Published: April 15, 2020
Published: April 15, 2020

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Our Site in Italy Keeps Food Supply Chain Moving

Teamwork, a commitment to colleagues and customers, and the strength that comes from One PPG are on full display as colleagues at our industrial coatings site in Brescia, Italy, continue to respond to the challenges of COVID-19.

Located in the heart of Italy’s hard-hit Lombardia region, colleagues at the facility are manufacturing essential coatings that are being used to keep Italy’s food production process moving.

Our customers supply coated tools and equipment to companies that produce pasta, bread, cheese and other foods. Working together, we’ve been able to meet their needs while taking every precaution to protect our employees.
Giuseppe Vallaperta, plant manager, Caivano

The Brescia site, like all our facilities in Italy, has been operating under COVID-19 restrictions since February 24. During that time, colleagues have strictly adhered to government regulations and PPG hygiene guidelines to maintain employee safety. For example, many people are working remotely. Those who continue to work onsite maintain recommended social distances, receive new personal protective equipment every day, and have their temperatures checked before they report for their daily shift.

The entire facility has been professionally sanitized several times, and our posters that promote health and safety recommendations have been widely distributed. Although access to the plant has been curtailed, plant managers are in daily contact with customers and other stakeholders to assess product demands and meet other customer needs.

We’ve been able to achieve our objectives through teamwork, communication and the support of our colleagues around the world. We are especially grateful to our colleagues across Italy and every one of our employees. They have risen to the challenge and their efforts show us what it really means to be One PPG.
Giuseppe Vallaperta

Even with these restrictions in place, the site continues to operate five days a week to help ensure Italy maintains its food supply chain.