The 50th anniversary of the Robilante Cement Plant
The Robilante cement plant celebrated its 50th anniversary on Saturday, 19 September 2015, with a day dedicated to all those who work, have worked, built, designed and helped grow the plant over the years.
The day kicked off with the lighting of a blue and garnet-colored flame, with the blue representing Buzzi Unicem and the garnet to commemorate PRESA cements, the company that gave rise to the cement plant and where Chairman Enrico Buzzi and Honorary Chairman Sandro Buzzi were at the forefront working as young engineers at the time.
There were many emotional moments during the speeches as colleagues and former colleagues were remembered, mindful of the fact that an important milestone has been reached thanks to the dedication and sacrifice of everyone.
Besides the more than 670 current and former employees and family members who attended the event, the Mayor of Robilante Massimo Burzi together with Councillor Loredana Casu, the Mayor of Roaschia Bruno Viale together with Deputy Mayor Grazziella Viale, the Mayor of Roccavione Germana Avena together with Deputy Mayor Franco Rabino and Councillor Rudi Medicato were also present.
The festivities continued in the afternoon with guided tours of the plant and entertainment for the children.
The 50 years of Robilante mark an important moment in the history of Buzzi Unicem and for the community that has grown beside the plant from 1965 to today.