“We just bought them and supplied them to the builders: those flammable panels are Spanish.” This is the summary of the statement released yesterday by Aza Aghito Zambonini, the company that provided the cladding panels of the facades of the skyscraper in Via Antonini in Milan, miserably burned as soon as a small fire started.
In journalistic articles, the company says it is “repeatedly cited as the producer-maker of the external panels of the Torre dei Moro in Milan destroyed by the fire of 29 August”. The company, whose headquarters is in Fiorenzuola d’Arda (Piacenza), however, specifies that it is not the manufacturer of the “coverings in question, but that it has purchased the composite panel from the manufacturing company Alucoil sau of Burgos (Spain). for the sake of completeness of information, they were fully compliant with the technical specifications of the project and the regulations in force in 2009 and were chosen and approved by the client of the contract “.
In short, the supply was correct, according to what the company declares in its note. “Aza Aghito Zambonini spa is one of the main contractors specialized in the design, production, installation and customization of facades for residential, commercial or industrial buildings – continues the note – and has always treated every technical and design aspect with the utmost rigor, with the search for the qualitative excellence of its products without conceiving exceptions, even in conditions of complex projects “.
The fact is that while the condominiums were assured that the panels were fireproof, as several of them reported after the fire, the situation was different. And also the condominium administrator had been told that the coatings were in Alucobond, a fireproof material, while this was not the case. The project was signed by the Lisciandra studio, whose owner passed away years ago. The prosecutor continues with the investigations even if there are still no suspects for the fire that caused the semi-destruction of the tower, with the 66 families who had to leave everything.