Marchesini Group celebrates forty years of packaging
This year, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its foundation, the Marchesini Group has organised its first Open Factory from the 5th to the 23rd of May. This event will take over from the traditional Open House event, during which customers and partners of the company would meet periodically. For this event, the headquarters in Pianoro will become the meeting place for anyone who belongs to the world of Marchesini. The meeting location will be the new GYM, a new museum that recollects the history of the company from the very mouths of the pioneers – starting way back in 1974 when the founder Massimo Marchesini built his first cartoning machine, in a garage, laying the foundations for today’s Marchesini Group – to nowadays. The name “Growing Younger Museum” was thought up to summarise the company’s way of thinking in just three words: growing staying young; in other words working in a modern way but without forgetting the distinctive features that have turned Marchesini into one of the most important reference names in the field of pharmaceutical and cosmetic packaging machinery.
In addition to the museum, there will be a showroom offering a view of the other companies belonging to the Marchesini galaxy, as well as a conceptual work of art created by the young artists association Antonello Ghezzi. The work of art is entitled “Fortune, Tell me” and it is a sort of prophet, allowing everyone to ask a question and to get another one in return.
Customers, workers and visitors will be able to use a workplace as a place of thought. Speaking of places: over the past few months, the headquarters in Pianoro have gone through some major renovation work and there will be 23 complete lines and more than 200 stand-alone machines for packaging on show during the Open Factory, among which quite a few novelties.
In the meantime, Interpack will be taking place in Düsseldorf, which together with the Open Factory, is the most important event of the year for Marchesini. During this trade show, Marchesini will be showcasing the machines that best represent the Marchesini brand worldwide; these machines have contributed in making the company a strong and solid enterprise, with a consolidated turnover of 206.5 million Euro in 2013 (1.5% more than last year) and 87% of its production exported. These figures once again confirm that the packaging valley of Bologna has been affected very little by the economic crisis, if at all.