PEOPLE AS THE FOCUS OF THE COMPANY
“A factory is designed to be on a human scale, because work has to be pleasure, and values” (Adriano Olivetti, 1954)
The Pischiello facility, which was thought up as a centre to spread ideas, concentrate talent and technological innovation, is continuing to grow and take shape, with a projection towards a highly-successful future. It is the flagship of a human and sustainable company which cares for people and the quality of the working environment.
To follow this vision, ART renews its attention to its employees and external partners, not just by remunerating the work that is done but also by meeting needs which are not entirely financial, by introducing on a yearly basis policies and new tools that help people meet the needs of both private and working lives.
Through company welfare schemes, ART helps support employees, so as to motivate its people and establish a collaborative company atmosphere.
IL PISCHIELLO – THE VILLAGE, THE HISTORY, THE FUTURE
The Pischiello estate – one of the largest country residences in Umbria – has its origins in a landholding which grew over time until it took over adjoining, new areas, which were progressively bought between the 15th and 18th century by the marquesses of Bourbon di Sorbello, one of the oldest and wealthiest families in the Italian aristocracy.
The grandeur and fame of Pischiello, which went well beyond the region and lasted right through the 19th century, were the product of the boost to development given to the estate – in the first decades of the 18th century – by the brilliant genius of the most famous member of the dynasty, Uguccione III, who made it an excellent record of rural technology.
The work done by ART at the new Pischiello to recover and make the historic buildings suitable, together with the expansion of the cellars (which have been fitted out to house logistical services) were carried out – in agreement with the relevant authorities – in full respect for architectural and environmental requirements, with extreme care taken over restoration techniques, choice of materials, in the relationship between internal spaces and the extraordinary surrounding area (in several cases by using large windows that look onto the valley, or with the wise inclusion of green space). The result is an intelligent and elegant mix of historical-architectural references and very modern elements which work together perfectly with the surroundings, providing both great impact and functionality.
The first-stage work – of around five thousand square metres in the workshop and the ‘blacksmith’s house’ – reached a definitive conclusion so that, starting from the middle of 2008, the new centre could base itself there and become fully operational.
Work on the second stage – of around 3,500 square metres on the remaining village and church – which is currently under way, is aimed at creating structures to house researchers from throughout Europe.
Work for the third and final stage – which involves the consolidation and recovery of the monumental main residence and its outbuildings – is being planned.
THE DIVISIONS: TEMIS AND MATE
Temis is the division of ART which designs and creates high-technology products for the aerospace and defence sectors.
Thanks to a team of highly-qualified experts and skills acquired in other sectors, including motorsport, Temis is making its own contribution to space exploration, by taking part in the main programmes of the European and Italian Space Agencies, from the Vega rocket to Galileo and the missions to explore Mars. It has also supplied data recorders to fit out vehicles for the Italian armed forces.
MATE is a laboratory of excellence which offers companies customised projects for certification and approval of their products in the automotive, motorsport, aerospace, defence and railway sectors, which is bolstered by its inter-disciplinary skills and an enormous range of equipment.
Because it has implemented an applied research method, it can certify the performance and confirm that products meet the main international standards (specifically FIAT9.90111, FCA CS00056, VW80000, RTCA DO160, MIL STD 810, IEC60068-2 and RFI IS402).