A ceremony to celebrate the new headquarters of Husqvarna Motorcycles, now owned by the BMW Group, was held Sept. 21 in the Varese area of Northern Italy.
Present at the ceremony were Hendrik Von Kuenheim, president of BMW Motorrad, and Rainer Thoma, president and managing director of Husqvarna Motorcycles, together with civil and church authorities. Over an area of 450,000 square feet, the headquarters covers a space of 67,000 square feet, with the partial demolition of an old pre-existing warehouse of about 6,400 square feet. The building has three floors above ground for a total of 62,000 square feet. Fitted with the latest thermal and acoustic insulation in conformity with regulations governing energy saving, it also has a system of solar panels providing hot water for the whole building. Construction began July 2 and lasted less than 15 months.
The new headquarters completes the layout of the Cassinetta plant.
The structure has been designed to face the foreseen growth in the medium term and to be expanded in the long term. For example, the production capacity of the plant can, with only minor further changes, arrive at a quota of 40,000 motorcycles a year.