Develon fleet helps clear site of former Innocenti factory

Published 14/11, 2023 at 14:59

A fleet of Develon equipment has been working at the long abandoned area of the former Innocenti factory on the outskirts of Milan in Italy. The 400,000m2 construction site has seen the demolition of the yards, targeted reclamation, screening and recovery of materials.

Five Develon excavators have been equipped with grapples, hammers and crushers dedicated to the demolition of floors, crushing the reinforced concrete to be able to separate out the rebar. The rubble produced is then moved for screening on site by two Doosan DL380-7 wheel loaders and a Doosan DA30 articulated dump truck (ADT). Once the demolition has been completed, part of the 70,000m3 of screened material will be used as raw material to build the base on which a new logistics centre will be built. Excess material will be sent to authorised external facilities.

All of the site's activities are managed by Turin based Unica Spa company, one of the leading Italian groups in the sector of reclamation, recovery and development of the urban and industrial areas of decommissioned industries. Unica Spa operates through four industrial divisions - reclamation, demolition, construction and projects/investments - having the necessary personnel and equipment inhouse. Unica Spa currently employs over 100 staff, and in 2022, more than 100 contracts were completed and over 110,000t of waste disposed of or sent for recovery. The company's commitment to environmental sustainability has seen it ranked in the top five Italian companies in the sector.

Unica Spa not only manages sites in the Milan area but has been active on work in Cortina for the demolition of the old ice bobsled track for the construction of the new Olympic track. For all of these activities, Unica Spa has chosen to rely on Develon machinery. Paolo Andreini, president of Unica SpA, states: “For three years we have been using Develon machines with which we are fully satisfied both in economic terms but above all in terms of meeting our needs, thanks to their undisputed quality. Our Develon fleet consists of over 30 machines, all of which we own, including excavators of all sizes, loaders and dump trucks. 

“We are a well-capitalised company able to directly support investments to deal with the important orders that we continue to acquire. This policy is giving us important results, and this is possible thanks to excellent partners such as Develon and the dealer, DMO, in the figure of Gianmaria Lupis, whom I know I can count on for every need.”

Gianmaria Lupis, DMO commercial manager for Lombardy, adds: “The fully trusted commercial relationship between Unica Spa and DMO is continuing to translate into important equipment orders. In just three years, DMO has supplied a complete fleet of machines, from the 8t DX85 mini excavator to the DX140LC-7 to several DX245NHD-7, to the demolition machines, as well as several DX300LC-7, DX340LC-7, DX350LC-7 and DX380LC-7 excavators, DL300-7 and DL380-7 wheel loaders and two DA30 dump trucks. 

“All the numerous accessories and attachments we have are also strictly Develon. The excellent relationship with the president Paolo Andreini is also due to the fact that he knows he can count on the complementary services that DMO guarantees, such as fast rental for emergencies and the continuous specialised assistance service directly on site, essential considering the number of Develon machines constantly at work.”

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