Thanks to highly innovative hardware and software solutions, Elettric80 and BEMA revolutionized Factory 4.0 more than 20 years ago, becoming well-known all over the world as the market leader of integrated automation solutions. The two companies were established in the 1980s and 1990s respectively, in Viano, in the province of Reggio Emilia, Italy. Elettric80 and BEMA specialize in the implementation of flexible and modular, integrated and automated solutions, designed for high-volume consumer products manufacturers, mainly in the food, beverage and tissue industries, as well as in diversified sectors, like ceramics and plastics. Elettric80 and BEMA provide solutions for production planning and control, storage and shipping activities, with a significant increase in factory efficiency and ensuring the total traceability of handled products.
The main systems, designed according to the customer’s application needs, are: palletizing robots, a wide range of Laser Guided Vehicles (LGVs), SILKWORM high-speed robotic stretch wrappers, depalletizers and WOODPECKER pallet control system, robotic labellers, AS/RS warehouses (Stacker Crane Solutions) and SMART STORE Multilevel Solution and SMART BOX compact solution for end-of-line. The whole process is managed centrally by a single software platform, named SM.I.LE80 (Smart Integrated Logistics), which ensures a “direct link” between systems and production processes, and the optimal and effective management of all internal and external plant operations: from incoming raw materials to complete warehousing and shipping management.
Currently, Elettric80 and BEMA have installed more than 2,000 robotic systems and 4,500 Laser Guided Vehicles worldwide and have collaborated with Tetra Pak at a global level since 2007. Beyond their headquarters in Viano, Elettric80 and BEMA have set up branches in Australia, Brazil, Chile, the United Arab Emirates, France, Great Britain, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Sweden, USA and Thailand (Bangkok). In addition to their innovative solutions, Elettric80 and BEMA guarantee their worldwide business customers a 24/7 remote and on-site assistance and support service which ensures they remain highly efficient over time. In fact, Elettric80 and BEMA technicians work around the clock within the two companies’ Customer Service and Support Centers. For larger, more complex systems, Elettric80 and BEMA can deploy Embedded Engineers with the aim of guaranteeing efficiency to the plants proposed over time. All technicians are engaged in continuous training programmes, assisting testers in the workshop; thus, they are all constantly updated on the technological innovations that will be implemented in the customer’s plants.