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2224 Northpoint Parkway
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Alberto Migliardi

MASPACK Packaging USA is the dynamic American arm of MASPACK Packaging, an Italian based company specializing in bottling, packaging and robotic solutions for the wine, spirits and beverage industries. They provide engineering, integration, automation and turn key projects and have shown a true commitment to the US market by opening a new branch office in Santa Rosa, CA and by creating a separate manufacturing unit in their 120,000 sf plant in Canelli, Italy, to ensure any equipment destined for the US complies with all US codes and standards.

MASPACK Packaging USA’s corporate offices and technical support is located at Northpoint Parkway in Santa Rosa and will provide complete solutions and top quality after sale service for North America. 

 
 

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Worker Safety & Productivity in One Place: MASPACK Packaging USA
23 June, 2020

If you’ve been contemplating a switch to increased automation within your winery operations, this might be the perfect time to take action. Wineries are proactively searching for operational processes that maintain social distancing to provide a safer, COVID-free environment for their employees.

On the bottling line as well as all aspects of packaging, MasPack Packaging’s systems have proven to keep workers at a safe, responsible distance and while reducing the need for unknown, external contractor visits that can compromise your otherwise healthy workplace environment.

Established in Italy, MasPack Packaging is gaining the trust of the American wine industry for their advancements and uncompromising devotion to safety, productivity, and community. Their California-based division, MasPack Packaging USA, provides bottling, packaging and robotic solutions that eliminate unnecessary shoulder-to-shoulder contact, especially during packing process palletizing and de-palletizing, when contracted outside labor is often hired. They have cracked the code to increase, and then maintain, productivity while keeping a growing number of workers safe.

A shining example of this is their collaboration with Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services, a Healdsburg-based production facility well-known in California for its custom crush and sparkling wine production. Working hand-in-hand to develop a unique, specialized system, MasPack Packaging USA was able to provide them with an increased level of productivity, and an advanced level of workforce safety, without jeopardizing their overall dedication and desire to provide a quality product. We highlight the project carried out to automate the process of bottle bin packing on the triage line and transferring bottles from the wooden baskets to the steel cages for the riddling process.

See Rack & Riddle’s Custom System and Other Specialized Projects Here

Their commitment to advancing the wine industry does not end there - community involvement and ongoing education is also very important to MasPack. CEO, Alberto Migliardi, is enthusiastic and honored to be sponsoring and working with Sonoma Academy, a nonprofit, private coed college preparatory high school located in Santa Rosa, CA, during their venture into the second year of a robotics competition for high school students.

“We are very excited to be the sponsor for Sonoma Academy’s robotics program. Our skill set and best practices within the robotics world make a natural fit for working together,” says Migliardi. “We are a sponsor of their team, this first year. They started the competition in January but had to unfortunately suspend it until next year.” At the time of the COVID pandemic, Sonoma Academy had earned a spot in the semi-finals at the competition, “We are very excited and proud to see their increasing levels of success,” he adds.

Drawing on this same top-level experience from both their USA and Italian teams, MasPack Packaging USA is dedicated to working with you to provide the best planning and engineering for your winery production, from line integration and automation to a specialized, turnkey project.

Open for business during the shelter-in-place order, MasPack Packaging USA is committed to providing exceptional follow-up and technical support when you are searching for advice, have questions, concerns, or simply want to add to your existing lineup of equipment.

For more information, visit maspackusa.com, or give them a call directly at 707-757-7725.

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BIG TECH FOR TINY BUBBLES: U.S. SPARKLING WINE PRODUCERS ARE STARTING TO EMBRACE AUTOMATION.
21 April, 2020

 

Posted by Laura Ness of Spirited Magazine | Mar 31, 2020 | Packaging, Equipment, Wine, Production 

 

You have to be just slightly natters to engage in a livelihood that can literally blow up on you—and yet, the sisterhood (and brotherhood) of bubbles runs deep. That’s probably why it’s considered the ne plus ultra of winemaking.

There are many ways to sparkle a beverage, but méthode Champenoise is considered the highest form of sparkling art. It’s a process that’s been painstakingly perfected, by hand, over the centuries. It requires two entirely separate fermentations, the second of which occurs in the bottle, which is where the magic happens. Says Todd Graff, winemaker and general manager at Frank Family Vineyards in Napa Valley, “The secondary fermentation in the bottle is the trickiest part, because however many bottles you’re making, each is an individual fermentation.”

Méthode Champenoise is time consuming, filled with repetitive tedium, complicated (often by many months of dosage trials), and sometimes fraught with peril (anything involving gas at multiple atmospheres of pressure can be explosive). But it’s the only way to make the fine mousse that’s the hallmark of superior star juice.

Recently, some sparkling producers have turned to robots and automation to make operations safer and more consistent.

 

Specialized automation

It starts when expired yeast from the secondary fermentation must be collected, using a process called riddling, which inverts and slowly rotates the bottle, forcing the sediment towards the crown cap.

The bottle neck must then be frozen so the yeast can be disgorged, generally using a Champagel machine (made in Epernay, France, by a 60-year-old company that’s now known as Duguit Technologies). To make up for the lost volume, liquid called a dosage is then added to the bottle (dosage is sometimes an ever-so-slightly sweetened wine, sometimes it’s the same wine already in the bottle). Disgorging and dosage are usually done by the same machine (often from TDD Grilliat in France). Finally, bottles are corked, caged, labeled, and boxed—a perfect application for automation, the extent of which will depend on case production, budget, and facility capabilities.

 

Larger production houses rely on specialized equipment, much of it built in France or Italy, countries that have decades of experience turning out bubbles on a mass scale. MASPACK Packaging USA (Santa Rosa, Calif.), an arm of Italian-based MAS PACK, provides custom solutions for companies stateside turning out volume. It specializes in robotics that handle all aspects of automated bottling and packing, from depalletizers and decasers to case erectors, partition inserters (which can be done before or after bottles are put in the case box), sealers and packers, and then palletizers and pallet wrappers. It’s awesome to watch these in action.

 

Another big player in sparkling automation is Valentin Thierion, with offices in American Canyon, Calif. It’s been the leading French manufacturer of Champagne and sparkling wines production equipment since 1855, and specializes in disgorging equipment for sparkling wine. Last year, the company rolled out mobile disgorging services across the United States.

 

Rack & Riddle: Robot Love

The poster child for state-of-the-art sparkling production using multiple robotics is Rack & Riddle in Healdsburg, Calif., where winemaker Penelope Gadd-Coster’s team crushed 6,400 tons of winegrapes last year (the bulk of it for sparkling). The largest custom sparkling producer in Sonoma County, it serves more than 100 brands, many of whom you might recognize, and perhaps even drink, perhaps regularly. Sorry, we can’t share names.

 

With the help of a custom system that employs robotics designed and installed by MASPACK Packaging USA, Rack & Riddle increased annual production to half a million cases—and can climb to 750,000 cases, according to General Manager Mark Garaventa. Prior to the new system, a partially automated line enabled 1,400 cases, per single production run, for an output of 350,000 cases annually. With the new robotic line, it’s nearly doubled capacity, with the ability to handle 2,700 bottles per run.

 

Here’s a snapshot of a sparkling wine’s life in the Rack & Riddle operation: Once wine is ready to undergo secondary fermentation, it’s pumped from its tank to an automated sparkling production line, where sugar and yeast have been added to the tank, triaged on this dedicated line, and then moved to cages and boxes by robotics. Bottles are then crown-capped and placed into storage bins, where secondary fermentation creates the fine, tiny bubbles one expects from méthode Champenoise. The wine then ages, on the lees in bins, from six months to a few years, depending on client wishes (Gadd-Coster says she’s aged wine on the lees for up to 7 years for one particular client).

 

After aging, the bottles are put into riddling bins, where they are riddled robotically for 3 to 4 weeks. Bottles are placed neck-down on the production line, where the lees are frozen and popped out. Another robot moves the bottles from riddling cages to the neck freezer. Each bottle it topped off with the client’s choice of dosage, and, in an automated ballet of utter precision, the bottles are corked, caged, foiled, labeled, packed, and a robot moves bottles to the cases that are palletized for shipment. It’s a breathtaking performance with remarkably few witnesses. A handful of crewmembers stand by, ever observant, making sure the labels are all perfectly straight and watching for the occasional conveyor belt mishap. But mostly, it all goes like Swiss clockwork.

 

Asked how automation impacts labor, Gadd-Coster notes that Rack & Riddle has actually beefed up its team, and workers are doing more skilled tasks, instead of manual ones. Plus, because the company only runs a single shift now, there’s no need for workers to pull long hours (at least for the moment), meaning more time with family—and isn’t that the idea of a life worth celebrating?

 

Shoestring Brilliance

Equinox, in Santa Cruz, Calif., is headed up by Barry Jackson, the “Archbishop of Bubbles,” who makes dozens of small lots of sparkling wine for producers such as Ser, Bonny Doon, La Rochelle, Scheid, Hahn, and local darling, Kathryn Kennedy. (In fact, it was Marty Mathis of Kathryn Kennedy who implored Jackson to purchase the Mirassou sparkling equipment after the company sold its name to Gallo.)

Automated sparkling equipment isn’t cheap, so there’s a lot of reuse and recycling. Jackson also acquired some of Wente’s sparkling equipment when it exited the bubblemaking business in 2006, including a Gyropalette (dating to the 1970s), made by Oeno Concepts of Epernay, France. To see this beastly old monstrosity in action is to witness The Terminator coming to life out of cold storage. Shaking and vibrating like its own metallic earthquake, it decisively manhandles heavy tirage boxes filled with up to 480 bottles each. Le Gyropalette employs a six-day cycle to rotate bottles from being on their sides to sur pointe, which means basically standing on their heads. It’s simple but so effective.

 

Jackson also acquired a corker and wine hooder from Roederer last year, and will soon be getting a new labeller from Valentin USA. “If the machines operate as I expect, we should be able to double our daily throughput,” says Jackson. “Currently, we can do 1,200 to 1,600 bottles in a day. In theory, we’ll [be able to] do this with fewer people, but we’ll see.” With more than 11,000 cases to handle yearly—3,000 of which are Wente’s Cuvee Brut Reserve Sparkling Wine—getting automated in every possible aspect is critical.

 

Robots Replace Ghosts

French champagne houses have been largely automated for decades to keep up with worldwide demand. The same can be said for Italy and prosecco producers. Arnaud Weyrich, longtime winemaker of Roederer Estate in California’s Anderson Valley, credits the legendary Michel Salgues, from whom he took the reins in 2003, for investing in automation more than 20 years ago: “If you buy the right equipment, it lasts 30 years.”

 

Weyrich says the United States is 18 to 20 years behind France and Europe, from a sparkling automation standpoint. But, he observes, California has finally started to catch up over the last two to three years. Roederer recently added automatic bottle packing and palletizing, the former from French company Tecma Aries and the latter from Honeywell Intelligrated (based in Ohio). “There isn’t much value added by human labor in these repetitive situations,” he says, adding, “There’s so much stress. We need machines to remove the heavy lifting. It makes the staff happy, and it makes the insurance company really happy.”

He hopes to get his disgorging and packaging lines fully automated soon: “Eventually, I want no human hands touching a bottle, through the whole line, until a forklift driver picks up the pallets of finished wine.”

As for the impact of automation on labor, he points to the difficulty finding enough workers: “It’s so hard to find staff here that the robots are replacing ghosts. We’re going to be more efficient with the same staff, and we will train them to do more skilled and value-added tasks”—like disgorging all the cases of magnums, which must be done by hand, typically with a crew of five over a two-day period each month. There’s a lot of pride in those magnums. The company recently opened a few together to toast the enduring success of the brand.

 

Small Production, Big Hearts

In the heart of the Green Valley of Russian River Valley AVA, just outside of Sebastopol, Calif., sit 160 acres of prime chardonnay and pinot noir, earmarked for the 15,000 to 16,000 annual cases of Iron Horse Vineyards’ famous small-lot cuvees, which support causes near and dear to the proprietor Sterling family’s very generous hearts. Ocean Reserve, created in partnership with National Geographic, donates $4 per bottle to Nat Geo’s Ocean Initiative. Other offerings are disgorged and released seasonally, such as Gratitude, started after the area’s wildfires in 2017, $5 of which goes to the Redwood Empire Food Bank.

 

David Munksgard, winemaker at Iron Horse since 1996, has upwards of 40 vintages under his belt. Rather than hew to a formulaic style, he and the Sterlings seek the best vintage expressions each year. Munksgard favors whole cluster pressing, typically with no malolactic fermentation to preserve fruit (although he has a few lots in the cellar that are 100 percent ML), fractional pressing, and rigorous battonage; barrel ferments add complexity. “The result is great depth of flavor and character, yet the weight and texture remain light and silky to just glide across the palate,” he says.

 

READ FULL STORY HERE: http://www.spiritedbiz.com/big-tech-for-tiny-bubbles-u-s-sparkling-wine-producers-are-starting-to-embrace-automation/

 

Maspack USA Activity – Public Notice #1/COVID-19
17 March, 2020

As the situation around novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, Maspack Packaging USA informs that it is taking all the necessary precautions to safeguard the health of our employees, customers, suppliers and partners. Our technical support is still available 24/7 thanks to remote assistance technology, telephone, e-mail and conference calls. The physical presence of our staff is still available, until otherwise notified, and is using personal protective equipment, implementing sanitizing and social distancing. Our sales team can meet virtually using Skype, email and conference call meetings.

In Italy, our Headquarters is in strict observance of the Italian Council of Ministers Presidency Decree dated 14th March 2020, with regards to COVID-19, which includes limited access to the company with temperature checks before getting into the facility, immediate quarantine for those with suspicious symptoms, separate toilets for suppliers and external carriers, intensification of cleaning and disinfections of all the areas, and working remotely wherever possible.

The health and safety of our teams, our industry, and our families is the most important thing to us. We are monitoring this closely and will continue to take all the precautionary measures to keep everyone safe.


Maspack Delivers Innovation with Their Case Packer with Patented Flap Control Device
13 January, 2020


The new case packer was designed specifically for the US market and can alternate between high-use re-shipper cases and cases formed by a case erector machine. The machine is easy to use and can change format operations quickly. The picking head is able to self-adjust based on the format you need, and the flap control system can easily adjust and can accommodate both 6 and 12 packs with automatic change format from the machine touch screen.

Alberto Migliardi, CEO of MASPACK Packaging USA, notes that, “The case packer is ideal for wineries and co-packers offering high productivity and ROI while saving labor costs via automation. Automation within the industry will be growing over the next few years.” Alberto predicts, “This machine is just one example of how automation can help our customers maintain their competitive edge and reduce time-to-market. We are very focused on wine and spirits, and we aim to always deliver the best machinery for our customer’s needs and provide excellence in technical service.”

Production Automation benefits include: 

  • MANAGE COSTS:  Making a product available in a cost-effective way sets successful businesses apart from the competition. 
  • REDUCE WORKPLACE INJURY:  If robots perform the risky function of palletizing and preparing items for shipping, you remove potential risk of injury to employees. 
  • INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY: Allows companies to leverage ingenuity and efficiency while maintaining quality. Handling products, picking and placing items, packing cases, and palletizing become routine and save on time and labor. 
  • MAXIMIZE STAFF:  Automation can take the human being out of the process while increasing productivity. This does not eliminate the need for good staff. Instead, it provides an opportunity to remove the repetitive, unskilled tasks that many humans find boring and unfulfilling yet are critical to meeting production needs. Automation is the key to a shorter workweek. 
  • MORE FLEXIBILITY– By incorporating robotics and automation, a line operator or machinist can change the bottle type, cap or product delivery (case or pallet) far quicker than a manual process. 
  • HIGHER ACCURACY – Pick-and-place robots are outfitted with slim arms and wide reach. They are built with sturdy repeatability and precise tooling making them extremely accurate. 
  • INCREASE QUALITY & CONSISTENCY– Modern robotic packaging machines are capable of improving the product quality as well as cycle time. As their movements are standardized quality of packaging improves and operations become seamless.

MASPACK Packaging USA is the American arm of MASPACK Packaging, an Italian based company specializing in bottling, packaging and robotic equipment for the wine, spirits and beverage industries. With locations in 14 countries on 6 continents, MASPACK is a world leader in the bottling and packaging market. In order to serve the US market, they opened their US headquarters in Sonoma County to maintain their equipment and deliver on their commitment to after-sales service for their US customers.

They provide consulting, planning, engineering, integration, automation, installation, and commissioning of equipment. More than that, they provide world-class solutions that maximize efficiency and flexibility while ensuring accuracy and consistency. 

MASPACK has shown its commitment to their US clients by creating a separate manufacturing unit in their 150,000 sf plant in Italy. This dedicated facility ensures that all equipment is produced in house and complies with all US codes and standards. In addition, the MTS (Maspack Technical Support) based in Santa Rosa, has been created solely to provide technical support to its customers. 

“We provide all of the support our customers need in design and delivery, but more than that, they need to know we have boots on the ground. If they have a problem or question, they speak directly to experienced technicians – no third-party maintenance guys or waiting to hear back from someone in Europe – just fast and efficient service from superb technicians,” says Alberto.

Maspack will be on hand to discuss their new case packer and answer questions at the UNIFIED Wine and Grape Symposium February 4-6 in Sacramento at BOOTH #B1004 in building B. MASPACK Representatives will also be available for meetings or introductions during UNIFIED. Please email Alberto@maspackusa.com or Dan@maspackusa.com if you would like to set up a meeting to answer all your questions.

For more information on MASPACK Packaging USA, go to maspackusa.com.


You're Invited to Rack & Riddle's Industry and Media Open House
22 April, 2019

 
Rack & Riddle's Industry & Media Open House
 
Thursday, May 9, 2019
 
1 – 2 p.m. for Media 
2 – 6 p.m. for Industry/Trade
 
Rack & Riddle — Healdsburg Facilities
499 & 451 Moore Lane
Healdsburg, CA 95448
 
 
Wine & Food | Meet & Greet with Our Team | Facility Tours
 
Tours include previewing our newly expanded facilities and unveiling of new equipment designed by MASPACK Packaging USA!
 
Help us name our new Tirage Robots and win a prize!
 
PLEASE NOTE:
 
 
FOOTWEAR
NO open-toed shoes allowed.
In order to safely tour our facilities, proper footwear is required.
 
PARKING
Follow parking postings. Please do not park in areas marked
"NO EVENT PARKING"
 
 
Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services | Healdsburg & Alexander Valley
707-433-8400 | info@rackandriddle.com

State-of-the Art Packaging Company Makes Inroads in Wine Country with High Tech Facility Upgrades
21 January, 2019

Rack & Riddle Set to Showcase Comprehensive Equipment Overhaul, by MASPACK Packaging USA, at Industry Event in Late Spring, 2019

MASPACK Packaging USA, the American arm of MASPACK Packaging, based in Italy, is set to begin completion of a three-phase overhaul for Rack & Riddle’s custom crush facility in Healdsburg, CA. MASPACK USA assisted Rack & Riddle with an initial upgrade a year and a half ago by designing and installing a case packer, case sealer and palletizer into its still wine line, integrating the existing and new machinery along with new bottle conveyors and full automation.

“Throughout that initial upgrade, we interviewed several companies and determined that MASPACK was the best fit for us,” affirms Mark Garaventa, General Manager at Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services. “We got exactly what we needed from them in terms of installation and implementation. Their knowledge and expertise are tremendous. They have proven to us that they are the company we want to continue to work with and the proficiency to upgrade our sparkling line.”

Due to the success of the installation and the top-notch service provided by MASPACK USA, Rack and Riddle sought the company out again when they decided to increase the speed and efficiency of their sparkling wine bottling and packaging process.

“Automation within the industry will be growing over the next few years,” predicts Alberto Migliardi, MASPACK Packaging USA’s CEO. “We are very focused on wine and spirits, and we aim always to deliver the best machinery for our customer’s needs and provide excellence in technical service.” 

Alberto added. “In order to guarantee that excellence in service, we developed a Technical Service Division here in California to ensure we have support technicians on the ground. We moved a very experienced technician here from Italy and another will be arriving in late spring to assist in development and training of our local technicians. Additionally, our machines are remotely connected to Italy providing a 24 hours a day to assist operators in resolving any problems.”

Rack & Riddle’s sparkling line upgrade has been accomplished through a comprehensive, three-phase plan. The first involved automating its triage application process transferring bottles from the line to wooden bins. The second is installing robotics solutions to transfer bottles from the wooden bins to metal cages in preparation for riddling. The third phase, will be full automation and upgrade of the facility’s disgorging end of line including the installation of a monobloc case erector and case packer, partition inserter, case sealer, weight measure and Palletizer.

“The upgrades were made on behalf of our clients, to demonstrate our continued commitment to quality and excellence in service and standards. We expect to be the premiere sparkling wine facility in America,” proclaims Garaventa. “This is a true partnership we have with MASPACK. They want us to be successful and work with us to meet all of our needs and our demands in order to accomplish that.”

Rack & Riddle is planning an industry-wide open house at its new facility in Healdsburg in late Spring 2019, to showcase the full equipment overhaul designed and installed by MASPACK.

In the meantime, they will be on hand to discuss the upgrades and answer questions at the UNIFIED Wine and Grape Symposium January 29-31 in Sacramento at BOOTH #1837. MASPACK Representatives will also be available for meetings or introductions during UNIFIED. Please email Alberto@maspackusa.com or Dan@maspackusa.com if you would like to set up a meeting to answer all your questions.

For more information on MASPACK Packaging USA, go to maspackusa.com or for information on Rack and Riddle, visit www.rackandriddle.com

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MASPACK Packaging USA expands team and officially opens new office
23 October, 2018

MASPACK Packaging USA, a cutting-edge bottling, packaging and robotics solutions provider, announces the addition of three new employees, as well as the opening of its new North America office.

The expansion adds a mix of experience and expertise to the MASPACK roster with the hiring of a new Business Development Director, Dan Bock, a new Office Manager, Rosalind Soto and Domenico Ginosa, a new Technical Director for Masspack Technical Services providing installation and after-sales service to all MASPACK USA customers.

 

Dan has 20 years of sales and marketing experience, 10 plus years of which are specific to the Napa Valley. He has extensive knowledge ranging within the realm of hospitality, direct sales of rare and fine wine, to the packaging of wine and spirits. In addition, he has successfully achieved his Level 2 WSET certification and has a passion for the wine and spirits industry.

Rosalinda who came from Kendall Jackson winery also brings with her a number of years of service and administrative experience in the beverage and hospitality industries.

Domenica Ginosa, spent 5 years in Australia as a Project Manager for a bottling and packaging engineering and distribution company and then 2 years in MASPACK Italy.  He has extensive knowledge of bottling lines and packaging machinery, outside of MASPACK, and will be invaluable for any integration of existing equipment into a new complete line.

In addition to adding new team members, MASPACK Packaging USA has officially moved into their new office, located at 2224 Northpoint Parkway in Santa Rosa.  The office hosts the Sales and Administrative team, with a warehouse area for parts and service and will provide MASPACK with a place to expand their product offering to serve additional market segments and fulfill even more orders in an efficient manner.

With the number of active wineries in the US growing to 9,654 in 2018, up 6%* on the previous year and active craft distillers growing by 15.5% over the previous year to 1,835,** combined with a shrinking labor pool and higher wages have many within the wine and spirits industry looking to automate and better manage their line. "MASPACK Packaging USA specializes in automation and integration and so is a new business that is already making an impact in the North American packaging market," said Alberto Migliardi, CEO. "With the current pace of growth within these markets, we needed to take action, to add the right people to elevate and enhance our business, deliver the right amount of support and give our clients the best possible experience."


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About MASPACK Packaging USA: Founded in 2016, MASPACK Packaging USA is the dynamic American arm of MASPACK Packaging, an Italian based company specializing in bottling, packaging and robotic solutions for the wine, spirits and beverage industries. They provide engineering, integration, automation and turn key projects and have shown a true commitment to the US market by creating a separate manufacturing unit in their 120,000 sf plant in Canelli, Italy, to ensure any equipment destined for the US complies with all US codes and standards.

 

For more information contact MASPACK Packaging USA at 707-757-7725 or visit us online at maspackusa.com

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*The data comes from www.statista.com.  Total number of wineries in the United States from 2009 to 2018

**The data comes from The Craft Spirits Data Project, a study led in conjunction with the American Craft Spirits Association.

Media Contact:  Nessa O’Brien, 707-535-9481

 

 

 

 


Innovative Packaging Company set to make a big splash in U.S. Wine Market
27 August, 2018

Cutting-edge bottling, packaging and robotics solutions provider, with smart and exclusive automation and management software and top-of-the-line after-sales service.

MASPACK Packaging USA, the American arm of Italian based MASPACK Packaging, is ready to shake up the US market, providing advanced bottling, packaging and robotics solutions to the wine and beverage industry. Experience and expertise in integration, automation, engineering and strategic planning of turn key solutions has already made MASPACK Packaging a major player in the global packaging market.

They have now set their sights on North America and to demonstrate their commitment, have created a separate department at their 150,000sf facility in Canelli, Italy, dedicated solely to manufacturing equipment intended for the US market with full compliance of US codes and regulations. They are doubling down on that commitment with a dedicated MASPACK Packing USA office in Santa Rosa, CA with full sales and after-sales service, and an on-site technician with extensive knowledge and years of hands-on experience with the equipment.

“We know we already provide quality and innovative solutions, but our customers need more when it comes to sensitive packaging equipment. Our focus will be on outstanding customer service,” says Alberto Migliardi, MASPACK USA’s CEO.  “We plan to provide all of the support our customers need in design and delivery, but more than that, they need to have some boots on the ground. If they have a problem or question, they speak directly to experienced technicians – no third-party maintenance guys or waiting to hear back from someone in Europe – just fast and efficient service from superb technicians.”

Over the last year, MASPACK USA has been working with Infinity Bottling to engineer, manufacture, and install a state of the art, complete turn-key solution for the bottling line at their new facility in American Canyon, CA.  The line, which began operation earlier this month, is managed by just 3 operators and a forklift driver and can process up to 200 bottles per minute.

President and General Manager of Infinity Bottling, Jessica Tuteur, has nothing but praise for the MASPACK USA team when asked about the collaboration. “The whole process went extremely well,” said Jessica, “We trusted Alberto and MASPACK to design and install the highest quality solution, and a year later they put together something incredible, efficient and state-of-the-art. They did an amazing job.”

Infinity Bottling’s turn key solution may be MASPACK USA’s showcase project to demonstrate what they can engineer and manufacture, but it wasn’t their first successful American venture. Last year, MASPACK USA integrated a complete end-of-line case packer, case sealer, and palletizer into an already existing line at Rack and Riddle in Healdsburg, CA. Not only did they integrate the end line, they fully automated the entire line, including the machines that were already in place, connecting different brands and companies under one complete line of automation, utilizing their customized compass and cockpit software solutions.

Forty Creek Distillery, a Campari brand, in Ontario, Canada was another successful foray into North America by MASPACK showing that their reach in the market is not limited to just the USA. At the distillery, they also implemented a case packer, palletizer, and conveyors into the existing line, demonstrating once again that MASPACK Packaging USA is leading the way into the US market with state-of-the-art bottling and packaging solutions and is able to design, engineer, and adapt equipment to meet your integration and automation needs.

For more information contact MASPACK Packaging USA at 707-757-7725 or visit us online at maspackusa.com

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The Ferrari of Complete Bottling Lines
06 August, 2018

MASPACK USA’s first turn-key solution at the brand new Infinity Bottling facility in American Canyon is deemed ‘the Ferrari of complete bottling lines’ and the envy of many..

 

Santa Rosa, CA. August 2nd, 2018: Over 200 industry professionals made their way to the Grand Opening of the brand new Infinity Bottling facility in American Canyon Thursday night to tour the facility and catch their first glimpse of the new state-of-the-art turn-key solution designed and installed by MASPACK Packaging USA.

The line includes the best of the best in terms of machinery; a filling mono-block with 40 grippers, a rinser with 48 filling valves, a corker and capper, a capsule applicator with 12 spinning heads, a labelling machine capable of applying up to 3 labels and equipped with orientation device, an inspection system and all packaging machines and conveyors produced by MASPACK. The entire line is automated and managed by a central panel that uses the Cockpit software specifically created by MASPACK. In addition, the line is equipped with the Compass system, statistical analytical supervision software with production reports and statistics. The line installed at Infinity has a layout that can be managed by just 3 operators + a forklift driver and can process up to 200 bottles per minute.

MASPACK Packaging USA has been diligently working with Infinity Bottling to design, manufacture and install this, it’s first complete turn-key solution in the USA.  “We are delighted with the end result here at Infinity” said Maspack USA CEO, Alberto Migliardi.  “Jessica and David entrusted us with this massive project and we put many elements in place to ensure we delivered on time and to the full specifications of their plan. We only see success for this new endeavor and will be here standing beside them as the machines operate well into the future.

Those steps MASPACK took included the creation of a US specific department at the parent company’s 150,000sf manufacturing plant in Canelli, Italy, to ensure all equipment destined for the US complies with US codes and standards as well as the opening of a sales and technical support office in Santa Rosa, with experienced technicians readily available to service the machines.

The bottling line designed and installed at Infinity Bottling may be the first turnkey project for MASPACK in California, but is not their only major project.  Last year, they successfully integrated a complete end-of-the-line with case packer, case sealer and palletizer at Rack & Riddle in Healdsburg.  They automated the entire line including the machines that were already in place.  Beyond wine they implemented the automation of the entire packaging process of the Forty Creek Distillery bottling line in Grimsby, ON CANADA last year with the installation of a Case Packer, Palletizer and all the conveyors.

 

 

With this new facility, MASPACK Packaging USA look to be setting the bar very high for their competitors.

 

For more information, visit us online at www.maspackusa.com or contact the MASPACK office at 707-953-7143 / email: office@maspackusa.com


MASPACK Packaging USA to showcase their first US turn-key complete bottling solution at Grand Opening of Infinity Bottling
13 July, 2018

Santa Rosa, CA. July 6th, 2018:  Over the past year, Maspack Packaging USA has been diligently working with Infinity Bottling to design, manufacture and finally install a complete turn-key solution at the new ‘state of the art’ bottling facility in American Canyon, CA.

On Wednesday, August 1st, Maspack Packaging USA will join Infinity Bottling in hosting a Grand Opening Celebration from 2:30pmpm to 6:00 p.m to officially open the doors and showcase this world-class facility incorporating many of the packaging innovations and automation capabilities Maspack has to offer. 

During the event, attendees will be able to tour the new facility and see MASPACK machinery and automation at work.  

MASPACK Packaging USA is the dynamic American arm of MASPACK Packaging, an Italian based company specializing in bottling, packaging and robotic solutions for wine, spirits and beverage industries.  They provide engineering, integration, automation and turn key projects and have shown a true commitment to the US market by opening a new branch office in Santa Rosa, CA and by creating a separate manufacturing unit in their 150,000 sf plant in Canelli, Italy, to ensure any equipment destined for the US complies with all US codes and standards. 

MASPACK Packaging USA’s corporate offices and technical support is located at Northpoint Parkway in Santa Rosa and will provide complete solutions and top quality after sale service for North America. 

 

Call us today to let us know that you’re coming!

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