Preview Of Pagani Automobilis New Factory
Exclusive: Preview of the New Pagani Factory
It has been over four years since we first visited the Pagani factory in San Cesario sul Panaro. At the time only 40 people worked at Pagani, 20 in the factory and 20 in design and management. One and a half years ago in November 2011 we visited the Pagani Factory again and also had a first glimpse at the plans for the new factory and the location where the new factory would arise.
Now 18 months later we returned to San Cesario sul Panaro to have a first look at the new factory and all facets the production of the Pagani Huayra. We arrived at the headquarters of Pagani in an industrial area just outside the town of San Cesario Sul Panaro and were greeted by Horacio Pagani and a cup of Italian espresso in the showroom and welcoming area. The headquarters which was formerly responsible for the complete production of the Zonda and the first Huayras will remain home to the Pagani design and R&D department.
The headquarters also houses all the carbon fibre production. Both the area and team that Pagani has for the carbon fibre production trippled in size since a large part of the production has moved to the new factory already. This not only offers the employees more space to create the first pieces of a new Pagani but also allows more people at the same time to work on the parts, which allows a reduction in production time and more cars to be produced annually.
In the back of the ‘old’ factory Pagani’s famous autoclave used to bake the carbon fibre parts is still there. Although a new autoclave up to three times the size is on its way to further enhance production. This allows Pagani to cure larger parts and more parts at once, again reducing precious production time. After inspecting a Huayra undergoing final testing before customer delivery and admiring the Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster parked in the back of the room it was time to go to the new factory..
The New Pagani Factory
The new factory, which consists of two existing buildings on the same industrial park in San Cesario sul Panaro that Pagani bought in 2011, looked from the outside almost the same as it did when we were last there one and a half years ago. The real progress was made inside, where formerly only building 1 was used, it was now building 2 which was of most interest. This former warehouse has been completely stripped and rebuild to Pagani’s designs and specifications, it consists of two big halls with office space in the front and a ‘secret room’ in the back.
The first hall consists of storage for all the larger Pagani parts, automated storage for smaller parts, high-tech paint facilities and cabins for detailing and polishing of the carbon fibre bodies. The ‘secret room’ in the back is the place where magic happens, it is here that the roof is mounted to the carbon fibre tub using a special technology. Continue reading - The new Pagani factory
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