27 October 2017
Guala Closures opened a new technological research center
On Tuesday, October 24th, with the attendance of Fabio Morvilli – Chairman of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Luxembourg, Rossella Franchini Sherifis – Italian Ambassador in Luxembourg, Pierre Gramegna – Ministry of Finance of The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Marco Giovannini, Chairman & CEO at Guala Closures Group, inaugurated its fifth research center in Luxembourg.
Based in Foetz’s Technoport, GCL Technologies aims at the selection, development, assessment, of the most innovative technologies with goal to make them available within the Guala Closures Group factories; GCL technologies is also open to the cooperation with those industrial players that share similar technological needs/goals.
The guests who attended the opening have been accompanied on a journey into the latest generation technologies which are applied to the production of closures and much more, such as:
- NFC is a promising anti-counterfeiting technology that brings good opportunities regarding the brand-consumer communication and the logistic tracking of the product. Guala Closures’ NFC closures are the “first in the world” which have a fully integrated tamper loop.
- Electro magnetic aluminum forming for the spirit closures market, in order to produce a new generation of anti counterfeiting plastic closures finished by a highly aesthetic aluminum layer, formed in extremely freely designed shapes.
- The goal of flexible automation is to reduce manufacturing costs in order to automate production processes characterized by smaller numbers/lots. Guala Closures is open to a cooperation with other companies with the common aim to increase flexibility, avoid unaffordable manual operations, optimize manufacturing flexibility
- 3d printing, a breakthrough innovation in the field of manufacturing processes. Guala Closures wants to be forerunner in this field and recently acquired a state of the art HP technology, in order to print plastic objects at significant speed and very competitive cost.