In such a competitive and demanding market as Food&Beverage's, packaging has come to play a key role in steering consumer preferences. A visually appealing package - making the brand stand out on the store shelf- is crucial for producers to increase their turnover. In fact, both small and large businesses now rely on versatile packaging systems to give an innovative look to their product and polish their brand image.
Tailor-made containers for each and every need
Smi avails itself of a state-of-the-art CAD department equipped with top-level instruments to design and process graphically a wide variety of bottles and containers. Starting from a deep understanding of the customer's requirements, the container design is sketched, defined and then turns into a finished project. As of today SMI engineers have designed over 700 containers, from the most simple to the most complex shaped.
High-quality moulds with excellent finish
The visual appeal of bottles and containers mostly relies on an accurate and precise manufacture of the moulds they are shaped from. SMI boasts a dedicated division for the manufacture of moulds made by a special aluminium alloy and of mechanical components. Smi manufactures a wide array of moulds suitable both for Smiform blowmoulders and for other manufacturers' machines, thanks to an FMS line consisting of 12 CNC machining centers. State-of-the-art fully automated machines run 24/7 even without operator, according to pre-set programs (CAM). The 12 machining centres can achieve an output of more than 15.000 moulds per year; they are equipped with linear motors featuring up to 80 metres per minute and mandrels featuring up to 30.000 rounds per minute.
Research and development make you more competitive
Over the past few years, Reaserch and Development have become cornerstones of SMI growth strategy. In fact, the SMIGROUP has been making hefty investments in new material and application testing, with a particular focus on multi-layer and hot filling preforms.
Furthermore, SMI engineers carefully check preforms provided by the customer by means of sophisticated instruments such as videocameras and special softwares for the comparison of the dimensional parameters, in order to measure the preform wall thickness by infrared rays and check the polymer homogeneity through polarized light equipment.
Please contact our Sales Department and learn more about innovative packaging solutions and mould manufacture for your stretch-blowing machine.
The European Regulation 679/2016 (GDPR) on the protection of personal data has been fully applicable since May 25th, 2018. This is an important goal, because it lays down rules relating to the processing of personal data for all Countries within the Union. Every company of the SMI Group planned a series of activities, assets or operational modes to comply with the regulation and put into practice the protection of personal data. Here is a list of actions taken to comply with the European Regulation and our policy on personal data processing.
Lawfulness of processing All activities relating to personal data processing shall be lawful (consent, contract obligations, vital interests of the data subject or of third parties, compliance with legal obligations to which the controller is subject, public interest or exercise of official authority, legitimate interest pursued by the controller or by third parties).
Information document The information statement has been improved and updated to the new regulations (art. 13 and 14 GDPR).
Rights of the data subjects (right of access, right to erasure-right to be forgotten, right to restriction of processing, right to object, right to data portability) Technical and organization measures have been adopted to ensure the data subject's exercise of his rights and to meet the data subject requirements.
Controllers, processors Based on the new principle of “accountability”, SMI Group organization was re-defined, in order to proactively ensure integral compliance with the Regulation. Redefinition of the role of data processors and service suppliers whose activity implies personal data processing.
Risk of data processing; accountability measures taken by controllers and processors (Impact assessment, record of processing activities, security of processing, data breach) The “Conformity document”, including records of data processing activity, plans, adopts and demonstrates all technical and organizational measures taken to adequately perform the data processing activities and specifies the necessary procedures to be adopted to notify data breach.
Transfer of personal data to international organizations Smi Group adheres to the general principles and guarantees concerning the transfer of personal data to third Countries.
The Controller is: SMI S.p.A. Head office: Via Carlo Ceresa, 10 - 24015 San Giovanni Bianco (BG) - ITALIA VAT nr: IT03942700166 - R.E.A. 421708 For further information, write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
According to the European Regulation 679/2016, the data subject is entitled to exercise the rights set forth in the Regulation. The integral version of art. 15; 16; 17; 18; 20; 21; 77 of the European Regulation is attached to this document.
SMI S.p.A. IVA SMI INDUSTRIES Group Headquarters: Via Carlo Ceresa, 10 - 24015 San Giovanni Bianco (BG) - ITALIA Registered office: Via Monte Grappa, 7 - 24121 Bergamo (BG) - ITALIA VAT: 04471940165 - TAX code: 03942700166 - R.E.A.: 421708 Share capital: Euro 5.000.000 i.v.