Continuous innovation since 1919

Continuous innovation since 1919

Technological innovation and knowledge represent a considerable asset for SACMI: the distinctive sign with which the Group operates, in the various sectors of activity, on international markets.

Our laboratories

SACMI dedicates great energy and capital to the R&D sector, in order to promote new technological applications for the improvement and evolution of its range of products. 

The reference point for all the Group's businesses is the Imola Research & Development Centre, a network of chemical-physical laboratories, testing departments for prototype testing and pilot plants for ceramics, closures and beverage, located in the heart of the European mechatronics district. 

In addition to having its own Research Centre, the heart of the R&D activity at the service of all the Group's businesses, SACMI acts as a partner and sponsor of numerous higher education institutions, universities, laboratories and research centres in Italy and abroad, as well as institutions and associations in the sector, for the development of targeted industrial research projects. 

Our laboratories

R&D and education investments

>150mln euros along last three years.

300

technicians

186

MAN-DAYS customer training (2020)

17.216

hours internal staff training (2020)

Leadership in Technology

The ability to develop proprietary technologies to manage each stage of the production process distinguishes the SACMI proposal. In particular, SACMI is the world's leading supplier of machines and systems for the ceramic industry and is a technological leader in the closures sector, with the design and marketing of machines for the production of plastic caps and crown caps.
Over the years, SACMI has developed process technological innovations capable of becoming an international reference standard. The ability to work alongside the customer in implementing the best technical solutions, together with the Group's strong vocation for plant engineering, have strengthened SACMI's role as a single partner capable of responding to the real needs of the customer and the market.

Leadership in Materials

A deep knowledge of materials and processes is the basis of SACMI's ability to develop innovative solutions and excellent services for its customers worldwide. The company stands out in particular for the daily research activity on new materials, carried out in collaboration with major institutions, Universities, associations in Italy and around the world.
From ceramics to plastics, the ability to develop certified solutions and to carry out all the necessary laboratory tests in-house offers the customer the maximum guarantee of results already in the pre-industrialisation phase. In addition to projecting the company to the top of the market, this policy has proved to be strategic to respond with effective and performing solutions to an increasingly demanding market, where the quality of products goes hand in hand with the challenges of the circular economy and with new trends in design and styles of consumption.

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Leadership in Materials

Our projects

GAIOTTO AUTOMATION SELECTED BY THE CALL FOR BUSINESS ATTRACTIVENESS IN EMILIA-ROMAGNA

Gaiotto Automation wins funding from the Emilia-Romagna region as part of the call for investment attractiveness. The aim of the “Development of Advanced Programming Techniques for Industrial Robots” project is to build a new generation of robots that are easier to programme, capable of moving and even 'thinking' like a human.

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GAIOTTO AUTOMATION SELECTED BY THE CALL FOR BUSINESS ATTRACTIVENESS IN EMILIA-ROMAGNA

THE FUTURE OF CERAMIC KILNS: THE DREAM PROJECT FROM SACMI KILNS RECEIVES EU RECOGNITION

The Commission includes the project, which was successfully completed in September 2019, among the success stories co-funded under Horizon 2020 programme. The result is a predictive model to accelerate innovation with net cost savings, efficiency gains and emission reductions.

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THE FUTURE OF CERAMIC KILNS: THE DREAM PROJECT FROM SACMI KILNS RECEIVES EU RECOGNITION

LIFE 4 GREEN STEEL EUROPEAN PROJECT
HDPM (HIGH DENSITY POWDER METALLURGY): THIS IS POSSIBLE!

Producing ultra-high performance steel components that perform better, consuming less energy, environmental and process resources. This in a nutshell is the objective of LIFE 4 Green Steel project, co-funded by the European Union's LIFE programme and developed by a partnership between SACMI, the University of Trento, TFM Automotive Industries (lead partner) and K4Sint.

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LIFE 4 GREEN STEEL EUROPEAN PROJECT <br>HDPM (HIGH DENSITY POWDER METALLURGY): THIS IS POSSIBLE!

SACMI IS A TECHNOLOGICAL PARTNER OF THE EUROPEAN IQONIC PROJECT

Iqonic, co-funded by the European research and innovation programme Horizon 2020, aims to develop a scalable zero-defect platform that ensures flexibility and sustainability of production processes in the optoelectronics industry.
It is coordinated by Fraunhofer through the cooperation of 17 partners, including SACMI, which is working on electronic noses specifically adapted for detection of contaminants, mainly volatile organic compounds.

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SACMI IS A TECHNOLOGICAL PARTNER OF THE EUROPEAN IQONIC PROJECT
SACMI, PROTAGONIST OF THE BI-REX COMPETENCE CENTRE

SACMI, PROTAGONIST OF THE BI-REX COMPETENCE CENTRE

BI-REX is one of the 8 Italian Competence Centres established by the Ministry of Economic Development within the framework of the government Industry 4.0 plan, with a specialised focus on Big Data. It is a public-private consortium, established in 2018 and based in Bologna, which brings together in partnership more than 60 players including universities, research centres and companies of excellence on issues related to digital transformation and technological innovation. In 2020, SACMI launched 10 projects on collaborative innovation funded by BI-REX on the industrial and strategic use of big data, robotics, artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing and cybersecurity.
 
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