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Bonfiglioli Engineering opens new global headquarters
Ferrara, Italy: –A formal opening ceremony today celebrated the move of Package Integrity solutions specialist Bonfiglioli Engineering (BE) to purpose-built new headquarters in the industrial area of Ferrara in Northern Italy.
BE, a member of the Tasi Group, is leaving its old premises in Ferrara’s Vigarano Pieve area, from where it has built up a worldwide reputation over more than 40 years of professionalism, expertise and success in the world of QC solutions for packaging, manufacturing leading-edge pharmaceutical packaging testing and inspection solutions under the Bonfiglioli Engineering brands.
The advent of the new Via Amerigo Vespucci headquarters, marked by an official ribbon-cutting ceremony today, marks more than a change of address for Bonfiglioli Engineering. It also marks substantial improvements in working spaces, employee welfare and production facilities.
The ceremony is the start of two days of celebrations that will also include the presentation of the company (guided tour included) followed by gala dinner and technical presentations about production range and market overview shared with agents tomorrow (May 23).
The new production site adapts an existing factory, which has been completely renovated and restructured in line with latest building guidelines, guaranteeing repurposing and re-use of existing structures to the highest current standards.
This is the end-result of a project developed with a team of architects, engineers, surveyors and consultants in various fields including Lean Manufacturing and Just in Time (JIT) technologies. The building conversion was planned and designed, in many areas from scratch, with a specific focus on people and work activities.
Work included assessment of each structural block, following a monitoring campaign and invasive but non-destructive tests by authorized specialist laboratories.
After renovation and upgrading of every aspect of the building, the new site was developed to the most stringent safety and environmental standards and guidelines, including a new roof in the production area with safe removal of the old asbestos, installation of a heating and cooling system based on high-efficiency heat pumps and creation of dedicated construction and testing spaces within the production area. In addition, installation of solar panels will reduce energy consumption, resulting in economic benefits for the company and bolstering its sustainability.
The result is the creation of modern, bright spaces equipped with the best technologies to guarantee maximum efficiency and full compliance with all environmental and safety regulations, with attention to consumption and optimization of resources.
The new headquarters stands on a site covering more than a hectare, with built-on areas totaling some 6000 m2.
This ample space has allowed BE to create different zones and buildings with distinct characteristics specifically tailored to respond to the various professional requirements. Production areas are organized into adjacent zones with communicating spaces, for efficient, functional movement and logistics, both internal and external, designed to boost productivity.
Other spaces, like the lounge area and inner courtyard are designed to promote the wellbeing and comfort of employees, collaborators and clients.
“Every decision made revolves around the quality of life and work of the people in this environment, and nowhere is this attention more evident than in office spaces, with open spaces for conversations with colleagues, helping to build strong, effective relations and meeting rooms featured on every floor, taking into consideration the need to have separate areas to discuss important projects and meet clients,” said BE Managing Director Andrea Cavanna.
About Bonfiglioli Engineering
Founded in 1974 and located in Ferrara, Italy, Bonfiglioli Engineering (BE) has more than 40 years’ experience of planning and manufacturing innovation & expertise that has made it a worldwide leader in the market of leak testing and inspection.
BE provides products and services that exceed user expectations, thanks to its efficient organization, its widespread sales and technical assistance network, its consistent after-sale service, earning it the genuine trust of its loyal customers.
With over 5000 installations around the world, BE serves a truly global customer base, making a dramatic impact on the efficiency and the safety of the packaging industry worldwide.
Throughout its history, BE’s core strength has always been in combining advanced engineering skills with innovative technological developments to create superior leak testing and inspection systems.
BE inspection applications, based upon the state-of-the-art proprietary technologies in Container Closure Integrity Testing, Visual Inspection and Headspace Gas Analysis are present in Pharmaceuticals, Food & Beverages, Metal Cans & Aerosols and Chemicals and Personal Care packaging industries.
BE offers a wide production range of laboratories as well as in-line machines with the aim of verifying:
- Presence of leaks
- Headspace gas content
- Existence of visible foreign materials
These solutions are suitable for 100% in-line testing at high production speeds without altering the container features. Testing is quick, reliable and repeatable, and gives consistent results for a comprehensive batch control.