company, which stressed that the strategy of the operation was to make a real merger of two great professionals capable together of achieving new and ambitious objectives in the market, fully exploiting the potentials of two different experiences which in combination provide new added value for all.
During the two days of celebration, over 150 colleagues from the main LU-VE and Al-Air facilities had the opportunity to meet, get to know each other and begin to work together.
It was a unique occasion to start collaborating in the serene climate of being at the heart of an ever-growing family.
Thanks to this latest operation, the LU-VE numbers have grown considerably:
• Over 3000 professionals (1,000 in Italy alone)
• Over 570,000 square metres of total surface area (more than 214,000 covered)
• 3,235 square metres of R&D laboratories
• 83% exported to over 100 countries
• Consolidated turnover of over €420 million (pro-forma 2018)
• Group listed on the Milan Stock Exchange

LU-VE GROUP: NEW FACILITY IN TEXAS

LU-VE GROUP: NEW FACILITY IN TEXAS

LU-VE Group will build a new plant for its subsidiary company Zyklus (Jacksonville, Cherokee County, Texas) in the US. JEDCO - Jacksonville Economic Development Commission and the City of Jacksonville have approved an incentive package that will lead to the construction of a production plant of approximately 25,000 sqm, in the Norman Industrial Park of Jacksonville and the free grant of an area of about 80,000 sqm.
The CEO of LU-VE Matteo Liberali said: "The operation is very important for our international growth in general and in the United States in particular. The American market, which continues to grow at high speed, is structured and more complex to be penetrated than emerging ones.
The Us market represents an excellent opportunity to take advantage of the technological innovations of our products.
JEDCO offered us a great opportunity, which we could not miss and which we intend to take full advantage of.
We are pleased to have such an opportunity to cooperate with JEDCO and the local community”.

20 years of HTS, the LU-VE Group production facility in the Czech Republic

 

20 years of HTS, the LU-VE Group production facility in the Czech Republic

HTS is twenty years old! It was founded in 1999 and became part of the LU-VE Group in 2003.
The company, based in Novosedly in the Czech Republic just a few kilometres from Vienna, has always specialized in the production of precision heat exchange components for the air conditioning of heavy transport (buses, coaches, and trains) and for the refrigerated transport of perishable goods.
Recently, production of air cooled products has also started, giving a 2018 turnover of over €38 million with a notable delivery punctuality of 97.8%.
HTS works with all the major players in the railway sector and can boast of its close collaboration with not only the various LU-VE Group research centres, but also with the prestigious University of Brno, developing innovative products with greater thermal efficiency.
HTS is the only European company in the Group which can produce exchangers entirely in aluminium (tubes and fins).
Always attentive to environmental problems as befits a company based in an agricultural area, HTS received ISO 14001_2015 environmental certification after having held for some time the ISO 9001_2015 quality system certification and UL certification for the exportation of its products to the American market.
Nearly 400 people work at the Novosedly plant which has a total surface area of almost 60,000 square metres, more than a third of which is covered by buildings.

LU-VE Tianmen: a plant in continuous evolution

 

LU-VE Tianmen: a plant in continuous evolution

Right on schedule, the new LU-VE Group Chinese production facility started operations, built in collaboration with the local government of the Tianmen Technology Zone in the Province of Hubei. It has 52,000 square metres of surface area, 19,000 of which are covered.
This multi-purpose plant will produce ventilated commercial and industrial products and, on a smaller scale, components for OEMs. The initial activities of assembly and distribution of the first TGD glass doors for the refrigeration market will also begin in July.
Choosing a new facility of enormous proportions and increased production capacity compared to the previous one has turned out to be a winner, allowing the Chinese subsidiary to increase turnover rapidly and substantially.
About 70 people now work at this plant, and more than 70% of them were already employees at the Changsu site, over 900 kilometres away. This has also been made possible thanks to the predisposition within the production area of a building of 2,000 square metres specifically for residential use.
LU-VE Group is especially proud of this sure sign of company loyalty.

“The future has an ancient heart” (Carlo Levi)

“The future has an ancient heart” (Carlo Levi)

In Pavia, his home town, Mr Iginio Liberali took part in the event in memory of one hundred years of Necchi, the company in which as a very young man he took his first steps in the world of work, and to which he proudly attributes his learning of the human and professional values which were decisive in the setting up of LU-VE Group, now the world’s third largest operator in the heat exchanger market, quoted on the Milan Stock Exchange.
“Necchi – said Mr Liberali in the course of his opening speech – was an important multinational. In those years the absolutely dominant players in the market were the American Singer and the German Pfaff. The 21-year-old Vittorio Necchi challenged these two giants not by imitating them but saying “I can do better than them”. And he was a true product innovator”.
“I am grateful to Necchi. Attentive to social issues, Necchi was amongst the first to set up a system of internal welfare: a system of integrated social services alongside its own healthcare. The company was also a nursery for entrepreneurial employees who, in their turn, made other companies grow”
“One of the great merits of Vittorio Necchi was certainly his courage to innovate and his capacity to choose the best staff.
Ideas are contained in the heads of women and men, so he headhunted the very best”.