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The new Smiths Detection X-ray machine will ensure greater security and streamlined check-in procedures

Cassioli has recently completed the installation of a new Fast2Check ATRS line for passenger check-in at Rome Fiumicino International Airport.

A big step forward for our company and for security procedures, thanks to integration with the innovative X-ray machine produced by Smiths Detection. The distinctive trait of this cutting-edge system lies in the three-dimensional scanning technology of this X-ray equipment, certified in accordance with “C3” regulations, which, compared to traditional systems, will allow passengers to carry out the usual inspection procedures without having to take anything out of their hand luggage.

But let’s take a closer look at the features of this new X-ray technology.

During security checks, airport staff usually ask passengers to remove objects such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops and liquids from bags and trolleys, as well as anything else that they consider “unsuitable” for automatic identification and control with traditional X-ray machines.

The new Smiths Detection X-ray, with computed tomography technology, is able to inspect these types of objects even when they are inside hand luggage. The result is a substantial streamlining of security procedures because passenger procedures are faster due to the considerable time savings that can be achieved by not having to remove objects before going through the machine and then having to replace them inside bags at the end of the security check.

All this, with a substantial increase in security, thanks to the more effective threat detection capability of these new devices.

An important innovation for Cassioli that is completing the first installation of this new system at the airport in Rome and the first standard 3 X-ray integrated with a Fast2Check.

FAST2CHECK EASY will allow significant streamlining of hand-luggage checks

Venice’s Marco Polo Airport has chosen the new FAST2CHECK EASY solution to increase capacity and optimize security procedures at passenger checking areas.

Effective handling and screening of hand luggage is a top priority for airports the world over. Luggage must be moved, handled and checked with precision, speed and security.

CASSIOLI Airport Division offers specific automatic systems both for the handling and sorting of checked baggage and for hand-luggage inspection systems. Control lines must ensure not only efficiency in terms of security, but also process speed and ergonomics for passengers and operators.

FAST2CHECK EASY satisfies all of these needs and space is the critical factor in increasing performance stats and security processes.

Following previous installations in the airports of Rome Fiumicino, Naples, Florence, Bologna, Madrid, Seville and Santiago, at Marco Polo airport Cassioli will install this innovative system for hand-luggage checking that, in addition to ensuring high security standards, will optimize space and speed up the flow of passengers.

How? A new tray-recirculation and management system, specially developed to meet flow-optimization requirements, FAST2CHECK EASY represents the ideal solution for airports with particularly limited space. Most tray-recirculation systems on the market need an area between 16 and 20 metres to ensure significant increases in flow and performance.

Cassioli FAST2CHECK EASY allows airports to benefit from the advantages of parallel and simultaneous management of up to 4 passengers, with a total length of less than 12 metres.

Venice’s Marco Polo airport, with seven new Cassioli lines, aims to manage the expected increase in traffic over the next two years, awaiting the new terminal, which will meet the impressive development plans of the third most important airport in Italy.

 

The Italian leg of the Michelin Le Mans Cup took place on Saturday in Monza. This was one of a series of international endurance car races inspired by the 24 Hours of Le Mans and organised by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO).

Cassioli will be present all season long for this prestigious competition alongside with the DKR Engineering team, winner of the last two seasons, and its two drivers, Marco Cencetti and Marcello Marateotto, who yesterday finished the race in fifth place.

The Michelin Le Mans Cup was created in 2016, through the efforts of ACO, the creator of this new competition which takes place over six rounds, with drivers and teams from all over the world competing for the title in ten GT3 class prototypes and 21 LMP3 class cars.

Five of the six events will be held alongside the European Le Mans Series while the Road to Le Mans will be the highlight of the season.

The Road to Le Mans will be the next stage in June, where teams and drivers will compete in two 55-minute races at the 14 km La Sarthe circuit, with the second race held on the morning of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the only opportunity in the world for GT3 and LMP3 competitors to compete in front of 250,000 motorsport enthusiasts.

Cassioli will accompany and support the team during all 6 instalments at the European level with its logo on the official clothing of the two drivers and the livery of the Norma M 30 Nissan that the two drivers will race in. This partnership confirms the great passion, drive and commitment of the company in supporting a dynamic and challenging sport such as motor racing which, like the Cassioli brand, is founded on strong and natural values, such as loyalty, courage, enthusiasm and healthy competition.

So let’s wish the best of luck to the DKR Engineering team and its drivers for the next stage of the championship, the “Road To Le Mans 2019”, which will take place on the Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans from 13 to 15 June 2019.

 

 

Cassioli has contributed to creation of the Arctic household appliances factory in Ulmi, Romania, which has recently obtained the prestigious recognition of the World Economic Forum as a model for application of Industry 4.0 principles.

The World Economic Forum announced the addition of 10 new factories to its global Lighthouse network, a community of manufacturers who are demonstrating strong leadership in applying the technologies of the fourth industrial revolution to generate financial and operational impacts.

The factories join a network of 16 existing lighthouses in several areas around the world. These serve as beacons to guide other enterprises through the challenges of upgrading systems and applying cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, big-data analysis and 3D printing. Factories were selected based on their success in integrating these technologies to increase efficiency and drive innovation.

Since 2002, when the majority shareholding was acquired by the Arçelik group, Arctic has become the largest producer of household appliances in continental Europe, above all thanks to the substantial investments made in implementation of new technologies and modern production-management systems, which have made it possible to significantly increase the production capacity of the Găești facility.

Cassioli, responsible for realization of automated warehouses for the storage of raw materials and finished products at Arctic’s Romanian plant, as well as assembly lines for washing machines, is pleased to share this important international recognition with Arctic.

At the Ulmi plant, our company has installed automatic systems for the storage of the four main components that make up the washing machines, i.e. outer drums, doors, inner drums and casings. All of these components, once manufactured and checked at the testing islands, are transferred by special conveyors and SLS automatic vehicles to the warehouse.

In addition to the storage of these four components, Cassioli has also created special lines and automatic systems for handling and storage of the other components required for assembly of the washing machines.

Components arriving from the suppliers are transferred by conveyors to the warehouse and from there transported via RGV shuttles to 84 dropping points, where the operators receive the assembly materials.

From an Industry 4.0 perspective, the Arctic plant in Ulmi represents a perfect example of fully digitalized industry, where all processes are interconnected, respecting the technology and automation principles that characterise the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

All processes take place completely automatically, with man-machine interfaces that provide real-time information to operators on current processes, thus increasing production efficiency and minimizing the risk of errors.

The plant has been designed twice as fast as the previous-generation factories and, since its creation, automation of low-value tasks has reduced operating costs by 11%.The 10 companies selected, including giants such as Ford, Nokia and Renault, were chosen on the basis of their success in integrating the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution to increase production efficiency and drive innovation.

 

The Cassioli Group, whose logo has featured on the Block Devils uniforms throughout the 2018/2019 season, has renewed its sponsorship of the Perugia team for next year.

The SIR Safety Conad Perugia volleyball team, a leading force in the Italian volleyball scene with its victory in the Italian Supercoppa league in 2017 and the Coppa Italia in 2019, enters the new season with great ambitions.

With Mr Sirci as Chairman, and having recently announced the arrival of Belgian Fons Vranken as a new coach, the team is ready to face a flurry of matches with grit and determination in the Serie A volleyball league and beyond.

Led by coach Fons Vranken, Sir Safety Perugia Volley has already set the first day of training immediately after the summer holidays: from Thursday 22 August, the players will meet at the PalaBarton in Pian di Massiano to start their preparations.

The Cassioli Group, a partner of SIR Safety System for many years now for workwear and safety clothing for its employees, will stand alongside the Block Devils with sponsorship branding on LEDs on the sidelines and the t-shirts which players will wear on the court. The Cassioli logo will feature on the shoulders of the SIR Safety Perugia players throughout the 2019/2020 season.

All that remains is for us to wish the team all the best, confident that this will be a season full of victories and satisfaction.

 

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The new collaboration between Cassioli and ACF Fiorentina begins with the start of the 2019/2020 championship. Thanks to the agreement recently signed between the owners and the commercial department of the Florentine football team, Cassioli will become a Local Partner Sponsor for the season starting at the end of August 2019.

 

Strongly rooted in Tuscany, yet with a strong international outlook, Cassioli has taken the partnership with the Florentine team as an important opportunity to promote its identity, significantly reinforcing its visibility at a national level and beyond.

 

Long-standing supporters and huge football fans, the Owners share important values with the sport, such as teamwork, a sense of belonging and the nurturing of young talent and potential, which they have always strongly believed in. The partnership with ACF Fiorentina confirms Cassioli’s commitment to the sporting world, already nurtured over the years through sponsorship of volleyball and motor-racing teams.

 

Cassioli’s branding activity as a local partner of AFC Fiorentina will include displaying the company logo during all home matches, both in the Serie A Championship and the Coppa Italia, using LED walls on the sidelines in the first and second row. The Cassioli brand will also sit among the most important sponsors on the official website of the Florentine team and participate in official events that the Club organizes during the season.

 

With over a million fans and the number of ticket holders already exceeding sixteen thousand, the Florentine team is ready for the new season, strengthened by the renewed ownership led by Rocco Commisso and the confirmation of Vincenzo Montella as technical director.

 

The Cassioli Group is therefore set to take to the pitch alongside ACF Fiorentina, right from the first league match to be played in Florence on 24 August, where the team, winners of 2 Scudetti, 6 Coppa Italia, a Cup Winners’ Cup and a Supercoppa Italiana, will face a Naples team led by Carlo Ancelotti.

 

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Two days of intensive activity were spent in Rome for the “Walking together” event organized by Interroll in the Italian capital on 3 and 4 September. Cassioli, Interroll’s partner for many years, took part in the summit with meetings, workshops and one-to-ones that provided important insights, as well as meeting new professionals and companies in the sector.

The event, which took place at the beautiful Hotel Cavalieri in Rome, involved 70 companies from all over the world, all protagonists in the field of automation.

The event included alternated debates, conferences, speeches and workshops focusing on sharing ideas and opinions on the opportunities, challenges and new growth prospects for the event, looking at issues such as innovation, digitization and new frontiers of industrial automation.

Introduced by Interroll’s CEO Paul Zumbühl, the event continued with the thoughts of Bart Friederichs – CEO of TBWB, and Richard Nepgen – Managing Director of Neptek, who spoke about their partnership after meeting at the ROI Global Summit in 2017.

Yan Lefort, Sales Director of Sauber Motorsport AG and Christoph Reinkemeier and Jens Strüwing from Interroll, spoke about the new growth challenges, both for individual companies and for the Global Summit itself, which over the years has always confirmed its status as an important platform for sharing and a business opportunity for all participants.

There was no shortage of time dedicated to human resources, talent development and thinking outside the box, the fundamental principals of which were illustrated by Anders Indset, business philosopher, and Shivvy Jervis, tech futurist and broadcaster.

The Global Summit in Rome was played a key role in the long-term programme strongly pursued and supported by Interroll.

The resulting in-depth and open exchange of experiences was not exclusively aimed at the conclusion of commercial agreements, but first and foremost at creating a community of professionals and companies for the development and growth of the industrial automation sector, where Cassioli has always been a leading player and a strong supporter.

 

 

 

The Pirelli Supplier Award was presented on Wednesday, 25 September, with Cassioli among the 9 winners selected from over 10,000 Pirelli suppliers worldwide.

The Supplier Awards are given annually by Pirelli to companies that have distinguished themselves for their ability to make the supply chain even more sustainable and improve quality excellence, promoting the high value of the company’s products, in line with the Group’s strategy.

Cassioli, who began working with Pirelli in 1995 and has been present in many plants with various types of handling systems for over 4 years, has been recognised for “Global Presence” and “Innovation”. Having built nine different systems in Pirelli plants in just three years, in Italy and across the world, including the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Russia and Romania, Cassioli has distinguished itself for its global presence, as well as for its strong focus on innovation and research into cutting-edge custom solutions.

The main systems developed by Cassioli for Pirelli are tyre-checking machines, final finishing systems and green-tyre handling & storage systems, which, thanks to proven efficiency, allowed Cassioli to be recognized as a highly innovative company, so much so that it was the first material-handling company to receive the Pirelli Supplier Award.

The prestigious award was accepted by Carlo Cassioli, CEO of Cassioli Group, who together with Michele Santillo, Key Account Manager, attended the event in the splendid setting of Pirelli’s headquarters in the Bicocca area of Milan.

“We are honoured to play a part in Pirelli’s success in the Tyre sector and we are proud of this important recognition, which honours us and encourages us to commit ourselves, to invest in research and innovation and to ensure that our systems offer ever higher performance” – said Carlo Cassioli. “We want to share this recognition with the entire company: our sales team, technical offices and production personnel. Every individual has made their own contribution to this important achievement”.

The award was presented by General Manager for Operations, Andrea Casaluci, and Chief Procurement Officer, Pierluigi de Cancellis, who had this to say: “Pirelli pursues a business model focused on Global High Value. In order to hit targets, it is therefore necessary to engage with partners capable of guaranteeing not only an excellent and innovative service, but also to share values such as a focus on people, the environment, the customer and brand value. This is why we wanted to reward companies that share these aspects with Pirelli and have become true partners rather than simply being suppliers of goods or services”.

In addition to Cassioli, other companies receiving awards included: Hevea-Tec Industria e Comercio Ltda (Brazil), supplier of natural rubber; Quechen Silicon Chemical (China), supplier of silica; Kordsa (Turkey), supplier of textile reinforcement; Nynas AB (Sweden), supplier of plasticizing oils; Nuova Ciba S.p.A. (Italy), supplier of dosing equipment; Accenture, strategic partner in Pirelli’s digital transformation roadmap; Artic Falls AB (Sweden), supplier of winter product-development testing ground and Arval Service Lease (France), international partner for long-term car rental.

Cassioli would like to thank Pirelli and all the staff for the welcome and this prestigious award, hoping that this collaboration as suppliers will become a truly fruitful and lasting partnership.

A great party with Rocco Commisso and the whole family of the renewed ACF Fiorentina team

The inaugural event of the 2019/2020 season dedicated to sponsors and all the employees of ACF Fiorentina was held last night in Florence, in the beautiful setting of Villa Vittoria.

Cassioli, one of the local partners of the football club from this year, took part in the welcome party, in the company of many big names from the Florentine team and from around the city. These included Manager Vincenzo Montella, Joe Barone, Team Executive Giancarlo Antognoni, former Florentine player Alberto Di Chiara and the mayor Dario Nardella, who has declared his full support to president Commisso and the club for construction of the new stadium.

It was a beautiful evening that began with an important charity initiative by the Florentine Club, which will sponsor the Meyer Children’s Hospital with the Foundation logo on the players’ shirts, alternating with that of APT Val di Fassa.

During the event, Commisso was available for various photos and handshakes with the participants, thanking all the partners who have supported the important and ambitious project of the new Fiorentina team this year, not only economically, but above all with such extraordinary enthusiasm.

ACF Fiorentina is a team that, together with its chairman, seems destined to get people talking in coming months: Commisso is an ironic chairman, “a man of the people” who knows how to enjoy a joke, but who never loses sight of his role and his commitment to seeing through projects that have been up in the air for far too long.

Cassioli’s logo with feature on the LED walls at the edge of the pitch in Florence for all the home matches, and the company has demonstrated its passion and commitment to the new team.

Thanking the Club for its hospitality during last night’s beautiful welcome party, Cassioli gives its best wishes to the Florentine Team, which so far boasts 2 Scudetti, 6 Coppa Italia and one Cup Winners’ Cup, and which we feel confident will soon achieve further awards and equally prestigious goals.

We have made every effort to protect the health of our workers as far as possible using safety devices and measures to fight Covid-19.

Since mid-March, Cassioli has had to remodel and strip back its work activities to the elements most essential and strategic for the country, in line with government regulations to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The company is now ready to relaunch as effectively as possible, placing protection of its employees at the centre of all actions.

In recent months, the Company has worked hard to develop and disseminate a complete code of conduct for its colleagues in order to guarantee health and prevention measures. Cassioli immediately provided alcohol-based disinfectant gels and mandatory PPE, such as disposable masks and gloves, as well as enforcing 1.80-metre social distancing in the workplace.

The protocol drawn up by our safety experts was then reinforced with mandatory temperature measurement for all employees entering our sites, redistribution of workstations and constant disinfection of rooms by cleaning personnel.

In this period, Cassioli has never completely shutdown. Thanks to remote working and special shifts, both for office-based personnel and blue-collar workers, it has been possible to continue operations and assist our customers even during the lockdown, helping to continue the important work of essential primary sectors, such as the food & drink, pharmaceutical and air-freight industries.

Now that Phase 2 is fully implemented, we are working to further increase safety in the company, placing the health of internal personnel and those who will be working on external sites at the centre of all actions.

Below are some of the most significant measures applied here at Cassioli:

  • Monitoring of body temperature with daily checks for employees before entering the workplace, using a non-contact infrared forehead thermometer
  • Mandatory face masks for all activities and working environments, for the entire duration of the working day; the masks are provided at specific company premises;
  • Obligation to respect hygiene measures for hand sanitising, using alcohol-based gel or washing them frequently with soap and water;
  • Obligation to respect shifts and spacing for the canteen: scheduled times according to the company department and staggered seating, leaving adequate space between people. The canteen has also been equipped with Plexiglas barriers and disposable sanitizing wipes for table and seat sanitization;
  • New canteen expansion: the expansion of the production plant in Torrita, already underway since the end of 2019, involved a new canteen area from the beginning, which has now been redesigned and optimized. In order to further prevent the spread of Covid-19, the area dedicated to the new canteen has been increased. It will be equipped with tables and chairs with a special Krion coating, a material that ensures safe and healthy environments thanks to its photocatalytic and antibacterial properties and its easy-clean properties; tables will also be equipped with special protective plexiglass barriers.
  • Sanitization of company vehicles after each use with an ozonizer, for sanitization of the passenger compartment and the air-conditioning system. Ozone is recognized by the Ministry of Health as a natural method for decontaminating environments and surfaces from bacteria, viruses, germs and any other microorganisms.
  • Daily cleaning of rooms and workstations with alcohol-based disinfectants or sodium hypochlorite by cleaning personnel, according to the instructions of the Italian National Institute of Health.

The current situation in Italy and in the world is very challenging: it is complex, problematic and constantly puts our resources and our way of working to the test. However, we believe that, like any challenge, this will be an opportunity for Cassioli to overcome its limits and come out stronger than before, altered, but with the same desire to improve and create more efficient systems for our customers.

Cassioli is therefore relaunching with a promise and the responsibility to ensure compliance with all safety regulations, whilst also ensuring the support and continuity of services for customers who continue to place their trust in us.

Distanced, yet united and always protected, we can do it!

 

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