Smart Packaging Hub to revolutionise food & beverage packaging

Smart Packaging Hub to revolutionise food & beverage packaging

New Smart Packaging Hub delivers a virtual meeting space to discuss and discover technological innovation and digitalisation in food & beverage. Driven by six domain-expert companies, users will have access to decades of competence and experience.

A new Smart Packaging Hub will help visitors discover answers to their most pressing innovation and digitalisation questions – across the entire packaging value chain.

It 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 and 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 seven companies – Baumer, Opem, Zacmi, Cama, Clevertech, Makro Labelling and Tosa – all of which represent the forefront in their technological fields. These six companies combined offer:

· 400 million Euros 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

· 2.1 % of turnover pa invested in training activities

Their primary aim? To send a strong message of support and collaboration and to put all available technological competences in front of end-users in the food & beverage industry.

Visitors to the 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 virtualization, 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 skillful, multi-language teams all across the globe.

The platform is now live – register here:



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Kiran Grewal
Editor, International Bakery

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