Technology, innovation and investments are three of the most important characteristics that companies must have in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic sector. If we then add flexibility and reliability, and – of course – experience we get an idea of how the company in this article – SM Pack – works with its clients at global level.
SM Pack S.p.A. was founded in the mid-1960s from the merging of Soffieria Mezzadri and ViMePack, two private companies that were strongly focused on pharmaceutical, chemical, healthcare, and food packaging. The company’s core business is the manufacturing of borosilicate tubular type I glass.
Thanks to a recent increase in overall manufacturing capacity, SM Pack has a strong presence on international markets with its products and know-how, becoming a trusted partner for the world’s pharmaceutical companies.
Strategic locations – production plants and sales offices located in Italy, Spain and the United States – and strong presence, lead to flexibility and reliability as part of the everyday activities of SM Pack.
Technology is an important aspect of any company to be able to deliver quality products. For this reason, SM Pack has recently installed two new tubular glass converting machines in its Italian plant of Felino. These two machines are able to produce 2,400 vials per hour and deliver a fully Made-in-Italy quality product.
In addition to that, these new machines are equipped with:
- two production lines;
- two assembly lines;
- two finishing and box packaging lines;
- automatic steel loading tubes with scratch-resistant arms;
- 14 clamps;
- final checking, and inspection systems.
The impressive potential of productivity (about 250 million/year), a team of experienced and dedicated staff as well as the investments of the last ten years, all together enable SM to conquer and respond to market challenges each and every day.
Technological innovation, investments and human resources are all together values of key importance for SM in order to support business development, in order to expand the range of products and proposed services and to stand out from the current proposals of the market.
During the last few years, SM made major efforts in terms of innovation aiming at a qualitative improvement of the products and at the completion of the proposed services. All production lines are equipped with dimensional controls and automatic alarms to detect problems; moreover, according to the GMP standards, all the control equipment is constantly monitored and validated by experienced and trained staff.
From automatic loading to product finalization
The production plant includes all phases, from the automatic loading of the raw material to the finalization of the product. During this process the dimension of the product are constantly monitored using sophisticated and validated technology. For example, numerous production lines are regularly controlled using the OCR method in addition to the aesthetic checks for the complete elimination of scratches, cracks, etc.
The ultimate control (over three lines) uses a peculiar technology detecting possible pieces of glass inside the containers. The latter provides an additional guarantee of quality to the final consumer. Furthermore, two out of 11 production lines of vials are connected to a clean-room (ISO 5 category) in order to pack the products under controlled conditions.