Steane Klose | Jun 26, 2008

Ferrari has come a long way since the days of hand beaten aluminium panels and knock-off Borani wire wheels with the announcement that they have opened their latest new car assembly lines and company restaurant.

It was in 1997 that Ferrari first launched its “Formula Uomo” program. The program is divided into several different sections: working environment, layout of the Ferrari 'village', focus on safety, environmental awareness, energy saving, and employee and family services.

The latest two buildings in terms of working environment to be constructed were presented today: the new Company Restaurant designed by architect Marco Visconti and the New Car Assembly Lines designed by architect Jean Nouvel, winner of this year's internationally prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize.

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"With the addition of these two new buildings," stressed the President, "we have completed the renovation of the entire Car Production Area that began in the late 1990s, and has involved the investment of over 200 million euro. Next year we will be going one step further when we begin work on the new GES facility."

ferrari-tmr-1The restaurant is located at the very heart of the Ferrari "village" and is designed as a place where employees can meet and socialise during breaks.

The new Car Assembly Lines are the second new addition to what Ferrari refer to as their ‘campus”. Every single work station has been designed to improve work quality by reducing worker movement and enhancing ergonomics in a climate-controlled environment that guarantees comfortable working conditions all year round. The Lines are surrounded by large windows that open onto a green area featuring the historic red-painted wall of the facility built by Enzo Ferrari in the 1960s.

Ferrari are now set to improve their environmental impact with Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa announcing the two latest projects being undertaken: a photovoltaic system and a trigeneration plant.

"These new energy generations plants," said Amedeo Felisa, "will allow us to cut the amount of electricity we take from the national grid by 25% and to reduce our CO2 emissions by 35%. By the end of this year we'll have saved tens of tonnes of emission.”

Also presented were a series of new services for employees and their families which range from free medical/fitness check-ups for all employees and their children, to home and personal loans at competitive rates amongst other initiatives.

New workers moving to Maranello for the first time can choose to take advantage of accomodation in 'Maranello Village', a service which provides a convenient and easy living solution for workers from out of town.

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