April 2010 saw the first contact between the managers of Flextronics (Fgs) the Singaporean giant managing logistics centres for companies in the hi-tech sector and the managers of Invitalia.
This was followed by a close dialogue to obtain all the necessary permissions to start the activity, to support the company in sourcing staff to be employed in the new logistics centre and, lastly, to resolve all issues relating to the handling of goods.
This collaboration, also actively involving the Province of Lodi, led Flextronics to open the centre in Somaglia (Lodi), Lombardy, and to expand its number of staff, taking on their 100th employee in March 2012.
Everyone worked to develop these new operations which provide new turnkey services with high added value for marketing in the regions of Southern Europe to one of the world leaders in the field of computers and electronics.
In fact, Flextronics is a major player worldwide, providing services for the production of electronic components to be used among other things in telecommunications networks, consumer electronics, the IT industry and in medical equipment. It helps its customers to design, build and deliver electronic products through 30 subsidiaries worldwide and approximately 200,000 employees.
Through this activity, Invitalia has tested the new model of ongoing support to foreign investors, which provides guidance and support for the initiative, not only in the initial phase but also in its subsequent consolidation, addressing all issues (especially of a bureaucratic nature) that can slow down or even obstruct the investment.