November 2004 Work on Mainetti's new factory in Shenzhen is progressing extremely well and the majority of the construction work is complete.
The main building, which houses the factory, warehouse and office complex, is having all the external cladding fitted and work on the essential services for supplying air, water and electricity to all areas has commenced. The main cranes servicing the shop floor have been installed and the fitting out of the offices and showroom is now well under way. The external construction of the staff dormitories and the multi-purpose canteen and theatre complex is now complete and the local contractors have now commenced work on the internal layout of these buildings.
The Human Resources team has started the recruitment of new employees and the company is looking to employ new technicians, machine operators and printers.
During the final commissioning phase of the project the engineering team will be installing 25 new production lines which will increase production capacity by approximately 20% which will help to enhance service levels further and optimize factory efficiency.
The factory will start operations on schedule in March 2005.