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ACS invests 4 million euros for the opening of a second plant in Tortoreto

The launch of the new plant is tied to new and significant orders ACS has received from well-known international automotive brands.

ACS invests 4 million euros for the opening of a second plant in Tortoreto
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ACS (Advanced Composites Solutions) Srl, an Italian company specialised in the production of carbon fibre components for various industrial sectors, will invest 4 million euros to open a second plant in Tortoreto, in the province of Teramo which is in the region of Abruzzo in Italy, about 6 kilometres from its current operational headquarters.

The agreement with Pedicone Holding Srl was signed recently. They have leased ACS a historic building of approximately 14,000 square metres, located near the intersection of the Adriatic highway and the Salinello valley road. This site will host the new serial production lines for the automotive and aerospace sectors of the company.

Within 12 months, 50 new employees are expected to be hired as specialised operators in composite materials processing, primarily laminators and finishers, whom ACS is already training with specific courses.

ACS new plant in Tortoreto
ACS new plant in Tortoreto (source: ACS)

The agreement requires Pedicone Holding to refurbish the plant (which previously housed some of the industrial activities of the group founded by entrepreneur Giulio Pedicone) and to renovate and expand its offices. ACS will be responsible for making the new machinery operational (increasing production capacity by 400% compared to today) and installing a photovoltaic system for self-consumption to meet the company’s sustainability goals.

The launch of the new plant, scheduled between the end of this year and the early months of 2025, is tied to new and significant orders ACS has received from well-known international automotive brands. These orders will be partially managed with innovative moulding press technologies. There are also ongoing projects in the aerospace and space sectors following the achievement of the 9100 certification.

The current plant on the Salinello valley road, where ACS began its production activities in 2015 (the company will celebrate its tenth anniversary next year), will continue its production activities in the motorsport and racing sectors, manage one-off projects and small series, host the Academy (the training school that has become an integral part of the company), and strengthen the research and development department starting from the various R&D projects already funded and in progress.

ACS new plant seen with Google Earth
ACS new plant seen with Google Earth

This is an important challenge,” commented Engineer Roberto Catenaro, founder and CEO of ACS, “that is engaging all our energies in view of the transition to serial production. We strongly believe in this project, which our clients have also invested in. In addition, we are confident about our skills and our ability to offer them availability, experience, and technological versatility at the same time. We are also proud to be able to restart a historic plant, which we hope can provide continuity and employment prospects to a production sector that has always been very dynamic.”

The operation,” stated Massimo Rulli, General director of the Pedicone Holding Group, “is part of a redevelopment and enhancement project that has already involved other non-strategic properties of the group. This is a complex project, and we are happy to have carried it out with ACS, an innovative company that invests and offers employment.”

Cover photo: Roberto Catenaro and Lorella Pedicone (source: ACS).

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