ISOLFIN® is selected as Best Managed Companies by the Deloitte Institute

Rome, 15 September 2020 – ISOLFIN® is among the Best Managed Companies for 2020 according to the Deloitte institute.

There are 59 “Deloitte Best Managed Companies” (BMC), companies that have distinguished themselves for strategy, skills and innovation, commitment and corporate culture, governance and performance, internationalization and sustainability, awarded as part of the Deloitte initiative supported by ALTIS Università Cattolica, from ELITE – the London Stock Exchange Group program that supports the development and growth of high-potential companies – and from Confindustria

Born in Canada in 1993, BMC has since grown to become a global brand and an internationally recognized quality brand.

This year ISOLFIN® has already been included by Sole24Ore in the list of Leaders for Growth 2020 (https://bit.ly/3ico1AH) and in the Champions for Growth 2020 by the German Institute for Quality and Finance with the partnership of Repubblica. It is also a finalist in the prestigious international award for trade and economy Le Fonti Awards in the Innovation category, whose ceremony will unveil the winners on October 30 in Milan.

The CEO of ISOLFIN®, Marco Nori, commented: “In a complicated year like 2020, for ISOLFIN® it is an important recognition that confirms the work of a quality team and that rewards our patience to implement a long-term strategy based on innovation and sustainability. Innovation and sustainability may seem like a risk in the short term, but in the long run they are the safest investment for a company that operates in a sensitive sector for our society and the world such as the naval and energy area. ”

“Congratulations to ISOLFIN® for this important recognition”, declared Ernesto Lanzillo, Private Leader for Italy, Greece and Malta, and Andrea Restelli, Deloitte Partner and Head of BMC. “The companies awarded in this third edition have shown not only excellence, but also great capacity and resilience in facing the crisis determined by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. In fact, the evaluation of the candidates lasted longer than expected precisely to allow us to deepen the procedures for managing the emergency by the candidates. The 59 Best Managed Companies of this edition are therefore the mirror of an Italy made of excellence which, by leveraging its strengths and through careful management, is successfully overcoming an unprecedented period of uncertainty “.

The winners were identified, at the end of a scrupulous evaluation process, by an independent jury made up of experts from the Italian institutional, academic and business world: Professor Lorenzo Ornaghi, Honorary President of the High School of Economics and International Relations (ASERI) and university professor, former rector of the Catholic University and former Minister of the Italian Republic, Eng. Maurizio Costa, Board Director of important Italian groups with a consolidated managerial experience and Dr. Francesca Brunori, director of the Credit and Finance Area of ​​Confindustria.

The most represented sector is Manufacturing (61%), followed by Wholesale and Retail (14%), Construction (7%), Information and Communication (5%) and Consultancy (3%) on an equal footing with Energy. ISOLFIN is the only company on the list operating in Lazio and one of the few in the energy sector.

The pillars:

  • Strategy:
    • 96% formally defined the corporate purpose, vision and mission, and believe that in 2019 the strategy was carried out at least at 50% (3% more than in the 2019 edition)
  • Skills and Innovation:
    • According to the winning companies, process automation and Big Data will have the greatest impact on the company’s future, resulting in a focus on investments in R&D and Operations
  • 74% of companies have implemented formal processes to stimulate innovation (10% more than in the 2019 edition); Human Resources and Technology are considered the most relevant resources for resilience and development
  • Corporate Social Responsibility:
    • 70% of Best Managed Companies consider sustainability to be “fundamental” or “very important” for their company and 78% use at least one tool to formally measure / reduce the social and environmental impact
  • Commitment and Corporate Culture:
    • All the Best Managed Companies believe that employee development is a strategic priority, implemented through various initiatives such as training, compensation and rewarding systems, dedicated events …
  • Governance and Performance Measurement:
    • The internal control system and formal periodic meetings are the main governance mechanisms used by companies
    • The approach to risk management is mainly one of willingness to incur it
  • Internationalization:
    • On average, Best Managed Companies generate around half of their turnover abroad
    • International expansion is a growth factor on which to focus in the near future for 55% of companies

 

For information contact the ISOLFIN® press office press@isolfin.com.

Tolmount offshore platform

It is finished and gone towards its final destination: the North Sea. But for more than two years we worked on it in Marina Di Ravenna, Italy: it was a privilege to participate in the construction of the #Tolmount platform, 5,500 tons of Made in Italy engineering.
Within 30 days of navigation it will be installed off the coast of the United Kingdom to supply natural gas to hundreds of thousands of families.

Good bye Tolmount, we are proud of you.

Two international contracts for ISOLFIN®, making it the European leader in anti-corrosion and fire protection

Press Release

Rome, 7 August 2020 ISOLFIN®, a leader in providing services to petrochemicals, shipbuilding, refining, and energy groups, announces that it has closed two contracts in major strategic and infrastructural European yards.

The first contract will provide painting services and anti-corrosive treatments for the construction of a bridge over the Danube in Brăila, Romania, the largest suspension bridge currently under construction in the world, 2km long and 1.1km wide. The yard employs 200 people and 20,000 tons of steel and it will be the third largest in Europe. ISOLFIN® is supporting Fincantieri in this global project of high strategic value for the entire region of Eastern Europe, whose total cost of € 433 million is co-financed by the government of Romania and the European Union.

The second contract concerns insulation work on ships under construction at the Tulcea shipyard in Romania. The ship currently under construction is a Viking Expeditions Cruise, flagship of the fleet for the North Seas, which will be followed by five other polar vessels in the coming years, for a total budget of approximately 1.75 billion Euro. The Tulcea shipyard employs more than 4000 people, mostly locally hired and trained staff with the aim of reinforcing this large European naval hub with highly a specialized workforce.

These contracts will be added to the ISOLFIN® portfolio, also a protagonist on major Italian construction sites, which includes the painting of the newly inaugurated MOSE in Venice, the isolation and insulation of the new ENEL power plant in Fusina, and the completion of the ten-year maintenance activities, so-called Turn Around, of the Saras Refinery in Cagliari completed in the middle of a sanitary emergency without stopping work or suspensions.

ISOLFIN® CEO, Marco Nori, commented:

“These new contracts confirm ISOLFIN’s role as a leader in European anti-corrosion and passive fire protection services, and now the only supplier of all the major manufacturers on the continent: Fincantieri, Vard, and Chantiers de l’Atlantique.

We went through the difficult months of lockdown with determination, knowing we had to have maximum flexibility, and the know-how to reorganize projects and construction sites according to the directives dictated by the pandemic. Thanks to our commitment, we minimized project delays and, with careful planning, have rolled up our sleeves toward a speedy recovery. Today we are back in full swing and our construction sites are again up and running. We are proud to be able to contribute to impressive infrastructure projects that will help the European economy recover.”

 

For additional information contact our press office at ISOLFIN®: by email at press@isolfin.com or by phone at +33 6 42413055

Our New Eastern Europe Office

We are proud to unveil our brand new office in Eastern Europe: ISOLFIN Marine Services – Bucharest, Romania

Our strategy for growth is to find new opportunities worldwide and new projects where ISOLFIN know-how can make the difference. We want to grow alongside the people involved locally.

You are welcome to come and visit us at: Bulevardul DIMITRIE POMPEIU n. 5-7 Claridea Hermes Business Birou 224, sector 2, Bucharest, Romania

The Brăila bridge, the world’s largest suspension bridge under construction

ISOLFIN will participate in the construction of the Brăila suspension bridge over the Danube river in Romania. With a total length of 1,975 meters and a main span of 1,120 meters, it is the world’s largest suspension bridge under construction and, once completed, it will be the  third longest suspension bridge in Europe.

ISOLFIN participates in support of Fincantieri Infrastructure supplying services of painting and isolation. The facility will employ about 200 people for the construction and assembly of the 79 blocks of the steel deck, for a total of 20,000 tons.  The entire project is being built at an estimated cost of € 433 million, cofinanced by the government of Romania and the European Union.

This project is highly strategic for the Eastern European sector and for ISOLFIN, it will be an important reference of the quality of our work that only few companies can boast.

SaniBox, workplace entryway sanitation

How do you return to being productive without putting workers at risk? These days, this is the number one concern for employers and employees alike. For this very reason, we patented SaniBox: a mobile and modular station that sanitizes workplace entryways in a fully automated process.

To respond to the difficulties of the Covid-19 pandemic, SaniBox is designed to monitor entryways according to body temperature and provide automatic disinfection of people and/or things without the need for constant control by a dedicated operator.

The procedure initially uses a thermal imaging camera to detect a person’s body temperature, after which a nebulization of sanitizing substances reduces any residual presence of the virus in the person’s clothes and/or accessories. This process makes it possible to secure the movement of people in close-quarter environments and in aggregation centres.

SaniBox is customizable, versatile, transportable, and easily installed in any entryway. It is designed to decontaminate and monitor the greatest number of entrances in the shortest possible time, in a completely automatic way, thus avoiding lines and without the constant monitoring of an operator.

 

For more information, please contact: sanitation@isolfin.com

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