Pirelli Ambiente will build in Romania the first plant for the production of particulate filters
- PIRELLI AMBIENTE WILL BUILD IN ROMANIA , IN THE COUNTY OF GORJ , THE FIRST PLANT FOR THE PRODUCTION OF PARTICULATE FILTERS
- GROUND LEASE SIGNED TODAY FOR THE AREA WHERE THE STRUCTURE WILL BE BUILT
- CONTRUCTION WORK TO BEGIN IN JANUARY 2007 AND LAST FOR 18 MONTHS
- THE NEW PLANT WILL BE OPERATIVE FROM THE SECOND HALF OF 2008, WILL PRODUCE MORE THAN 1,300 TONS/YEAR OF FILTERS AND WILL EMPLOY AROUND 400 EMPLOYEES
Milan, 29 November 2006 – Pirelli Ambiente, a company within the Pirelli & C. Group active among other things in the field of technology for sustainable development, today signed in Romania, in the presence of local authorities, the ground lease for the site on which a plant for the production of original equipment particulate filters is due to be built.
The plant, located on a 10-hectare plot within the Gorj Industrial Park in the south-west of Romania , will be operative from the second half of 2008 and will be organized around two production lines. The new factory, whose works will start in January 2007 and will be operative from the second half of 2008, is expected to produce over 1,300 tons of silicon carbide filters annually for the OEM diesel engine market and will lead to the hiring of around 400 employees.
The particulate filters produced by Pirelli Ambiente– already operating in the field of low environmental impact fuels with Gecam tm, the white diesel fuel - are gas emissions treatment systems that can cut diesel-engine particulate emissions by over 90% . The filters are realized in porous silicon carbide, a material that is uniquely resistant to heat and abrupt temperature changes, and can be fitted to diesel engines as original equipment or retrofit components.
Pirelli Ambiente already produces retrofit particulate filters suitable for all diesel engines. Several hundred buses in Italy have been fitted with Pirelli Ambiente filters and applications for earth-moving equipment, heavy transport, diesel trains and electricity generating units are being developed.
Pirelli Ambiente is Pirelli Group's company operating in the business of providing solutions for the environment and for sustainable development. Pirelli Ambiente can offer the market a vast range of solutions offering low environmental impact and high-tech contents of the highest order. Thanks to the synergies with Pirelli Labs – the Group's centre for advanced research – the company can focus unwaveringly on products and processes that are increasingly eco-compatible and on innovative solutions. Pirelli Ambiente operates via three companies active in different business areas: Pirelli Ambiente Renewable Energy in the field of energy recovery from waste and renewable sources, Pirelli Ambiente Eco Technology in technologies for sustainable development and Pirelli Ambiente Site Remediation in the environmental remediation sector.