At Expo WAYEL guest a in the ‘home’ of Intesa Sanpaolo
AT EXPO, WAYEL TOO IS A GUEST IN THE WATERSTONE STAND, TO REPRESENT THE QUALITY & EXCELLENCE OF MADE IN ITALY.
Selected from over 1,000 nominations, Wayel also attend the World Expo 2015 as a guest in the ‘home’ of Intesa Sanpaolo, telling their story and the ambitious project of back-reshoring by which they intended to bring back the production of their electric vehicles, from China to Italy.
Through the initiative Candida la tua impresa, announced by Intesa Sanpaolo, Wayel want to take this opportunity – participating in Expo – to introduce themselves and give evidence of their history of business excellence, courageous and also a little visionary: all this comes precisely at a time like the current one, where it is necessary to send a strong message of hope to our country, thanks to concrete and immediately perceivable actions.
THE IDEA, THE PROJECT, THE REALIZATION: A FACTORY FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES, ENERGY SELF-SUFFICIENT
THE ENTREPRENEURS WHO ESCAPED TO CHINA FOR DELOCALIZING THE SYSTEMS ARE COMING BACK. We also have come back, but why? Quality, research and logistics are some of the most important reasons.
In the years ’99/2000 Termal Group, to which Wayel belong, was among the first to be located in China when that country presented itself as the world’s factory. After 13 years, the social growth and rising prices have convinced us that the process of Chinese competitiveness was finished. This is the starting point from which the following reasons arise leading to back-reshoring. The cost of labour: although China’s labour is still cheap compared to that of our country, the labour cost is increasing incessantly and quickly, so as to reduce fully the advantage within factories with considerable automation processes. The logistics: our outlet market is definitely Europe, and in this case the costs for products’ transfer are reduced to the advantage of a scale production almost entirely local. Technological research and creativity of Italy: costs being equal if comparing Chinese / Italian engineers, and having the possibility to tap into reservoirs such as the University of Bologna that offer high standards of innovation, is a great advantage. Italy is an exhaustible source of ideas in creativity and design, thus making the ‘native’ Made in Italya unique and refined gift. Quality components: the Italian region of Emilia was the capital of the motorcycle for at least thirty years after the war, and in this area important skills are still active. Therefore, there are two benefits: quality handicrafts and production activities carried out by Wayel within their territory. Energy consumption: a factory for the production of our electric vehicles, totally self-sufficient and significantly reducing operating costs.
And the shape is the charming design of Italy that has come to life in the powerful FUTURA (2.0) and in Trilogia (2.0) briosa, sicura & poderosa.
It is a source of great satisfaction for Wayel to say that it has designed and produced here in Bologna the electric bikes of Made 2.0 series, as these bikes concretely represent the engagement, the creativity and passion of all of us that have made them.
A NEW BEGINNING BUT ALSO A NEVER-ENDING DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNOLOGICAL EVOLUTION. The ideal factory: a fully ZEB building (Zero Energy Building).
As a concrete evidence of the engagement and passion that inspired the design of the ideal energy self-sufficient factory, Wayel is preparing the construction of FABBRICA ITALIANA VEICOLI ELETTRICI (FIVE): this will be the first energy self-sufficient building, with a photovoltaic system on the roof that will release approximately 257.000 kW/h per year to ensure not only the lighting and the living comfort but also the energy required for industrial production. At full power, the factory will have a production capacity of 35,000 electric vehicles per year, that is 5% of the European market.
Designed to take advantage of the inexhaustible and totally free solar energy in the best possible way, Solingo is the first electric cityrunner of Wayel, powered also by the sun’s rays: a vehicle for city use, innovative, safe and environmentally sustainable. The project starts from the idea of realizing a clean vehicle that respects the air we breath and the streets we cover every day to go to work, to school or to do the shopping. A means of transport between a scooter and a pedal assistance bike. We have equipped Solingo of a reserve battery that is powered by a solar panel, positioned on the top case: this allows the rider to always have a reserve charge, so that when the main batteries are exhausted, he will be able to go back home as well thanks to this kind of reserve tank. Safe, quick and non-polluting, it is estimated that every 100 km of travel, Solingo has an energy cost less than 0.50€.
It is exempt from road tax for the first 5 years, enjoys the government contributes for low-emission vehicles, and as electric vehicle it has total and unrestricted access to all the LTZ of the old town centres of our cities.