Camarillo, Calif. — March 3, 2009 — It can be near impossible to improve a classic, but DP Technology, creator of ESPRIT® computer-aided-manufacturing (CAM) software, managed to do just that when it revamped its Italian headquarters in Florence, Italy.
Improvements to the interior of the roughly 80-year-old refurbished classic Florentine-style building were completed in the fall, when the final delivery of new furniture took place.
“Having a high-tech software development team housed in a traditional 19th century apartment-style building, with its large rooms and 15-foot ceilings, is pretty unusual,” said DP President Paul Ricard. “However, it creates an ambiance of quiet strength and class — a little bit like the software we build.”
To complete the aesthetic overhaul, improvements made to the large suite-style office include the redesign of the interior layout, as well as fresh paint, the installation of new electrical appliances and accessories, and new furniture — though the staff opted to keep a few antiquated pieces native to the building.
“The refurbishing we did improved upon the traditional look by adding a touch of practicality, thus making the entire facility more conducive to creativity and productivity,” Ricard said. “It does that without taking away the classical feel of the place. We’re in Florence, after all!”
Counted among new electrical appliances in the office is a new energy-saving air conditioning unit.
Improvements to the building were overseen by Philippe Albert, director of DP Europe, who designed the new look and feel of DP Italy.
“His design provided us with more functional space, more storage space and an overall better layout,” said Simone Festevoli, applications engineer for DP Italy.
ESPRIT is a high-performance computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) system for a full range of machine tool applications. ESPRIT delivers powerful full-spectrum programming for 2–5 axis milling, 2–22 axis turning, 2–5 axis wire EDM, multitasking mill-turn machining and B-axis machine tools, and high-speed 3- and 5-axis machining.
About DP Technology Corp.
DP Technology is a computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software market leader with a mission to provide CNC programmers with the most powerful CAM software ever. DP Technology’s flagship product, ESPRIT, captures the company’s vision of technology’s potential and its passion for excellence.
DP Technology maintains its worldwide headquarters in Camarillo, Calif., and product development teams in California and Florence, Italy. Sales and support operations are located in Europe, Asia, and North and South America. For additional information about DP Technology and ESPRIT, call +1-805-388-6000, send an e-mail to Email Contact, or visit the company Web site at www.dptechnology.com.
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