Cassioli's new facility is located at the Creekside Industrial Park in Newnan. Photo: Cassioli

An Italian provider of material-handling equipment for industries ranging from warehousing to airports and tire plants is setting up its own U.S. factory in Coweta County. 

Cassiloli USA Corp. first touched down in Atlanta more than a decade ago, setting up a sales office in 2009. 

But the drive toward increased productivity in U.S. factories necessitated the search for a permanent manufacturing base closer to customers, resulting in the 20,000-square-foot plant that opened in Newnan earlier this year — its first in the U.S. The footprint includes warehouse and office space, as well as room for a planned expansion over five years. 

“Global competitive pressures have forced companies to become more resilient, doubling the output per worker. In this context, automation is a key factor to carry on this trend and the possibility to have a production site in the States allows us to expand the potential of the company, hiring new staff and guaranteeing a greater presence in the area,” Carlo Cassioli, the CEO, said in a statement. 

The American subsidiary is part of an 80-year-old global group based in the Tuscan town of Torrita di Siena. In addition to its Italian and American factories, Cassioli Group counts 320 employees around the world and runs plants in Brazil and Poland. 

The U.S. operation is being led by CEO Marco Cencetti, who said in a statement that the company’s motto is “thinking globally, acting locally.” 

Coweta County emerged as “the strategic choice” in a search for a new location that started at the beginning of 2021. View the company press release here and the Choose Coweta release here

Coweta is home to at least 18 international companies. Capital investment and job numbers were not disclosed, but the company is slated to start production this month, posting open roles here

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