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Almost 80 years after its foundation, Cassioli takes another important step, opening a new manufacturing plant in North America.

After settling with the first commercial office in Atlanta in 2009, this year Cassioli decided to further consolidate its presence in the United States with the purchase of a new production site at the Creekside Industrial Park in Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia.

“The decision to expand our presence in the North American area with the first US production site in Newnan was an essential step in the growth strategy of our business” – said Carlo Cassioli, CEO of Cassioli. “Over the past few decades one of the main trends in the US manufacturing industry has been the increase in the productivity of the sector. Global competitive pressures have forced companies to become more resilient, doubling the output per worker. In this context, automation is a key factor to carry on this trend and the possibility to have a production site in the States allows us to expand the potential of the company, hiring new staff and guaranteeing a greater presence in the area “.

It is from the beginning of 2021 that Cassioli has worked to find a suitable area that could combine the favorable position and the innovative business-oriented approach: Coweta County was the strategic choice to raise the new plant. The factory was opened this year and over the next five years aims to diversify and make the Group’s production capacity grow further .

“Being finally present in a structured way in the United States will allow us to consolidate our presence in the North American market, reducing intervention times and increasing professional services on site for current and future customers” – said Marco Cencetti, CEO of Cassioli USA. “Thinking globally, acting locally” is our motto, which over the years has been promoted and conveyed to all Cassioli business bodies: we as Cassioli USA, we can’t wait to carry on this philosophy “.

The Newnan plant, which currently measures approximately 20,000 square feet, offices and warehouse included, joins the historic production sites of Cassioli in Italy, Poland and Brazil and the numerous commercial partners spread all over the world. The process of internationalization therefore continues and the Grup, having reached the threshold of 80 years of activity, is able to guarantee the customer a 360 ° service, strengthened by the experience acquired, the great knowledge of the sector and the continuous orientation towards growth and innovation.

Fispal Tecnologia 2022, June 21-24, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Cassioli Brasil will take part in the most important exhibition in South America dedicated to the Food & Beverage sector.

Thanks to its innovative automatic systems, Cassioli provides numerous solutions for modern industries dedicated to the production of agri-food products: automatic warehouses and automatic warehouses at low temperatures, automatic handling systems, conveyors and much more.

Cassioli design cutting-edge automation solutions, carefully designed according to customer needs and implemented with the best technologies on the market, accelerating production and delivery times and preserving product quality at all stages.

Come and find out more about our automatic systems at FISPAL Tecnologia! We are waiting for you in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from 21 to 24 June 2022, stand #D016

 

Cassioli Polska was awarded the Diamentów Forbesa, an important recognition that Forbes and ING Groep assigned to some companies in Lodz.

The award received by the Managing Director of Cassioli Polska, Mario Roghi, was presented by Robert Olesiński, Regional Director for Corporate Affairs of the Poznań Region, who congratulated the entrepreneurs on the competitiveness and international vocation of these companies.

Cassioli Polska has distinguished itself as one of the small-medium enterprises of the Lodz voivodeship which obtained revenue up to 50 million PLN, such that the region ranks sixth in Poland in terms of gross domestic product generated.

Once again a very important recognition which underlines the solidity and growth of the Cassioli Group even beyond national borders.

 

 

 

 

 

The new warehouse for Cosentino, leader for design surfaces, has been installed in Cantoria

Cassioli crosses once again national borders with the project realized in Spain for Cosentino Group. The Spanish multinational company, which produces and distributes innovative and sustainable surfaces for the world of design and architecture, turned to Cassioli to fully automate the logistics of the Silestone® and DEKTON® systems.

The project, in addition to the automatic warehouse, included the creation of an automatic system dedicated to the collection of the slabs from the production lines, their transport and the integrated management of the distribution center with ERP / SAP of Cosentino, which also managed the planning and preparation of loads before shipment.

The customer requested that the automated warehouse for the storage of finished products be divided into 6 independent parts, each equipped with a stacker crane, in order to guarantee greater flexibility in the event of damage or partial blocking of the system; the handling area had to be composed of 4 independent areas with sawhorses for the slabs.

 

The project was designed from the outset as a modular installation: there were built 2 blocks with 3 stacker cranes each and 4 automatic preparation points for slabs. Cosentino requested to treat each slab in a unique way, in order to have a total traceability of each of them and of the information contained within them (barcode), i.e. production, storage and shipping parameters.

After a careful analysis of Cosentino’s needs, Cassioli designed an automated warehouse 4,500 square meters wide and 32 meters high, with a capacity of 11,500 packages, equipped with 9 stacker cranes (load capacity up to 3,500 kg). Entrances and exits to the warehouse can be carried out on two levels, while the preparation of orders takes place at level 0, through automatic systems specially designed for Cosentino processes.

The packages arrive from the production lines through automatic conveyors and SLS shuttles, then they are directed to a shape and data control system (automatic reading of all the bar codes), which verifies their suitability.

If the system detects that the package is correct in all its parameters, it continues the path, otherwise it is rejected and submitted to the control of the Cassioli software. Once the parcel reaches the front of the warehouse, it is directed to a specific warehouse through SLS system (Shuttle Loop System) to the entry position, where it is picked up by the stacker crane designated by the Cassioli WMS software.

When a package is required for the preparation of a specific order, it is picked up by the stacker crane in the warehouse and then placed in the special order preparation area by means of shuttles, to give greater flexibility and ensure that all packages can be addressed to any preparation area.

The system takes the slabs one by one following the specific sequence requested in the loading order; in the event that there are slabs in excess, the load returns to the warehouse and the slabs are grouped in a new load, always automatically.

Once ready, the load is taken to an automatic strapping station and then made available to the LGV (Laser Guided Vehicles) to be placed in a temporary buffer or to be loaded directly onto the truck, through the automatic loading system.

Besides the warehouse, Cassioli has created a handling system for Cosentino consisting of chain conveyors, roller conveyors and specific tilting devices for slabs. The handling system is integrated with elevators for slabs and packs and with special manipulators for slab preparation, that handle one slab at a time.

Every single slab is coded and traced thanks to a special system that allows to record specific data and dimensions. The entire Cosentino distribution center is managed by ERP / SAP software, perfectly integrated with the Cassioli management software that manages all devices and machinery for a complete warehouse automation.

Thanks to the synergy developed between the Cosentino designers and the Cassioli experts, the new Cosentino warehouse has recorded a significant increase in storage capacity and complete traceability of all the materials handled, thanks to the perfect integration between the Cassioli management system and the software of the customer. Furthermore, it is important to point out that it was met the technological challenge of sending the slabs to the customers in the same conditions as before the automation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tire Distribution Centers have acquired considerable importance in the market and continue to record significant and continuous growth. This increase is linked to the numerous services they are able to offer both to the capillary network represented by retailers and to manufacturers. Distribution Centers offer different types of services, including:

Commercial:

  • Highly competitive purchasing conditions;
  • Exclusive projects based on customer needs;
  • Marketing strategy to support the reseller’s business;
  • Assistance through the manufacturers;
  • Agreements with partner suppliers.

Logistics:

  • Daily delivery;
  • Bi-daily delivery;
  • Direct collection at warehouses.

Guided purchase support:

  • B2B;
  • Customer support;
  • Sales support;
  • Call Center.

The growing market demand is pushing more and more Tire Distribution Centers towards a path of business process innovation, moving from semi-automatic distribution systems to fully automated systems.

The Cassioli company, which boasts 80 years of experience in industrial automation, as well as an internal Tire Division representing the fastest growing business sector, has decided to invest heavily in the world of tire distribution, creating a research and development department dedicated to the study of specific automatic systems for pneumatic distribution centers.

Cassioli has designed, built and patented automatic systems capable of significantly increasing the productivity and storage capacity of distribution centers, drastically reducing the number of errors compared to semi-automatic systems, in which manual operations are more numerous and more complex compared to fully automated systems.

Below are some features of the Cassioli automatic systems:

  • Automatic identification and control of tires entering the system;
  • Storage inside automatic warehouses especially designed to optimize space capacity;
  • Fast and reliable recovery system for goods to be shipped, with logics taking into account the analyzed outgoing flows;
  • Fully customizable automatic labeling systems;
  • Ergonomic and easy-to-manage vehicle loading systems.

Companies that turn to Cassioli for the construction of an automated system, can take advantage of a 360 ° service for the construction of turnkey systems.

For each project Cassioli follows each of these phases:

  • Feasibility analysis (project analysis; data analysis; preliminary studies; cost estimation);
  • Engineering (project; simulation; planning; design);
  • Production (mechanical component; electrical component; software; testing);
  • Project management (procurement management; installation; cost control, quality control; management system);
  • Customer Service (analysis; training; maintenance; technical support; revamping).

 

The postal operator Poczta Polska has chosen Cassioli for the supply of special carousels for parcels and large objects

In order to optimize logistics processes and increase its services, Poczta Polska has decided to invest in Cassioli automatic systems to improve its offer and thus adapt the processes to customer expectations. The Polish postal operator asked Cassioli Polska to design a ring-shaped conveyor system, very similar in design to that of airport baggage carousels, to support the sorting of oversized shipments. The device will guarantee a much more efficient management, reaching up to 20,000 shipments per day. It is a proven solution that has been operating successfully since last year in Komorniki, near Poznań, and in Zabrze, enabling faster and more efficient shipment processing.

Poczta Polska therefore continues to invest in the automation of logistics processes, according to the development strategy adopted on the CEP market (Couriers, Express and Parcels): the company will in fact allocate approximately PLN 2.5 million for this purpose.

Automation of Poczta Polska is one of the key activities included in the company’s strategy for the three-year period 2021-2023. The investments represent a response to the development of the e-commerce sector, which has significantly increased its share in the market. The upgrades will have a positive impact on the efficiency of handling the growing volume of parcels; A new sorting system has already been installed at the Niepołomice plant and by the end of February these devices will also be installed in Pruszcz Gdański, Wroclaw and Warsaw.

Cassioli once again stands out as a provider of cutting-edge automation solutions, capable of responding to the needs of the most diverse market sectors. Thanks to the internal know-how acquired in over 70 years of activity and the development of patented solutions, Cassioli develops modern and highly efficient technologies, allowing the customer to obtain customized and highly performing systems.

 

Tire Technology Expo 2022, 18-20 May 2022, Hannover- Germany

After one year break due to Covid-19 pandemic, the most important European tire technology exhibition is back. Cassioli is once again one of the exhibitors represented by its “Tire Division“, the company division specialized in handling and storage systems for tires, green tires and raw materials.

In fact, Cassioli confirms itself once again as a partner of the main tire manufacturers thanks to cutting-edge automation solutions, carefully designed and implemented with the best technologies, so to guarantee the best result from tire processing, accelerating production and delivery times and preserving the product quality at all stages.

At the Tire Technology Expo Cassioli will present a new storage system, the Multilevel Shuttle, made up of individual mini stacker cranes with reduced dimensions, but capable of achieving higher performance than traditional stacker cranes for material storage / recovery.

Come and find out more about the new Multilevel Shuttle Cassioli at Tire Technology! We look forward to seeing you in Hanover, from 18 to 20 May 2022, booth 9062, Deutsche Messe Messegelände.

 

Cassioli stands out as a partner of one of the largest retail and housewares chains.

Leroy Merlin, a chain store specialized in building materials and DIY products, arrived in Brazil 23 years ago with the aim of building, renovating, decorating and transforming Brazilian homes, has chosen Cassioli for the creation of an innovative automatic system at its headquarters in Cajamar, San Paulo. The French multinational corporation wanted to increase the productivity and flexibility of one of its main distribution centers in Brazil.

Leroy Merlin has approved an investment of R$ 60 million to automate the distribution center in Cajamar (SP), starting the implementation process of the plant to support online sales, especially following the growth of the latter during the Covid pandemic -19, which in 2021 accounted for 8% of the company’s revenue.

Given the complexity of the operation of B2C direct sales of heavy products, Leroy Merlin deemed it necessary to evolve the traditional operating model, in order to guarantee ergonomics, productivity, team stability and corporate scalability.

Thus, as part of its growth strategy, the Company has decided to implement an innovative automation solution in the Cajamar distribution center that will allow even the heaviest products to be handled with greater agility. The project aims to reduce pallet handling times, perform separation by batch picking and ensure efficient, high-density storage according to the material rotation curve. Ergonomic picking stations will also be designed, with box sorting  assisted by equipment and handling structures that will guarantee a safe process, while maintaining the integrity of the material and the operator.

Cassioli will therefore provide a complete solution, aimed at ensuring maximum efficiency of the entire logistics system, consisting of 6 stacker cranes with a load capacity of 2 tons each and double-depth pallet racks, with a capacity of more than 19,000 pallets. The handling of the products inside the warehouse will be guaranteed by roller and chain conveyors and the picking bays will be equipped with pantograph tables, anti-tipping devices and zero gravity manipulators. The system will also be equipped with devices for the automatic stacking and unstacking of empty pallets, in addition to the use of systems for the automatic slave pallet feeding at the entrance of the plant and automatic feeding of delivery pallets towards the stations for order preparation .

Once again Cassioli distinguishes itself as a supplier of large international companies, capable of responding quickly and efficiently to the needs of many and different manufcturers. The customization of our services and the possibility of having a diversified but specialized production allows Cassioli to offer the customer the most effective solution based on his specific needs, obtaining a streamlining of procedures and considerable savings in terms of time and costs.

Cassioli continues its advance as one of the main suppliers of automated systems for airport intralogistics.

After the recent news of the supply of numerous ATRS systems for the main Spanish airports, our company is awarded the tender for the installation of 8 new Fast2Checks at Bologna’s Guglielmo Marconi Airport.

Together with Smiths Detection, world leader in the production of security screening technologies, Cassioli will supply the new lines for the control of hand baggage for the Bologna Airport.

The installation will include the new C3 type X-Ray machines, with three-dimensional scanning technology, certified according to the “C3” regulations. This particular X-ray unit, already successfully installed at Fiumicino Airport, is a big step forward compared to traditional control systems, as it allows passengers to carry out the usual inspection procedures without having to remove anything from their hand luggage.

This means that passengers will no longer have to remove liquids, PCs, mobile phones and tablets from hand luggage and deposit everything that is usually considered as “unsuitable” in the trays, but will simply leave everything inside their bags: it will be the special Smiths Detection X-ray machine to inspect these objects directly inside the hand luggage, thanks to the innovative tomographic technology.

All this will lead to speeding up the control operations for passengers and therefore to a substantial streamlining of procedures, due to the considerable time savings achieved by avoiding removing the objects first and repositioning them inside the bags at the end of the inspection.

Thanks to its automated systems, Cassioli once again contributes to increasing security within the main Italian airports, thanks to the more effective threat detection capability of these new devices.

 

After numerous projects carried out by our company in the Iberian Peninsula, Cassioli returns as winner in Spain by winning the construction of the new ATRS systems of the most important Spanish airports.
In fact, Cassioli won the tender with the Spanish giant Telefónica for the construction of 95 Fast2Check in the airports of Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia, Alicante, Pamplona, Vigo and Girona.
Seven airports joining Fast2Check ATRS (Automatic Tray Return System) and the numerous BHS baggage handling and delivery systems that have been built in the past for these and many other Spanish airports, including Barcelona, Seville and Santiago.

 

 

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