Vetreria Piegarese is located in Piegaro, close to Perugia in central Italy. The town of Piegaro has a tradition of glass-making glass that dates back to the 13th century. Piegarese itself was founded in 1960, when it boasted the town’s mayor as its first president.
Today, Vetreria Piegarese has grown into a leading Italian glass-maker. The firm’s modern plant has two furnaces and state-of-the-art parallel-motion AIS machines, which are used to produce a wide range of bottles and jars for products including waters, drinks, oils, tomato paste and vinegar.
In 2010, Vetreria Piegarese sought a replacement for their IS 8+8 tandem machine. Following careful research, they opted for a ten-section triple-gob NIS machine from Emhart Glass, customised for quad-gob production. Installation is planned for Q3 2011.
NIS was Vetreria Piegares’s preferred solution for improving productivity and reducing headcount. The use of NIS opens the way for easier and simpler triple-gob production of bottles for wine and olive oil, two key product groups for the firm. It will also allow quad-gob production for the first time.
NIS (Next Generation IS) was introduced by Emhart Glass in 2000, bringing customers quicker performance, reduced workout times and improved mold life – as well as enhanced energy consumption and reduced noise. Originally launched in a double-gob configuration, it has been available in a quad-gob form since 2005. In conjunction with Emhart Glass’ FlexIS process control system, it represents the most advanced container-forming solution on the market.
‘We’re very proud and pleased that Piegarese have chosen NIS for this important addition to their plant,’ comments Martin Jetter, Emhart Glass’ President. ‘I’m confident they will realize plenty of benefits as a result of their decision. For us, this deal is a major step into a very important national market, and we hope that other Italian glass-makers will soon be following in Piegarase’s footsteps.’