24 April 2018

Philip Morris - Senzani, the renewal of a successful partnership

Leading player in the tobacco industry for 50 years, Senzani Brevetti keeps growing in the development of the most suitable solutions for this evolving market. Philip Morris International (PMI), one of the main producers at a global level, has chosen Senzani once again and the partnership continues in the new Crespellano (BO) plant, the first large scale production site in the world for the tobacco sticks used with PMI’s smoke-free electronic device, IQOS.

Senzani keeps working with Philip Morris to provide targeted solutions and develop specific research, thanks to the continuous exchange with the whole supply chain, aiming at designing innovative technology for production automation.

Dozens of Senzani machines work in Crespellano site: namely the vertical case packers SBNE, integrated in a complete line, condition product bundles in case before delivering the boxes to the palletization system. This specific solution is flexible, reliable, user-friendly and low-maintenance demanding, confirming Senzani’s key-role in the tobacco industry.

04 April 2018

With Mondelez for chocolates cartoning

Senzani’s expertise in the food sector grows with a new contract with Mondelez International, a corporation operating in the confectionery snacks industry (owning brands as Oreo, Mikado and Milka) in more than 80 countries. The recent supply, meant for a chocolates cartoning project, consisted in the CMX8-CD vertical cartoner, processing up to 140 cartons per minute.

The main feature of this unique machine is the ability to manage a particular carton format (shaped as a truncated pyramid), demanding a specifically designed product flow. CMX8-CD can handle 12 different types of chocolates in a single carton, treating 4 different carton formats in terms of weight and dimensions. Great attention was devoted to the clean design in the project study phase, to abide by the strictest norms on food safety.

The cartoning line was installed in Mondelez’ main plant in Australia, completing an investment plan now achieving the launch of the new snack format in the Continent. The key to Senzani’s success was, once again, the ability to develop tailor-made solutions and customized supplies to meet the customer’s needs.

20 March 2018

Doypack, the ideal shelf-ready solution

Modern, economical, flexible and shelf-ready: stand up pouches and doypacks are a widespread packaging type, especially in the sectors of babyfood, petfood, household and personal care detergents. The ideal solution for powder, granular, liquid or pasty products.

Studying the market trends, Senzani has developed and engineered machinery for cardboard secondary packaging of doypacks: in display, tray or case. Conditioning doypacks in case may sound as a traditional solution, but thanks to particular arrangements (as precuts in the case flat blank) the box can turn into a shelf-ready display pack.

Senzani meets the market’s needs offering the wrap-around case packer WA18, with a compact footprint and a horizontal flat blanks magazine to allow the loading operation with no working cycle interruptions. As for the ordered packaging on shelf-ready tray from flat blank, the ideal solution is TP40: an extremely flexible machine engineered to top load the cartons with doypacks thanks to the Cartesian arm equipped with mechanical grippers. All machines are fitted with advanced quality control systems and are integrated with the MES computerized systems (Industry 4.0).

Once again, Senzani solutions answer the demands of the organized large-scale distribution in terms of convenience, sustainability and reverse economy.