Elica, with the Chair Man Francesco Casoli, has been active in the kitchen hood market since the 1970s. With 3,600 employees and an annual output of more than 19 million pieces between hoods and motors, the Company uses a production platform that is divided into eight factories between Italy, Poland, Mexico, Germany, India and China. The main business areas of Elica Corporation are:
Cooking area: designs, manufactures and markets home cooking kitchens, both branded and through the brands of leading international manufacturers of home appliances and kitchens (Whirlpool, Electrolux, IKEA, Indesit Company, Bosch-Siemens, etc.... ) And also hobs, ovens and sterilizers for the Asian market;
Engine Area: designs, manufactures and sells electric motors for home appliances, domestic hoods and boilers, under the FIME brand.
Listed on the Milan Stock Exchange since 2006 on the Stock Market - STAR segment - Elica is today the world leader in terms of units sold in the domestic hood industry. FIME holds a leading position in Europe in the design, manufacture and marketing of electric motors for heating boilers and household appliances. Long experience in the industry, great attention to design, sophistication of advanced materials and technologies, which guarantee maximum efficiency and reduced fuel consumption, are the key features of Elica on the market and they have allowed them to revolutionize the traditional image of kitchen hoods: not just accessories but unique design items that can improve the quality of life.
Elica's appliances, with their baggage of technology, innovation and unique and distinctive design, require from the Technical Office the simultaneous programming of multiple projects with numerous resources involved. The qualitative and quantitative complexity of the works requires a good support in the processes of designing and realizing the projects along the functions of research and development, design, prototyping, industrialization and finally production. Elica should be able to have available a solution to avoid delays in the state of progress of the work and to encourage the sharing of information among multiple resources.
Each type of Elica’s project can be re-elaborated in HiPlan to create forecast templates, to monitor the progress of work and actively evaluate the opportunity to take corrective action. HiPlan is used by Elica as a valuable decision support tool, reinforcing the synergy between team members of the analysed project and optimizing control management over time and costs.