Geico technology is enjoying further success. The company has consolidated its position as an official partner of the two car giants, who have turned to Geico for the construction of two facilities in Russia and Great Britain
It’s been a record-breaking start to the year for Geico. The global leader for automised car painting systems has once again seen off stiff international competition thanks to its innovative technology, with the Geico Taikisha group’s annual revenue reaching $1.8bn and the organisation now employing 5000 people across 52 sites in 28 countries around the world. The company has consolidated its partnership with Mercedes and Toyota, who have contracted Geico to build two facilities in Russia and Great Britain.
Key to Geico’s success are its lean structure, fluid processes, advanced technology and first-rate work spaces.
After choosing Geico for two facilities in Brazil and India, German car manufacturer Mercedes has once again turned to the organisation for its new venture in Russia. The plant is situated in the manufacturing area of Esipovo, around 40km north-west of Moscow. The CKD plant will produce 30,000 SUV, GLE, GLE Coupé, GLS and Class E vehicles every year. When it opens in 2018, it will employ 1000 members of staff.
The order is yet more proof of the confidence the German car manufacturer has in Geico’s innovative approach and the hi-tech solutions it provides, particularly in terms of reducing harmful emissions and energy usage, of which the new Drycar scrubber is a fine example.
“This latest confirmation of Mercedes’ belief in our partnership is a source of great pride and satisfaction for us, especially seeing as we’ve been nominated as Partner of the Year in the International Partnership category of the Daimler Supplier Awards 2016,” explains Geico Taikisha group chairman and president, Ali Reza Arabnia. “I’m very proud of our team.”
The Cinisello Balsamo-based company has also recently received a new order from Japanese car giant Toyota in England, specifically Burnaston, Derby, in the East Midlands. The order refers to a facility for painting the plastic bumpers for the Toyota Avensis and Auris models. The facility will use a fully automised painting system similar to the one used in the two facilities built by sister company Taikisha in Kentucky, USA. “In full accordance with the standards required by Toyota, the facility is the embodiment of the efficient partnership between Gieco and Taikisha, whose global alliance is built on unparalleled technological expertise,” explains Ali Reza Arabnia.
It is clear that these impressive results are the product of a first-rate company environment. Geico is placed in the top ten of the prestigious Great Place to Work Italia ranking for medium-sized companies. The acknowledgement came about thanks to Geico’s employees, who – unbeknownst to the president – entered the company by way of recognition of his achievements. In addition to being recognised as one of the leading Italian companies in terms of employee wellbeing, Geico has also received the special Work Spaces award on account of the special care and attention the company pays to its working environments.