Avellino, 11th January 2011 – The ” Companies in Flower ” Ceremony took place last weekend in La Talaudière, Saint-Etienne district, which saw the participation of ELIFRANCE sas . It was also the occasion to introduce to the local business community, Mr. Massimo Pugliese President of ELIFRANCE as well as CEO of El.Ital. S.p.A. and Pufin S.p.A .
First Shlumberger and then Flextronics Saint Etienne, ELIFRANCE (Pufin Group) is one of the most important French production sites in electronics and it has made, in 200 , a turnover of approximately EUR 25 million primarily in military-aerospace. Pufin Spa is putting forward the business model that is having great success in Italy through its subsidiary El.Ital SpA where it has been launched in the site of Avellino the Energy Division through the partial reconversion of the company to the green economy, with the production of polycrystalline silicon solar panels with high efficiency.
Even in Saint Etienne, in fact, the EMS Division (Electronics Manufacturing Service) has been placed side by side to the Energy Division with the installation of a production line of polycrystalline PV Modules at high efficiency with a production capacity of about 25/30 Mw per year. It will start its production by the end of this month.
On January 7th , Mr. Pascal Garrido, Mayor of La Tauladiére, during the ceremony organized for the arrival of New Year and in occasion of the ” Companies in Flower ” Award assignment to Massimo Pugliese Elifrance CEO by introducing him to the local industrial community has recognized the great commitment and the goodness of the project thus rewarding ELIFRANCE with the “Companies in Flower” award.
“The Entrance in the French market and the creation of ELIFRANCE Energy Division are proving valuable choices that allow Pufin to have a useful international profile and to enter into a market as the French one with wide margin of potential growth in the next future” says Massimo Pugliese, Ceo of Pufin SpA
“After the reconversion process realized and developed is the site of Avellino, we are focusing on Saint Etienne thus allowing to achieve significant synergies and dimensions as well as to position ourselves among the European leaders both in the electronics and photovoltaic market thus granting employment in both sites.
Among other things, La Talaudière is one of the few cases where the jobs (about 6000) are almost equal to the number of the inhabitants of its own community and where the Mayor , Pascal Garrido, has all the merit to have focused his interest in new industrial area “ asserts Pugliese.