ON Review 1 | 2011
G.D BRANCHES CLOSE-UP
Coesia's new branch in Pune has been strategically positioned at the heart of India's technological and scientific research industries, with the goal of integrating the experience of the Group's companies to deal with a changing market
In January 2011, Coesia opened a new branch in Pune, in the technological heartland of India, with the aim of supporting other Coesia Group companies operating in the strategically crucial Indian market, including G.D, Volpak, Acma and GDM. This branch is one of the first to be created specifically to fulfil one of Coesia's primary objectives: to better exploit the opportunities offered by potential synergies between its component companies, in order to be able to meet the requirements of diversified clients in ever better ways. In coming years, the Group intends to focus on pooling the experience from its different sectors and on improving its ability to transfer and integrate those skills to create technological innovation.
This will be one of the key aspects of Coesia's strategy to consolidate its global technological leadership through its presence in the most important local markets. The opening of the Indian branch also aims to reinforce one of the Group's hallmarks, namely its ability to work directly with its client companies, to listen to their requirements and to develop new solutions to meet their specific needs.
The plants will contain offices and the machine assembly areas where 40 highly qualified technicians will work. "Pune is the centre of the Indian automotive industrial region," explains Vinayak Savadi, branch manager, "and is therefore a technological hub where we can find partners and skilled personnel of the kinds we need." As far as G.D is concerned, the main services that this branch can offer - in a market where the company is consolidating a long and successful presence - will be servicing carried out by Indian technicians, spare parts, machinery refurbishment operations in client plants and complete machinery rebuilding in its own plant. Gabriele Brumali, G.D's local technical director, will be responsible for training technical staff and overseeing the rebuilding of the packer lines. He explains: "This branch will train its personnel to the same technical standards as those required at company headquarters, so that they can operate and serve our clients in total autonomy.
The presence of Indian technicians will mean quicker and better understanding of the specific requirements of our customers." In recent years, Volpak has notably reinforced its presence on the Indian market, installing lines for a range of functions and sectors - from machinery for packaging sauces and drinks for the food industry to packaging machinery for the cosmetics, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Now, thanks to the opening of the new Coesia branch in Pune, Volpak can offer improved sales, technical and maintenance services to its clients. After an active plan identifying the supplier chain, training the technicians for machine assembly and set up, Volpak will start producing machines in India.
Acma, on the other hand, intends to exploit synergies with Volpak's manufacturing platform in order to consolidate its market presence through the production and sale of lines for making sweets and chocolate and for liquidfilling, especially in the booming personal care sector. For GDM - the Coesia company that specialises in the hygiene disposables sector (machines for the production of sanitary napkins and diapers) - the Indian market offers the opportunity to introduce a new machine that is simpler to use and is equipped with a specific customer service programme (remote monitoring, spares management, preventive maintenance) aimed at supporting the clients production needs more effectively. In the context of such a wide range of sectors, the new Coesia India branch will be able to supply solutions both on a technical level and in terms of customer service, also thanks to the integration of the multiple professional competencies present within the Group.
LOOKING AHEAD TOGETHER WITH "PLANET" INDIA
Coesia's new branch in Pune has been strategically positioned at the heart of India’s technological and scientific research industries, with the goal of integrating the experience of the Group’s companies to deal with a changing market.
A MIRACULOUS LITTLE RED BOX
No larger than an external hard drive for your home computer, the RedCube UV inkjet DOD (drop on demand) printer can be customised to meet the needs of any production process.
THINKING OF INNOVATION AS AN EVERYDAY CONSTANT, AT ALL ORGANISATIONAL AND OPERATIONAL LEVELS
Europe’s economic and industrial systems are facing a challenge of historic proportions: to overcome it, bureaucracy must be reduced and investment in human resources increased
STMICROELETRONICS: SUSTAINABLE EXCELLENCE
STMicroelectronics, a Franco-Italian company, plays a leading global role in the field of designing, developing, manufacturing and selling semiconductors for use in telecommunications, computers, the motor industry and other industrial applications.
ZAHA AND LAOCOÖN
The extraordinary talent of the Iraq-born British architect and designer, Zaha Hadid, an outstanding exponent of deconstructionism and the first woman to win the Pritzker Prize, is revealed in her creation of Rome's MAXXI.
THE DUAL VISION OF MICHELANGELO PISTOLETTO
At Rome’s new MAXXI modern art museum, from March 3 to June 26, 2011, an extraordinary exhibition will tell the story of the creative journey of Michelangelo Pistoletto, one of Italy’s most internationally well-known artists.
THE PARTICLE FACTORY
In a tunnel 27 kilometres long and between 50 and 175 metres underground, CERN in Geneva has constructed the most formidable and complex scientific instrument ever assembled.
FERRUCCIO LAMBORGHINI: FROM SUPER TRACTORS TO SUPERCARS
Ferruccio Lamborghini was a farmers' son whose passion for mechanics led him to his becoming a major innovator in the sports car field
POET OF ASHES
The personal and creative development of Pier Paolo Pasolini, one of the most important Italian intellectuals of the 20th century, embraced the whole cultural spectrum through poetry, fiction, essays, plays, journalism and cinema.
INDUSTRY AND SOCIETY TODAY IN 58 IMAGES
The GD4PhotoArt competition, promoted by G.D and the Isabella Seràgnoli Foundation, is intended to encourage young European photographers.
LUDOVICO DA VARTHEMA: THE FIRST GLOBETROTTER
2010 marked the 500th anniversary of the publication of the travel diaries of Ludovico di Varthema, an adventurer from Bologna who, from 1503 to 1508, journeyed all over the world as far as what is now Bangladesh, to Borneo and Sumatra
ON’S FIFTH BIRTHDAY
Five years have passed since our house organ was founded. The first issue saw the light of day at the end of June 2006, thanks to the enthusiasm and the dedication of all those people who shared with us this new experience of communication.
COESIA 2015: GROWTH AND SOLIDITY AT A GLOBAL LEVEL
This year's annual Management Meeting of all the Coesia Group’s management teams took place at Stresa, on Lake Maggiore.
INNOVATION AND ETHICAL VALUES AS DRIVERS OF OUR CONTINUOUS GLOBAL GROWTH
Spotlight: interview with Angelos Papadimitriou, CEO of the Coesia Group and of of G.D SpA.
INDUSTRIAL BRANDS: THE OPPORTUNITY FOR COESIA
Industrial brands command a price and loyalty premium above lesser-branded rivals, but not for the reasons you might expect.
THE CHALLENGE OF GLOBALISATION 2.0
The world - especially the Western world - is going through a particularly difficult phase of history. A financial crisis that became an economic crisis and then a social one, now risks progressing towards a fourth stage: that of monetary crisis.
A LONG EXAMPLE OF EXCELLENT CO-OPERATION
In talking about tobacco manufacturing equipment recently with Martin King, a number of topics kept coming up: safety, product integrity and quality, cost reduction, productivity and, it goes without saying, flexibility.
A G.D FILTER COMBINER FOR BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO
The British multinational has begun a qualifying process for the FC8, the G.D's new multiple filter combiner: this bodes well for the future of this innovative machine that offers high levels of performance, modularity and quick sizegroup-changing.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: THE FILTER
Flexible and effective new solutions based on G.D's DF10 and FC8 machines will make it possible for cigarette manufacturers to exploit the opportunities for product characterisation offered by special filters.
WHEN CONVERSION IS LINK TO SPEED
Manufacturers can now choose to convert their high speed hinge-lid lines to soft and vice versa as part of a major policy change. They are no longer limited to the single functionality of providing hinge-lid or soft packing on their cigarette packing lines