Cavanna Group is a world leader in primary and secondary turn-key packaging solutions (flowpacking, cartoning and casepacking). Sustainable, appealing and hermetical, their solutions allow customers to stand out and differentiate on shops shelves, preserving the qualities of their products and protecting them from external and contaminating agents.

Based in north of Italy, Cavanna designs and manufactures machines and complete packaging systems to answer the needs of different Industries.

62 years of expertise, a global presence of 5 sites and 12 service hubs worldwide, to propose efficient packaging solutions, install them and support our customers in their daily operations. Over 6.000 machines/lines installed at 900 customers sites and more than 100 registered patents.

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

Cavanna: 65% of our packaging lines serve the Bakery & Confectionery world: biscuits, crackers, rusks, bars (cereal, protein, sport, …), cakes and chocolate. While the remaining 35% goes to savory snacks, Ready2Eat, dairy, coffee pods and pharmaceutical products.

E.E: What’s the news about new products?

Cavanna: We recently launched the ZERO5BMF, a high performance flowpacker with ‘BoxMotion’ film sealing technology.

It’s one of the fastest machines on the market, reaching speeds of over 300 packs/min.

Mainly aimed at the packaging of products that require very high tightness, the ZERO5BMF is designed to work with very thick, innovative films that require a longer sealing time, sometimes with modified atmosphere.

First of all, pharmaceutical products, coffee capsules, some frozen products, but not only…

E.E: What are the ranges of products?

Cavanna: Since 60’s we have been designing and supplying flowpacking systems all over the world, matching the needs of multinationals, leading local players, as well as private label manufacturers, where flexibility and efficiency are of essence. 

E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active?

Cavanna: Our packaging solutions differ from country to country, for the product they manage and for the needs of each individual local market, different in climate, distribution system, product conservation and consumption opportunities.

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

Cavanna: The most relevant trend is the great sensitivity of consumers towards the environmental sustainability of the products and services that are offered to them.

In terms of energy saving, reduction of the quantity of wrapping materials and plastic ones, use of materials from renewable sources, therefore recyclable, compostable, …

At Cavanna, and with our partners, we are constantly studying how to reduce the number of resources used and waste products, and how to re-insert them into the production cycle. Sustainability comes from the way a line is laid-out up to the amount of packing materials used, passing through an effective training of the team involved in the daily operation. 

Our TCO-based approach combines specific skills of different departments with the expertise of a huge install base, to deliver effective solutions that last with superior reliability.  

E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed?

Cavanna: First of all, our C-Connect platform, a complete package of services accessible from any device (computer, tablet, mobile, …) and which covers important needs of our customers, including, just to name a few:

  • digital documentation of the machines (manuals, electrical and pneumatic diagrams, SAT documents and reports);
  • spare parts catalogs in 3D, to identify the spare parts to be purchased interactively and without errors;
  • an e-Commerce portal for spare parts, upgrades and new formats;
  • Smart Ticketing to request assistance and trace the history of interventions,
  • e-Learning tools through video tutorials and trouble-shooting.

Then, Cavanna has just launched its FlowBar line, a mid-speed flowpacking and cartoning line, in response to a great market demand for a format, the bar, ideal for ‘on the go’ consumption.

The bars are individually flowpacked, to maintain their nutritional qualities and protect them from external agents; and packaged in displays and boxes, in different patterns (6×1, 6×2, …), to preserve their integrity during transport and shelf-life.

Flowbar consists of: stainless steel STREAM conveyors, with flip-over guards for full access and no removal of parts; ZERO4 flowpackers, featuring TPM, Sanitary Design and IoT integrated, to maximize OEE efficiency; and ICECUBE robotic delta toploader, for a turnkey solution of the bars into displays/boxes/trays.

Featuring of this solution are:

  • Gentle handling of products in all phases of the packaging process
  • Sanitary design, for a clean packaging line clean and a safe product.
  • Quick, tool-less changeovers, granting high efficiency and production flexibility
  • Easy daily operation and minimal downtimes, through real-time monitoring and troubleshooting.
  • Scalability, to dimension your packaging line according to your market demand.

FlowBar is ideal to work with all new sustainable packaging materials: fully recyclable mono-materials, paper-based or compostable films.

Since 2001, Cavanna C-Lab and its dedicated Team are fully committed in testing and developing its products together with all their stakeholders, customers, film converters, …

Sustainable packaging and design innovations, for a Sustainable Circular Economy.

E.E: What estimations do you have for 2022?

Cavanna: Our key objectives for 2022 are:

  1. Continue to develop sustainable packaging films, for a lower environmental impact and high product protection. Maintaining, indeed, even improving, the performance in terms of efficiency and wrapping speed, as our customers ask us.
  2. Designing increasingly efficient primary and secondary packaging solutions, with high performance in the long term, which minimizes the Total Cost of Ownership for our customers.
  3. Expand our role as strategic partners of ‘turn-key’ packaging systems. In this sense, our global presence is fundamental, made up of foreign branches and widespread Service Hubs, which allows us to closely support our customers in many areas of the world.