UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM
Let’s start with the fact that Bologna has the oldest university in the world.
The University of Bologna was founded in 1088. It has branch centres in Imola, Ravenna, Forlì, Cesena and Rimini and a branch center abroad in Buenos Aires.
Another thing that makes this region so attractive is the delicious food that you can find here.
Tortellini, Tagliatelle, Lasagne, Mortadella, Prosciutto, Parmigiano (Parmesan Cheese), Balsamic Vinegar and maybe the best ice-cream in the world. In Bologna, we have a “Gelato University”, “students” from all over the world came here to learn how to make the best ice-cream.
Recently, the American prestigious magazine “Forbes” has also published an article about how great Emilia-Romagna is in gastronomy. Let’s check it out!
Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. is an Italian brand and manufacturer of luxury sports cars. Ferruccio Lamborghini, an Italian manufacturing magnate, founded the company in 1963. The first models were released in the mid-1960s and were noted for their refinement, power and comfort.
Ferrari S.p.A. is an Italian luxury sports car manufacturer based in Maranello. Founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1929 the company sponsored drivers and manufactured race cars before moving into production of street-legal vehicles as Ferrari S.p.A. (1947).
Maserati is an Italian luxury car manufacturer established in 1914, in Bologna. The brand’s mission statement is to “Build Ultra-Luxury Performance Automobiles With Timeless Italian Style, Accommodating Bespoke Interiors, and Effortless, Signature Sounding Power”.
Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. is an Italian company (headquartered in Bologna) that designs and manufactures motorcycles. It was founded in 1926 by Antonio Cavalieri Ducati and his three sons, Adriano, Marcello, and Bruno Cavalieri Ducati as Società Scientifica Radio Brevetti Ducati in Bologna.
Pagani Automobili S.p.A. is an Italian manufacturer of sports cars and carbon fibre. The company was founded in 1992 by the Argentinian Horacio Pagani, and is based in San Cesario sul Panaro, near Modena, Italy.
Vyrus is a small, exclusivist Italian motorcycle manufacturer based in Coriano, Italy. The engineers of the company are experienced in exotic motorcycles, many of them having worked for companies like Ducati or Bimota.
Last but not least: how cannot talk about the most fastest, flexible, powerful, high-performing automated packaging machineries created here. Emilia-Romagna gains a worldwide reputation as “The Packaging Valley”, thanks to this excellent competence in this area.
The best Packaging Automation Machinery in the field of Food & Beverage, Consumer Products, Tobacco and Pharmaceutical are perfectly designed and produced in Emilia-Romagna. Just few names of leader companies: Amotek, Coesia, CPS, G.D., ICA, IMA, Intertaba (Philip Morris), Marchesini, Montrade, Sacmi, SASIB, Tetra Pak.
Now that we find out that there are so many excellence in this region, let’s try to understand: What’s the secret recipe of Emilia-Romagna?
Of course, this is not an easy answer but we strongly believe what makes this area so unique is a mix of the 3 P’s: People, Professionalism and most of all Passion.
“The Passion for Excellence”
So all these companies of “The Packaging Valley” provide great product because they are Always in Search of Excellence in everything they do?
Yes and No
There is another reason “They are not working alone”
TOP CLASS SERVICES
This area is one of the best examples of “Business Clusters”, renowned as the world excellence in Packaging Automation, for Food & Gastronomy, Supercars & Superbikes.
The Business Clusters are geographic concentrations of interconnected companies and institutions in a particular field.
The Business Clusters encompass an array of linked industries and other entities important to competition. They include, for example, suppliers of specialized inputs such as components, machinery, and services.
In the field of services, particularly in Product Design and Engineering Services, one of the best suppliers in this Business Cluster is Convergence Consulting Srl.
Convergence Consulting Srl covers areas of expertise in Packaging Automation, Automotive, Precision Mechanical Components and Heavy Equipment.
Convergence Consulting Srl provides High Tech Engineering and Consulting Services in Mechanical Design, Product Development and Implementation of the Right Methodology in CAD-CAM solutions, especially in PTC Creo Parametric.
To facilitate sophisticated manufacturing process and enhance the spread of technical know-how inside the company, Convergence Consulting Srl engineering team has recently developed two new softwares: The “Product Configurator” and the “Machine Configurator”.
These two tools support research & development projects to decrease time to market and product/machine cost (low cost driven innovation) as well as optimize operations and production process.
Convergence Consulting Srl always works side by side and listens to the voice of the customers to create and develop a better product especially in the field of Packaging Automation to the market.