Italian Plant Makes Genie's Thousandth Model Z-33/18 Aerial Lift | Construction News

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Terex Aerial Work Platforms' (AWP) Umbertide factory marked a production milestone in September by producing the company's 1,000th Genie Z-33/18 articulating boom lift.

The facility, located in Perugia, Italy, is where Genie telehandlers and boom lifts are made in Europe.

“This 1,000th unit of the Genie Z-33/18 boom lift notably marks a milestone in terms of serving our customers in Europe, as we continue  to invest in developing Umbertide as a world-class design, engineering, and manufacturing center,” said Joe George, VP & managing director, Terex AWP EMEAR.

Building on significant investments and the progressive introduction of an increasing number of production lines dedicated to the Genie brand in Italy over the past three years, the company recently appointed Francesco Aiello to senior director Terex AWP for the Umbertide plant.

After working as Quality Manager and auditor for ISO 9001, Aiello joined Terex in 2000, where he has held positions of increasing responsibility over the past eight years. From service manager, Aiello rose to director of operations in Umbertide and later the director of supply chain for Terex AWP.

“Francesco has an extensive manufacturing background which he has already demonstrated with the successful integration of our S-65 boom and Z-62 boom production lines, which are the most recent Genie boom lift models to be manufactured in Umbertide,” said George.