Industry and Strategy

Feet on the ground, aiming high

Since 1991, Altech has been building labeling machines and automatic identification systems for all consumer goods sectors. A very Italian firm, but one with a global outlook, it has always been known for its vocation for export, which over the years has led it to establish a presence on every continent.

Industry 4.0: what industrial software?

Some of the world’s most important ICT and industrial automation suppliers - gathered by Messe Frankfurt Italia Srl to support the next edition of SPS Italia - took part in the round table discussion “Industrial software in the age of 4.0” in Milan last December.  The event proved a valuable opportunity for exploring fields of application and the benefits of using advanced software solutions.  Maurizio Cacciamani

“Keep moving”: technology, materials, colours, people and ideas on the move

Which are the components that contribute to an Italian company’s growing and becoming an international group in a very short time, present in several countries, accounting for more than 2,500 customers in 86 countries, 400 employees and a production capability exceeding 3 billion units a year? The correct forumula, according to Enoplastic.

GPack acquires Fougères-based Alliora Coffrets

GPack has signed an agreement with Oaktree Capital Management LP to acquire Alliora Coffrets, based in Fougères, France. The acquisition is part of GPack Group’s ongoing development strategy centered on expanding throughout Europe.

Gerhard Schubert GmbH

Having closed 2016 on the up (turnover +7.5% in 2015 at 187.2 million euros), Gerhard Schubert GmbH’s expectations for the current year are high as well: the job situation is excellent thanks to the dynamism in of the company order intake, especially in the US and in the pharmaceutical sector.

More sustainable hygiene

Devised by Sofidel  (leading  producer of tissue paper for hygienic and domestic use, headquartered at Porcari, Lucca), Papernet Bio Tech is an innovative and biologically active paper that, thanks to a a mix of spores, makes the decomposition of the organic material more effective, contributing to minimising limescale, blockages and bad smells, as well as significantly decreasing the Total Bacteria Count and the concentration of Stafilococcus Aureus.

Gpack has come into being and it is already big

Three companies in one, for a complete range respecting the single skills and competencies. Cartotecnica Goldprint has created the Gpack Group, operational since December 2017, that offers itself as an integrated supplier of converting products for the luxury and general packaging market, but also cartons for pharma, special papers, posters and displays.

Servotecnica Award - Do students dream of an electric motor?*

The answer to the question above is a convinced “yes”. Luciana Guidotti

Celebration with a (very positive) assessment

Technology (on the cutting-edge), a philosophy (of integration), expertise (in human resources), relations (with the market): these are the assets on which B&R has built a 30-year history of commitment to a culture of automation in Italy. The secrets to this success, as told by various voices. Luciana Guidotti

Balluff grows by external means

The Balluff group, specialists in sensors and automation, has extended its own digital knowhow with the purchase of two companies: the ISS innovative software services GmbH (Stoccarda) and Matrix Vision GmbH (Oppenweiler).


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