The Euro Company plant goes back a long way. The entrepreneurial initiative came from Italo Zani, who set up a large warehouse for fruit and vegetables in 1979. His son Mario Zani, meanwhile, demonstrated spot-on intuition when he converted the site into a dried fruit processing facility which, over time (since 2000) has come to house the company’s core business.
Today, the Euro Company premises extend over an area of over 147,000 square feet. With its wide range of savoury snacks, tempting nibbles, and delicious cooking ingredients, Euro Company has built a reputation nationally and within Europe as a leading player and a go-to name for the whole sector, due to both the high-quality standards guaranteed and the technology employed.
Production at Euro Company is carried out using systems that ensure maximum end yields and compliance with all health and hygiene regulations. Highly automated equipment with high levels of monitoring is enhanced by human input in the form of checks by specialist personnel to ensure all standards are met. The choice of technology suppliers is therefore particularly important, as partners that can meet the production needs and levels of excellence that are characteristic of Euro Company are needed.
Robopac has also joined the ranks of Euro Company’s suppliers, forming a successful and mutually beneficial partnership.
“Before Robopac, we were using old-style wrapping machines, without pre-stretching that used a lot of stretch film,” commented Zauli. “When I came to the company, I wanted to improve the system and rework the flows; I introduced newer equipment, including the Robopac wrapping machines, as I already knew the company well from previous experience. They offered us solutions that were ideal for what we needed, so we decided to buy two machines. We are not going to stop here, though. In the near future we might be needing more advanced end-of-line solutions.
“More specifically, we are thinking about acquiring two Technoplat CW 708 rotary tables, which feature total automatic operation for wrapping pallets. They are equipped with a film gripping and cutting unit plus a sealing unit, and make sure the tail end of the film is fastened, cut, and sealed perfectly to the pallet. In operation terms, Robopac machines are already performing very well: with an average capacity of 350/360 pallets wrapped per day, they cover almost all the Euro Company production output, but the goal is to reach 100% soon.”
But the most interesting number is the amount of savings made in materials, with 30% less film used than with the previous system. The excellent load stability, the pre-stretching, and the amount of film saved are certainly two strong arguments that helped them choose Robopac.
Zauli, added: “Of course, we always look how quickly we can obtain technical support, both physically and via computer, remotely. And it was not only the geographical closeness of the two companies which mattered in this decision.”