Sector: Machinery, systems, and solutions for hollow glass production
Place: Avigliana (Turin), Italy
Olivotto Glass Technologies is a company based in the province of Turin that has been designing and manufacturing machinery and systems for the production of hollow glass for over 70 years, providing customized solutions for every need. Internationally recognized as a reference brand for hollow glass solutions, Olivotto Glass Technologies has always boldly invested in research and development and provided all the necessary support to its customers with the aim of developing highly competitive solutions, anticipating market trends, and creating new product and process standards.
With a view to the continuous improvement of production, Olivotto Glass Technologies turned to the Ferretto Group to reorganize the storage of production-related components. Before choosing an automated solution, the company stored all components on traditional racking systems: from small parts and screws to heavier and bulkier components. Over time, however, they felt the need to improve space management, order fulfillment, and stock tracking.
The Ferretto Group assisted the customer during its transition to automation by designing and building a system made up of two single-bay vertical storage systems for small parts and three storage systems with external bay for bulkier materials. Making the most of the available height, the Vertimag machines provide a useful storage area of 1,410 m2 with a footprint of just 144 m2. The picking and placing operations through the single bay systems are easier and faster thanks to the presence of the sliding console: during the picking of components, in fact, the operator can rely on the panel PC which is close at hand and lists the tasks to be completed. The machines equipped with external bays allow operators to pick and place bulky and heavy components in safe and ergonomic conditions.
Overall, the solution designed and built by the Ferretto Group enabled Olivotto Glass Technologies to fully achieve its objectives in terms of improved use of space and technological upgrade, making production-related activities faster and more efficient. All this could be done taking advantage of the tax incentive provided for investments falling under the "Industry 4.0" plan.