Nordmeccanica Hosts Flexible Packaging Tech Conference

PIACENZA, ITALY | Nordmeccanica, a Piacenza, Italy-based company, recently hosted at its headquarters the company’s first International Technical Conference on “Flexible Packaging: Energy Saving; Environmental Impact; Food Safety.” The invitation-only event attracted 180 attendees, including representatives from food, machinery manufacturing, and flexible packaging converting companies from all over the world.

Piacenza is one of the world capitals of flexible packaging and, for one day, the town has been the “Center of gravity for the entire industry,” according to Nordmeccanica President Antonio Cerciello. The first International Technical Conference on Flexible Packaging allowed the industry’s key players to discuss topics related to the recent technical developments.

Representatives from the food industry included Barilla; machinery manufacturers included W&H and Cerutti; and flexible packaging converters came from all over the world. The conference was also attended by local and national authorities. The Italian Ministry for EEC Policies attended via teleconference.

Nordmeccanica has enjoyed continuous market growth, according to company sources, motivated by constant investment in research and development and a dedicated attention to quality. Thanks to all of this, Nordmeccanica is considered a major exporter of coating and laminating machinery, serving the entire world with its “Made in Italy” technology.

“I have always believed that quality is a plus on which we have to base our growth,” says Cerciello. “All our technical staffs come from the territory of Piacenza and [we] have been growing together with Nordmeccanica. It is a high level team, where more than 20 employees are engaged in R&D. We have been investing up to 3% of our sales in R&D over the last years.”

The conference featured papers delivered by representatives of international leading corporations and industry experts. The new Nordmeccanica Triplex Solventless “One Shot” laminator was also introduced.

“We are optimistic about the future,” says Cerciello. “In 2009 we will consolidate our results with the opening of our new assembly plant in Shanghai, China. We expect more years of further growth.”

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