All over the world the area around Bologna is known as Packaging Valley because:
1.) the Best in Class Company in the packaging sector are located here. In any case there is much more because in an area of just 100 kilometers we can find:
2) the best sport cars in the world Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Zondra Pagani, Dallara. Last but not least Ducati too.
3) One of the best food in the world: Balsamic Vinegar, Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto, Mortadella, Tortellini, Tagliatelle (spaghetti) alla bolognese, and much more.
4) The oldest university in the world.


University of Bologna
The origins of the University of Bologna go way back, Founded in 1088 by an organised guild of students, and it is considered to be the oldest university in the Western world.
Its history is intertwined with that of the great names of science and literature, it is a keystone and a point of reference for European culture.
It is one of the most prestigious Italian universities, commonly ranking in the first places of national, European, and international rankings both as a whole and for individual subjects. Since its foundation, the University of Bologna has attracted numerous scholars, intellectuals, and students from all over Italy and the world, establishing itself as one of the main international centers of learning.
It has campuses in Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna, and Rimini and a branch center abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It also has a school of excellence named Collegio Superiore di Bologna.
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Unimore)
  • One of the best universities in Italy for teaching and research:
    • No. 1 among Italian Universities in engineering program in 2017 (source: Censis)
    • offering a wide range of degree programmes at undergraduate level, right up to doctoral studies in most disciplinary areas and research expertise and skill
Motor Vehicle University of Emilia Romagna (MUNER)
It’s the result of a synergetic connection among 4 Italian Universities, that are synonymous with advanced training, and the Motor Companies that represent the excellence of Made in Italy in the world and are historically rooted into the Motor Valley (Emilia Romagna) and supported by the
The MUNER Project
The Electric Vehicle Engineering Master Degree Program aims to train professionals with specific skills on electrical subsystems and their integration in powertrain, supporting the electrification process for new mobility, focusing on:
  • "full-electric" vehicles,
  • on board management of electric energy
  • integration
The MUNER Project : Practical Activity and Laboratories
“II Motore Ferrari” , laboratory activity of 24 hours lessons,both theoretical and practical,held by Ferrari’s engineers in the Maranello factory.
The MUNER Project : Extra-Curricular Activities
Basics and innovations of lighting technologies lesson,simulation in headlamp development and Night Test Drive at Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting headquarters in Reutlingen.
The MUNER Project : Factory Visits and Seminars
All Courses provide factory visits and seminars held by high skilled engineers directly in the manufacturer’s plants.


Emilia Romagna is called the Food Valley because of its world-known culinary traditions, which range from Michelin-rated restaurants to street food like piadina (flatbread). Piadina is offered by over two-thousand kiosks in Romagna, which sell it filled in a million different ways.
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.
Carpigiani Gelato University was founded in 2003 with the mission to spread the culture of fresh Italian artisan gelato. Today, the school is a leading global institution for professional gelato training with over 15 campus around the world and a network of gelato chefs, entrepreneurs, chefs and pastry chefs, available for those who desire pursue the art of Italian gelato.
Carpigiani is an Italian company, located near Bologna, specialising in the production of ice cream making machines. It claims control of about half of the world market for ice cream machines, including machines both for Italian-style gelato and soft ice cream.
Artisan Gelato
Soft Serve
Artisan Gelato


Emilia Romagna Motor Valley
  • Heart of one of Europe's wealthiest and most dynamic regions, which is world-renowned for its production of mechanical parts, engines, sports cars as well as for its agro-food sector, ceramic tiles and manufacturing industries.
  • Bologna, Ferrara, Modena, and Reggio Emilia, and Parma, cities with the highest quality of living standards in Italy, considered important cities of art and culture.
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”.
Dallara is an Italian race car manufacturer, founded by its current President Eng. Giampaolo Dallara. After working for Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, and De Tomaso, Dallara wanted to fulfill his dream of working in the world of racing cars
Scuderia Alpha Tauri
Scuderia AlphaTauri, or simply AlphaTauri, and competing as Scuderia Alpha Tauri Honda, is an Italian Formula One racing team and constructor. It is one of two Formula One constructors owned by Austrian beverage company Red Bull, the other being Red Bull Racing
Scuderia Toro Rosso
Scuderia Toro Rosso, commonly known as Toro Rosso or by its abbreviation STR, was an Italian Formula One racing team. The Italian name "Toro Rosso" translates to "Red Bull". It was one of two Formula One teams owned by Austrian beverage company Red Bull, the other being Red Bull Racing.
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 fiber. 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.


When we talk about excellence in the packaging sector, we immediately think about one country, the leaders in this field is Italy. More than 50% of the packaging machines sold worldwide are Italian.

We have Italian manufacturers who, thanks to their great flexibility, can offer their customers very personalized machines that are suitable for every need. They also offer high quality and high-tech solutions and have an excellent after-sales service.

A concentration of companies specialized in the production of machines for food packaging (which represents 60%), pharmaceutical and cosmetic packaging (25%), and the rest in the chemical industry, tobacco and other small industries.

The most fastest, flexible, powerful, high-performing automated packaging machineries are created here in Emilia-Romagna

Thanks to this excellent competence in this area, Emilia Romagna gains a worldwide reputation as “The Packaging Valley”.

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 these 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”


Wellness Valley Project For over 15 years Wellness Foundation, the non-profit foundation of Nerio Alessandri, founder of Technogym - has been promoting the Wellness Valley project to create in Romagna the first wellness and quality of life district in the world.
Techno Gym is known all over the world as "The Wellness Company" - a company that has helped to develop the hedonistic concept of "fitness" into a true lifestyle: Wellness. Living the "Wellness" lifestyle means regular physical activity, correct nutrition, and a positive mental attitude.

The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), the prestigious event that brings together the international leaders of the wellness economy, which is worth about $ 3.7 trillion, is held for the first time in its history in Italy. The international forum will take place from 6 to 8 October and will be hosted by Technogym, the leading company in products, services and digital technologies for Wellness, in the Technogym Village, in Cesena, in the heart of the Wellness Valley.

The Summit delegates will discuss future trends and new business opportunities in the global Wellness market, and at the same time will take part in numerous sessions dedicated to the more purely Italian aspects of wellness, such as food, art, design and fashion.

All the themes of the Global Wellness Summit 2018

The GWS expects the arrival of over 650 delegates from more than 45 countries. Presentations, panels and discussions will explore the 10 sectors of the wellness economy: fitness, health, sports, cosmetics, wellness centers, spas, wellness tourism, nutrition, preventive / personalized medicine, workplace wellness and real estate.

Technogym launched the concept of Wellness over 25 years ago, when we only talked about fitness. Over the years, Wellness has changed the paradigm in the sector, transforming it from a niche market reserved for sportsmen and enthusiasts, to a sector capable of to involve a very wide audience “said Nerio Alessandri, Founder and CEO of Technogym

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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.
Together with our premium partner in Thailand, Innovation Code Ltd., Convergence Consulting Srl delivers excellent professional services to support customers worldwide.
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.