Sepack in Bologna and Spreafico in Lecco, Italy recently completed the installation of three extremely flexible production lines for coffee capsules for a leading Italian roaster.
The project was coordinated by Sepack. Spreafico was involved in the engineering stage of the project and delivery of filling machines. The scope of the project encompassed all stages, from processing to the secondary packaging.
“The companies delivered plant which allows for customization options for the packaging of the most widespread capsule formats for coffee, soluble products and blends,” said Spreafico, noting that the customer “decided to strengthen their commercial strategy by building three plants that have the ability to cover the most widespread types of compatible capsules now on the market” and chose Sepack “for its experience in designing complete plants” and the “know-how and reliability of Spreafico.”
The consortium of Italian companies coordinated by Sepack and Spreafico designed all three of the new production facilities: each is dedicated to the processing and packaging of different types of capsules. The first is designed to work on barrier-coated capsules, creating a product mainly designed for the needs of the domestic market and equally suited to large supermarket chains and the vending channel. The second plant is specialized for Nespresso type capsules, and the third plant is for Dolce Gusto capsules.
“In addition to the current use of the plants, their design enables the roaster to manufacture a mix of solutions, working on all of the types of capsules now on the market, whether self-sealing or non-self-sealing and in various types of material, including compostable.
The new facility is also able to process more than just coffee, including a wide range of soluble products such as tea and blends in order to fully respond not only to current market demands but to future needs. Filling and packaging of the capsules is carried out by six-lane Spreafico machines.