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Europoligrafico S.p.A. achieves total control of production

An important factor is the power to handle all merchandise and enterprise processes with a single software program. Packway Technical Data Sheet, Production Planner, Data Detection from Machine board and Warehouse Logistics modules are decisive, interconnected in a 4.0 perspective with the manufacturing unit equipment, crucial to acquire immediate administration analyzes and exact administration control

From the left Edoardo Colleoni, proprietor of Europoligrafico with Davide Dal Col, General Director of B+B International

With a convention that has its roots within the early twentieth century, Europoligrafico S.p.A. through the years has developed in-depth expertise within the packaging sector, to turn out to be one of the leaders of the Italian market, boasting a big presence additionally at worldwide degree.
Over 100 years of historical past have seen the corporate develop and develop over time, by means of the merger of some specialised corporations within the sector. The unique nucleus is recognized within the corporations Poligrafico Buitoni and Grafiche Capretta, a number one firm within the Italian cardboard trade, from whose union the present Group was born in 1999. Subsequently, with the acquisition of Aticarta, Europoligrafico integrates and completes its wealth of expertise and applied sciences. Since 2006 the group has been owned by the Colleoni household, which is straight concerned in company governance.
The administration and administrative headquarters are in Verona, whereas the group’s production is organized on two websites, Treviso and Perugia, using a total of 200 workers and growing a turnover of 53 million euros within the final monetary yr.
The marked pattern in the direction of innovation permits the Group to diversify its merchandise, each within the inventive sphere and to be used on an industrial scale. The reference sectors are: meals, common packaging, cosmetics, prescribed drugs, beverage packaging, polylaminates, packaging for detergents and tobacco.
The firm has first-rate applied sciences. The technical workplace is supplied with essentially the most trendy and particular software program for structural design, graphic design, slicing plotter and pc to plate as much as 110 × 160 format.
The printing division consists of 4 6-color offset machines + varnish, from 70 × 100 to 110 × 160 format, a 10-color flexo machine and two 8 to 10-color gravure machines.
There is a particular extrusion line for polylaminate merchandise and a corrugating/laminating line for various varieties of laminates for the production of microwave packaging. The die-cutting division is supplied with 6 autoplaten from 70 × 100 to 110 × 160 format.
The ending consists of 6 folder-gluers, 1 assembler, 1 rewinder, 1 cutter plus particular packaging machines, that’s doming machines for panettone, pandoro and different truffles instances, forming machines for the development of varied cardboard constructions and different patented advert hoc machines, built-in with palletizing robots organized on the finish of the road.

Face to face with Edoardo Colleoni – Titolare Europoligrafico S.p.A.

How has the connection between Europoligrafico and B+B International developed through the years?
“We have been collaborating with B+B International for a few years. We began from the technical workplace, initially with the ArtiosCAD & plotter Kongsberg design software program in Perugia, adopted by ArtiosCAD & Kongsberg plotter in Treviso, after which we began the administration of pre-production with CRM module and administration of the technical workplace. Finally, we accomplished the software program automation course of by implementing Packway administration software program in all its modules.
In this final section there was a deep integration with the manufacturing unit, which is undoubtedly the beating coronary heart of a cardboard changing firm. This absolutely computerized administration underneath the route of a single pc system has allowed us to realize the company governance and control targets by means of administration analyzes and virtually rapid reporting, this was the primary motive of such a demanding funding because the change of the administration system.

What was the software program structure used earlier than utilizing Packway?
“The software program used because the Nineties was primarily based on AS400, developed for Treviso web site after which carried out within the early 2000s additionally in Perugia, primarily centered on the operational administration of the corporate. As for administrative and accounting features, alternatively, we used domestically developed software program, related to the AS400 system. Although that software program structure had supported us for a number of years, the attention that we needed to change step step by step grew in us, it was clear the necessity to have a contemporary, particular software program that may actually enable us to completely handle the corporate in all its areas, particularly in production and procure vital information in actual time”.

What led to the set up of the brand new administration system?
“For the interval 2019-2022 we had developed a moderately bold funding program in equipment which included a brand new offset printing machine, two autoplaten, a brand new corrugating/laminating machine and the switch of Rotoconvert to Treviso.
We had been then satisfied that with a view to make full use of the large investments in production, we needed to intervene equally closely within the automation of processes and within the group. For this motive, 2021 was solely devoted to the inclusion of the brand new Packway administration software program”.

What was the trail and the place did you begin from?
“We relied on B+B each for the specificity of the Packway software program to handle a packaging firm but additionally for the abilities of their consultants and the methodologies utilized throughout the start-up plan.
We began from the top, that’s from the administration evaluation and from the reporting that I wished to acquire, in brief, from the primary targets. We tracked down what wanted to be completed to realize these objectives. All the technical and operational selections have been made to realize the ultimate objective.
It is now very clear that this was primarily doable due to Packway’s Graphic Technical Data Sheet, that’s the means to handle all of the uncooked supplies and all of the working facilities crucial for the production of a number of gadgets, with all of the related variables such because the production of merchandise made with a number of supplies and totally different production cycles, combine of totally different topics on a press sheet, administration of subcontracting, administration of sheet or reel supplies, models of measure per meter or kg, and many others…
All this data is critical for correct business administration, estimates and orders, but additionally for the evaluation of wants, purchases, items receipt and administration of uncooked materials warehouse.
The set of all the knowledge contained in these functions, when transmitted to the Production Planner, permits the coordination and total control of the production space. Through the detection of information from machine board it’s doable to know in actual time what is occurring within the manufacturing unit, permitting the planner to at all times act in actual time.
The system built-in with the warehouse logistics permits traceability by pallet, in addition to a well timed verification of semi-finished and completed product in warehouses.
Using the delivery utility it’s doable to optimize the loading and supply plans, which combine straight with the eSolver accounting system of Sistemi S.p.A., equipped and assisted straight by B+B.
I don’t deny that the trail was in varied respects additionally tortuous, in some moments complicated as a result of we needed to intervene on the group, on the change of duties of some operators and on the insertion of new folks and on the demolition of consolidated procedures that sadly didn’t generate extra worth.
The integration between the places of work and the manufacturing unit was very sturdy as a result of all of the plugs should be inserted within the appropriate place. People weren’t used to being blocked as a result of an information was lacking.
In truth, as soon as upon a time we went forward even with out all the knowledge of their place, and this, which at first gave the impression to be a versatile and environment friendly methodology of doing issues, was truly the primary motive for which price administration and control of the warehouse state of affairs had been misplaced. For these causes, we imagine {that a} challenge of this nature can solely be tackled with the direct involvement of the corporate administration. With Packway, the method is at the moment managed at 360° and the outcomes achieved justified the efforts and investments made”.

How was the set up of Packway technically carried out in assist of multi-factories dynamics?
“The Packway set up resides on a single cloud server whereas all of the functions devoted to production are bodily put in at production factories. The administration of the departments inside the factories has been activated, permitting Treviso to have the Cardboard & Rotoconvert division whereas in Perugia, Cardboard & Flexible Packaging. All production is coordinated by a single Production Planner divided into the 4 departments, permitting excessive automation within the change of orders/processes between the assorted factories. Data assortment takes place in actual time with the terminals on the machine and 4.0 interconnections with all the brand new era machines, together with integration with two totally different palletizers.
Very in-depth administration of the actions carried out for processing and robust synergy with third-party corporations, permitting them to straight use some Packway functions.
Logistics and warehouse administration are absolutely automated for uncooked supplies, semi-finished and completed merchandise. Through the use of inside functions that enable the change of information in digital format, it was doable to combine each with prospects but additionally with suppliers by tracing the only pallet/reel.
The reporting, administration control and administration evaluation programs are centralized straight from Verona workplace and primarily based on Microsoft Power BI, as the final accounting put in with a multi-factories profiling”.

What is the impression of the Digital Transformation?
“The investments made within the final three years have strengthened and accelerated our enchancment course of. However, it must be acknowledged that the investments essential to concretely understand the “Digital Transformation” are in some respects diametrically opposed. The set up of a brand new printing machine or an autoplatine requires an essential funding economically, however on the degree of folks’s dedication it’s moderately restricted, in reality we’re speaking about 10, 15 operators concerned. The inclusion of the brand new administration software program has an financial impression that’s a lot decrease than that of a printing machine, whereas the involvement of the workers is far more related, in our case it straight and not directly concerned all 200 workers of the corporate”.

What is your high quality coverage?
“In a context through which consideration to the setting is turning into more and more essential, the Group defines targets and applications regarding the administration of its environmental coverage.
Europoligrafico additionally confirms its dedication to forest sustainability in compliance with the FSC-CoC customary. The firm carries out a scientific evaluation of its efficiency with a view to steady enchancment, geared toward safeguarding the setting. The administration thought-about it an obligation to undertake a Code of Ethics to formally define, in a transparent and binding method, commitments, ideas and enterprise protocols in accordance with an more and more clear and efficient organizational mannequin.
A cornerstone of the organizational construction is respect for well being and security within the office, along with SMETA 4 Pillar and EcoVadis schemes.
Finally, full compliance with ISO 9001 customary, BRC/IoP Global Standard and FDA as regards meals security, not solely as reference requirements, but additionally as actual firm insurance policies, affords additional ensures to merchandise and supplied companies. All the certifications talked about above are managed with the Packway administration software program”.

What would be the subsequent implementations?
“We carried out a predominant integration exercise with all production machines, which actually had increased prices and occasions, however the return of the info is qualitatively superior and absolute. This has allowed us to enter into the logic of trade 4.0 and all the advantages that it entails at an operational degree. In nowadays we’re beginning a brand new challenge for the implementation of quality control straight from the machine and within the scheduled administration of plant upkeep, at all times inside Packway.
Today a big half of our turnover is within the meals sector and consequently the certifications with which we function oblige us to have a traceability system that in reality additionally has authorized implications, so this course of integration is completely important. Our prospects are main us on this route and thru the implementation of Packway we plan to be up and working earlier than the summer time”.

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