Surrounded by a breathtaking landscape, the new production plant (the second one after the original plant in Predazzo) was created with the mission of producing artisanal pasta with a high-tech approach to give a boost to an ambitious development plan: the new plant allows us to enhance the production capacity from 20,000 to 35,000-40,000 tons per year, while the structure is designed to support further expansions in the future.
Last Friday, the ribbon ceremony was attended by many guests and friends of the Pastificio, such as the Mayor of Castello-Molina di Fiemme Marco Larger, the President of the Community of Valle Giovanni Zanon, and the President of the Autonomous Province of Trento Maurizio Fugatti. The lunch was hosted by Michelin-starred chefs and Felicetti's Ambassadors Norbert Niederkofler e Alessandro Gilmozzi and followed by dinner within the production area reserved for the staff and all the suppliers who collaborated on the project. On Sunday, the new production plant welcomed all the Fiemme and Fassa Valleys residents for an "open door day".
The new production plant is a virtuous example of sustainable energy in manufacturing as it is powered by a Tri-Generation system designed to cater to all the needs of the factory. The industrial facility was designed by the Rwa firm (Ruffo Wolf Associati of Rovereto). The studio has interpreted Felicetti's family's requests and vision: to build a pasta factory able to combine the most advanced practices and the best available technology with the goal in mind to preserve the original quality of the raw materials, preserving the harmony and balance with the environment and the valleys surrounding. By teaming new technologies, Felicetti's century-old know-how, and a respectfully employing of natural resources such as the water and the Dolomite's air, true innovation can happen.
The result is a new industrial facility inspired by the cliff overlooking the new plant: a sequence of monoliths with a faceted, prismatic surface like the valley's porphyries, subject to continual variability due to varying light conditions and sun inclination.
A massive production plant immersed in its environment: the area where the industrial complex stands covers an area of 16,500 square meters, 8,700 of which are covered. 1,250 sq m are allocated to production, 2,500 sq m to packaging, and another 1,500 to offices and services. The largest space is reserved for handling: more than 3,000 sq moccupied by the automated indoor warehouse, plus 6,000 sq m for outdoor handling areas. The production site covers an area of 16,500 sq m, of which 8,700 are covered; of these, 1,250 sq mare for production, 2,500 for packaging, and another 1,500 sq m for offices and services. The largest space is reserved for handling: more than 3,000 sq m occupied by the indoor automated warehouse, plus 6,000 sq m for outdoor handling areas.
The new plant put a strong emphasis on sustainable energy, as it is powered by a Tri-Generation system designed to cover the entire needs of the facility, amounting to 600 kwh, supplemented by solar panels allowing the building's self-generation of electricity.
Professionals with different expertise have participated in structural, plant engineering, and mechanical design, spending up to 10,000 hours building it.
60 companies contributed to constructing the facilities, which saw about 500 people take turns working at the site.
About 50 people worked on the building every day for two years for more than 200,000 man hours.
A new store has also been set up at the plant, adding to the factory shop at the original factory in Predazzo, and a fully equipped Felicetti Lab, a professional kitchen designed for training and research activities.