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|Growth and innovation with the focus on sustainability and energy-saving.|
The photovoltaic system installed on the roof of the production unit in Quinto di Treviso (Italy) was recently inaugurated. With an average energy production of 926.000 kWh/year obtained by means of 3442 modules spread over an area of approximately 6,000 sqm, the investment ensures the Pavan Group plant
During the sunniest months production activities can be sustained entirely by solar energy, without any resorting to polluting energy sources, with the yielding part of the production to the grid. This will enable zero pollutant emissions for the production of electricity, avoiding the emission of nearly 400 tons of CO2 and 160 TOE (tons of oil equivalent) per year. The focus on environmental balance is applied to all the activities carried out by the Group’s
As well as the use of clean energy sources and limiting the consumption of water and natural gas, the Group implements a complete control of the production processes in order to encourage the use of environmentally-friendly and recyclable construction and packing materials.
|Growing results, technological innovation and energy efficiency displayed at Pavan’s Open Day.|
On Friday December 14th, 2012 Pavan Group held an open day to present the new forming and thermal treatment lines for fresh pasta. In Galliera Veneta’s (Padua) showroom, Italian and international fresh pasta operators could see the new machineries and appreciate the innovative technological and mechanical features as well as the concrete and immediate advantages in terms of energy efficiency and simplification in the washing and sanitation procedures.
The day was opened by a conference dwelling on the main topics related to microbiology and food safety (Dott. Luciano Mondardini, R&D Manager) as well as on the innovative and distinctive features of the presented machines (Ing. Fabio Bisarello and Simone Bertocello, technical design).
Finally, the fresh pasta Sales Manager, Paolo Carossa, simulated real operating conditions thus specifying the efficiency these new lines enable to achieve. The technical director, Ing. Sandro Rasera, guided the visitors through the production departments where the presentation of two automatic double-tank kneaders with a capacity of 1,100 and 1,700 kg/h respectively, took place.
In a dedicated area the following lines were also displayed: entirely washable sheeters line for classic tortellini, filled pasta and double sheeted pasta, the SPW630 sheeter (630 mm wide and 7 mm thick sheets, 700 kg/h capacity) and the SPT540 double sheeter (producing two 540 mm wide and 7 mm thick sheets, 1,000 kg/h capacity).
With regards the forming process, the presentation focused on a series of entirely washable forming machines for cappelletti and ravioli (150 strokes/min, 650 kg/h), classic and pinched tortellini, as well as double sheets for ravioli (170 strokes/min, 850 kg/h).
The thermal treatment equipment presentation concentrated on the 7 meters long non-stop dip cooker, the cooling bath, the 14 meters long pasteuriser/cooker and the pre-dryer (6 meters, 3 tiers). The latest models of the main accessories were also displayed: the shuttle automatic mixture distribution system, the washable product conveyor belts and the lobe pump for filling dosing in forming machines.
|Fresh pasta forming equipment and heat treatment: innovations and process optimisation on show at the Pavan Group’s open day|
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|PAVAN SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY|
Dry Pasta Training Course – November 2011
The next edition of the Pavan School of Food Technology will be held by the end of November 2011 with topics dedicated to dry pasta & production systems. The new edition will be integrated with practical tests in Pavan’s R&D laboratory plant.
Duration: 5 days - Date: 14-18 November 2011 - Language: English, Spanish
Topics: raw materials and pasta, fundamentals of rheology, thermodynamics,, heat treatments and drying process, production technology and processing, energy recovery and efficiency, hygiene and hygienic safety, process automation packaging.
Target Group: Plant Managers, Production Directors, R & D Managers, Quality Control Managers. Technicians
Deadline for registration: 30 September 2011
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|PAVAN GROUP CONTINUES DOUBLE-DIGIT GROWTH|
The Pavan Group announced final results for 2010 with revenues growing 30% to 107 million Euros. Also profitability has increased significantly: EBITDA amounts 17 million Euros (+ 45%) and net income 4.8 million Euros, more than double as compared with 2009. The reasons for this extraordinarily positive performance are to be found in the strong capabilities of product innovation, in the global sales network around the world, in the strong demand for innovative and reliable food manufacturing technologies from developing and emerging Countries, and in the incipient economic recovery of key markets such as North America. The take over of Golfetto-Sangati is now bringing the results we expected. In 2010, the year of the restart of the business and of the transfer of the headquarters from Padua to the broadly restored facilities in Quinto di Treviso, Golfetto-Sangati reached a turnover of around 11 million Euros; the expectation is to reach 25 million Euros in 2011 and 35 million in 2012. The outlook for this year is strongly positive. The global demand for staple food products is growing continuously, pushing up the demand for food processing and packaging equipment, and Pavan is on this market with high-end products guaranteeing the best value for money. Forecasts for 2011: +16%, bringing the turnover to 125 million Euros, with a corresponding leap in profitability.
|PAVAN TAKES OVER THE GBS GROUP|
Pavan Group expands its activities and becomes the main company of the sector able to provide the broader range of technology and equipment, from the flour milling right up to product packaging.
The Pavan Group, leading manufacturer of plants and systems serving the Food Processing Industry, has successfully closed the acquisition negotiations and is now owner of the GBS Group. This group of companies was founded by the merger, back in 2000, of three important names (Golfetto, Sangati and Berga), specialists in the flour milling market and in grain storage and handling terminals.
This new Pavan business venture, registered under the name Golfetto Sangati Spa, will offer equipment and systems for flour milling and animal feed industries as well as extending its business across a number of applications for grain storage and handling terminals satisfying requirements relating to in-loading and out-loading of bulk products by ship. Another important new business branch will be plants and systems for producing biofuels. The product lines will be marketed under the three original names serving world industries Quality Italian Engineering in the cereal milling market and the headquartes will move to Quinto di Treviso. An investment plan will be implemented to expand the existing production sites in Manfredonia, Italy and in Beijing, P.R.C .
The Pavan takeover means the GBS Group is no longer in administrative receivership, a satisfying result for everyone – Pavan, Trade Unions and the Ministry for Economical and Industrial Development – all confident that this move will allow Golfetto Sangati to continue production and supply the current work orders being processed and in the short term to overcome the current financial setbacks.
Andrea Cavagnis, CEO of Pavan, comments, “Over the last few years we have been implementing a business consolidation and expansion plan and Pavan, with this move, will now be in the position to offer and provide our customers with a broader range of solutions and services, equipment and systems to complete and integrate food processing lines with cereal and flour milling systems.”
The Pavan Group located in Galliera Veneta, Italy serves the food processing industry with technologically advanced automatic plants and systems for processing, dry and fresh pasta, snacks, breakfast cereals, readymade meals and frozen food products. Annual sales revenues amount to 90M Euros and exports (120 countries worldwide) account for 95% of total sales. Pavan has a 35% market share in the pasta processing machinery market and serves the biggest names in the food processing industry.
Company strategy focuses on launching Golfetto Sangati worldwide through the Pavan sales network, the brand image and investments.
|Pavan Group untouched by the global economic crisis|
The turnover for Pavan – a leading manufacturer of machinery and plants for the food industry - has grown by 66% in the past five years and reached EUR 90 million in 2008 with exports to 120 countries representing 95% of total sales. Consolidated profits amounted to EUR 6,7 million (a 46% increase).
CEO Andrea Cavagnis commented: “The results achieved in 2008, in a complicated world scenario characterised by strong fluctuations in the prices of commodities and of raw materials such as wheat, confirm once again the strength and competitiveness of our Group. We have increased our workforce, our production volumes, and the number of installed plants with a significant growth of our market shares in the American and African continents.
The company is positioned in the middle to high end market thanks to the high degree of customisation of its production plants and processes. Among Pavan customers are multinationals and other leading food manufacturers.
“2009 is going to be again a positive year for us but without the growth we have experienced in the past. The crisis in the food industry is less intense than in other sectors. We have good business chances, considering that there are few competitors at our level and that there are interesting markets we can address. In spite of the economic and financial crisis, every year we invest 5% of our turnover in the research and development of products and technologies capable of satisfying the new requirements set by our customers. This endeavour for continuous improvement makes us confident enough to face the new competitive challenges which await us in the years to come.”
On occasion of the presentation of the Balance Sheet, the company also presented the Social and Environmental Report for 2008.
“This is a clear token of our commitment in pursuing a way of doing business which fully respects the environment, utilizing to the highest extent our personnel and their skills, while working side by side with world scientists in order to develop clean and sustainable technologies. In 2008 Pavan has generated EUR 29 million of added value and this wealth has been distributed between the subjects who have actively contributed to generate it."
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Barilla Mexico opened the doors of its new modern pasta factory for 70.000 tons per year production to the selected guests arrived in Mexico for the important event. A plant engineered and built in record time: in eleven months a factory of about 12.000 square metres was built and all the lines for production and packaging of pasta (both short-cut and long-cut) were manufactured, installed and started up at full capacity. Pasta is traded under the local brands Yemina and Vesta and also under Barilla brand, which is well known and distributed all over the world.
“At a distance of months from the beginning of project development” said Mr. Gianluca Bolla, CEO of Barilla Alimentare “we can confirm the effectiveness of our choices as regards both the performance and the productivity of the installed lines and the quality of the final product”.
Pavan Group (Galliera Veneta, Italy) supplied on turn-key basis the production and packaging lines.
“The full accomplishment of the required time and specifications to customize the plant is for us a reason for great satisfaction, confirmed by the confidence granted by of the worldwide leader in pasta production, well-known for the attention paid to the quality of the final product and to the equipment productivity” said Mr. Andrea Cavagnis, CEO of Pavan Group.
In the same perspective comes the established T.A.S drying technology - result of tests and experiences made at the Pavan Research Centre - which is constantly devoted to the development of up-to-date technical and technological solutions to anticipate and satisfy the market needs.
Thanks to the new series of dryers for short cut pasta lines the product passes through alternate stages of active drying and stabilizing. The thermo-hygronometric conditions are strictly and constantly controlled. The duration of every single phase can be set according to the chosen drying diagram. Temperatures and humidity can be alternatively increased or decreased according to step diagrams. Hence a better colour and cooking performance, wider range of product shapes, shorter processing times and consequently reduced space requirements and reduced energy consumption. The dried product is absolutely stable and has got no remaining internal tensions; it’s therefore ready to be packed and to a long conservation.
The TAS – HP dryer is divided into 4 environmental zones: two for the rapid drying and two for active stabilization. The product passes many times from one zone to the other. Hence a more steady product, a definite improvement in the cooking performance and a better colour of the product.
Excess humidity can be transferred from a zone to another thanks to an integrated software. In this way the thermohygronometric conditions are constant without resorting to expensive external humidification plants.
The shape and the arrangement of the ventilation stations and the high number of times the product gets remixed all guarantee product treatment uniformity. Thanks to these characteristics, the dryer is an advantageous replacement for all machines for short cut pasta production.
In consideration of the H.A.C.C.P. (Hazard Analisys Critical Control Point) regulations the machine is almost totally made of stainless steel (corrosionproof) and the pasta conveyor belts are in high performance thermoresistant material used in aerospace and medical-surgical sectors.
The pasta line is computerized and managed by PLC and a supervision system
Some characteristics of TAS technology applied to Pavan long cut pasta line are a unique feature in the market and they are: the concept of a single motor, the mechanical synchronization, the smooth product advancing with gentle motions in each product passage, without any hang ups even with the highest speed.
The technological flexibility is now further enhanced by being able to achieve the technological drying cycle that can be preset at user’s discretion: the process cycle can be short or prolonged, using high or very high temperature, being adapted in this way to the specific requirements of the producer, increasing the possibility to customize the products.
The increase in product density in the dryer allows a remarkable increase in the yield per square meter of utilized surface in the production area. The TAS – HP solution can replace existing lines with a lower production capacity, while staying in the same space.
The assembly timing are the minimum ones: modularity and the use of preassembled blocks already fitted with service plants, make the installation of the dryer very quick and easy, ensuring at the same time high degree of reliability.
The maintenance procedures are simplified and reduced to the minimum thanks to the mechanisms located in internal areas with respect to the process area. The large flat internal and external surfaces and the exclusive use of stainless steel enable washing and cleaning procedures. The contamination hazard of the product is in fact reduced to zero.
By planning and producing integrated plant for producers worldwide, Pavan acquired a wide experience based on the deep knowledge of the problems of the pasta industry all over the world and on the developped solutions. The development of the valuable know-how is also based on the activities of the internal R&D Centre and on scientific research projects at international level. At Pavan Headquarters there’s also a laboratory registered in the Accredited Laboratories list of M.I.U.R. (Ministry of Universities for R&D); four industrial processing lines and four pilot plant lines are used for testing.
The Pavan School of Food Technologies uses these facilities also for the top level training courses and to develop projects in cooperation with many Universities in Italy and abroad and with public institutions such as Italian Institute of Nutrition, Ministry of University and Scientific Research; FAO, UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization).