Cepi announces expansion of headquarters
Cepi, Italian producer of equipment for both confectionery and snacks markets, has announced that construction of its new headquarters is almost complete. After exceptional growth of 87% in the past decade, the business is building a new facility that will triple its productive area to a total of 15,000m2, with a 13,000m2 factory space and the rest dedicated to offices. The Cepi team says that, as the company approaches its 40th anniversary, its new home is designed to be “beautiful, but most of all, green and safe.”
The new headquarters will be powered and heated by renewable energy, including a 430 kw/h solar system, radiant floor heating, total heat recovery, recovery of rainwater for irrigation, refills for electric cars, high efficiency heat pumps, increased insulation and high brightness shed. The headquarters are also designed to completely safeguard worker safety, with microfiltration against fine dust in the air, a welding gas distribution system, lighter-weight roof and swinging hooks.
The layout of the new factory has been built through a detailed study of productivity and goods flows. Production will be more centralised and rational, thanks not only to the added space but the optimisation of all processes and waste reduction. Other important additions include an automatic vertical warehouse, customs approved place, dedicated loading area, silo washing department, and a large expansion to the tall areas, which are up to 16m in height, for the construction of outdoor stainless-steel silos.
Cepi’s new headquarters include a 240m2 testing and prototyping room fitted with metrology room, which the company says is a testament to its dedication to research and will help it provide even further customisation to its customers, as well as food technology assistance and assistance in developing recipes and mixes.
A family-run company with an international outlook, Cepi designs and manufactures turn-key systems for the storage, conveying and metering of raw materials, as well as fully integrated automation and technologies to complete all production processes. Established in 1985, Cepi is based in the Emilia Romagna region in Italy and operates globally, with offices in Malaysia to coordinate operations in the Asian market. Cepi has built more than 10,000 installations the world over, working with the most important companies from all sectors of food manufacturing.