Termotecnica Pericoli S.r.l. is very pleased to formally announce the official opening of Pericoli Asia-Pacific Sdn Bhd, their new manufacturing and distribution facility in Malaysia, on the 23rd of September 2013.
This auspicious occasion is the culmination of a very clear vision for the Asian region, following many years of active sales in this region stimulating growth and demand for the company’s products and service, justifying the need to establish this manufacturing, warehouse and distribution center. This new 2,300 m2 manufacturing, warehouse and offices facility is the first foreign manufacturing facility for the company. The most updated manufacturing and assembly technology as applied in the Italian facility ensures the same high levels of Quality and Performance as is currently available from Italy. The primary focus will be on the production of the EOS/EWS and EOC fan lines. The facility will have capacity to increase the company’s total global production capacity by 40%. It is worthy to note that it is the company’s vision and goal is to operate with a combined team of Italian and local employees.
The opening ceremony was attended by a number of high ranging officials in addition to all of the company’s Asian Distribution and many customers and associates. Mr. Enrico Viscardi – Director of Pericoli Asia-Pacific opened the proceedings with a warm welcome to all, and stating that “This is a starting point and not the arrival one” and that our vision for the future is quite clear. This was followed by an address from Mr. Mauro Pericoli – Director Termotecnica Pericoli – on behalf of the family in which he stated that “This is a big step for us, but we are very much confident that it will be a successful operation. And that from here we will distribute products with the same quality and performance standards as from Italy.” He also went on to state that “In 2012 our export was 95% of the total business, where 25% of it in Asia” – under scoring the importance of this market.
HE Mario Sammartino – Italian Ambassador to Malaysia – opened the proceedings with a short address commenting on how important investments such as these are to both countries and how they build greater understandings. This was followed by an address by Mr. Hasan Azhari HJ Idris – CEO Selangor State Investment Centre – who noted that companies such as Pericoli played a vital role in the development of skills and growth to the local people and communities while at the same time gaining benefits and access to such key markets as the Asian market for their products. Also in attendance was Madame Paun Zakiah Sajidan director of MIDA Selangor and Dr. Andrea Ambra, Director of Italian Trade commission in Malaysia. A plaque was unveiled by the Pericoli family, Mr. Roberto Pericoli– President – Ms. Grazia Pericoli– Director – and Mr. Mauro Pericoli – Director, followed by the formal ribbon cutting ceremony and a VIP/Guest tour of the new facility. A number of guests commented that the highlight of the tour was seeing the assembly line in operation, clearly demonstrating the sophistication of this process. The factory tour was followed by an Italian buffet for all of the guests which also then provided a great opportunity to socialize with the Pericoli Asia Pacific TEAM and to network amongst one another.