Agr International has opened an expanded sales, training and service facility in Montecchio, Italy.

The opening event was attended Agr customers and a representation of business associates from the region and other key players within the Italian packaging industry. Management from Agr International’s USA corporate headquarters were also there.

Marco Palma, the director of Agr Europe hosted the ceremonies, featured a tour of the facility and an overview of the new capabilities and services that will be provided at the location.

Guests were also treated to Italian cuisine and refreshments.

Mr. Palma said: “Increased business in the region, especially North Africa and the Middle East, required us to consider additional space to handle our operations. We decided that it was time to move to larger quarters to support our customers to the level they expect from Agr.

“Furthermore, the old facility was limiting our ability to grow our services. We now have that capability.”

The new sales and service facility is located in the Montecchio industrial estate, an industrial park located 15 minutes from Parma, midway between Milan and Bologna in the heart of the Italian packaging industry.

The 1100m2 facility includes 900m2 dedicated to service and support operations for Agr equipment and another 200m2 that houses the sales offices, conference area and training centre.

The facility offers amenities designated to optimise the sales and support of Agr products and services in southern Europe, the Middle East and Central and North Africa.

Pictured Attendees included Agr customers and business associates from the Italian packaging industry