OVS Group has unveiled its new plan to create a technological innovation hub and multifunction center in the Apulia region of Italy, thanks to the support plan for large enterprises of the Region and in synergy with the Bari Polytechnic University, to produce clothing according to principles of sustainability and circular economy. Specifically, among its various activities, the new hub will deal with the reworking and upcycling of garments from previous seasons or unsold items.

 



The project will be developed over three years, from 2023 to 2025, and will concentrate in this new hub a total of €33 million, out of whose €19 million of resources allocated to the digital sphere and an additional €14 million for the implementation of innovative systems to support the Group's development. When the project will reach it full capacity, the hub will employ 125 people with skills in the world of digital, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity.

Stefano Beraldo
Photo: OVS
Stefano Beraldo
"The investment project in Apulia is part of the development plan planned for our group in the area of digital innovation, with the creation of a technology hub and a multifunctional center intended for the reuse of garments with a view to the circular economy," said Stefano Beraldo, CEO, OVS Group.

 




"We have chosen to invest in this region because of the presence of an ecosystem of industrial poles and companies with relevant specializations, which relate to the clothing-fashion sector. The partnership with Bari Polytechnic also gives us the opportunity to enhance the skills of the area,” he said.
 




“We will work with young graduates who possess the necessary requirements for the development of new projects in the world of technological innovation. I am certain that this important initiative will be able to generate a positive impact, both in terms of production and social aspects, and will allow us to create further opportunities for growth in the future as well," the manager explained.




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