With an investment of 7.3 million dollars, the company will expect to create up to 130 jobs.
Tecnoform is expanding into the United States by establishing new manufacturing, service, and sales operations in the Grand Rapids (Michigan) area. This new facility will serve as the North America headquarters and houses production lines to manufacture high quality distinctive design RV furniture Made in the USA (ispired by italian design), where RV stands for Recreational vehicle (camper, yacht and luxury living).
With an investment of 7.3 million dollars, the company will establish a new facility in the US State where the Michigan Business Development Program of Western Michigan has selected it to support the development of the sector with a grant of 750 thousand dollars, while Grand Rapids Community College will support Tecnoform's U.S. headquarters with a workforce training package. With the new facility Tecnoform is expected to create up to 130 jobs.
Tecnoform USA is a recently formed subsidiary of Tecnoform Spa Italy, a global manufacturer of high-quality furnishings for RV. The parent company, established in 1965, has 175 employees today and a high technology design, production, and service process that serve customers around the globe. The Tecnoform business continues to grow and remains in control of the Kerkoc family who founded the company more than 55 years ago in Valsamoggia (BO, Emilia-Romagna), starting in Italy and expanding with international customers.
The RV division are a recognized innovative major player in the market and the marine industry has also demonstrated continuous increasing demand. The support of The Right Place, West Michigan’s leading economic development body, was instrumental to achieve this goal; the project is expected to create numerous high skilled quality jobs.
“The project will strengthen Tecnoform’s presence and future growth in the North American RV industry” explains Renzo Kerkoc, CEO of Tecnoform. “We will be closer to our American customers offering a high-quality product with fast response times for dynamic industry needs. Design & Engineering will still be driven together with the Italian R&D teams, while the product will be proudly Made-in-USA” Kerkoc adds.
Since 1965 Tecnoform has followed the origin and evolution of the RVs Industry, as a pioneer in the production of furniture components and actively contributing to some of the most important innovations in the sector. The Tecnoform teams are now preparing for the future with investments in Circular Economy materials, lightweight designs for electrification of the industry, and space saving creativity helping customers to work and live on the road anywhere they choose.