Beyond wood, new perspectives for industrial packaging

Wooden Packaging by Tecno Imballi

Before the pandemic, anything that couldn’t be shipped in a cardboard box was packed in custom-made wooden packaging. The context is that of transport for industry using ad hoc designed containers, which can be wooden crates or crates, pallets, saddles, to transfer objects ranging from industrial machinery to structures by train, by sea, by land or by air , from the cylindrical container without supports on the ground to small objects or dangerous materials.

For each request, Tecno Imballi creates the best packaging and certifies it, both with respect to environmental sustainability and for correct execution and optimal sealing. Founded in 1982 in Pandino (Cremona) by Franco Scaravaggi, with the second generation, his sons Manuel and Marzia, already operating in the company in the technical and administrative areas, Tecno Imballi has grown steadily with new offices in Northern Italy, for a total of 20,600 covered square meters and 25,000 uncovered square meters equipped with bridge cranes up to 40 tons and forklift trucks up to 160 quintals, for handling and lifting goods. It has 55 employees and expects to close 2021 with revenues of 13 million euros. “2020 was negatively affected by the health emergency – explains Marzia Scaravaggi, ceo. of Tecno Imballi – and we closed at -20% compared to 2019.

I am very optimistic for the future, because we have invested heavily in Industry 4.0 by digitizing some processes and purchasing interconnected machines – However, the exponential increase in raw materials, +100% for wood in the first half of 2021, poses new challenges”. The manager alludes to the sustainability project that sees Tecno Imballi committed over a 10-year horizon to fully embrace the sustainability approach, both environmental and social. “We are studying alternative materials to wood, to reduce its use, and solutions to reduce the environmental impact, for example by adopting photovoltaics and replacing vehicles with green vehicles. We also want to have an impact on social issues, through greater attention to our employees and the local area. Soon we will communicate the route we have thought of “.