As already mentioned, Cepi SPA is an Italian company which produces different types of silos for storage and conveying. In today's article, I'll be showing you what the company has to offer and how their products can benefit your business.
First and foremost, I'll give you a brief tour of the company and their history, and then we'll move on to their products. The systems Cepi SPA manufactures and distributes are separated into several categories, which are: solid and liquid storage, transport & dosage, automation and special applications. So, let's find out how the company came to be and what their modus operandi is.
The company was founded back in the year 1985, and since then, they have built an astonishing number of facilities all over the world – around ten thousand facilities to be precise. If you've been intimidated by this fact, don't be. Cepi SPA is certainly a part of the big league, but if you want to compete with your largest competitors, you've got to bring your A game. And Cepi SPA can certainly help you with that.
Over the decades, they have partnered up with some of the most important names in the food industry. They own their rapid growth and success to the fact that they are a reliable company with a focus on adaptability and research. With decades of experience under their belt and a deep knowledge of the materials they work with, it is no wonder that Cepi SPA can continue to innovate their products and provide the ever-growing market with high-quality equipment and unparalleled technological range.
Innovation and adaptability are keys to sustainable growth. Not just when it comes to businesses in the different industrial sectors, but to every aspect of our modern society. With each new year come new challenges, just like 2020 proved with the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Such crises show us that our suppliers need to come-up with quick solutions in order to ensure the safety of us, the consumers.
And how does the company accomplish this? Through product and process analysis, engineering, integrated automation, direct manufacture, project management, logistics, installation and commisioning and quality service. I believe the process is quite self-explanatory. After all, the company does have three and a half decades of experience, so it is no wonder that they've adapted concepts like automation and market analysis into their production process.
For a family-run company, Cepi SPA has some incredible numbers to show-off. In 2018, their turnover was almost 30 million, they've experienced a growth of 21%, had a workforce of 130 workers, worked in the 5 continents, held 15 exhibitions, had a team of 24 designers and programmers working on automation and software design and had built more than 10.000 installations worldwide.
Quite impressive, wouldn't you say? But of course, just because a company has good statistics to show-off doesn't mean they are a great potential partner, right? I agree! So allow me to present you the myriad number of products for ingredient storage and handling the company sells so you can figure-out if it's in your best interest to partner-up with Cepi (and it definitely should be). The first category I'll be reviewing is the "solid & liquid storage" category, so let's jump right to it!
The Globosilo is an outdoor silo made out of stainless steel with a vibrating cone or a fluidized bed. It was designed for a complete extraction of products through a "first in, first out principal". Another great thing about the globosilos is that they're built internally in dedicated towers. They're best suited for:
The Silbox silos are modular indoor silor in stainless or aluminum steel. They're suitable for any logistical need you might have, which makes them great all-rounders. Extraction of products is achieved through vibrating cones or fluidized beds, also through the "first in, first out" principle. As for the areas the silbox silos are best suited for, they go as follows:
Next on the list are silsystem silos, modular indoor silos with a filtering roof which are equiped with anti-static fabric. They are quite straightforward and simple. The best use you can find for them is in:
The fourth item in the "solid and liquid storage" category is the discharger bag! They are bag dumping systems designed to load silos or feed the lines of production directly. They come in different capacities, so you can choose which ones are best suited for your business. As for their areas of application, they are best suitable for:
The Trevibox are indoor silos equiped with antistatic Trevira fabric and fluidized beds which combine the advantages of Cepi's existing Silsystem and Silbox models. This makes them a great option if you need both of the previously mentioned silo systems: The Trevibox silos are best used in:
The discharger big bags, as their name implies, are used as dumping stations which are suitable for both loading silos and feeding the lines directly. They come in different sizes for different needs and occasions. They Cepi discharger bags are best suited for:
The microingredient stations, aptly named so, are systems used for the automatic metering of powdered and granular minor ingredients. They are both modular and extendible, which means you can adapt them to your specific needs. Again, they're suitable for:
Another quite simple product, but since it is made by Cepi, it's of oustanding quality. The liquid tanks are indoor and outdoor tanks designed for storing liquids. They are made out of stainless steel and come in several different sizes. The liquid tanks are best suited for:
And the last item in the solid and liquid storate category is Cip! This funny-sounding cleaning system was designed for a complete hygienization of tanks and pipes, meaning Cip will keep your other equipment in pristine conditions and ensure the safety of your customers. Since this system is meant for cleaning, the areas in which it can be used are wide-spread as well:
Next we have the "transport and dosage" category, which is pretty straightforward. The first product on the list is titled "transport" and it refers to all the systems produced and distributed by Cepi SPA designed for pneumatic and mechanical conveyance of powders and granular products. Cepi also provides transport systems for liquids mostly comprised of centrifugal and volumetric pumps. Cepi’s transport systems are suitable for:
This sub-category is comprised out of systems designed for the extraction of powders and liquids from silos and hoppers, rather than transportation. They also directly manufacture the necessary components and systems for their creation, which are perfectly suited for all powders and conform to the ATEX legislation. The extraction sub-category is best suitable for:
The sifting sub-category is made out of sifting systems for powders to ensure food security, for pneumatic or gravity lines. They can be used for:
This category of products clearly does not have any creative names for the products it contains, however, what they lack in names they more than make up for with the quality of their products and the innovation that goes behind them. The aptly named dosing and weighing sub-category contains systems for, you've guessed it... weighing and metering of powders and liquids at the end of the line: hoppers for powders and tanks for liquids, high precision metering of micro ingredients, preparation, storing and metering of salt solution and invert sugar, cold and hot metering of fats. The metering process is coordinated by an integrated automation system including touch panel managing the production process and CEPI TRACKING SYSTEM software for full traceability and digitalization of the movements of all ingredients.
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If you're looking for a product that can combine your needs of weighing, filtering and blending, all in a single unit, then this is the system you've been looking for. These systems contain vertical blenders for use in a wide range of food sectors: On that note, the areas in which these specific systems can be used are:
We've come to the semi-last category on today's list, which is all about automation! If you want maximize your production of biscuits as much as possible and take your first steps into the automated industry, then you'll want to automate your machinery. The systems provided by Cepi can also help you with digital operations and maintenance. Cepi Spa provides integrated automation of all their bulk-handling installations, including production management, weight control in real time, full traceability and warehouse management. The integrated automation systems can be used in:
The operator panels are touch panels used for production management. Their other functions include: recipe creation and management and last-but-not-least, parametrization and overview for monitoring and maintenance of utilities with manual command. They're suitable for:
The last software in the automation category is used to manage warehouses and control production processes. The traceability software can provide you with full traceability of raw materials. This will guarantee you a completely safe and hygienic product, which is of paramount importance these days. The traceability software is best suited towards:
The final category contains systems for, well... special applications! But which ones exactly? The short answer is all of them. Cepi’s goal is to provide turn-key systems covering the entire production line, which translates to endless innovatio and an unparalleled range of technologies to complete all processes. If you need to cool flour through a direct exchange of pre-cooled air, ferment yeast and bread for liquid sponge, rye and sourdough, grind some crystalized sugar or just need some containers for storing fat and salt solutions, then this category has everything you'll need! The "special applications" category products can be used in:
As you can see... not only does the company have impressive statistics, but it also has a truly impressive portfolio of products for literally every need you might have as a producer and/or distributor of biscuits and other confectionery products. So, what's the hold-up? Contact Cepi SPA today and get your hands on some top-of-the-line storage systems!