A positive 2017 for FOREL in terms of sales, personnel and investments
Growth in sales and personnel; investments; 40 years of activities. These are the main points of 2017 for FOREL, which also carried out important projects during last year.
2017 for FOREL was a year with the ‘+’ sign in sales, thanks to the confirmed appreciation of regular customers, but also to the increasing trust of the new ones. 2017 will be remembered at FOREL especially for the development of special Jumbo lines, capable of processing very large and heavy glass sheets specifically required for high performance façades: part of the important projects successfully carried out by the company last year.
Growth was also ‘physical’ as FOREL completed important enlargements of both office and production areas, as well as human resources: between 2016 and the end of 2017, FOREL hired a number of new employees (in production, sales, administration and marketing departments). Currently, the company employs more than 200 people directly, and over 300 people in partner companies and agencies. Other recruitments are expected before the end of 2018.
Therefore, important investments in the plant, in the machinery and in the people, after the achievement of a very important goal: “We reached 40 years of activity. Once, there was only an idea and a good young mechanic, today there is a worldwide known brand,” says Fortunato Vianello, founder and CEO of FOREL “After the investment carried out, our patents and our know-how, we now want to grow even more,”
Established in 1976, FOREL has two facilities: in Vallio di Roncade and Meolo (Italy), a sales and service branch in Minneapolis (Minnesota, US) and 21 agencies worldwide: FOREL machines are now operative in over 60 countries. The product range includes machinery for vertical cutting of laminated glass, automatic sorting systems, vertical edging, drilling and milling, PVB lamination and insulating glass production.