This year 2017 has been of growth for Abrigo S.p.A., reinforcing the positive trend of the past few years. The export confirmed its good results, and the Italian demand registered a significant increase, also thanks to the bonuses of the “Industria 4.0” plan, that surely did incentivize the investments.
The design and manufacturing of complete packaging line, confirms to be the main target of Abrigo production. More and more, the projects involving these lines are becoming large and complex, with the integration of advanced technologies for the handling of the product, for the quality check, artificial vision, ultrasonic welding and lot more. Our Customers are asking for lines and machinery with increased flexibility and extreme personalization of the solutions.
Also, is robotic manipulation at the interface between process and packaging has shown a considerable growth: many food processing Companies tend to replace the operators with automation when it comes to low added value, repetitive, laborious tasks, which indeed require high levels of attention and precision. This type of projects require lot of efforts from the technical side, because often the product has to be handled prior to the application of the primary packaging, therefore all the solutions must guarantee the highest standards of hygiene and safety. Thanks to the ability of Abrigo’s engineers, that are used to deal with highly customized projects, this challenge has been successfully tackled and the first robotic lines are operating smoothly, with good satisfaction of our Customers.
Finally, ultrasonic cutting confirmed to be a technology with remarkable growth tendency, showing good performances also this year.
As usual, we remain focused on the present moment, and we look at the coming 2018 with optimism and positive hope.