MARCIANISE, ITALY – Jabil announced today the launch of its newest Blue Sky Innovation Center located at its manufacturing plant in Marcianise.

The site will enable increased collaboration with customers and partners to foster the development of innovative, competitive solutions, from the design and prototyping stages through to product manufacturing. Thanks to the cutting-edge capabilities of Blue Sky, Jabil Italy will expand its value proposition toward across the full value chain, supporting them from ideation through to final product.

The 38,000 sq. ft. center contains some of the world's most cutting-edge capabilities, including photonics, for which the site is a leading global competence center, reverse engineering, electro mobility, test development for prototyping, Industry 4.0 initiatives and much more.

“The opening of the new Blue Sky Italy Innovation Center demonstrates Jabil’s commitment to growing its European footprint and increasing strategic and collaborative relationships with our customers, who are more and more committed to accelerating the innovation of their products to face the changing technological competition,” said Emanuele Cavallaro, senior vice president, Global Business Units of Jabil.

“Thanks to its laboratories focusing on specific areas of technological innovation, such as optical communications and Industry 4.0, Jabil Blue Sky Italy looks to become a collaborative hub of innovative ideas, uniting the entrepreneurial, institutional and academic worlds. We look forward to developing these ideas into industrial projects through the creation of benchmarks,” added Clemente Cillo, country manager, Jabil Italy.

Jabil will also use the site as a hub for local innovation and training by developing partnerships at the institutional level within the Campania Region and at the entrepreneurial level through local industry associations. The site will house the Jabil Academy, a center with laboratories and classrooms for employees to develop new skills and knowledge of the most advanced technologies, as well as external training in Industry 4.0 courses.

Jabil also has Blue Sky Centers in San Jose; Clinton, MA; Tortosa, Spain; and Singapore, which opened earliier this year. The center in San Jose was profiled by CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY in 2015.

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