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The Logistic Hub at Levanella, in Tuscany, is the focal point of a major restructuring project regarding the logistics system for finished products. It was designed by architect Guido Canali to respect the environment and promote the wellbeing of workers with the planting of peripheral trees, artificial dunes, roof gardens, glass walls and walkways.
The project consists of three buildings for a total area of 33,000 square metres, two of which are already operational and used for the processing of finished products in the clothing, footwear and leather goods divisions. The third building was completed in July 2020.
In addition, three buildings have been built for the quality control labs for the individual divisions and for services devoted to the logistics warehouses, covering an area of 5,000 square metres. The building in which the quality control for clothing is carried out is now active and is completely independent of the main structure. The project and its relative flows have been planned to assure the highest quality level of each garment.
The project has also focused closely on energy efficiency, providing a cutting-edge example of excellence in the Group’s industrial structure: the complex is equipped with a “summer/winter” air conditioning system – one of the first in Tuscany in terms of the volumes of water involved – based on geothermal energy and bringing together the latest technologies in an effective way to care for and preserve the environment. Each building is equipped with photovoltaic panels and LED lighting.
It is expected that the completion of the entire Logistics Hub will be effected within the next two years. Among the work still to be implemented: a canteen serving the 350 employees of the Hub as well as a new building that will house the logistics offices.