THIS IS AETNA GROUP, A LEADING INTERNATIONAL PLAYER
IN THE PACKAGING SECTOR, SPECIALISED IN END-OF-LINE SOLUTIONS AND SUCCESSFULLY LED BY THE AURELI FAMILY.
From semi-automatic wrapping machines with smart technology to the latest generation of automatic machines, from industrial shrinkwrappers to case packers and shrinkwrapping machines, Aetna Group manufactures and markets a wide range of machines and lines capable of responding to equally vast production needs, offering tailor-made packaging solutions.
With a total turnover of more than 380 million euros achieved by a team of more than 1700 professionals working in 10 plants located all over the world, Aetna Group is synonymous of great excellence thanks to highly specialized business units, to an advanced and exclusive system of research laboratories such as TechLab, and, above all, to a corporate philosophy aimed at consolidating on the market the value of a ONE GLOBAL COMPANY.
A synergy of technology, innovation, sustainability, which allows us to be on the international markets in a capillary way, offering in every corner of the world high-performance solutions but tailor-made on the needs of the market and the customer, with extreme attention to the issues of circular economy.
The creation of a One Global Company with a strong glocal imprint is also thanks to a policy that has made acquisitions an element of integration and sharing of know-how, network and knowledge of the territory. This is the case of DIMAC, which joined the group in 1989, followed in 2010 by PRASMATIC, both specialized for over 30 years in the world of shrink wrapping machines, case packers and combined packaging lines, mainly for the food industry.
In 2017, Aetna Group acquired OCME, a company with solid roots and strong experience in the design and production of automatic machines for filling, secondary packaging, palletizing and complete systems for different industries. Established in 1954 in Parma, OCME marks an important step in the evolution of Aetna Group, sealing the development of an entrepreneurial reality characterized by a strong internationalization but which looks to the territory as a resource to draw from for a business in continuous growth.
The following year, 2018, is the turn of SOTEMAPACK, a company based in Anzola dell'Emilia. Aetna Group acquired the share capital in order to strengthen its position as a player in the Bologna packaging valley at a global level.
In 2018 it was also signed the collaboration agreement with Sacmi Packaging, and therefore with end-of-line automation and finished product handling, giving added value to the leadership in the field of end-of-line solutions, to be considered not only as the last phase of the production process, but also as the first phase of logistics.
The history of Aetna Group is therefore a constantly evolving path that looks to the future with renewed prospects for growth and innovation, projecting itself more and more into the world of Industry and Enterprise 4.0, with enabling technologies related to the collection and efficient processing of big data, from cloud/industrial edge to artificial intelligence applied to predictive diagnostics and machine learning.