A great history that comes from afar
Mario Cavanna founds OMC in Borgomanero.
At Prato Sesia, a 200 m2 building is constructed on a 5000 m2 site and the first "Speed Wrap" machines are produced. The new product is marketed worldwide in collaboration with ACMA of Bologna.
First semi-automatic line for crackers built at the Pavesi plant (Novara).
Surface area enlarged to 1500 m2 of covered premises.
The Sesia River
4th November 1968, the Sesia River invades the town of Prato Sesia. 70 cm of water and debris completely halt production in Cavanna plants. With the help of all employees, the plants are cleaned up in just a few days. Production is resumed despite the serious damage sustained.
New sales network
Relations with ACMA are ended. An independent sales network is created in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Model "06" wrapping machine is created.
The new headquarters is inaugurated to satisfy production needs. 8000 m2 of covered premises for offices, plus large departments for machine tools, assembly and testing. The sales network expands to South America, the United States and Canada.
New packaging machine
The "06NKZ" model is created to handle vertical products.
The first dedicated line
The first totally automatic cracker wrapping line is created. This line is still in operation at the PUIG company in Caracas.
Production begins on the wrapper that will significantly contribute to Cavanna's international success: the model "07". The launch of this new product coincides with new markets being won in Eastern Europe and Australia.
The company becomes S.pA.
The privately-owned company becomes a stock company, with 100 employees.
New packaging machine
The model "14" wrapper is created.
The first loaders with electronically controlled conveyors are produced (STREAM).
The production area is expanded again.
Line for cookies with "MAF" automatic loader.
The first completely electronic wrapping machine is created: the "LOGICA 25"
"SBF" loader for cookies
The company is redesigned
Construction of a new office building and restructuring of green areas change the company's external image. There are now 10.500 m2 of covered space on a total area of 50.000 m2.
New company logo
The Cavanna image is renewed with a new logo and constructive concepts. High efficiency and new product design. Alessandra Cavanna starts to work in the company such as sole administrator.
The completely renewed "ZERO5" wrapping machines are presented at Interpack in Düsseldorf.
celebration of 40 years of work and dedication.
The second generation fully enters the company with the following functions::
MARIO CAVANNA - President and founder
RICCARDO CAVANNA - Chief Executive Officer, Product Development & Customer Relationship area (Sales, technical and production, project management, engineering and information technology departments)
ALESSANDRA CAVANNA - Chief Executive Officer, Business Management Area (Accounting and Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Quality and Validation)
Cavanna tests Mater-Bi film reels on a flow-pack machine for the first time at its MIT laboratory.
Opening of a new branch in Brazil
Cavanna Brazil is built in San Paolo: Cavanna Maquinas e Sistemas de Embalagens Ltda. In the same year, the first machine completely made in Brazil, "ZERO2", has been presented in the market.
Opening of a new branch in America
Cavanna USA is built in Allendale, New Jersey – Cavanna Packaging USA Inc.
Robotic division launch
At Interpack Show Cavanna launches its Robotic Division CARTESIO and presents its model G35 EFC a new compact cartoner. Carton forming, filling, and sealing are all integrated in a single unit that occupies minimal space on the factory floor. During the same trade fair was presented also one ZERO5 with ultrasound sealing.
Prato company headquarters
A new company headquarters is inaugurated at the Prato Sesia site.
Cavanna won the award "Oscar dell'imballaggio" at Ipack-Ima in Milan for the flowpack with ultrasound sealing.
The new group
Creation of Cavanna Packaging Group.
Start the collaboration with Synchrosys, situated in Turin, that bring to the acquisition in 2009.
The 50th anniversary
Celebration of the first half of one century with a party in Oleggio and a conference with the title "Metamorfosi".
Cavanna, in the MIT, try films with PLA and cellulose.
the American facility is moved in Duluth (Atlanta) and in May 2012 it was officially inaugurated in the presence of the authorities of the Gwinnett Chamber .
Cavanna invests in renewable energy by installing on the roof of the headquarters of Prato Sesia a photovoltaic system of 3200 square meters, which guarantees a 20% reduction in spending electricity.
New test laboratory
In June, the new TESTCLAB testing laboratory was inaugurated at the Prato Sesia plant.
The new "Ring" vision system is presented with great success at the Interpack & nbsp; fair (Dusseldorf 8-14 May).
Cavanna celebrates 55 years of activities
Inauguration of the new 3,000 square meter factory
Inauguration of the new Cavanna Ltda headquarters in Jundiaí (Brazil)
New research department
New R&D department of 1,100 square meters
New company logo
The Cavanna image is renewed through the new company logo and the new concepts it expresses