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That

innovation

entrepreneurial Innovation

is

has

deeply

changed

is

a

activity

essential

now

for

every

certainty.

companies

looking

to the future, a fundamental principle for their economic, cultural and social development. In an

international economic context like that of today, innovation

becomes

ingredient.

As

think

of

the

a

an

result

famous

even it

more

comes

quote

by

essential

naturally

Albert

to

Einstein

who, precisely in reference to the crisis, in 1955 wrote: “Let us not expect things to change, if we always do the same thing. A crisis is the best thing that can happen to people and countries, because

it

brings

progress.

Creativity

comes

from difficulties in the same way that day follows night”. With the foundation of the SMILAB technological hub, Smigroup has intended to make this thought its

own,

in

that

we

are

aware

that

from

continuous and growing investments in research and

development

alternatives

can

be

found

to

overcome the current economic difficulties. The

“R

&

D”

laboratories

of

Smigroup

have

always played a fundamental role in the process of industrial technological innovation to improve the

performances

of

machinery,

installations

and processes dedicated to production plants of different sectors. The

installations

realized

at

our

customers’

premises worldwide, together with the novelties we

will

leitmotiv

preview of

newsletter

at

Drinktec

the

third

edition

and

the

2009, of

our

are

the

company

demonstration

of

our

attention to the study of solutions that focus on energy saving, production efficiency and ecocompatibility of products and processes.

Paolo Nava, Chairman & CEO of SMI S.p.A.

Editorial

The future passes through technological innovation


sminow I magazine

in this issue

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Di Iorio.

Frosolone, land of water between past and future. Ahead

of

its

time,

since

its

foundation, Di Iorio S.p.A. has built WATER & CSD SECTOR

a

Di Iorio

the territory, encouraging the

close-knit

relationship

Di Iorio S.p.A. Group

development of cultural-training

Frosolone, Italy

and

>> Stretch-blow moulder

that

SMIFORM SR 14

wellbeing and protection of the

>> shrinkwrapper

environment.

SMIFLEXI SK 602 F

that

>> divider

for

SMILINE DV 500

innovation from traditions.

economic have

opportunities

contributed

draws

It its

with

is

a

and

>> conveyors SMILINE

6

the

company

strong

development

to

points future


installation. “To drink water is to drink the environment, to drink Molisia is to drink Molise”.

Water, man and the environment

This is the slogan that accompanies the

newest

PET

bottle

of

Molisia

flat

water.

The

innovative

image

Of all the resources found in the environment, water

is

certainly

of great appeal has been awarded

humans:

with the “Agorà d’argento” in that

body

contains

itself

depends

“it is a particularly attractive bottle

the

original

anatomical label

shape it

most

large on

quantities

water.

necessary

water; of

the

to

human

water;

Consisting

of

life one

precise demands.

and

winning

The role played by water on man equals that

packaging”. The “lily”, logo of the Di

which culture plays on the soul and the human

Iorio company, is placed on relief on

mind, which are at the basis of our traditions.

the bottle. On the label, a blue heart

Water

“embraces” the lush pastures and

economic development, to the quality of life, to

uncontaminated

mountains.

Molisia

health and wellbeing in general.

water

from

“heart”

comes

make

the

contain

to interact with the ecosystem, responding to

colours which are seen as signs of The

foods

oxygen atom and two of hydrogen, it is able

to look at with those reflections and purity”.

all

the

protected

the

province

to

the

Di

Iorio

a

green

of

municipality company area

Isernia in

is of

which

the are

incomparable

beauty. Molisia water is taken in the territory of Sant’ Elena Sannita, at a height of 850 meters above sea level, within a natural district close to

a

protected

zone

naturalistic interest.

of

elevated

social

and

low mineral content water, Molisia, as pure as its mountains, ideal for healthy “Italian” living.

(home

located),

to

by side with “Nature”, safeguards a source of

oases

and large wooded areas, above all in

contribute

land in which “Tradition” and “Culture” live side

national park of Abruzzo, Lazio and different

culture

The Italian region of Molise, an uncontaminated

of the lush nature of Molise. The Molise,

and

The

water,

which

environment, a

very

low

is

flows

in

this

characterised

saline

content

and

by is

almost free of sodium and nitrates, an

essential

factor

for

healthy

eating and which makes the water light and easy to digest. This gift of nature is bottled by the Di Iorio family respecting

in

full

the

surrounding

territory, focusing on energy saving: a business policy closely connected to

tradition

and

the

environment,

which has formed the basis of

the

production

activity

for over 110 years.

Above: Dr. Gino Di Iorio receives the Agorà d’argento for the flat water “Molisia” bottle.

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DI IORIO

Di Iorio and SMI Technological innovation to support tradition of

SMI

products,

Di

Iorio

has made a bet: to realize an

all-Italian

line,

with

a

high innovative content and technologically advanced. SMI

supplies

a

rotary

stretch-blow moulder of 14 cavities,

a

shrinkwrapper

model SK 602F with double lane,

integrated

systems

for

logistic handling

empty bottles produced by blow

moulder

SR14,

the

loose

bottles

and

packages

exiting

shrinkwrapper

SK

602F. The production potential of the installation is high: > 40.000 bph in the 500 ml format of soft drinks Over Di

Iorio

recent

has

important

realised

update

commercial launching (aperitifs under

years of

an

PET bottling, parallel to the

its

installation already existing

strategy,

new and

the

beverages soft

drinks

Stappj

installed a second line for

label)

for glass packaging. The

new

bottling

line,

characterised

by

technological

content

the

high of

and above all Molisia water,

the machines, is the most

which is bottled in modern

innovative

high technology plants.

sector.

The

latter

elevated and

ensure

quality

excellent

an

standard

realise

this

investment

of the finished product.

the

experience

To

with

requests

in

customers’ full,

in

line

which

collaborating

this

Di

entrusted

the

in

important

has

satisfy

preservation

To

available

it for

Iorio itself

to

of

SMI,

has

been

almost

a

with market demands, the

decade. Entrusting itself to

company

the competence and quality

of

Molise

has

8

> 25,600 bph in the 1 litre format of soft drinks > 20,000 bph in the 1,5 litre format of soft drinks >

24,000

bph

in

the

1,5

litre format of carbonated water > 25,000 bph in the 2 litre format of flat water. All

the

machines

managed and

are

electronically

have

been

designed

in full compliance with the company’s policy. the with

environmental

For

motors inverter

energy

example, are for

all

equipped reduced

consumption,

the


installation. Technological innovation at the service of the environment The “R & D� laboratories of Smigroup cover

a

process

fundamental of

industrial

role

in

the

technological

innovation and result in an intense research

and

development

to

improve

of

machinery,

processes

the

activity

performances

installations

dedicated

to

and

production

plants of different sectors. The Smigroup dedicates particular attention to the study of blow

moulder

is

equipped

solutions which focus on energy saving, production efficiency

with

and eco-compatibility of products and processes.

a device to recover the blowing

The

air, the conveyors are lubricated with

silicon

material

to

allow

emission

of

attention

given

the

has

with

new

materials,

The new system to recover the compressed air applied to

phospho-

the machines for stretch-blow moulding of PET containers is

organic residues into drains. Maximum

experiment

cost and ability to be recycled.

considerable saving on water and reduced

laboratories

characterised by greater lightness, resistance, workability,

important for its reduced environmental impact.

been

hygienic-sanitary

The results in terms of energy saving and respect of the

of

entire

environment are considerable and motivate the choice at the

conveyors

basis of this fully eco-compatible innovation, which reduces

are equipped with suitable filters

the consumption of air by up to 40% and electricity by up

to prevent contamination of the

to 20%.

to

requirements bottling

line,

transported is

the

the

air

bottles,

hermetically

the

closed

filler

(aseptic

environment), while the electronic control

of

the

taps

assures

precise filling of the bottle. The to

line

has

bottle

carbonated flavoured

been

flat

designed

mineral mineral

water,

water, water,

carbonated

soft drinks and flat soft drinks in bottles of: 500 ml and 1 litre round,

1.5

and

2

litre

square

(flat mineral water and flat soft drinks);

1.5

(carbonated

and

2

mineral

litre

hundred

thousand

The

potential

current

bottling

of line

the is

such to be able to satisfy the traditional market and the large-scale retail trade sector.

round

water

bottles

every 24 hours.

and

carbonated soft drinks). With the entry into operation of the new line, the overall production potential of the Di Iorio plants is equal to half a million bottles per shift, or rather, one million five

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DI IORIO

Since 1896 the culture of healthy drinking. Di Iorio S.p.A., with over a century of activity under its belt, is nestled among the spectacular Molise,

mountains

where

water,

the

of

mineral

essential

raw

material for the soft drinks, rises

pure.

The

founder

Filippo Di Iorio, and his wife Angela

and

four

began

the

production

soft

drinks

in

children, 1896

of (in

particular carbonated soft drinks), exporting its fame worldwide.

The

tradition

and old recipes of the family were

handed

generation until

1985,

Above: The full Di Iorio family celebrates 110 years of business activity.

Once upon a time… but there is more Chinotto (non-alcoholic drink produced from the juice of the citrus myrtifolia fruit and other herbal extracts) and gassosa (lemonade) are becoming popular again. The Di Iorio family has celebrated over 110 years of production of gassosa, once widely available (perhaps because of its low cost) and remained in the memory of generations for the “bottle with the ball”, predecessor of food design, which has unconsciously become a “phenomenon”. Di Iorio exports soft drinks as far away as the United States, Australia and South Africa. To re-launch the chinotto based soft drink, Di Iorio has played on the nostalgia of the Fifties, the years which marked the success of this particular beverage. Today it is considered by many to be a “fashion” drink that makes an all-Italian flavour and product survive abroad.

10

to

down

from

generation when

the


installation.

Below: Historical photo of the Di Iorio family in 1896, the year the business was founded.

current

partners

Antonio,

modern,

Gino and Domenico Di Iorio

advanced

(nephews

the

of

together Luigi plant in

with

Di

current

the

Iorio,

founder),

their

production

to

S.

the

Elena

area

uncle

moved of

installations. focus

of

to

the

wholesome

“Il

In

Di

continue

products

to

the

technology

the

Sannita

called

the

thanks

to

of fact,

Iorio

is

produce natural

with

passion,

the

drinking

developing

Giardino�. In the mid 1990s

quality, investing in research

studies and research were

and in the installations to

carried out to improve and

continue

empower

recipes of the grandfather

of

mineral

the

availability

water

and

to

to

improve

the

Filippo Di Iorio.

add a new product to the production already

of

soft

produced:

drinks Molisia

low mineral content water. Today the plant of 20,000 m2

is

among

the

most

Wide production range to satisfy every taste A complete range of products and commercial reliability make Di Iorio S.p.A. a company able to satisfy the demands of the modern market. In Italy and abroad Di Iorio is present with a vast range of products: > Soft drinks, prepared with only natural flavours, include: -

Aperitifs

(100

ml

in

glass):

Stappino-Bitter,

Bianco-Bitter,

Rosso-Rabarbaro. - Soft drinks (in 200, 250, 500, 1000 and 1500 ml formats): gassosa, orange, lemonade, chinotti, tonic water, coffee. > The MOLISIA mineral water is bottled in glass formats (250 ml, 500 ml, 750 ml and 1 litre) and in PET formats (500 ml, 1 litre round, 1.5 litre square and round, 2 litre square and round).

Above: Mrs. Ernestina, daughter of the founder, at the celebrations for the 110 years of activity of the company.

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DI IORIO

THE WORD TO THE CUSTOMER – Interview with Dr. Gino Di Iorio, Chairman of Di Iorio S.p.A.

Above: Dr. Gino Di Iorio, Chairman of Di Iorio S.p.A. with Paolo Nava, Chairman and General Manager of SMI S.p.A.

What

is

the

key

to

the

success of Di Iorio S.p.A. in Italy and abroad? “Di

Iorio

has

always

The

methods, of

been

production

modernisation

installations

technological

and

innovation,

together

with

the

packaging, which has been and is renewed over time, allows

us

to

offer

an

excellent quality/price ratio. The company’s flexibility at all levels is geared above all to

customer

satisfaction,

and to making the trends of the modern market its own, in terms of format change, new

packaging,

etc.

This

has allowed us to develop over

time

and

period

change is underway in the

hundreds

organisation of distribution

producing carbonated beverages.

both at the level of large-

In

scale retail trade and the

post-war period and up to the

discount channel sector.

Seventies, these companies had

In

characterised

fact,

makes

us

competitive and successful

these

two

with

the

the

of

last

closure

small century,

since

the

the

production

structure

small

sized

sector. Di Iorio has known how

companies that show great

to overcome this period, thanks

flexibility

to

to

the

adapt to demand. A small

of

its

medium

and

like

and

Di

medium and

ability

sized Iorio

satisfying

succeeds

at

demands

company best

of

in the

wholesalers

of

of

companies

distribution channels favour

the

ongoing

modernisation

production

installations

continuous

research.

beverage

technological

The

success

both

nationally and internationally has also

been

achieved

thanks

to

and distribution in general.

the business continuity over the

Our

in

years, which from 1896 to the

our wide production range,

present has seen the passage of

which

includes

the

drinks

and

in

flexibility

the

soft

present on the soft drinks market.

on today’s market, where a

of

is

clear both

mineral

water,

availability

drinks

various

in size,

soft

of

the

“testimony”

during

from

Eighties,

the

first

to

technology

availability on the market of

with

a large variety of formats,

drinks.

namely the packs of 6, 8,

This

10, 12, 20 and 24 bottles.”

having

obvious

terms

of

the

and

respect

environment,

of

wellness

in

filling

technology,

new

the

in

soft

addition

has

to in all

preservability

of

the product over time. has

been

point

that

has

family:

to

years

the

a

above

This

110

in

levels,

improved

of

advantages

style, tradition, culture and over

to

beverages

pre-evacuation

and healthy eating “Italian” for

half

experiment

ml to 2 litres, and in the

Quality

father

We were the first in the world,

containers 500

from

son without any interruption.

look

for

the driven

new

turning Di

Iorio

commercial

these have been the strong

areas and new foreign markets,

points of the company policy

first

of Di Iorio. How important

continent, which has always been

is

a large consumer of carbonated

technological

innovation

for your company?

among

company

is

located

in

central-southern

in

a

context

which

Italy, has

been marked by a difficult

12

the

American

soft drinks. Importers

“Our

all

appreciated

have the

particularly

organisation

of

Di Iorio, above all for the direct relationship as

with

commercial

the

company,

intermediaries


installation. with

the

advantage

drastically machine the

downtime

changes

and

of

reducing

with

in

the

to

realise

a

of

configurations

the

due

to

elements of reinforcement, represent the

the

lily

mountains;

symbolises

the

formats

typical flower of the Molisa

possibility

mountains, while the hearts

high

number

are a decorative element.

starting

In the development of this

from the first format set.

important

As regards the engineering

been

study

to have a company like SMI,

line,

of

the

we

in

new

have

combining

each

PET

succeeded at

which

project

great

is

it

has

importance

also

a

company

best

rooted in the local territory

functional

with a strong commitment

requirement of the bottling

to providing technologically

system. The performances

advanced machinery.

are not used. Di Iorio has also

of

shown its reliability in offering a

optimised

product with an excellent quality

bottle

price

the

ratio,

and

in

proposing

a

single

of

the

line

have

been

The

working

relationship

starting

from

with

SMI

allowed

production,

installation

has

to accomplish this project

rotary

which, I believe, is the best

moulder

we could have obtained in

of

wide range of products which, in

stretch-blow

addition to the traditional ones,

SR14

include typical Italian products like

saving and eco-compatibility

production

bitter,

requirements in full.

effective

These are products which have

The design and manufacture

energy

been

rediscovered

of the new PET containers

of

living

abroad,

has

our

costs

economic

and

the

expectations.

chinotto

and

rabarbaro. by

but

Italians

which

have

meets

us

as

our

energy

considered

terms

of

performance, efficiency,

warehouse saving,

overall and

yield,

reduction

management optimisation

of

also become part and parcel of

functional,

the uses and customs of foreign

image

The

with a reduced number of

families.”

new PET bottles of Molisia

staff. The PET line uses only

water,

three operators, while the

designed

with

The PET bottle of Molisia water,

preforms

with

of

size, are light and respect

great appeal, has been awarded

our environmental policy in

with

full,

its

innovative

the

“Agorà

image

d’argento”

for

whilst

its packaging. What role has the

excellent

collaboration

graphics

with

SMI

played

of

low

particle

maintaining resistance.

have

also

an The

taken

in the success of the new PET

into account the image of

formats?

our company and its logo. The

“As

regards

project

has

the

new

been

line,

devised

a

with

result

obtained

is

a

bottle of great “appeal” that transmits

the

innovative

the assistance of SMI, to resolve

image

at best the problems relating to

allowed

the

existing

“Agorà d’argento” packaging

technical

award. The graphics on the

engineering

glass

line”.

of

The

the

SMI

of

Di us

Iorio to

and

has

attain

the

department has redesigned the

bottle

conveyor

packaging

elements which distinguish

glass products, making it possible

our company: the logo has

to

production

been reproduced on the top

levels. Management of the format

of our bottles, the lines on

change

the body of the bottle, as

system

reach

for

excellent

has

been

automated,

include

13

all

the

key

glass

production

line

is

process

operated

four operators.”

by


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the

slogan

chosen

by

Ice

River

Springs to underline the high quality of this mountain water, which rises in the heart of the greatest natural beauty in Canada: WATER & CSD SECTOR

the

Ice River Springs

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14


installation.

Ice River Springs: past and present Ice River Springs Water

in

Feversham,

Company began its activity

the

in

present

Feversham,

Ontario,

in

Ontario,

company in

is

also

Canada

with

an area of uncontaminated

three production plants: in

beauty on the spectacular

Cranbrook

high barquette of the Blue

at the foot of the hills of

Mountains. Since 1975 the

the

ownership of the company

at

has

within

Grafton, ON. The other four

remained

BC,

“Rocky Revelstoke,

in

an

area

Mountains�, BC

and

in

The

production plants are in the

protection of the flat water

United States, in Morganton

source is one of the primary

(MC), Kentland (IN), Marianna

objectives

(FL) and Pittsfield (MA). Ice

the

founding

family.

of

the

company.

In fact, within the property

River

no

integrated

pesticides,

herbicides

Springs

uses

system,

a

fully

which

or chemical fertilisers are

avails of its own machinery

used. In the early Nineties,

to

Ice

bottles and caps.

to

River sell

Springs

tanks

of

began

water

produce

to

Toronto bottling companies and

in 1995

business

it

of

began

selling

the

water

with its own label. A business strategy

is

introduced

immediately consistent

based

on

investments

in

technologically

advanced

installations, which allow Ice River

Springs

leader

in

to

the

market

thanks

quality

product

become Canadian

to

a and

high an

excellent customer service. These have been the factors at

the

basis

of

its

rapid

growth. Currently, Ice River Springs

manages

eight

plants in North America and aspires to open many more in the future. In addition to its

general

headquarters

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preforms,


ICE RIVER SPRING

The partnership with SMI: Technological versatility geared to customer satisfaction the large 5-gallon containers (18.9 litres). Within the eight production plants

of

the

company

end

line

packaging is accomplished both in corrugated carton and shrink film. For the latter type of packaging, Ice River Springs has entrusted itself over recent years to the experience of SMI which, thanks to the operating versatility of the shrinkwrappers, has enabled the Canadian company to tackle the numerous demands of flexibility in packaging. The

SK

series

is

composed

of

automatic machines for packaging containers

in

plastic,

metal

or

glass. Depending on the model chosen, it is possible to realise packs in only The over

fast

the

development

last

thirteen

Fl,

where

packaging

in

secondary shrink

film

years has driven Ice River

accomplished

Springs

to

new

SMI shrinkwrappers at high

bottling

lines

the

speed SK 802P for double

various Since

install within

production

2002

lane working. Ice

River

Springs

the privilege of providing its

flat

water

under

machinery to this important

brand

Canadian

which,

distributed throughout the

to date, has purchased 11

50 states in the USA and

shrinkwrappers,

mainly

of

in Canada. Ice River Springs

the

for

high-

also succeeds in satisfying

speed

company

series, lines.

Two

production recently the

lines

been IN,

new

the

have

each

names,

specific

requests

consumer, is

various

which

available

as

of the

at in

market in different formats:

Marianna

small bottles of 250 ml to

16

on

are

plants

and

water

sells

installed

American

Kentland,

has

to

had

SK

SMI

plants.

thanks

is

the

film,

cardboard

pad

+

film,

cardboard tray + film, tray only. The SK packers reach production speeds of up to 360 packs per minute, depending on the model of machine and type of product to package. The

formats,

realised,

vary

which

can

be

on

the

depending

shape, capacity and dimensions of the containers. All SK models avail of an electronic grouping system of the product and, depending on the customers’ needs, they are available in single lane or double lane versions. They

are

also

equipped

with

automatic format change. The

new

installed

at

packers Ice

SK

River

802P Springs


installation. Awarded for sustainable development in packaging. Respect for the environment has

always

point

for

been

Ice

a

River

focal

Springs.

Over the last thirteen years the

company

incredible become water

has

undergone

development, the

largest

bottling

to

private

company

in

Canada. Over the last 18 months Ice River

Springs

bottling

has

plants

in

opened the

3

United

States, bringing to eight the number

of

plants

in

North

America. The

Canadian

River carton

Springs for

plants use

of

Ice

recycled

packaging

their

package the PET bottles of 0.5

products, avoiding the need to

litres in 4x3 formats, film only in

cut down trees.

a double lane.

The environmental commitment of this family-run company

The same type of bottle is also

was acknowledged in July 2008 when it was awarded the

packed in packs of greater size,

“Prize for its environmental support to packaging� presented

with the support of a flat carton

by Atlantic packaging (company producing cellulose, and also

pad

the

involved in environmental protection). It is estimated that by

pack. The flexibility of the machine

using only recycled material Ice River Springs saved close

also makes it possible to realise

to 84,168 trees in 2008, equivalent to 45 football fields, and

a

avoided a disposal of refuse equal to 1,400 trucks.

placed

high

at

the

number

of

base

of

formats,

to

provide an adequate solution to the specific needs of each final consumer. On supermarket shelves it is in fact possible to find the Ice River Springs

water

in

packs

of

12

bottles in film only packaging, in packs containing from 15 to 35 bottles packed in pad + film or in U-board tray + film. The

most

common

formats

realised by SK 802P installed at Ice River Springs are: 5x3, 5x4, 6x3, 6x4, 6x5, 7x5 e 8x4. The

production

optimised company

process

that can

the

respond

is

so

Canadian to

the

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ICE RIVER SPRING SMI USA Inc. growing flexibility demands of a market in strong development, thanks also to the experience

Smigroup

of SMI in this sector and to the

at

on-site assistance provided by

its

SMI USA, the Smigroup branch

of

in North America.

in

aims

consolidating position leadership the

of

sector packaging,

p r o d u c i n g i n c r e a s i n g l y innovative quality and

installations.

The

customer

can of of

high-

machines

also

avail

personalised individual

solutions

bottling

lines,

for

an

which

efficient

highlight

management

the

operational

flexibility, safety and ease of use, energy saving and ecocompatibility. The ongoing commitment to achieve full customer satisfaction has led Smigroup to be present directly in America and Canada through its SMI USA Inc. branch located in Windsor, CT, close to New York and Boston. The branch, which is in operation since 1999, uses both Italian and local personnel and has always focused on the needs of each individual customer. Smigroup also opened its North American branch to provide appropriate

technical

assistance

to

large

multinational

companies like Coca Cola, PepsiCo, Dean Foods, etc. These companies have invested enormous amounts of capital in technologically advanced machines for end-line packaging in both PET and can lines. Over 170 SMI packers are currently installed throughout the entire North American market. Highly

specialised

local

staff

ensures

an

elevated

quality

service both commercially and technically, managing swiftly the

requests

of

customers

to

install

and

maintain

the

installations. The provision of spare parts from SMI USA warehouses also optimises delivery times and reduces transport expenses. The professionalism and helpfulness of staff of the North American

branch

of

Smigroup

is

surely

one

of

the

key

factors of the excellent sales results achieved in the United States and Canada

18


Pernod Ricard. Dynamic

WINE & SPIRITS SECTOR Pernod Ricard Italia Pernod Ricard Group Canelli, Italy >> casepacker SMIFLEXI WP 600 + PID

and

vibrant

Milan:

through

Italy,

the

use

of

the

fashion,

aperitif began to become popular

music, culture and cafes. In this

(the “fashion” of the aperitif dates

cosmopolitan city (home to Expo

back to the distant 1860), thanks

2015), rich in excitement, cultural

to the socialising environment of

effervescence,

the

the

city

of

industry,

competitive

and

cafes,

particularly

active

energetic spirit, one can feel the

Milan, Venice, Turin and Rome.

glamour of “modern times”.

People

meet

dinner

to

Reflecting

on

continuous

this

evolution,

city, we

in

cannot

cocktails.

which,

Later,

the

perfect

lifestyle

Eighties,

is

of

harmony the

still

with

mythical

synonymous

on

lunch

or

appetizers

and sip alcohol-free or low alcohol

fail to think of Amaro Ramazzotti, in

before

nibble

in

the

English

Happy

Hour

tradition (actually invented in Italy in

1930)

becomes

and

characterised

of the “drinking fashion”: not just

by

an

ambitious,

revolutionises

widespread

with a city “to be experienced”,

the

concept

enthusiastic cultural project.

a drink for its own sake but an

Precisely in those years, in cities

opportunity to meet and socialise.

20


installation. Amaro Ramazzotti The leading Italian liquor in the world is perfect for people “in tune with the times� who succeed in positively interpreting every moment of the day. It is the modern and dynamic Italian Liquor for those who believe in the positive values of life. It is the Liquor of those who appreciate the tradition and quality of almost 200 years of history in everyday life. An elitist, original and complex product, Amaro Ramazzotti is also a product of daily consumption, for all and at any moment

of

the

day,

thanks

to

its

elegant

smooth

taste

which is enjoyed by all age groups.

Its decisive yet non-invasive

A group rite! Already,

in

1815,

old

pharmacist

of

Ausano

a

24-year-

by

the

Ramazzotti

anticipated

the

connected

to

happy

hour

Milan,

he

name

the

aperitif

when,

began

had

fashions and

precisely

to

sell

in

wines,

flavour,

its

organoleptic

qualities, its characteristic perfume the

of

orange

moderate

content

make

it

and

alcoholic ideal

for

any occasion: served as an aperitif

it

is

enjoyed

dry

products

or with a little carbonated

(herbs, roots, orange skins and

water, lemon rind and ice.

aromatic

To finish a meal it is served

liquors

the

and

barks).

brilliant

tonic on

herbal

idea

He of

restorative

gentian,

cinnamon,

also

had

creating

drink

a

based

cinchona,

rhubarb,

oregano,

sweet

neat or with ice to free its digestive properties.

Sicilian orange, bitter orange of the

Curacao

islands

and

other

ingredients. Ausano

Ramazzotti

distributed inns

of

his

his

initially

product

in

the

neighbourhood

and

later he opened a public house in

the

centre

of

Milan

close

to La Scala Theatre. He would serve Amaro Ramazzotti instead of

coffee

and

it

soon

became

popular thanks to its tonic and digestive qualities. The

Amaro

immediately

spread

Ramazzotti nationwide.

21


PERNOD RICARD

From Milan to Paris: a journey in the heart of the capitals of fashion, culture and “drink” characterise Ricard

the

Pernod

Museum

of

Quai

headed

dedicated

to

the

Group,

towards

an

increasingly

brilliant future. The a

French

decentralised

favours

form

of

the Paris,

the

and

“distribution” in

each

also

values

key

promotes

which

have

always

characterised

the

of

history

conviviality business

the

and

group:

simplicity,

spirit,

integrity

and commitment. With the slogan “local roots, global reach” Pernod Ricard produces

and

products

which

are

the

history

rooted

in

distributes well of

the regions of belonging: be they whiskies in Scotland or Ireland,

wines

in

Australia

or pastis in Marseille.

branch

of

the

French

multinational Pernod Ricard Group, of

is

the

the

development

Distellerie

Ramazzotti,

a

Fratelli company

which is acclaimed in Italy thanks liquor

to

the

which

celebrated

carries

the

name of its founder. C

o

n

v

i

v

i

a

l

i

t

y ,

entrepreneurship,

integrity

and

are

commitment

business

values

the

which

Wherever it is present, the Pernod

Ricard

Group

has

formed strong partnerships with the local communities and supports their artistic and cultural initiatives. Each

year

mother branches

the

company

French and

promote

humanitarian

values

its art, and

science, sponsoring different kinds of initiatives. To

mention

example,

and Asia,

spaces in the terraces of

brands”

it

Africa,

the construction of aquatic

organisation, with “property

country:

of

Oceania and the Americas,

group

companies

Pernod Ricard Italy, Italian

culture

Branly art

a

the

few,

for

agreement

of Pernod Ricard with the

22

Centre the

sponsorships

Pompidou

in

humanitarian for

aids

to

victims of hurricane Katrina in the USA and the Tsunami in Asia in 2004.


installation. It can be enjoyed in one of the following ways: > Neat: cold or at room temperature > With ice > In coffee > On ice-cream > As punch: it is an excellent restorative agent > With orange rind: in harmony with the round flavour of the orange skins of Sicily of its recipe > Shakered: with lemon juice and ice It can also be used in cocktails: > 1815: with ginger ale, a slice of lemon and one of orange. > 1815 Special: with ginger ale, gin, a slice of lemon and one of orange, a slice of apple, one of peach and a few mint leaves. > Sour: with sugar, lemon juice and ice. > Orange: with orange juice and ice. ƒ Milan and Paris are ever closer.. The and

values

of

> Typhoon: with tonic water and strawberry juice. > Lemon: with lemonade and ice

integrity

commitment

of

the

company are visible to all on the main streets of Milan, through the sponsorship by Pernod Ricard Italy of the “night stewards”, who invite young people to drink alcohol «responsibly»,

reduce

noise

and skirmishes, and provide the

telephone

numbers

of

the Radio bus and taxis to return home in total safety. An

initiative

which

comes

from the intent to safeguard and

encourage

fun

in

a

Milan by night, which can be ever more responsible and aware of individual choices, in

the

full

respect

of

self

and others.

23


PERNOD RICARD

Pernod Ricard & SMI The wrap-around box to advertise brand-identity Regal, Ballantine’s, Mumm and Perrier Malibu,

Jouet Ricard,

Champagne, Jameson,

The

Glenlivet, Beefeater, Wyborowa, Stolichnaya, Kahlua. The an

company efficient

outside

also

develops

sales

Italy,

activity

where

it

conquers positions of primary importance

in

Germany,

Holland and Canada thanks to the Amaro Ramazzotti, Canei and Sambuca brands. In

2008

Group

the

company the

V&S,

Absolute

becoming in Nineteenth

In

1995

century Amaro Ramazzotti

of

the

was

transferred

In

the

early

already

a

product

production

liquor

was

to

Canelli,

diffused nationwide.

in

The growing demand made

following

it

of industrial unification and

to

transfer

the

obligatory

production

activity

from

the

centre

of

Milan

the

the

province a

new

concentration

of

Asti,

strategy

adopted

in

Italy by the Pernod Ricard

to a large production area

Group.

outside the city.

In

In 1985 Ramazzotti became

acquisition

part of the Pernod Ricard

(2001)

Group,

recorded

(2005),

in

assumed the current name

which

rapid

growth

thanks

to

prestigious product

the

Italy

inclusion

brands

portfolio,

in

of its

including

2007,

following of

and

Allied

the

the

Seagram Domecq company

of Pernod Ricard Italy and further The

reinforces product

itself.

portfolio

Amaro Ramazzotti (famous

includes prestigious brands

internationally).

like:

Havana

Club,

24

Chivas

Pernod

absorbed

the

Europe

sector

of

and

Ricard

Swedish owner

Vodka n°1

producer

Asia

spirits,

of

brand, in

the

further

strengthening

its

market

share

key

product

in

the

categories: rum, vodka, whisky and cognac.


installation.

The company has always been

It

particularly

marketing

attentive

customers’

its

requirements.

Combining

the

experience

with

flexibility,

to

Pernod

historic elevated

Ricard

Italy

is

also

product, the in

an

as

box

exceptional

tool can

colours

images

for

the be

of

printed

with

of

the

sides

graphic

strong

visual

is able to satisfy every kind of

impact, contributing to the

expectation, personalising the

effective diffusion of brand

packaging of its products and

identity.

managing the service to the

Following

final consumer.

of

an

the

To offer an innovative impact

casepacker

packaging,

Ricard

at

best

which the

represents

brands

of

the

2001,

installation

SMI

wrap-around in

the

Italy the

Pernod

plants

strong

in

working

Group, Pernod Ricard Italy has

relationship set up between

decided to work with SMI.

the two companies has led

To

package

exceptional,

such modern

an

to the recent installation of

and

a new WP 600 casepacker

traditional beverage like Amaro

with

Ramazzotti,

device.

the

packaging

in

partition

insertion

wrap-around cardboard boxes

The

operating

flexibility

of

seemed to be immediately the

this

packaging

machine

is

perfect solution.

well

This

is

the

packaging integrity

optimal

to of

type

preserve

the

bottles

of

proven

by

the

fact

that it has been chosen to

the

package

and

Amaro Ramazzotti, and the

their content during all phases

products

of handling and transport.

and

Fior

the of

key the

di

Vite

25

product, Sambuca brands;


PERNOD RICARD

bottles

with

capacities to

1,5

litres)

grouped 2x3

in

fact

formats

3x4

packaged

0,375

are

into

and

boxes

differing

(from

in

and

of

then

wrap-around

with

and

without

the insertion of preformed board partitions. Packaging realised using the WP

600

offers

numerous

advantages. The

most

important

include

the

protection

bottles

from

mechanical

knocks

stress,

of and

as

the

thickness of the cardboard acts as a shock absorber during transport. The

insertion

of

preassembled

the

partitions

between the glass bottles protects and

the

labels

containers

from

abrasions

and rubbing. These

are

the which

The

process

company

the

partitions

the

relevant

also

faster,

characteristics have to

driven

invest

600

the

in

a

new

casepacker

with

the

WP

equipped

already

of

inserting

and

loading

magazine as

these

is are

pre-assembled.

“PID

SBP®”

which

inserts

The size of the casepacker

preassembled partitions in

remains the same as that

“stretched

instead

of a standard machine, as

cardboard

both the partition magazine

accessory,

of

board”

corrugated

like the traditional method.

and

The possibility to use this

are assembled in the upper

type

part

of

Pernod

partition Ricard

purchasing and

lower

to

costs the

allows reduce by

20%

storage

volume by at least 60%.

26

the of

insertion the

frame

packaging machine.

device of

the


installation. Pernod Ricard Group The

Pernod

Ricard

was

set

in

up

Group

1975

as

a

Pernod the

Ricard

second

result of the merging of two

worldwide

French

and

companies

and

Ricard,

two

very

well

known

The

group

strong in

by

2001,

spirits

of

of

aperitifs.

experienced

growth,

possible

Pernod

brands

also

the

acquisition,

the

division

made

wine

of

and

Canadian

group Seagram, put on sale by Vivendi Universal following the merger between Vivendi and Seagram in 2000.

its second great acquisition, its

Competitor set

up

British

Allied

in 1994

by

Domecq, multiple

merging activities, which held strong

brands

like

Tequila

Sauza, Malibu rums, Canadian Club, Martell cognacs, Kahlua, and whiskies like Ballantines, Aberlour,

Long

John

and

Chivas. This operation has permitted

A

n°1 in Europe n°1 in South America n°1 in Asia 78 million crates of spirits 23 million crates of wine

27

with

billion

a

Euro

considerable

contribution

to the future development of the Pernod Ricard Group has been the recent acquisition of

Swedish

(Absolute allow to

the

aim

company

Vodka), French

at

the

V&S

which

will

company

top

position

The portfolio of Pernod Ricard holds

the

most

prestigious

brands of its sector: Pernod Anise,

Ballantine’s,

Regal

and

Scotch Irish

Chivas

The

whisky,

Glenlivet Jameson

Whiskey,

Ramazzotti,

Martell

Amaro cognac,

Havana Club rum, Beefeater gin, Kahlua and Malibu liquors, Mumm

and

Terrier-Jouët and

Jacob’s

Creek and Montana wines.

n° 2 in the world of wines and spirits

102 production sites.

6.5

wines

(2007-2008).

Numbers in 2008

80 branches worldwide

group

the

sector,

of

champagne,

17,500 employees

become

worldwide in all sectors.

In 1994 Pernod Ricard made absorbing

in

spirits

turnover

to

largest


Beijing Pepsi. PepsiCo Inc. With a turnover in 2008 of 43.2 billion USD and a net profit of over 5 billion, PepsiCo Inc. is one of the largest global WATER & CSD SECTOR

groups in the food & beverages sector.

Beijing Pepsi

The

International PepsiCo Group

close to 185,000 people worldwide and

Beijing, China

its

>> shrinkwrapper

countries.

SMIFLEXI SK 600 F

the company include: Frito-Lav snacks,

>> Casepacker

Pepsi-Cola

SMIFLEXI WP 600

drinks,

American products

multinational

are

The

sold

in

principal

beverages,

Tropicana

fruit

food products.

28

employs

almost

200

activities

Gatorade juices,

of

sport Quaker


installation.

PepsiCo re-launches the conquest of China. In late 2008 the American colossal

of

beverages

alcohol-free announced

it

a portfolio of important products on a local basis and, with new investments,

would invest a billion dollars

to reach an elevated

in China over the next four

capacity of research and

years.

development.

This

is

the

largest

investment of the company

This

is

in the Asian country in the

which

requires

last

commitment

thirty

years,

in

line

a

strategy, a

strong

from

the

with the strategy of aiming

supplier

predominantly at emerging

the

economies with a high level

Consequently,

of growth, also in view of

new

the

has become a priority for

falling

consumption

in

Pepsi which

will all

be in

invested

the

western to and

hinterland area

expand

and

the

of

network, products

extend

and

within

to

install

the

lines,

it

machines

respond

to

criteria

of

efficiency,

reduced

the

maximum costs

China,

and operating versatility, to

production

ensure the greatest return

research to

above

giant.

production

The

amount

of

American

many Western countries. allocated

network

activity

on the initial investment.

the

sales

For

almost

developing

new

has

been

targeted

at

the

PepsiCo

a

the in

decade

SMI

provider

China,

of

where

local market. The forecast

fifteen machines have been

is to create thousands of

installed

new jobs. In China PepsiCo

packaging in shrink film and

and the partner companies

in

already employ more than

cases

22 thousand people.

around

for

secondary

corrugated

has

using

cardboard the

system.

also

wrapPepsiCo

entrusted

itself

Ć’ Development passes

to

through growth

technology of SMI for the

in production and

recent provision of an SK

distribution capacity.

600

The battle of PepsiCo to conquer the most populated market in the world aims at developing

the

F

experience

shrinkwrapper

and

for

the Peking plant, dedicated to

packaging

PET

bottles

of 0,6 / 1,25 and 2 litres in film only.

29


BEIJING PEPSI

In

an

increasingly

supplier

for

the

machines

intends

the line of 36,000 bottles /

to

increase

its

to

packaging

aggressive market, PepsiCo

be

added

to

competitiveness, entrusting

hour at its Peking plant.

itself to companies capable

The

of responding to the best

machines

expectations

of an ongoing commitment

and

ensuring

SMI

the

by

the

the Italian company in the

lifecycle

of

the

purchased installations.

“R&D”

result

an adequate service during entire

the

packaging

are

search and

for

in

centre

new

the

of

solutions

development

ƒ How to ensure excellent

of new technologies to be

returns

able

on

initial

investment. Production

greater operating flexibility

excellent quality/price ratio are

the

main

and

these

consider

SMI

factors an

contained

global

maintenance costs. Through

which have driven PepsiCo to

greater reduced

environmental compatibility,

innovation,

installation:

machines

by

management costs, greater

ease,

technological the

produce

productivity,

efficiency,

operating

of

to

characterised

an

accurate

analysis of the life cycle of

ideal

the product, the customer

obtains

PepsiCo and sustainable development PepsiCo

strongly

believes

in

the

economic

development

of China. In fact, the country also seems able to ensure good development prospects for the future: according to Euromonitor analysts the sales of flat soft drinks will grow this year (2009) by 16% while those of carbonated soft drinks will increase by 7% for a turnover which should reach 20 billion dollars. The

expansion

projects

of

PepsiCo

in

China

also

include

the commitment to support respect of the environment, above all in relation to local agriculture and conservation of

natural

resources,

through

the

support

numerous programmes of local communities. These

efforts

are

part

of

the

project

local

community

of

SMI the

fully

to

are

compact,

and and

flexible effectively

optimise

production

make

frequent

format changes and simplify the operations of use and management.

For

the

automation of its machines, uses to

the

SERCOS

communication control

to the

the

axes

acquire I/O

and

devices

machine,

simplifying

30

series

electronic,

space,

the

water, etc.

in

respond to current needs

pilot

different initiatives to save energy, protect

(ROE)

shrinkwrappers

machines

and

in

maximum

equity

SK

modular

bus,

success without traumatic impacts on the the

f

The

interface

targeted at achieving economic and financial involving

o

on

machines and installations.

SMI

entitled “Performance with Purpose” which is

society,

the

return

the

on

greatly control


installation. Over a century of history Pepsi-Cola was set up in 1898 in a town in North Carolina, in the United States, where pharmacist, Caleb Bradham, tried to create a soft drink based on cola which was healthy, thirst quenching and an aid to digestion. He succeeded with pepsin, the enzyme that facilitates digestion and which, though absent in what was known as Brad’s drink, inspired the inventor with the name of the product, which would become famous worldwide: Pepsi-Cola. The phenomenal success of the soft drink drove Bradham to set up the PepsiCola Company in 1903. From the outset great importance was given to packaging and

the

consumer.

In

1907

the

attractive

and

practical

bottle was created which confirmed the great success of Pepsi in half of the United States, with 250 bottling plants. Having

consolidated

production

and

distribution,

the

Pepsi-

Cola Company began to conquer the other States of the Union, while since the Thirties it has expanded internationally to reach Latin America, Canada and even the Soviet Union. Subsequent years were marked by a process of worldwide expansion. In the Sixties PepsiCo became the second producer of soft drinks in the world. The company aspired to become spokesperson for the new American generation, giving itself a modern forward-looking image summarised in the slogan system and increasing the performances and reliability of the machine. Consequently,

the

“Pepsi generation”. In the Nineties, to confirm its leadership in the market of soft drinks, PepsiCo embarked on its mission to conquer China, Eastern Europe, Mexico and Argentina.

SMI

packaging machines become synonymous production use,

with yields,

simplification

operations

of

elevated ease in

of the

installation

and integration with other systems.

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BEIJING PEPSI THE WORD TO THE CUSTOMER – Interview with Mr. Qi Ming-Jian, General Manager of Beijing PepsiCola, Mr. Xu Wei-Xue, Production Manager of Beijing Pepsi-Cola and Mr. Mike White, Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo International. opportunity

Manger of Beijing Pepsi Cola Beverage Co. Ltd.

a

worldwide

scale

PepsiCo is one of the key companies operating in the food

&

What

beverage has

company

sector.

driven

to

the

increase

investments

in

China

its for

the coming years? “During on

a

China, Vice

the

speech

recent Mr.

made

journey Mike

Chairman

and

to

White, Chief

Executive Officer of PepsiCo International,

underlined:

«Peking, and more generally China, is a key market for the future development of our group». Mr. Mike White also

added:

«I

am

firmly

convinced that the greatest

for

which are an investment equal to

What role must a supplier

What

play during this process of

SMI

company growth?

production lines?

“Pepsi has been present in

“Set up in October 1988, Beijing

China for 25 years. Through

Pepsi-Cola

continuous

first

filling

China

to

has

developments

become

a

highly

has

driven

packaging

Pepsi

Beverage plant

have

PepsiCo

International

is

the

involved by

by

PepsiCo

responds

Mr.

Qi

Manager

of

The sales volume of Pepsi

Ming-Jian

Beverage

in

Beijing Pepsi Cola Beverage Co.

recent years has recorded

Ltd) - To increase the success of

an

the entire commercial experience

Business

increase

past

four

than

and

running

that

for

it

times of

9

has

the

years reached

begun

(General

its

Northern

been

made

add

to

Co,

in

investments

International.

to

machines

successful operation within

greater On

growth

more than 1 billion dollars.”

it

Above: Mr. Qi Ming-Jian, General

of

our industry lies in China».”

by

maintain to

PepsiCo

its

marketing,

market shares to establish

Cola

ever-higher

began

working

offer

local

regards

records. the

As

beverage

quality

20

The

bottling

plants

in

20

model

of

in

the

concentrates. food

Within

industry,

Pepsi

SK

our

Pepsi-

immediately

to

be

able

consumers

products

first

cities in China and a plant

Co.

and

SMI 300

F,

the

services.

was in first

to

improving

packaged in PET. Thanks to the

employs

close

to

China 10,000

productive

employees, offering indirect

in

employment

to

to

more

opportunities

than

1.5

million

the

and

success

Peking

the

plant,

ongoing

low

of

It

step

in

Pepsico

line

installed 2006.

owns four dedicated plants China.

the

to high

shrinkwrapper,

company

represented

and

approach

Beijing

beverage

industry, Pepsi has opened

Inc.

singular

achieved and

thanks

performances

maintenance

machines,

products

costs

working

in

the

SMI

supplier,

distribution

and

has ascertained that the Italian

service chain. Today, PepsiCo

manufacturer

China owns more than 40

to

companies in the Country,

supplier

32

serve of

PepsiCo

of

Chinese

has

Pepsi

as

packaging

been a

China able

qualified machines.


installation. satisfy

the

of

market:

the

new

requests a

increasingly

What

role

does

the

market

partnership with SMI play

demanding

in the success of Pepsi in

and in search of products

China?

packed in packaging that is qualitatively higher than the

“With

standard. The new machine

consumption the demand for

has

beverages

been

the

installed

existing

cans

and

that

have

success

Above: Mr. Xu Wei-Xue, Production Manager of Beijing

With

Pepsi-Cola Beverage Co. Ltd with

choices

Mr. Joseph Chen; Sales Manager

made

of Smi China.

can

Pepsi-Cola

Ltd;

Beverage

PepsiCo

Beverages

limited;

PepsiCo

Harbin

Co.

Ltd;

(Shenyang) Beverage

(Guangzhou) limited; Beijing PepsiCola Beverage Co. Ltd; Changchun Pepsi-Cola

Beverage

Hangzhou Co

Ltd;

Beverage

Co.

Pepsi-Cola Chengdu Co.

Ltd.

Ltd;

Beverage Pepsi-Cola

The

example

has also been followed by other Pepsi bottling plants. The

Olympic

2008

have

games created

opportunities packaging drinks Beijing has SMI

in

to

industry

market.

In

to

automatic

casepacker

model

further

develop

the

within

the

this

Pepsi-Cola

decided

Peking

regard,

Beverage

purchase

an

wrap-around WP

600,

comments

Mr. Xu Wei Xue (Production Manager

of

Beijing

Pepsi

Cola Beverage Co. Ltd) – It should

also

of

of

SMI

guaranteed of

this

new

must

be

higher

be

underlined

to

satisfy

qualitative

reference of in

levels.

packaging,

an

market,

SMI,

supplier,

has

film

is and

the

offers excellent possibilities to market the product, as

state

aggressive

shrink

economical

purchases

precedence,

safely

maintain

to

able

Compared with cardboard more

against

Co.

with

support

technicians

project.

Beverage

continuously –

areas the products supplied

together

efficient

the

Cola

excellent

is

rise

products,

China,

production lines: Changsha Pepsi-

the

have

the

of

that in some metropolitan

local

machines provided by SMI in their

of

facts

on

growth

quality / price ratio of SMI the

China plants have begun to install

terms

The

shown

filling

improved

in

format.

within

for

has

packaging

Consequently, the other PepsiCo

line

the

I

that,

the

image

impressed

on

the printed film is able to

increasingly

attract

competitive

attention. In addition to this,

as been

the

consumers’

qualified

on SMI SK and WP packaging

able

machines

consumption

to

the

containers

and

are grouped continuously in

maintenance costs at very

the format required, by an

low

electronic grouping system.

levels.

These

results

have been reached thanks

The

to

equipped with an automatic

reasonable

prices,

machines

are

also

efficiency of the machines,

format

extremely simplified format

while

change

electronically controlled by

operations

and

to

change

the

film

system,

coil

the supply of modular spare

a

parts. In short, these are

guarantees

a

the

film

this

consistent

Beijing

and and

has chosen SMI packaging

cutting

machines. In 2009 we have

technological

also

unique in the sector, have

decided

new

why

motor;

is

Pepsi-Cola beverage Co. Ltd

a

reasons

brushless

unit

to

purchase

shrinkwrapper

SK

perfect greater

to

has been installed in a high

product

speed

away

filling

Sidel

to

line

provided

increase

production capacities.”

our

operations.

in

These

innovations,

allowed us, as final users,

800 from this company. It

by

tautness

precision

make

fast

format

changes with

and doing

downtimes.

This aspect is of extreme importance, as it optimises the efficiency of the entire

to

production line.”

33


BEIJING PEPSI

How

important

is

it

for

Pepsi that SMI are present in China with local staff?

Smigroup in China …available to the customer

“From the collaboration we have built over the years,

In a context of increasingly widespread globalisation,

we

Smigroup

believe

that

SMI

is

truly an excellent partner –

comments

Mr.

Xu

Wei-

Xue (Production Manager of

has

opened

numerous

branches

and

representation offices in strategic markets to provide customers with “on-site” support and an increasingly efficient service.

Beijing Pepsi Cola Beverage

The

Co.

satisfaction has been the key factor which has driven

Ltd)-

By

taking

a

ongoing

commitment

to

improve

customer

closer look at the current

SMI to open two representation offices in China in the

operating

large industrial centres of Nanjing and Guangzhou.

conditions,

we

can confirm that the SMI

Highly skilled Chinese staff ensures top quality service

machines

in both sales and technical assistance for installing and

reliable.

are In

extremely

fact,

for

the

maintaining SMI installations.

investments made in 2009

Competence,

for

the

the

filling

new

line,

assessed

we

all

factors

for

supplier.

At

high the

speed

qualities

professionalism of by

SMI

China

the

Chinese

and

staff

helpfulness

which

are

customers,

are

greatly

carefully

appreciated

sensitive

form the basis of the excellent sales figures reached

and

which

choosing

the

by Smigroup in this important market.

the

we

Since 1996 SMI has installed almost 400 machines in

end

decided to purchase an SMI

China for secondary packaging and for stretch-blow

high-speed

moulding PET bottles.

of

the

SK

shrinkwrapper series,

despite

the fact that we had never

Hence,

to

results,

ensure

a

Smigroup

service

has

at

recently

the

height

decided

to

of

such

increase

used one in our production

the human resources to be employed in the technical

plants

assistance activities.

before.

We

confide

in the strong points of the

For

SMI

machinery to the process of modernisation of many

packaging

machines

years

SMI

has

contributed

with

its

hi-tech

and expect them to offer a

bottling plants in China.

valid contribution to achieve

To

maximum overall efficiency

over 150 SMI automatic packaging machines, thirty of

of the new line, thanks also

which are in Asia.

date,

to the possibility of realising many different formats.”

34

Pepsi-Cola

system

worldwide

has

installed


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single

unit

the

functions

of

a

wrap-

around casepacker and of a shrinkwrapper. The

CM

series

reaches

a

maximum

production speed of 80 ppm and it is the optimal

solution

for

packaging

containers

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SK series. The new Smiflexi SK 600T on show at Drinktec 2009 With a view to offering the market increasingly innovative packaging machines, the research and development laboratories of Smigroup have prepared an updated version of the Smiflexi SK shrinkwrappers, which will be previewed at Drinktec 2009. The Smiflexi SK range is suited to packaging different kinds of containers, such as bottles, cans, tins, jars and multipacks in film only, flat cardboard pad + film, tray only or tray +film. The products can be worked in single, double or triple lane depending on the formats selected and the containers. The extreme flexibility of these machines is possible thanks to the automation system realised by the Smitec division, making it possible to move swiftly from one format to another thanks to the advanced functions of the Posyc control panel.

36


innovation.

SK shrinkwrappers: Automation at the service of speed To facilitate the start-up

interface

to

control

the

operations of the machines,

axes

improve

exchange data with the I/O

diagnostics

and

in

movement

and

reduce management costs,

devices on the machine.

SMI

The

has

been

MotorNet

using

System

the

(MNSÂŽ)

choice

single bus

The MNS is an integrated

system

and

further

automated

use

a

communication

for many years. open

to

to

simplifies

the

control

considerably, increasing

the

platform, which unites the

overall

functions of motion control

reliability

and

and reducing, at the same

those

PLC

in

a

of

a

traditional

single

PC-based

(MARTS) This

system

possible fully

controller. to

makes

electronic,

modular

it

manufacture compact,

and

flexible

performances

time,

the

This

solution

other

SERCOS only

simplifying use

and

operations

maintenance.

market,

the

regards offered

where

interface

for

control

ensures

as

solutions

frequent of

of

considerable

advantages

production spaces, allowing and

machine

quantities

customers

the

changes

the

spare parts to handle.

machines able to optimise format

of

and

of

the the

is

used

electronic axes,

management

of

For the automation of the

assigned

SK 600T shrinkwrapper on

communication

show at Drinktec 2009 SMI

like

for

example

has chosen the SERCOS III

PROFIBUS

or

to

while I/O

another

>> Maximum speed up to 360 ppm >> Suited to producing packs in film only, pad + film and tray + film >> Suited to packaging plastic, metal or glass containers >> Vast range of formats achievable (2x2, 3x2, 4x3, 6x4,‌..) >> Automatic format change >> Available in single lane and double lane version >> Electronic system to group product

37

by the

bus,

is


SK SERIES

CONTROLNET.

The

limit

this

bus

solution

is

two-field clear

the

fair

is

synonymous

elevated

production

with yields,

overall

ease and precision of use,

management

of

different

simplification of installation

electronic

components,

operations and integration

which

in

of

have

own

with

and

easy

to

characteristics.

parts,

thanks

It should also be underlined

use of standard commercial

that the principle novelty of

components.

the new Smiflexi SK 600 T

The

new

shrinkwrapper

the

synthesis

individual

their

parameters

automation

system

is

Ethernet

technology

industrial

the field,

use

of

in

above

other

innovations

SERCOS

modules with cables,

distinguished

More

performances,

motors

reliability of

the

system. The

model

machine

on

of

packaging

show

at

the

by

easy

between

the

III

of

precisely,

drivers

economics

on

different

manufacturers.

considerably improving the and

introduced

packaging machines, which

controllers,

network

is the

all

integration

connectable

T

all

the fourth generation SMI are

normal

the

an

bus level. Controls, drivers, are

to

600 of

and

spare

also

SK

for the connection at field I/0

systems

manage

SMI

for

uses

brushless

Bosch-Rexorth,

modules

of

Contact

(and

I/0

Phoenix

WAGO),

PC

Pro-face panels integrated with

Smitec

products,

38

all


innovation. connected

by

Ethernet

Smigroup and respect for the environment

cable on SERCOS III bus. The at

SK

600

Drinktec

T

on

2009

show is

also

equipped with an automatic

Respect for the environment is one

format

of

change

device

at

the

machine entry and a new

which

“stand

alone�

and

tunnel.

The

shrinking latter

is

top

priorities

aims

at

innovative

of

Smigroup,

providing

solutions

technologies

with

a

reduced impact on the environment.

available in both the electric

One of the greatest challenges for

powered

protecting

or

the

methane

the

environment

deals

gas powered version.

with the reduction of carbon dioxide

The automatic adjustment

emissions, responsible for the green

device

house effect.

to

change

format

at machine entry simplifies

For

the

alternative

operator’s

work

this

reason

SMI

systems

has

to

studied

power

its

considerably, as it reduces

shrinking tunnels, such as methane

manual

gas,

adjustment

to

a

minimum. For

which

allow

a

years

SMI

provided

the

regulate

format

automatically

has

device as

costs.

to

Natural

gas

has

advantages compared to other fuels

standard

because it burns cleanly, costs less, has

The decision to now install

source of abundant energy.

automatic the

format

fourth

numerous

change

on all SK range machines.

on

significant

reduction in consumption and energy

a

high

safety

index

and

is

a

change

generation

machines, also at the entry zone, by

has

the

precision above

been

needs

dictated

of

and

all

greater reliability,

in

high-speed

packaging lines.

SK 1200 HS: precision at maximum speed The

new

Smiflexi

high

SK

shrinkwrapper arrived: an

a

elevated

speed

1200

machine

HS has with

technological

content, it produces packs in film, tray or pad and film, tray only up to a maximum speed of 360 ppm.

39


SR series.

The

versatility

stretch

of

the

blow-molders

SMI

rotary

of

the

simplest to the most innovative and complex.

The

SMI

rotary

stretch

guarantees

blow-molders allow to move from the

considerable advantages in operations

blow-molding of containers in PET to

to blow-mold containers in PET and PP,

those

used mainly in the “food & beverage�,

changing

detergent,

assuring the customer optimal use of

SR

Smiform

series

cosmetic,

pharmaceutical

high

the

greatly

PP the

and

vice-versa

machine

without

configuration,

the installations. PP polymers can be

and chemical sectors. The

in

technological

content,

used in the stretch-blow moulding of

and

a wide range of containers, thanks to

maintenance costs, and the excellent

their transparency and shine, to the

quality/price ratio, make the SR series

low permeability to H20, as well as

the

the excellent resistance to heat and

ideal

solution

containers with

reduced

shapes

of

to

running

produce

different which

vary

plastic

capacities, from

40

the

sterilisation.


innovation.

SR Stretch blow-molders: Blow-moulding becomes light typical of a container with a higher particle size. Bottlers States, by

a

in

the

all

ecological

have

first

United

above

strong

sensitivity, of

the

driven

been

to

one

request

from SMI the possibility to produce lighter containers starting

from

preforms

with low particle size. For example, the SMI 20-cavity stretch blow-molder model Smiform

SR

20,

recently

delivered to Sky Blue Water in

Canada,

produces

0,5-

litre bottles using preforms of 13 grams. The

orientation

market Within

the

beverage

litre

bottles

industry, above all of water,

produced

PET

of

bottle

weight

increasingly factor:

an

consequently,

manufacturers

of

blow-molders upon

is

important

to

stretch

are

design

called

machines

a

9.94

water

preforms

grams.

solution

the

for

using

It

which

=

less

pollution)

and

guarantee

fuel is

= able

lighter

reduced

costs

and

at

allow

less to

considerable savings,

to

as

it

TCO

production

(Total Costs of Ownership)

the

of the machinery. Starting

same the

from the typical flexibility of

product through innovative

plastic, and working above

shapes of great appeal.

all

At

final

time

enhancement

Drinktec

will

present

SR

8

model

of

2009, the

SMI

Smiform

dedicated

to

the production of PET 0,5-

on

the

possible light

shape

container, to

of

today

produce

bottles,

the it

is

very

maintaining

the stability and resistance

41

even

lighter more

the worldwide consumption

(less

ensures

of

is

respects

economic

bottles

increasingly

containers

the

water

relevant if we consider that

able to produce increasingly reduction

of

bottle

involves

environment

plastic

in

to

of

packaged

water

is


SR SERIES North and South America, Western

and

Eastern

Container tests

Europe, Africa, Middle East, The

All

containers

Western European market

by

stretch

is

are

Asia

and

the

Oceania.

most

mature

and

mechanical control:

in

consumption

North

America a

real

are

boom:

the increase in consumption of bottled water in Asia is equal to 21% while in North America 12%. From

here

understand

it

is

why

easy even

to the

lowest reduction in weight of

a

to

single

assume

bottle an

is

able

enormous

environmental importance. The

lower

means

bottle

less

weight polluting

emissions during production

research

a

and

market

and

analysis

transport

shows

worldwide

that

it

refuse.

the

consumption

year

to

by

206

6%,

bringing

billion

litres

a

year. Global sales in 2008 reached

63

billion

+19%

compared

with

an

growth

average rate

of

Euro:

to

2000, annual

9%.

The

segment of packaged water is

the

within sector;

most

important

the

“beverage�

for

this

reason

it

has been analysed in all its aspects,

considering of

six

(2002-2008)

in

years 75

countries

the

the

consumption

a

low

in the disposal of packaging

of water has risen in the last

and

impact on the environment

company specialised in this sector,

to

rate

experiencing

International,

SMI

specific tests of thermal and

and

Analysis presented by Zenith

by

consolidated with a growth equal to 6%. Instead, Asia

constantly on the rise.

submitted

produced blow-molding

last

between

42

> maximum axial load > effects of possible falls > resistance to deformations > thermal stability >

even

distribution

material > burst pressure > stress cracking

of

the


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NEW MONOBLOCK SHRINKWRAPPER WITH 90° ENTRY ßP802AR 280RS > Sealing bar of 760mm > Double-chamber tunnel > Production capacity up to 22 ppm > Divider on entry > Motorised pusher controlled by inverter and encoder > Flextron© control system

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innovation. in

The packaging market is

more than 150 units were

continuous

sold.

and

development

presents

demand

a

growing

for

compact,

flexible,

economic

and

The

SMIPACK by

a

ßP is

series

of

characterised

compact

monoblock

structure, which facilitates

innovative packaging.

machine

The

success

the production unit thanks

during

2008

series

of

obtained

by

the

shrinkwrappers clear how

new

monoblock

ßP

is

the

demonstration SMIPACK

particularly offering

has

of been

attentive

its

to

customers

personalised

solutions:

also

to

movement the

within

double

The

technical

innovations

of the ßP series are now also

available

models

with

with

on

the

infeed:

automatic

pack

and

thanks to these machines

(ßP800AR,

ßP802AR

the customer can manage

and

its

and

production

total

and

safety

lines

flexibly,

at

in

minimum

operating costs. The

ßP800AS,

ßP802AS

and ßP1102AS models have been by

the

highly

appreciated

market;

45

in

2008

ßP802AR without

grouping

new

90°

grouping

efficiently

feet/

wheels solution.

formation 230R

280RS) automatic

(ßP800AR

and ßP802AR 340P).

340P


SMIPACK without automatic grouping, have

been

package

designed

different

to

types

of packs, trays, boxes and already such

grouped

as

products,

manuals,

books,

etc. in shrink film. The packs, already formed, enter

the

packaging

machine at a set pace to be

wrapped

in

film

and

later shrunk. The ßP800AR 340 P model packages the packs up to a speed of 12 ppm while the ßP802AR 340 P model up to a speed of 22 ppm. All

shrinkwrappers

of

the

ßP series are widely used in different market sectors like:

drinks,

food,

ƒ The ideal machine to suit

The three models available

wines,

every need

are

detergents,

The

ßP800/802

and

ßP802AR

models

of

monoblock

the

AR

230R 280RS

automatic

shrinkwrappers

with sealing bar distinguish themselves

for

elevated

their

versatility:

bottles, cans, flacons, jars and

many

other

able

to

production up

to

12

(model

packs

90°

infeeding to

an

The

ßP800AR

ßP802AR

be 1,

occurs

automatic

formation is managed by an automatic grouping system, a

motorised

controlled and

encoder,

by

pusher, inverter

conveys

230R

340P

340P

left or right conveyor. Pack

while

The

Flextron©

system,

equipped

the

products inside the machine for subsequent wrapping in film and shrinking.

46

and

models,

alphanumeric

control with

panel, stores up to 10 work

ßP802AR

and 280RS).

2 or 3 rows of products thanks

230R)

(models

shrink film. At the machine

and

minute

textile,

graphics, etc.

LCD

loose

can

of

chemical,

cosmetics,

and up to 22 packs /minute

in various configurations in there

/

ßP800AR

containers can be packaged

entrance

satisfy

requests

spirits,

control


innovation. NEW FOR 2009: automatic handle applicators series HA 40-60-80 With the simple application of a handle, any pack of bottles, cans, jar, etc. becomes easier to handle and carry. The packs acquire an added value, because the final consumer prefers the most practical

solutions.

applicators

are

The

SMIPACK

stand-alone

HA

series

machines,

automatic

positioned

handle

downstream

of the shrinkwrappers, and are extremely versatile; it is in fact possible to apply pre-cut cardboard handles, PP reel fed handles programs

and

ensures

a

and

accurate

simple

control and such seal

of

all

parameters

production as

phases,

temperature

time,

opening

of

and kraft paper reel fed handles. The

HA

models

present

at

Drinktec

2009

belong

to

a

new

generation of machines which are even more innovative and flexible. SMIPACK has wanted to design and produce a product which

and

would adequately satisfy the request of the market in continuous

seal

development, where packaging increasingly assumes the role of

bar, speed and position of

primary advertising tool for the success of single products.

pusher,

The new handle applicators are available in different models: HA 40,

oven

temperature,

speed of oven belt, etc.

HA 60 and HA 80. These are compact machines with a monoblock

Among

structure, and perfectly respond to the needs of customers who

the

features the this

that

series,

with and

it

is

that

which

variable by

distinguish

competitiveness

mentioning belt,

other

The competitiveness of the new HA handle applicator is further

worth

reinforced by the FlextronŠ automation system used by SMIPACK,

the

moves

speed

inverter, fibre

at

a

equipped

glass

provided

supplementary

oven

controlled

is

have little production space.

of

with chain

bars a

which allows to easily and accurately control all machine functions: one

of

the

outstanding

features

is

the

direct

change

of

the

operating parameters and monitoring of machine status in real time, in addition to the function to store up to 10 programs. Precision, reliability and elevated yields are guaranteed by the innovative

system

of

drawing

the

product

and

by

the

new

for

motorised system to pick-up the labels, synchronised with the

improved movement of the

magazine of the same. The new HA handle applicators also have

high weight packs.

the

following

standard

features:

a

system

of

automatic

label

centring and a reel mandril with pneumatic locking, motorised and controlled by an inverter.

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SMILAB

Smilab “Our thought creates the future”

international projects. The

huge

allocated research have

resources

by

Smigroup

and

allowed

to

innovation SMILAB

to

achieve accreditation from the

Lombardy

Region

as

“Research and Technological Transfer

Centre

CRTT”,

with the possibility to supply “technological vouchers”. In up

2008,

Smigroup

the

new

Technological

set

SMILAB

Hub,

social

development

of

the

ƒ The activities of SMILAB

company. Smigroup has been

the

committed to research for

The

activity of which is divided

twenty years and SMILAB

Hub is working on numerous

into

is

research,

three

“Research

&

sectors: Development

Laboratory”,

“Innovation

Laboratory”

and

“Training

the

head

Smigroup

in

research

and

to

technological as

founding

innovation, principles

of

the economic, cultural and

innovation

International

which,

the

company

important

its

today,

capacity

to

and

research

and

as

“main

contractor”. Through area, in

Research participates

European

48

and

and

and

organisations, Universities

Companies

scientific

and

financed

European

assists

research,

the

SMILAB

different

national, it

Technological

projects

by

years

allow

vocation

training

the

Through the SMILAB project, its

of

experiences

and methods acquired over

Laboratory”. reinforces

consolidation

technological

SMILAB

with

technological

experimentation,

development,

technological

transfer and staff training, defining new standards and


information. developing

new

environmental and financial

processes

and services.

appeals,

The activity of the centre,

new

which employs a staff of 50

solutions,

between

high

researchers

technicians, by

is

and

stimulated

able

quality

original

to

ensure

products

at

contained costs.

coordinated

the

have

extremely

Today,

Innovation

SMILAB

to

its primary objectives is the

evolution

design and manufacture of

services for industry with

new

a high technological content

concept

installations,

the

contributes

Management group. Among

development of

hi-tech

and

supports

systems, characterised by

and

other

low

machinery

and

consumption,

in of

technical

use and maintenance.

in

the

The

profound

the

production

made

global

phase

in

by

an

integrated economy

Smigroup

strategic

choices

innovation,

experimentation

of

prototypes,

and

in the introduction of new

processes,

necessary

increasingly and

changes

their

and

organisations

elevated efficiency, ease of

energy

and

products

products

and

systems

on

the market.

and

by evermore-urgent social,

Above all respect for the environment

The

SMILAB

laboratories

occupy

a

surface

of

4,000

m2

in

different premises. SMILAB is self-sufficient in terms of energy, having a 1 MW hydroelectric power station inside the property, which, powered by

the

River

Brembo,

supplies

“green

energy”

to

offices,

production departments and laboratories. The

power

station,

managed

by

SMIENERGIA,

will

soon

be

enhanced to satisfy the energy needs of all Smigroup companies and to power the national distribution network. By 2010 all the activities carried out at the SMILAB laboratories will be brought together into a new multi-functional centre. The new project is based on a detailed study of the environmental issues

and

of

the

impact

on

the

territory,

centred

on

the

binomial “Architecture and Environment”. The new SMILAB technological hub is the fruit of an attentive selection between numerous projects, which have considered, above all, the need to reduce to a minimum the environmental impact of the new complex.

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SMILAB

Development Laboratory” is allencompassing and articulated into multi-disciplinary projects: mechanics,

electronics,

mechatronics,

physics,

chemistry, engineering, ecology, statistics, economics, etc. The projects

are

connected

not

to

necessarily

the

industrial

sector of Smigroup and range over many fields and sectors. The

SMILAB

Hub

also

Technological

manages

installations new

“pilot”

for

inspecting

machinery,

products,

applications and processes. ƒ

Research

and

Development laboratory

Each

year

their

activities,

a strategic activity in the

is

conception

average

innovative

well

Smigroup

invest

turnover

For Smigroup, Research is of

the

companies a

4%

in

R

figure

above (1.5%)

the and

of

&

ƒ Innovation Laboratory

D

which

The

Italian

play

a

the

process

also

SMILAB

laboratories

fundamental of

role

in

industrial

products and services, able

above the European average

technological

to

(3%).

perform an intense research

efficiently

needs in

of

a

satisfy

global

continuous

the

market

development.

The SMILAB

activity

of

“Research

the

and

and

improve of and

R&D projects by year

innovation

development the

and

activity

to

performances

machinery,

installations

processes

destined

to

production plants of different sectors. has

Particular

been

attention

dedicated

to

studying solutions which focus on

energy

saving,

production

efficiency and eco-compatibility of

products

SMILAB experiment materials,

50

and

processes. laboratories

with characterised

new by


information. greater lightness, resistance,

ƒ Training Laboratory

workability, cost and ability to be recycled.

SMILAB

Among

the

solutions, on

with

the

new

innovative a

low

impact

environment,

system

compressed machines

to air

recover

applied

be

an

projects,

knowledge

intelligence. of

The

experience

and

sharing

and

methods

work

translates

blow-

into

scientific,

and

cultural

learning

of particular importance. The

in

continuous

evolution,

results

energy

available to the community

of

the

through

a

environment are considerable

training

programmes

and

motivate

the

choice

“transfer of knowledge”.

the

basis

this

fully

in

terms

and

of

respect

of

compatible reduces

stretch

to

to

molding of containers in PET is

saving

for

the

wishes

“incubation” centre of ideas,

innovation

the

at

technical

vast

range

of and

eco-

The “training laboratory” is

which

a project dedicated to the

consumption

of

activities

of

professional

compressed air by up to 40%

training and updating and of

and electricity by up to 20%.

“the progress of knowledge”,

Within the context of projects

which

geared

human

to

energy

and

to

the

environmental

the

Smigroup important the

saving

reduction has

results

replacement

of

impact, achieved thanks

of

to

plastic

is

Smigroup

renewal

of

thanks the

motor vehicle fleet.

to

all

external in

and

training

experience. SMILAB

and

the

within

interested

knowledge In

scraps

to

growing and sharing their

recovered

processing

and

operators

components with steel parts from

geared

resources

the

the

company’s

and

the

training

activity,

avails

of

contribution partnerships

companies,

entities

institutions

both

and

public,

research other

pot”

the

and

exchange

of can

for

the

of is

growth

participant,

continuously

ideas fertile

individual

professional each

The

generated

experience

ground

and that

nationally

internationally.

“melting and

centres

locally,

and by

private

universities,

organisations

work

of and

who

compare

himself with other linguistic, ethnic,

professional,

cultural realities.

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socio-


SMILAB

ƒ Events – Conferences - Partnerships SMILAB

co-operates

with

Universities

and

Companies

on

scientific research and technological activities, experimentation, development

of

new

processes

and

services,

technological

transfer and training of staff. SMILAB

is

part

of

AIRI

(Italian

Association

for

Industrial

Research), a member of the Promoter Committee of “Imprese per

l’Innovazione”-

initiative

of

(Businesses

Confindustria)

and

for is

Innovation)

part

of

(nationwide

NANOTEC.IT

Italian

Centre for Nanotechnologies. The importance of this science of the future was reasserted during “Nanoday 2009” (Nanotechnology day 2009) organised by SMILAB, which took place on 2nd April 2009 at the Municipal Casino the

of

San

Pellegrino

participation

of

Terme

(Bergamo).

internationally

The

acclaimed

event

saw

researchers

and experts. Managers of private companies, students, public officials, teachers and exponents of the local community were involved in a fascinating journey through the targets achieved by nanotechnologies and in the future prospects of this promising science.

Smilab partners

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NEW LOGO

Smigroup changes look A new global image

At

Drinktec

2009,

With

the

Smigroup will present the

Smigroup

global

out

preview

of

its

new

the

brand

restyling,

wishes

to

dynamism

point of

its

logo. Smigroup has wanted

forward-looking

to make the company logo

which is well inserted in a

more modern and dynamic

context

to strengthen its identity, in

evolution.

the continuity of the values

The

which have made it possible

introduced

to

international

from

growth.

and

achieve

success

and

unmistakable symbol be

of

the

numerous

An

graphic

of

company,

innovation

new

logo

will

be

progressively

September will

and

involve

companies,

2009 all

divisions

the and

will

foreign branches which are

of

the

part of Smigroup.

companies

and

Paolo

new

design

emblem

Nava,

divisions which make up the

CEO

of

Smigroup world.

“This

new

Chairman

SMI,

and

has

stated:

graphic

identity

54


information. completes of

which I

A simpler, more dynamic brand

organisation

has

experienced

recent

the

process

transformation

the

head

over is

the

deep

new

years

and

emblem

of

it

The

a

of

principle

the

new

company increasingly aimed

company

at

three:

innovation,

progress, forget

quality

which

does

are

not THE SHAPE – The easy and quick-to-recognise symbol, is a restyling

values which have steered

of the “S” of SMI. The shape is dynamic and generates a circular

its growth. For some time

movement, symbol of the energy which expands outwards from

the moment has come to

the inside. The rotation movement recalls on one side the concept

create a uniform image for

of the rotational technology of the Smiform stretch blow-molders,

all

brands,

while the enveloping movement of the two curves which meet to

different

form the “S” bring to mind the concept of “packaging” and so of

the

principles

logo

and

to

the

and

elements Smigroup

Smigroup

make

the

product lines within a great common visible.

project A

more

“protection”.

more

THE COLOUR – The brand is personalised by an orange tip: a

modern

colour synonymous with freshness and innovation for its ability to

“look” to identify the entire

“reawaken” the mind. Smigroup has wished to maintain this colour,

Smigroup structure”.

which was already present in the previous logo. THE CHARACTER – The round shapes recover that of the preceding lettering, but the simpler and more compact style improves its legibility. Smigroup, though belonging to the engineering sector has chosen to maintain round shapes (synonymous with flexibility and dynamism), which tend to “lighten” a brand which, traditionally, the sector would want with more squared shapes.

The evolution of the SMI brand

1987

-

SMI

is

set

up

(acronym

2000 - For the first time a “group” brand is used to

identify the different companies controlled by SMI. This

(“Systems Machines Installations”). The

new logo is inspired by the taste of the period with

first logotype has the typical square

more modern round shapes. The dark blue colour is

forms of the engineering sector and

introduced to create harmony with the other more

uses colours of great impact.

vibrant colours.

for

“Sistemi

Macchine

Impianti”

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SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

Smigroup and sustainable development

shares, supports, promotes and

integrates

in

its

daily

activities the ten principles relating to: > Defence of human rights >

Guarantee

of

work

standards >

Protection

of

the

environment > Battle against corruption Smigroup

promotes

economic

development

through and

social

respect

environment: are

part

evolution Principles

for

values

of

programme

equity

a

in

based of

the which

business

at

a

responsible that can

the

citizenship

of

companies,

so

business

contribute

effective combat

to

world finding

solutions the

to

challenges

of

continuous

globalisation. The number of

on

the 10

companies

“United

over 120 countries stands

the

Nations Global Compact�. Launched

promote

the

adhering

from

at 5,600. UN

Smigroup

collaborates

to

headquarters in New York on

achieve

26th July 2000, the Global

this

Compact is an international

foresees a more sustainable

pact

global

which

aspires

to

the

objectives

organisation, economy

56

and

of

which which

These

principles

universally protected ratified

are

recognised as

by

they

the

and are

following

declarations: >

Universal

Declaration

on

Human rights >

ILO

declaration

on

the

Principles and Fundamental Rights of Employment >

Rio

Declaration

Environment

on and

Development > United Nations declaration against corruption. Smigroup

is

also

socially


information. active, through its assiduous

increasingly

participation in initiatives of

competition,

solidarity

maintained its principles and

in

the

no-profit

values

sector. To

confirm

this

strong

sensitivity,

Smigroup

financially

supported

number

of

worthy

has a local

accentuated Smigroup

firm:

work

development, for

the

has

a

to

Smigroup:

which

is

be

socially

responsible

precise

involved in the wellbeing of

beyond

disabled children, teenagers

legal

obligations,

and

more

in

adults

resident

in

Val

the

free

relations

to

their

“Non

to

human

environment with

go with

investing capital, and

in in

business

partners. In this way social

families. >

meaning

complying

Brembana and provision of assistance

and

protection of human rights. To

association,

respect

environment

>

Onlus”

ethics,

social solidarity, sustainable

initiatives for many years: “Pollicino

has

solo

ogni

Onlus”

and

ecological

appeals

association to support the

become an integral part of

elderly and the disabled.

the daily “modus operandi”

In

an

economic

characterised

scenario

of the company.

by

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TRAINING

Training: Projects to help the territory

In an economic scenario where

competition

is

Bergamo area. The strong

generally, for the Bergamo

“attachment” to the places

area.

resources

Smigroup

Brembana

sensitive

increasingly

accentuated,

and

the

system

offered

Country

and

human by

territory of reference are

has

been

crucial factors for enhancing

the

years

the

favourable

entrepreneurial

ability

Val

awarded by

over

increasingly

results,

thanks

themes

and

the

a

Smigroup

profitable

collaboration

The dynamism of Smigroup

with the technical training

Secondary

has always been rooted in

institutes of the area. Today,

Pellegrino

the principle of “culture of

Smigroup

a

development”

which

reality

found

ground

fertile

has for

growth and progress in the

of

is

an

industrial

unquestionable

in

the

supporting

important example,

social

works

community

also to the development of

market.

particularly to

which leads to success on international

is

projects. in

early

For 2009,

donated schools Terme

multimedia

of

the San

(Bergmo)

room

with

14 PC stations, with latest

value for the Val Brembana

generation

community

speed up and improve the

and,

58

more

equipment,

to


information. learning of students. The

support

the

local

Smigroup

provided

community also

by

manifests

itself through environmental programmes

geared

The “School-Work Switching” project

to

to

The centrality of training is an indispensable principle of the Smigroup business “mission”.

protection of the territory.

It

These

knowledge”.

fall

within

the

activity of the SMIENERGIA company

which,

Smigroup, 1MW

manages

hydroelectric

station

within

powered

a

power by

the

is

what

ensures

future

development

and

“progress

of

From this has come the idea to bring the world of work and business closer together, by giving secondary school students the

opportunity

to

understand

how

a

complex

business

organisation is operated and managed from the inside.

water of the River Bremba

The

to supply “green energy” to

secondary schools of the Bergamo province has resulted in

departments,

the creation of the “School-Work Switching” project.

laboratories.

offices

and

The

co-operation

programme

with

different

includes

an

technical

experimental

and

scientific

co-operative

journey of a few months between school and company in which students are actively involved in the various phases of the Smigroup business activities. The first edition of the project has involved 30 fifth-year students of the accounting, surveyor and scientific school of the ISIS “David Maria Turoldo” institute in Zogno (Bergamo). The journey pursued by the students of the ISIS institute, entitled “Innovation”: a new SMI product designed and created together”

has

involved

numerous

departments

of

the

company, including the sales-marketing area, mechanical and electrical design, production planning, after - sales assistance, administrative accounting. The

project

has

met

with

resounding

success

among

participating students, who have also been able to experiment the direct work-experience through internships at the offices and production departments of Smigroup.

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EXHIBITIONS

Exhibitions: a year of innovations

or breakage and preserves labels

from

possible

abrasions. At

the

IPACK-IMA

international

fair

2009

in

54,000

Italian

and

visitors

were

able

Milan, foreign to

see

the LSK 35 T shrinkwrapper on show at the Smigroup Innovations, novelties

of

the

trends,

equipment

market

Visitors

and

at

packaging.

the

Smigroup

and future prospects have

stand

showed

been the key issues which

interest

in

have

on

characterised

the

great

the

show,

a

machine WP

450

trade fairs and conferences

wrap-around

casepacker,

in

equipped

with

PID

device

(Partition

Inserting

Device)

which

Smigroup

participated

over

has

recent

months.

to insert “stretched board” pre-assembled

partitions

EMBALLAGE 2008 in Paris

between bottles.

was

This

over

the

occasion

101,730

for

international

is

a

system

protects

that

particularly

operators to discover the

delicate containers (such as

latest

glass bottles) from damage

trends

in

terms

of

60

stand. This

machine

can

package

different types of products in film only, cardboard pad +

film,

cardboard

tray,

cardboard tray + film. The

LKS

series

currently

includes 6 models with inline 6

infeed

models

conveyor specific

conveyor with

to

infeed

satisfy

every

request

customer.

and

90° of

the


information. The

international

which

vocation

has

always

Over

the

last

African

year

North

countries

have

distinguished Smigroup has

shown a growing interest

been

through

in the rotary stretch blow-

its constant presence at key

moulders and the secondary

trade fairs of the sector; for

packaging machines offered

example,

by Smigroup.

reconfirmed

UPAKOVKA/UPAK

ITALIA in Moscow and PACK

These

UKRAINA in Kiev met with

have

all expectations, attracting

choice

a

the

qualified

has

once

interest

public

again in

the

which

shown

its

technology

are

factors,

been

which

crucial

to

be

in

the

present

DJAZAGRO

at

2009

fair

in Algeria, which met with the

great

interest

of

the

and added services offered

numerous visitors, primarily

by Smigroup.

from

the

food

(fruit

and

vegetables, milk and cheese Just

as

important

was

the presence of Smigroup at

HISPACK

2009

products, jams, sauces etc.) and beverage sector.

in

Spain, where the company

Numerous operators of the

presented

food

&

both

Iranian

its

WP

350

wrap-around casepacker.

beverage

sector,

and

foreign,

also took part in the most important trade fair event IRAN

FOOD

showing the

AND

great

BEV

TEC,

interest

technological

in

solutions

developed by Smigroup, both

these two large markets.

in the field of stretch blowmoulding

and

secondary

packaging.

To respond to the growing requests

of

the

Asian

economy, in 2009 Smigroup In Latin and Central America

has

Smigroup has renewed its

present

presence at FISPAL 2009,

ASIA fair, in Thailand, where

an

of

the numerous visitors were

Brazil, and at PACK EXPO in

able to see the LSK 35 F

Mexico City.

shrinkwrapper close-up.

event

On

the

in

San

occasion

Paolo

of

Fispal,

an LSK 35 F shrinkwrapper was presented to package any type of product in film only,

while

at

Pack

Expo

2009 Smigroup showed an LSK 35 P shrinkwrapper to package products in pad + film and film only. At the 2009 edition, Brazil and Mexico also showed the dynamism and potential of

61

again at

decided the

to

be

PROPAK


EXHIBITIONS Preview Drinktec 2009

This

event

“meeting

is

at

considered

the

top”

of

a

the

sector. All

manufacturers

sector during

arrange these

of to

six

the meet

days

to

mingle with the key producers and retailers of beverages and liquid foods, who decide their investments for the following years. Drinktec is •

The

key

dedicated for

international to

beverages

fair

technology and

liquid

foods... a showcase to launch innovations •

the

the The

best

innovations

technology

and

covers chain,

also offering system solutions

and innovative products.

• the place in which to see live

with the needs of the different

demonstrations

be on show in Munich, in the

categories of customers and

and installations in operation

twelve

vice-versa.

food

beverage

which

production

The areas of the fair coincide

liquid

the

fair

will

and

for

only

entire

industry

pavilions

of

Drinktec

2009, which will extend over

Analysis of the visitors, based

an exhibition area of 132,000

on

m 2.

2005,

Drinktec

is

worldwide

showcase

the

most

advanced

for

production,

the

preceding shows

two

of

beverage industry.

technologies bottling,

The

and

distribution

of

its

beverage

and

liquid

work

the

liquid

close

to

within

percentage

from

packaging

milk

of

the

visitors

sector

by-products

and

which

of

numbered 7% of total visitors

every kind, including ingredients

at the last edition has risen.

and raw materials.

6% of the operators belong to

Close

to

1,500

foods

thirds

in

that

largest the

edition

exhibitors

the wine, sparkling wine and

from sixty countries will meet

spirits sectors.

operators of the sector from

4% work in beverage retailing,

14th to 19th September 2009

6%

at

advertising sector.

the

New

Fair

Centre

of

Munich. The the

The

pavilions years

in

of

will

present

research

and

the

services

representatives

schools,

universities

governing of

the

bodies total

3%

which choose Drinktec as the

visitors to Drinktec.

62

of and

represent

development of the companies, platform to launch new ideas

and

number

of

on

machines

• a specialised fair for emerging markets and an ideal place to meet new customers.


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