Italian shipyard, Sanlorenzo has confirmed the opening of its new highly anticipated production facilities in Ameglia in northern Italy. Designed by Lissoni Casal Ribeiro, the new development is part of a larger strategic project to expand and renovate the existing headquarters in keeping with the spirit of the brand.
The strategy first began in August 2018, and reportedly involved 200 workers, a combined design time of 20,000 hours and 250,000 man-hours of construction time. But, despite the fact that the facilities are now officially open, there is an important second phase to the process.
Following the initial construction phase, the original buildings at the Ameglia headquarters will be completely renovated in order to achieve aesthetic uniformity. In conjunction with this, Sanlorenzo will also see the redesign and upgrade of the gardens and pedestrian areas connected to the shipyard.
Having been based in Ameglia since 1999, the Sanlorenzo headquarters now has a plant area of 22,000sqm and is now split into three primary units, two for the production of yachts and one as an office complex on four levels. Now, the entire Sanlorenzo site covers a total of 135,000sqm.
Of course, with this upgrade, Sanlorenzo has focused on the environmental impact of the shipyard, and as a result has been designed to comply with the criteria set for UNI EN ISO 14001:2015 certification. The ISO certification indicates the control of overall environmental impact connected to the activities which are connected to the activities, products and services of the new site. But ultimately, Sanlorenzo has confirmed that the new production facility has been designed for energy self-reliance, thanks to the installation of 8,000sqm of solar panels.
Holding its position as one the most prolific superyacht builders in the market, Sanlorenzo has delivered a total of 64 superyachts between 2015 and 2019, placing it above Benetti. Today, Sanlorenzo has 25 yachts on its order book, according to The Superyacht Agency, 12 of which are scheduled to be delivered this year.
However, it would seem that with the opening of the new facilities, Sanlorenzo’s production capacity is likely to grow. With 24 production stations for yachts up to 30m, Sanlorenzo has confirmed that the increase will see more direct and indirect employees at the shipyard from approximately 450 to 900.
The opening of the new facilities comes after Sanlorenzo launched its new High-end Services division that is dedicated to the creation of a 360-degree customer journey. As well as the announcement in December 2019 that the Italian superyacht-building stalwart had floated on the Italian stock exchange.
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