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Bonfiglioli Australia has opened its new regional office in Cranbourne West, Victoria with a special event.

Key customers, local staff, and company leaders from Bonfiglioli’s head office in Italy were all in attendance on March 23 to witness Manfredi Ucelli di Nemi, business unit manager at Bonfiglioli Riduttori SpA – Industrial Power Transmission Solutions cut the ribbon.

The premises is fitted with 40kilowatts (kW) of solar power and covers an expansive 1,800m2, of which warehousing and production makes up 1,400m2.

The new premises will facilitate the local assembly of all light and medium-duty products, freeing the Sydney factory up to concentrate on heavy-duty products.

“This allows us to expand our stock holding locally and to better serve our customers across the local regions,” Bonfiglioli Australia managing director Martin Broglia said.

Closer to customers

Broglia said that the strategic move brings the company closer to its customers and is largely underpinned by the need to continue decentralising its assembly facilities, following significant growth over the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We continue our upward trajectory and are hyper-focused on offering local assembly and support around the country,” he said. “Our investment in product innovation and customer relations is what truly sets us apart.”

Products in production

The new facility will produce:

  • Bonfiglioli’s helical and bevel-helical series of CAFS motors (up to size 60)
  • The full range of VF/W universal wormgears
  • Bonfiglioli’s 300 planetary gearbox series (up to size 310).

“There are further plans to expand our capabilities and to enable the production of larger motors,” Broglia said. “The expansion of an aftersales and repair facility is also in the pipeline, as well as a pilot assembly plant for the recently launched CP helical in-line gearbox series.

“Looking ahead, we anticipate sustained growth – particularly as customers seek out power transmission solutions that meet global energy efficiency standards, while delivering reliable performance.

“The growth of the renewable energy industry is also set to be a significant driver of expansion, and we are excited about the contributions Bonfiglioli will make to this sector – and many others – over the next decade.”