New digital hub unveiled for the future of food & beverage packaging
A new Smart Packaging Hub has been designed to help visitors discover answers to their most pressing innovation and digitalisation questions across the entire packaging value chain.
The new hub is a meeting place where end-users of automated packaging machines or lines can interact with class-leading manufacturers to discuss manufacturing efficiency, configuration flexibility, product safety & quality, traceability, ROI calculation, eco-sustainability and energy saving.
In addition to core packaging technologies and competence, it will also give help to those at every stage of the digital transformation journey – from the very first steps, through implementation and on to expanding and improving existing Industry 4.0 initiatives.
The Smart Packaging Hub initiative is the brainchild of Cama Group and six other Italian companies – Baumer, Opem, Zacmi, Clevertech, Makro Labelling and Tosa – all of which represent the forefront in their technological fields. Together, the companies offer: €400 million of yearly turnover; 1,200 machines deliveries per year; 2,000 collaborators; 90% export pa; 5.4% of turnover pa invested in R&D activities, and a 2.1% of turnover pa invested in training activities.
The companies’ primary aim is to send a strong message of support and collaboration and to put all available technological competences in front of end-users in the food and beverage industry.
Visitors to the Smart Packaging hub will have access to a massive array of capabilities, knowledge and services and will benefit from the “Made in Italy” technological connotation, which implies utmost flexibility in the customisation of automated packaging plants.
In the hub, visitors will discover how to adapt their machines to best match future requirement, not just in terms of components, programming, diagnostics and operations, but also for process virtualisation, advanced robotics, hyperconnectivity and the IIoT. They will also discover how to apply Artificial Intelligence and analytics to collect, process and manage the data generated by machines, in order to optimise energy and manufacturing performance or to discover new service typologies and business models for an ever-evolving market.
Finally, by joining the Smart Packaging Hub, end users will find the best service offer for a global after-sales service, delivered by skilful, multi-language teams in all across the globe.
The platform is now live and to register, visit: smartpackaginghub.com.