Successful cooperation and engagement with the local community
Building collaborative partnerships is something that Flash Battery has been good at over the years. In 2013, Marco made the first contact with E80 Group, the worldwide leader in automation and integrated logistics that eventually chose our lithium batteries for its industrial goods handling systems, a challenge that drove our growth.
Present at the event, E80 Group President Enrico Grassi reiterated the need to invest in young people and the local community:
“Our group has always believed in young entrepreneurs. We immediately sensed Alan and Marco’s drive and passion and recognised that their batteries would have added value to our vehicles internationally. At E80 Group, our aim has always been to have people who work ‘with’ us and not ‘for’ us and we strongly believe in a short supply chain and developing our local community”.
These are values that we, too, uphold because integration with the local region is an essential asset. Carlo Perucchetti, mayor of Sant’Ilario, expressed his pride at seeing such an important presence in his town.
We are proud to say that we have taken part in a number of worthy initiatives and that our suppliers are located within a radius of 50 kilometres from our site, an important sign that fosters a good economy and economic development accessible to all. Sense of local and community belonging represents one of the core values of an enterprise, as underscored by Fabio Storchi, President of Unindustria.
We feel very grateful to have shared this important milestone in our journey as a lithium battery company with our collaborators and all our guests and the fact that we made it happen in less than ten years gives us a great sense of satisfaction.
We are aware of the responsibilities we are taking on within the entrepreneurial landscape of Reggio Emilia and now that the signs of economic recovery are showing, we want to continue to prove that young capable entrepreneurs and opportunities do exist and co-exist within a circular economy.