The educational tours organised during the month of November for Osai employees and their families, the second part of Osai Meets Olivetti: Innovation, People and the Territory, have recently come to an end.
The event, which stemmed from Osai’s desire to raise awareness of the territory in which it operates and the reality it is inspired by, was a great success within the company and aroused considerable interest in the figure of Adriano Olivetti and his vision of doing business, thanks in part to the stories told by historian Marcella Turchetti and guide Laura De Nardo.
Beginning with a visit to Palazzo Uffici, Olivetti’s headquarters, participants were able to discover the accommodation designed and built for employees, according to their family needs: Case 18 alloggi, Case per Famiglie Numerose and the Residential Unit Ovest, better known as ‘Talponia‘, built in the late 1960s to house Olivetti employees temporarily resident in Ivrea.
Following the walk through the Open-air Museum of Modern Architecture Of Ivrea – MAAM, the groups had the opportunity to visit the Olivetti Historical Archive, directed by Enrico Bandiera who, together with his team, accompanied everyone on a discovery of the evolution of Olivetti products, from the first typewriter model designed by Engineer Camillo Olivetti to the most modern technological means.
Once again, the children followed an itinerary entirely designed for them by educator Emanuela Giulietti. Marcello Minuti was also present with a speech on “Responsibility, ethics and sustainability in the family and corporate mission”, all under the coordination of Salvatore Lo Tufo.
The second part of Osai Meets Olivetti confirmed the numbers of the first tour, with an attendance of around 200 people including employees and family members. “The factory cannot only look at the profit index. It must distribute wealth, culture…” and the satisfaction index, from all those who experience the Osai reality on a daily basis at these events, was confirmation of this great teaching of Adriano Olivetti.