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FLEXIBILITY

Welcome to ACMA

EXPERTISE

PACKING CUBE

A Company whose value is Excellence in Innovation & Development.

INNOVATION

ACMA is a member of Coesia Group, since 1986. Coesia, a privately owned Group, focuses on creating long-term sustainable economic, social and environmental value for its stakeholders.

HIGHLIGHTS

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A STORY OF EXCELLENCE The name ACMA is synonymous with products that have become part of people’s everyday lives and machines that have revolutionized Italian and worldwide packaging. It represents over 90 years of success for the Italian industry. Innovation has always been at the core of ACMA’s philosophy and the key to setting the market standard throughout its long history.

Today, the market situation demands that the company must be even more competitive and, to face such challenges, even though technological innovation made ACMA great, it cannot be the sole answer. Fortified by in-depth knowledge of modern technology, ACMA not only creates original solutions, but also improves the functionality of traditional packaging whilst retaining its appeal. ACMA attaches great importance in establishing long-term partnerships with its customers in order to add value to their business and achieve mutual success.


ACMA-COESIA MISSION • To

become the most successful Group of automated machinery companies in the world.

• Using

superior business procedures and methods.

• Providing

value-creating solutions and life-cycle after-sales services to its customers.

• Guaranteeing

high returns on net

assets. • Generating

satisfaction for our customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders.

ORGANIZATION The new organization of ACMA, with the other Companies in the group, is ready to support marketing, which is constantly evolving in terms of product demand and technology. The Business Units that have been set up represent the new organization’s layout for sales and marketing activities and make ACMA extremely versatile for modern packaging offers.

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CB

Confectionery & Bakery

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Food Filling

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Tea Bags

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Soap & Powder

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Chemical Filling

Chocolate & Wafer

OUR CORE COMPETENCIES


INNOVATION The international packaging market is incredibly dynamic. Encompassing the different shapes, materials and designs, packaging expresses the personality of the products it contains. Creativity is the ability to come up with exclusive solutions to any problem. This is what ACMA does every day when it takes on various projects for the widest array of products. ACMA’s wealth of experience from being in constant contact with the main markets provides the company with great experience and flexibility. ACMA also exploits creativity to develop new and innovative containers for new product categories.

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Innovative Packaging Solutions


Each country, each company and each product is unique. This uniqueness should be enhanced to support an increasingly complex supply, especially in the large-scale retail industry. ACMA’s success is closely linked to its innovative skills. ACMA has patented over 200 original solutions and strives to offer this wealth of creativity to its customers.

Design study & prototyping

Working together with your marketing department, ACMA IPS represents a new starting point for creative development.

IPS (Innovative Packaging Solutions) recently developed value-added innovative packaging solutions designed to meet and even exceed Customer expectations. ACMA’s ideas develop into reality when it transforms a project into an authentic product. ACMA offers its technology to customers in order that a strong partnership can be established with its customers according to its corporate mission. The company aims at guaranteeing a comprehensive service. ACMA provides you with the opportunity to visualize your brand new product concepts.

Zip Top carton box


FLEXIBILITY From rigid to flexible packaging. From individual packets to multi-packs. For solids, liquids or creams. ACMA works with you to find the best packaging solutions, ensuring your product always has a new look, but at the same time complies with the various requirements of hygiene, economy and productivity.

ACMA. ANYTHING IS REALLY FEASIBLE.

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1 brand Acma makes progress with the diversification needs of your product, offering you an endless range of solutions and marketing ideas.

Each one of your products is unique and exclusive.

100 solutions

Example of a brand proposed in different packaging

BRAND

FF 1 product

100 solutions

Example of Product proposed in different packaging styles

ketchup

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100 products

1package

100 products

detergent

soap

chocolate

confectionery

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bakery

Example of different products in FlowPack packaging style

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Example of different products in DoyPack packaging style

detergent

personal care

confectionery

one product endless applications

food

one brand any shape


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CUSTOMER CARE ACMA offers direct assistance to its customers for the fastest possible solutions to every kind of problem and to forge a strong partnership with them.

ACMA TAKES CARE OF YOU.

one brand any shape one product endless applications

Customer Service Center


ACMA has set up a worldwide sales network of Area Managers, with sales as well as technical services on all five continents. We are on the marketplace in more than 100 countries, doing business daily with 70 of them. We exploit a network of representatives on all five continents, split-up into sales delegations, distributors and agents. Our Area Managers are packaging experts with extensive knowledge of the characteristics and needs of the different markets they manage. There is also a network of official specialized technical services, distributed strategically across the globe in order to meet the requirements of each market as quickly as possible.

A group of professionals specialized in national and international financing are at your service to offer a complete range of facilities covering all stages of purchase, from business negotiations to stipulation of the contract, as well as financing the order. The company’s financing flexibility also means we can offer advantageous payment schemes, customizing the financial project to better meet the needs of our customers. The advantages and benefits gained from purchasing all the machines making up a whole line from just one consolidated supplier are obvious in terms of financial responsibility and guaranteed performance.


EXPERTISE

INSTALLATION Installation is one of the most important and critical aspects of every project and ACMA guarantees its customers a huge amount of experience in turnkey plants. Since ACMA’s staff work as a team, coordinating their different activities, the company confirms its strong partnership with customers through its modern philosophy of continuous improvement. Customers will be assigned their own personal technicians who will check every aspect of the installation project and who will expertly supervise the entire process. ACMA tests its equipment meticulously prior to shipment: the company aims at developing the best solution so that the customer is able to reach the target production output as quickly as possible.

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Customer Service Center


TRAINING ACMA believes in tailor-made services, training new teams, with new applications and improvements for its own service technicians over five continents to provide immediate cover. Get the best results with customized, expert training. Do you have a high production staff turnover? Have new employees just joined your production staff? Do any of your shifts fail to provide the expected results? ACMA’s Training Centre can help you to get the very best results from your people, optimising the quality and performance of your production facilities.

ACMA organizes several training courses, mainly for its customers, to enhance the skills of service technicians, machine operators and line foremen, to optimize their daily tasks with the objective of improving operational proficiency and enhancing production efficiency. Furthermore, ACMA can also organize training courses for technicians who wish to become ACMA Official Service Technicians, so that they can service the company’s machines worldwide. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details if you would like to organize a training course for your staff members on any packaging machine you have at your plant.


AFTER SALES

ORIGINAL SPARES Only the longstanding experience of an outstanding company can guarantee spare parts, which are carefully designed and manufactured to meet high quality, efficiency and life service requirements. ACMA factory-original spares ensure strict quality standards for your machines. ACMA can also provide for mechanical and electronic up-dating for all of its machines: to improve production and maintenance performance. ACMA packaging service offers customized solutions, ranging from assortments of spares and consumables, through maintenance contracts, to analysis and optimisation of existing systems.

Original Spare Parts


REBUILDING ACMA and its main branch offices around the world have specialized in machinery rebuilding over the past years. A complete rebuild is suggested for machines which have been used for more than 25,000 hours or have exceeded 10 years of service. Rebuilding entails the following: • Complete disassembly of the machine • Repainting of casting and machine units and replacement of worn parts • Installation of new units • Replacement of size parts • Replacement of electric and pneumatic circuits • Replacement of old control cabinet with new PLC-cabinet

A complete rebuild requires: • Highly skilled personnel • Original spare parts Knowledge of how the machinery has developed is crucial to be able to decide which new units need to be installed, which installation tools are required and how to reset the machine. A complete upgrade guarantees: • Improved performance of the original machine • Product quality • Possibility to use the latest packaging materials • Complete and updated documentation • Machinery compliance with health & safety regulations in force at the individual work place/country • CE certification • Six-month warranty


MARKETING

ANALYSIS ACMA never ceases to analyse the different market requirements, to achieve maximum synergy while seeking packaging and production solutions. The relationship between ACMA and its customers is based on mutual co-operation with the aim of getting maximum results.

ACMA Marketing Department


COMMUNICATION Great importance is given not only to promotional activities, but also to cultural events and after-sales technical documentation, both printed and in multimedia format. This means that customers always receive updated information about company activities, new projects, new products and how to use them correctly.

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The Zip Top and FT301 – ACMA at the forefront of carton evolution

Photos: ACMA

Sergio Beneventi, ACMA, Bologna, Italy outlines an exciting new consumerfriendly development for the pocket carton market

The revolutionary Zip-Pack pocket carton is available in tamper-proof and childevident versions

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he international packaging market represents a lively, evolving reality. Through its different forms, materials and designs, packaging expresses the personality and unique characteristics of the product. Shelf-presence is imperative, both for stimulating customer product trials, repeat purchases and range extensions.

Endemic development

The Zip Top is manufactured on the ACMA FT301

machine, which Over the years, ACMA has patented operates at 300PPM more than 200 solutions, all of which are available to its customers. It works closely with marketing departments and has developed its Innovative Packaging Technology (IPT) department, representing a new starting point for creative development. IPT is constantly conceiving innovative packaging formats that serve to distinguish customers’ products from those available. ACMA remains extremely creative and is constantly developing packaging solutions to satisfy customers’ needs. The combination of highly-competent technical specialists and the inherent specialisations of the customer service department operate as the creative basis.

packaging such products as hard candy and chewing gum, regardless of product shape. The most remarkable The ACMA C301 incorporates innovation is that the Fin Seal technology for entire box, including the hermetically welding packages sliding section, is manufactured from just one piece of cardboard. The pack is manufactured with the aperture on either the narrow or wide side, and the Zip Top carton may be manufactured in both tamper-evident and child-proof versions. The Zip Top is manufactured on the ACMA FT301 machine, which operates at 300 packs per minute (PPM). The carton-filler is extremely versatile and can handle five types of differently formed packages. It can fill packages using either the counting unit or scale-feeding system. The FT301 is often used in conjunction with an automatic overwrapping machine. The C301 it is the first machine of its kind to also be suitable for realising Fin Seal-style packages. ACMA has developed its machines to optimise flexibility. It has added Fin Seal technology units to hermetically weld the package to ensure a longer product life. The Fin Seal technology serves to realise a perfectly airtight package, initially sealing the overwrapped longitudinal part and bending the package body extremities. This effective overwrapping process optimises films usage, enhancing the aesthetics of the package and protecting against the rigours of transportation and storage.

Concluding remarks ACMA operates an extremely high level of customer service. The IPT department was introduced to satisfy customer requirements for innovation and operational efficiency. When planning line configuration, special emphasis is placed on production flow sizes to optimise efficiency.■

The Zip Top and the Fin Seal

EDITORIAL

The Zip Top pocket carton is a revolutionary package, resulting from the creativity and research of the ACMA IPT Department. This package is ingenious, yet simple, and the unique Zip Top opening system provides safety, convenience and hygiene. It dispenses product in an efficient manner and is ideal for

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WEB EXHIBITIONS

ACMA Spa., Via C. Colombo, 1, 40131 Bologna, Italy tel: +39 051 634 9111; www.acmagd.com

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Confectionery & Bakery

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Chocolate & Wafer

To satisfy the growing demand for new products, new packaging and new forms, it is important to study the market, showing great flexibility in applying focused solutions. The technical solutions offered by ACMA pursue the requirements of the market of hard and soft candy, chocolate, chewing gum and all types of sweets. ACMA’s experience in the chocolate industry ranges from the moulding process (even chocolate with solid and wafer inclusions etc.) through to the final multi-style wrapping process.

PACKAGING APPLICATIONS


FOOD

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Food Filling

TB

Tea Bags

ACMA’s technology ensures flexibility, being able to work with containers made of various types of material (PET, glass, HDPE or tin) and with different products on the same line, for example edible oils, sunflower seed, soya, sauces (even with vegetable pieces), ketchup or other fluid products. In the filling process of dairy products, the ability to guarantee a sterile environment and total hygiene are essential for the sterilization of both bottle and cap, as well as for the filling environment. ACMA’s technology offers the best solutions for Fresh and ESL milk products (yogurt, Kefir and other dairy products, Foamy products) with fruit pieces too.


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Soap & Powder

Packaging machines for personal & home care products are ACMA’s core business. ACMA offers a complete turnkey service for product packaging lines and the best packaging solutions for solid soap & detergent powder, introducing new useful packaging ideas. The cosmetic and toiletries industry constantly seeks innovative packaging solutions. Wrapping a bar of soap is a challenge that ACMA is able to win successfully by combining its experience with cutting-edge technologies. ACMA’s extensive range of products supports customer’s production requirements through reliable machines with fast size change-over. Machines are user-friendly and complete with cutting-edge production diagnostic systems. ACMA’s machines are moreover extremely versatile and able to exploit the different wrapping materials available.

PACKAGING APPLICATIONS


NON FOOD

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Chemical Filling

ACMA stands for beauty packaging and the best solutions for liquid soap, shampoo and every personal care product. There are no boundaries to the demands of industrialisation for processing containers of any shape and with a wide array of dispensing systems. ACMA technology is ready to satisfy any requirement in terms of the home care and the chemical market. ACMA has presented new solutions for products such as Lube Oil, corrosive and explosive products and discovered new ergonomic and useful packaging ideas. For dense, foamy or acid products, the net weight technology always guarantees correct batching and total safety.


MACHINERY KNOWLEDGE A top quality product is the result of a top quality process, with the commitment of everyone involved from the initial idea, design, manufacture and assembly, through to the finish and even the service. The quality of Acma products is the result of what customers need. The company constantly endeavours to ensure that design, product manufacture for sales and service satisfy these needs. At Volpak, staff implement a stringent control procedure of all of the manufacturing processes, to guarantee such quality.

Once assembly is complete, all machines are configured for the specifications of the customer’s original product and are only delivered once they have convincingly passed the real production test to which they are subjected. For ACMA, a proficient technical service starts with attentive prevention.


DRY SECTOR • Automatic continuous-motion toilet soap wrapping machine for rectangular, round and oval shaped bars with single or double wrapping material. • Automatic continuous-motion high speed infeed & packaging system for solid soap: soap pick-up and transfer to the automatic wrapping or cartoning machines. • Automatic volumetric continuous-motion carton filler for free-flowing or granulated powders into pre-glued cartons fed from a magazine.

• Automatic wrapping machine for hard and soft candies, jellies wrapped in double-end twist style with inner and outer wrapping material. • Patented integrated wrapping and packeting machine for sweets, hard and soft candies, in different shapes and arrangements. • Automatic wrapping machine for square and spheroidal chocolate products in double-end twist or flow-pack packaging style. • Automatic high speed forming, filling and overwrapping machines for carton, metal or plastic boxes.

WET SECTOR

Soap wrapper

Detergent powder wrapper

Liquid filler

Rotative capper


DRY PRIMARY PACKAGING

CONFECTIONERY & CHOCOLATE WRAPPERS

TEA BAG WRAPPERS

SOAP WRAPPERS


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Confectionery & Bakery

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Chocolate & Wafer

In the confectionery sector, the company is a leader in the construction of high speed lines both for individual wrapping styles (single wrapper, double-end twist, bunch, etc.) and the forming and filling of containers with different shapes and materials (sticks, cardboard, metal, plastic cartons, etc.).

Continuous-motion tea bag and cartoning machines with high speed production, Hi-tech electronic components and minimal number of parts, reducing maintenance and consumption of spare parts.

Packaging machines for personal and home care products are ACMA’s core business. ACMA offers a complete service for “turnkey” product packaging lines and the best packaging solutions for solid soap and detergent powder, introducing new useful packaging ideas.

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Tea Bags

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Soap & Powder


WET PRIMARY PACKAGING

FILLERS

CAPPERS

MONOBLOCKS


FF The new series is a true technological innovation in gravity filling systems with net weight technology. Precise, simple, reliable and flexible, for maximum productivity.

The new series of WB cappers develops and completes the best technology available on the market, providing appropriate solutions for any kind of applications (caps, undercaps, spray pumps, dispenser and trigger).

All cappers in the WM series are available in the monoblock version, combined with one or more capping sections. Effective and reliable, these systems are designed to ensure rapid size part changes and correct application on the different production ranges.

Food Filling

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Chemical Filling


PROCESSING ACMA supplies the industry with single source “turnkey” solutions: • Chocolate moulding • Feeding & buffering • Primary packaging • Secondary packaging Flexible intermittent, based on loose-mould principle with innovative chainless mould motion and true modular design, and continous motion chocolate moulding lines.

PROCESSING & DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS Delicate and smooth product handling throughout the whole feeding and distribution process is guaranteed by ACMA’s customized solutions. • Complete cantilevered construction with polished and rounded surfaces. • fast “Tool-less” belt changing. • Continuous and constant feeding to the downstream machinery.

DISTRIBUTION


BUFFERING ACMA buffering systems ensure the best possible efficiency of any production line. • Design and construction according to the latest guidelines in terms of Hygiene, easy cleaning, low maintenance and reduced consumptions. • Frame made entirely of stainless steel or painted. • Customized gondolas to meet product handling needs.

BUFFERING & SECONDARY PACKAGING ACMA secondary packaging systems offer a packaging solution for every need. • Flexible robotic toploading packaging systems. • Modular construction with top part housing electrical cabinets. • “tool-less” changeover. • Electrical and electronic structure according to “drive-onboard” concept.

SECONDARY PACKAGING


ACMA Engineering has helped its customers become leaders in terms of efficiency and flexibility, managing complex installation projects in a wide range of industries including food, cosmetics and also the chemical sector. ACMA provides turnkey solutions, taking care of everything, from specifying and integrating replacement equipment into an existing packaging line, to designing and installing complete, new production lines.

SYSTEM ENGINEERING The ACMA Engineering team has years of experience in the packaging industry. The team’s members apply their knowledge and experience to design and develop cost-effective packaging solutions that increase customer productivity and efficiency. With ACMA Engineering you know who is responsible for design, engineering, controls, assembly, testing, shipping and installation of all solutions.

ACMA Engineering services include: • Conceptual Design • Equipment specification • Final Engineering Design • Installation and Integration • Production Line Start-up • Employee Training


TURNKEY SOLUTIONS When ACMA plans the lines, special emphasis is placed on production flows, in order to guarantee the required efficiency targets. Managing financial needs is also included among our services.

Expert project managers supervise and manage technicians and multifunctional teams and ensure correct development of each project implementation stage.

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT


SUSTAINABILITY Operating in a sustainable way means meeting current requirements without passing on the cost to future generations. ACMA has systematically consolidated its strategy for sustainability in the Company with a number of policies applied to the whole group and with clear organization and precise responsibilities. • Acma’s activity is sustainable and socially responsible. • Acma ensures excellent quality and technological leadership on the market. • Acma operates with success, thanks to its proficient personnel, in full compliance with standards for health and safety at the workplace. • Acma employs its resources with care, aiming to achieve the maximum possible quality. • Acma produces in a way that is sustainable for the environment.


Automation and advanced control functions offer numerous ways of optimizing energy efficiency and of reducing waste. Energy saving is a key factor in the choice of a machine and offers new opportunities to guarantee considerable savings in consumptions for each product, as well as improved quality and performance. ACMA focuses strongly on achieving sustainability objectives, offering its customers improved performance and maximum energy efficiency for their machines, enabling energy savings of up to 30% compared to traditional machines.

Green Machine In “GREEN-MODE”, the automatic machines provide dynamic adaptation to the different functional steps of the manufacturing line: • Top-grade employment of energy throughout the whole production cycle • Information on energy consumption is provided in real time by a dedicated interface on the HMI panel • Easy and effective control of machine efficiency by operator • Optimization of power consumptions, reductions in energy costs, maximization of production line performance and improvement of automation systems


• The concept: - All products can be packaged rigidly or flexibly - All products packaged consist of solid or liquid matter

EXPERTISE

PACKING CUBE

FLEXIBILITY

The Packing Cube represents the potentials that Coesia group is able to offer to the consumer goods industry. It’s quite simple to explain the fields of application of the product range that Coesia group offers its customers through its member industrial companies:

INNOVATION

Here’s how the Cube appears in 3D. • The results: The Packing Cube concept is applicable to any product brand. Given a brand, Coesia group is able to suggest the various packaging solutions. Given a product, Coesia group is able to offer various types of packaging.

COESIA Packing Cube

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