EFI Reggiani, the industrial textile printing business of technology company Electronics For Imaging, has broken ground on a new textile campus to accommodate ongoing growth. The 20,000sqm facility in Comun Nuovo, Italy, is expected to be completed in 2023.

Senior vice president and general manager Adele Genoni said, ‘Not only will this provide us more space to continue our growth, but it will also be a welcoming and sustainable environment for our employees.’

The new facility will include 400 kilowatts of solar panels supplying 60% of the facility’s total energy requirements. This means the building will benefit from superior thermal insulation to ensure a reduction in heating and cooling costs. Numerous skylights in the facility will provide better natural lighting and a reduction in artificial lighting usage.

According to EFI, green space on the campus was a priority in the design process, covering an estimated 20% of the total area. The campus will also feature a canteen and gym for employee use.

A 3000sqm demo centre in the new facility will be nearly twice as large as the current EFI Reggiani demo centre in Grassobbio, Italy, offering EFI Reggiani printers, Mezzera pre- and post-treatment and Jaeggli yarn treatment products. The demo centre will also feature EFI Reggiani’s recently acquired portfolio of Inèdit raster image processing (RIP) and workflow software.

Over the years, EFI Reggiani’s product portfolio has continued to expand, ranging from rotary and flatbed printing machines, to scanning/multi-pass digital printers.