Faber, digital factory

What are the challenges for Faber , Franke ‘s air specialist , on the production side? In the short term, the company with its plant in Sassoferrato aims to adopt new production technologies , integrating them with the most tested ones. In the medium-long term, on the other hand, the number one objective is digitalisation , implementing new business models, to respond more effectively to a constantly evolving demand, including through the latest generation of production plants. The last great goal is particularly felt: to remain competitive by maintaining a 100% Italian production .

Human capital, safe
Since its inception in 1989, Sassoferrato has always been a site (over an area of more than 60,000 square meters ) capable of standing out for its policies towards employees. To date, the factory has the support of over 350 highly specialized technicians, with a figure of 35% of women’s shares and an average age of 39 years . It holds important records, including the longest accident-free plant in Italy and in Europe: it is no coincidence that the best prevention plant technologies are used , increasingly accurate procedural bodies are adopted and, at the same time, integrated HSE management systems(Health, Safety & Environment) certificates. Personnel training is also a fundamental aspect: in 2022 alone, more than 1,500 hours of training were provided for employees at the Sassoferrato plant.

Green innovation and commitment
For Faber, constant technological innovation is essential : at the Sassoferrato site, for example, numerous processes have been digitalised, production has been verticalised and the skills of the employees are continuously updated. Two practical examples? A new latest generation laser and a system that uses artificial intelligence have recently been introduced to speed up processes and make them safer. Innovation, for Faber, also passes through sustainability: the green steps taken in recent years are important and include the new photovoltaic systemmade up of 2600 panels, which already today ensures the factory 30% of the available energy and allows for savings of up to 305 tons of CO2 per year and the change of all halogen lamps to LEDs, for further savings on emissions.

Artisan expertise and efficiency
“ Our factory is unique in the world because Faber’s know-how is enclosed here. Which are the technologies, of course, but also and above all the expertise of our craftsmen. We constantly invest in the most innovative technologies on the market and work tirelessly on people’s skills, motivating them and involving them in our business project with a ‘people first’ perspective, seeking continuous improvement – comments Giorgio Rossi, Operation Director of Faber ‘s Sassoferrato factory -.We work flexibly, focusing on quality and service to create value for both our company and our customers, pursuing sustainability in terms of being close to the external environment and making production costs more efficient

Faber launches the K-LINK technology

Faber’s K-LINK technology creates a smart connection between induction hob and hood through an integrated system that works with radio waves. Thanks to a simple gesture, hob and hood are connected and communicate with each other, allowing a continuous flow in the preparation of the recipes, without having to stop to set the power of the hood based on that of the hob. The system, always active because the radio signal is never interrupted (not even in the presence of dirt residues on the hob), guarantees the perfect functionality of the hood, at the same time avoiding the waste of energy and decreasing the excess of noise that can occur by setting the suction at an excessive level compared to the fumes produced. There are several models featuring this technology, such as the ceiling hoods Heaven 2.0, Heaven Glass 2.0 Flat, Heaven Light Pro and Heaven Air.

Faber facility goes green

Franke Group has led its hoods production Faber facility in Sassoferrato, Italy towards a greener future.

We are proud of this successful investment at our Berbentina plant in Sassoferrato!

It’s a great example of how #Franke is increasing energy efficiency and contributing to climate neutrality.

Our 1 MW photovoltaic system was recently switched on and connected, covering 23% of the plant’s total annual electricity consumption.

As part of the system, over 2,500 solar panels have been installed, saving 305 tons of CO2 annually.

Further solar panel systems have already been installed at several Franke locations and more will follow.

Faber Air hub

Take a look at Faber brand new digital campaign video they have launched in Italy for Air Hub and discover the reason why.

The new Air Hub provides the purest air experience yet and through this campaign affirms Faber’s place as the indoor air quality specialist and reinforces our position in Franke Group as Franke’s air expert. Discover more on Faber website. https://www.faberspa.com/air-hub/

Faber new Pantheon hood

Brand new to 2021 is the stunning Pantheon by Faber, featuring innovative technology in a sophisticated design.

The most distinctive feature of the Pantheon is the unique turnable light transforming your ceiling hood into a distinctive décor element.

With its striking and iconic style, this extractor is available in white matt or stainless steel with an LED panel; perfect for a sleek, modern kitchen style.

Control the Pantheon with the push button or handy remote control.

This ceiling cooker hood features three power settings with an additional intensive speed function, as well as impressive perimeter aspiration. Not only does this feature accelerate air flow, but it also helps to reduce noise.

The Pantheon is available in White Matt or Stainless Steel.

Faber award winning factory

The Faber plant in Sassoferrato has been recognized by Franke group with the “Best Factory 2020” award.
This important recognition, which rewards the top performances achieved by the plant in terms of safety, quality and flexibility, is the result of the unwavering commitment shown by the team to keep the customer at the center of every decision, focusing on cost reduction without ever giving up the continuous search for innovation.
Congratulations to Sassoferrato plant team!