Simex resumes operations in Italy

Simex has announced it has restarted its production lines.

The Italian attachment manufacturer announced that as of May 4, the company is 100 per cent operational in all of its production departments.

Simex production facilities are based in San Giovanni in Persiceto outside the Northern Italian city of Bologna. The company was forced to paused production in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Italy is one of the countries hit the hardest by the coronavirus, with more than 212,000 cases and nearly 30,000 deaths.

The country went into nationwide lockdown on March 10. However, the Italian government has allowed construction and manufacturing operations to resume May 4, if mandated measures are put in place to restrict spreading the virus.  

“Our leading thought now is ‘work helps working.’ This means being an active part in the restart of the national and international productive system, whereas we will play our role, as we have been done for decades,” the company said in a news release.

“Now we will be at your side more than ever, with care, determination and

professionality, to give you what Simex has always been designed and put into the

market: innovative and high performing attachments, technical assistance

and actual solutions, concrete and enduring in time.”

In compliance with the Italian government’s recommendations, Simex has redesigned its assembling spaces as well as the way its employees work, to promptly fulfill orders while respecting the health of its workforce.  

As well, strict safety protocols have been activated, involving the reorganization of employee’s shifts, controlled and limited access, medical support, programmed sanitization and the distribution of personal protection equipment.

Founded in 1991, Simex manufacturers a variety of attachments including drum cutters, road planers, screening buckets and compactors. Its products are available in more than 80 countries around the world, with about 80 per cent of its attachments being exported.