crnAfter a meeting yesterday morning with union representatives, Italian boatbuilder CRN has presented its new industrial plan for 2015-2019, aimed at re-launching the shipyard that specialises in the building of 50-90 m steel and aluminum yachts.

At the Ancona headquarters of Confindustria (the Confederation of Italian Industry), representatives of the main union met with the company management, namely Lamberto Tacoli, president and CEO of CRN S.p.A., Marco Zammarchi, responsible for the reorganisation, and Giovanni Sardella, head of human resources.

The company presented its new industrial plan aimed at the re-launch of the shipyard, conveying the key elements of the plan and the effects of the company’s reorganisation strategy, related to the workloads and the initiatives in support of the plan itself.

This objective will be achieved through the expansion of product ranges and brands built in the shipyard, building also steel and/or aluminum vessels of the Riva and Pershing brands. In addition to that, the company started the refit of a 46m CRN ship, and with its new plan is hoping to exploit the refit market.

This strategy of re-launch aims not only at generating an increase in the total turnover of the company, but also at creating more opportunities for the Ancona shipyard, despite a complex marketing scenario.

The shipyard has currently two yachts under construction: M/Y 131 74 m and M/Y 134 55 m, as well as the refitting of a 46m craft. At the end of 2014, the contract for a 77m vessel – currently undergoing the planning stage – was also signed. The commercial activity of the shipyard continues with several important negotiations, in line with the aforementioned industrial strategy.

The re-launching plan of the shipyard involves a company reorganisation aimed at creating a strong production specialisation optimising and consolidating the know-how existing within the company, through important training interventions and investments in the productive areas considered as strategic.

The shipyard says that it will safeguard the occupational levels and its workers with an Extraordinary Redundancy Fund for a period of two years. It says this will absorb the low workloads expected for the next two years while preserving the present structure of production.