With the presence of Argentina’s President, Engineer Mauricio Macri, and officers from the National Cabinet, Molinos Río de la Plata, a company of Perez Companc Group, opened the extension of the Lucchetti pasta plant, located in Malvinas Argentinas, consolidating among the centers of noodles of largest productivity in the world.
The plant added a new line of production of long pasta, which will allow producing 6,500kg noodles per hour, substantially enhancing its productivity. More than 22 small-, medium- and large-size companies were involved in its staging and start-up during the 13 months the work lasted.
The project also included the construction of a new storage center with 15,000 positions, operated through a modern and innovative system of laser guided vehicles (LGV), which will operate 24 hours 7 days a week, loading 20 entrances simultaneously.
Mauricio Macri, Argentina’s president, was present and stated: “Lucchetti family is part of Molinos and is part of even a larger family that is Pérez Companc group. A family that has always bet on Argentina, on work.” Then, he added: “This new plant is not only important for those who work here, but it is also important for all Argentine people, because we are creating the element that moves a society, trust”.
«A family that has always bet on Argentina, to work»
Luis Perez Companc, Molinos Río de la Plata’s Chairman, explained that “the opening we celebrate reflects our bet on the country and our long-term vision of the food business; it is a symbol of how Molinos, consistently with Perez Companc Group’s principles and values, is projected towards the future with strength and trust.
The plant’s extension is part of an investment plan in the dry pasta area amounting to $700 million. “Lucchetti plant is our example of productivity. Investments will be aimed at encouraging the family’s consumption of noodles to increase accessibility, develop innovative products and build loved brands”, Agustín LLanos, Molinos Río de la Plata’s CEO, stated.