USA/ITALY: Rivacold, the Italian refrigeration and air conditioning component manufacturer, is to invest $5m in a US manufacturing facility in Buford, Georgia.
The announcement follows the establishment of a new company Rivacold North America Inc last year with president Doug Schmidt at the helm. Schmidt had previously spent over nine years at Embraco, latterly as North American sales manager.
“After 53 years of leading refrigeration innovation design and service in Europe, Rivacold is excited to establish itself in the North American market,” Doug Schmidt commented. “Throughout our experience, we’ve learned that the only way to serve customers properly is to have local design and manufacturing to meet the rapidly changing demands of our customer base.”
The new facility is expected to create 140 jobs.
Headquartered in Montecchio, Italy, Rivacold currently employs 1,200 worldwide. Their products are used in a variety of sectors including food retail, medical, vending machines, and the dairy industry.