FCA in Italy: zero water Cassino Plant
The Cassino plant, which produces the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio, is a model of efficiency, advanced technology, and sustainability.
Eco-sustainability is one of the areas of excellence at the Cassino plant. In addition to continuous improvements in industrial process efficiency, the plant has implemented a range of initiatives to minimize the residual impact of these processes on the environment.
Through on-site rainwater harvesting in a 50,000 m3 artificial lake, together with the adoption of innovative technologies in the paint shop and other areas, the plant doesn’t need to withdraw water from local resources.
In the paint shop, traditionally the most water and energy intensive area in automotive assembly, the most significant innovation is the new dryscrubbing system. It replaces the traditional water-based method of recovering primer overspray without the use of chemicals, additives or water.
Cassino was the first car assembly plant in the world to use this technology.