Barbi is a coach bodybuilder located in Mirandola, only 20 minutes far from Modena, the world famous center of car-making industry.
The factory, modern and functional, has a vast covered area of 8,000 s. m. out of 39,000 s.m. in total.
The factory is divided in several departments according to the various phases of the production run:
THE SETTING DEPARTMENT
It’s the place where chassis, inclusive of motor and carrying structure, is worked and also where the side structures and the roof panels are fixed. High resistance steel is used to built body centre pillars and areas exposed to collisions, while ordinary steel is used for luggage area and the other parts generally exposed;
THE PLATING DEPARTMENT
Here is developed all the manufacturing process before the assembling, such as doors, side flaps and body sides construction. These one are realized in electro-zincate steel in order to remove any possibility of corrosion, while doors and side flaps are built in aluminium with cataphoresis treatment. In planting department most of the fibreglass components are fixed on the coach structure.
THE PAINTING DEPARTMENT
After the plating area, the coach is moved into the painting dep., where the body’s structure and its components not yet assembled are painted. There are 3 furnaces that enable to optimise the manufacturing process. Colours are often different, because every customer may choose the colour he prefers.
THE ASSEMBLING DEPARTMENT
In this area takes place a large number of manufacturing phases concerning the interior and exterior coach structure. Some of these important phases are: installation of electric and pneumatics parts, glazing, upholstery of roof and cockpit, and finally assembly of cooling and heating units.
THE FINISHING DEPARTMENT
Here coach is personalized in order to make it like the customer’s choices. There are many optionals that customers may choose, like travel pilot, dvd, monitor TFT and other multimedia part system. The road test is the last check before delivering coach to customers.
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE & POST-SALE SERVICE
This service assures speedy and skilled interventions to support the travelling coaches. A leading role plays the replacement warehouse where you can buy spare parts of the current and past production.
Thanks to its geographical location, Barbi can count on an highly qualified induced activity to supply its mechanical division. Together with the production area, the technical office plays a leading role in designing and projecting new coaches.
The last achieved model is the new coach GALILEO which confirms the excellence of the made in Italy in design and quality.