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Rollon grows in industrial automation and expands production sites in Italy and Germany

The Vimercate-based company is opening a new division in Arcore, Italy, specifically dedicated to actuators and integrated systems. They are also expanding the factory where Hegra Rail telescopic guides are produced in Runkel, Germany. Investments support the growth of Rollon, which finished 2017 with 100 million Euro in revenue and employs almost 600 people, 350 of which in Italy.

Announcing an expansion of the production base in order to continue growing and expanding in the sectors of industrial automation and robotics. Rollon, a company based in Vimercate specialized in linear motion solutions, has strengthened its business by creating a new division in Arcore (MB) and by opening a new factory in Runkel, Germany. These investments confirm the evolution of Rollon, which has valorized their know-how gained in producing mechanical components to create functional automation systems, with the objective of responding in increasingly efficient ways to market demands.

The new over 6000 m2 factory, which became operational in January, is located in Arcore and aids the main production site in nearby Vimercate. This factory was created as a new division, exclusively dedicated to building actuators and integrated systems. The new location will allow Rollon to optimize its production and management process for the lines Actuator Line and Actuator System Line. Greater efficiency translates into a more effective presence on the global market and the ability to immediately satisfy the needs of clients with a wide range of solutions for different sectors: industry, manufacturing, packaging and logistics – from automating machining centers and multi-station presses to sheet metal workstations, and pick and place operations in confined spaces.

Along with the opening of the new production site in Italy, Rollon has decided to invest in a strategic market for growth abroad such as Germany, where the company has a branch with a new production factory located in Runkel, in the federal state of Hesse. Dedicated to producing the telescopic Hegra Rails, the site was opened to expand the previous factory. The production area has been increased from 800 m2 to 2500 m2 and can now sustain greater market demand, while also allowing Rollon to concentrate greater efforts on designing customized solutions with modular structures.

“In the last three years, Rollon has grown by 72%, closing the year 2017 with a revenue of 100 million and with almost 600 employees throughout the world, 350 of which in Italy,” said Eraldo Bianchessi, Group Chairman. “The investment in the expansion of our production base is, firstly, the result of growth during these years, and secondly, another starting point on a road that will take us towards new milestones in the future. The market of industrial automation is enjoying a period of strong expansion, and Rollon - with the most complete range of mechanical solutions on the market, based on integrated product lines with a high level of modularity - is the ideal technological partner for anyone working in this sector.”